IRAQ: LAWMAKER CRITICIZES PRESIDENT SALIH FOR DELAY IN APPROVAL OF ISIL TERRORISTS' DEATH PENALTY
May 4, 2020:
An Iraqi lawmaker criticized President Barham Salih for not approving the execution sentences of the ISIL terrorists imprisoned in Iraq, Mehr News Agency reported on 4 May 2020. (Sources: MNA, 04/05/2020)
Hassan Salem, a member of the Iraqi parliament and head of al-Sadiqun (the Honest Ones) party, urged Salih to sign the death penalty sentences issued for the Takfir terrorists as soon as possible.
In a tweet on 4 May, Salem called on the president to accelerate the process and respect the innocent Iraqi martyrs whose blood was shed by the terrorists.
“They [the Takfiris] are provided with best hoteling services in Iraqi prisons which cost hundreds of million dollars per year for Iraq; this is while such sums should be spent for the Iraqi nation and the families of the martyrs.”
About 6,000 ISIL terrorists have received death sentences by the Iraqi courts; finalization of the penalties await the Iraqi president's approval.