Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

Iraq executed 21 men convicted of “terrorism” on Monday at the notorious Nasiriyah prison in the country’s south, medical and police sources said.The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were no details on their specific crimes.They were hanged in Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only one in Iraq that carries out capital punishment.It is known for holding condemned ex-officials of the Saddam Hussein regime, which was toppled by the 2003 US-led invasion. Saddam himself was hanged in Decemb…

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