Iraq executes 3 'terrorism' convicts: local officials

Iraq on Wednesday hanged three men convicted on “terrorism” charges in a notorious southern prison, local officials said, despite repeated international condemnations of the country’s execution record. The officials said the three Iraqis were executed in Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only detention centre in the country that carries out capital punishment. A 2005 law carries the death penalty for anyone convicted of “terrorism,” which can include membership of an extremist group, even if the convict is not found guilty of specific acts. Since declaring the Islamic State group defea…

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