IRAQ: PRESIDENT MASSOUM SIGNS EXECUTION ORDERS FOR CONVICTED TERRORISTS
|Iraqi President Fuad Massoum
January 31, 2016: Iraqi President Fouad Massoum signed execution orders for offenders convicted of terrorist offenses, his spokesman announced.
Khalid Shwani, the official spokesman of Iraqi president, explained that this was the third batch of executions that Massoum had signed for terrorist offenses, but did not disclose how many were endorsed.
âFouad Massoum, President of Iraq, signed the third waves of capital punishment,â Shwani said.
He added that the orders are for âall offenders who have been convicted of terror-related offenses.â
Shwani said that signing the orders mean that the death sentences imposed on the offenders now moves into the implementation stage.
He assured the Iraqi nation that the decisions came after a special committee had investigated the cases.Â
Last year, Shwani told Rudaw that from 2006 to 2015, Iraqi courts issued execution orders for 667 individuals, of whom 170 were convicted of terror-related offenses. (Sources: Rudaw, 31/01/2016)