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Amnesty Condemns Mass Iraqi Execution of 42 People

HeadlineSep 26, 2017
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In international news, the Iraqi government executed at least 42 people on Sunday, in the biggest mass execution of the year. The 42 people were hanged at a prison in the southern city of Nasiriyah. They were all Sunni Muslims convicted on terrorism charges. Amnesty International condemned the executions, saying, “Today’s mass execution is a shocking display of the Iraqi authorities’ resort to the death penalty to try to show they are responding to security threats.”

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