IRAQ: PALESTINIAN YOUTH EXECUTED
September 8, 2016: Iraqi authorities executed a Palestinian youth after accusing him of collaborating with armed groups in Iraq, the Palestinian Safa news agency reported.
Ahmad Husni Shwahneh was arrested by Iraqi authorities almost a year ago and charged with working with militant factions. However, reports were unclear as to whether or not these groups were related to Daesh, nor what evidence Iraq had against the youth.
Shwahneh, who also holds Jordanian nationality and lived in the Hashemite Kingdom with his family, was executed by hanging. An Iraqi court authorised his execution which was carried out before his family were informed.
His family have stated that they will be conducting his funeral in Jordan, with his extended family from the West Bank town of Qalqilya holding a remembrance service. (Sources: middleeastmonitor.com, 09/09/2016)