Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

The UN rights chief decried Tuesday “deeply troubling” reports that Iraq has executed 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges, and warned that several hundred other prisoners in the country risked the same fate.”I call on the Iraqi authorities to halt any further executions,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.”I am deeply concerned about the fate of the several hundred prisoners who may be at imminent risk of execution in Iraq,” she added.Her comments came a day after 21 Iraqi men were hanged at the notorious Nasiriyah prison in the country’s sou…

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