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SWEDEN SUMMONS IRAQI DIPLOMAT TO PROTEST DEATH PENALTIES REPORTEDLY HANDED TO 2 SWEDES

June 18, 2024:

Sweden's Foreign Ministry said officials summoned the Iraqi chargé d’affaires on June 14, 2024 to protest against death sentences handed down to Swedes in Iraq.
Swedish media reported in recent days that two Swedes have been sentenced to death in Iraq after being convicted of killing a member of criminal gang there. On June 14, Sweden's news agency TT cited the foreign ministry in Stockholm's confirmation that at least one person with a Swedish passport has received a death sentence.
“We condemn the use of the death penalty. We oppose it always, everywhere and regardless of the circumstances,” Sweden’s Foreign Minister Tobias Billström said in a statement.
He said officials conveyed Sweden's protests at the meeting and demanded that the sentences not be enforced.
TT reported that another two Swedes have been detained for alleged involvement in the murder of a criminal in Iraq.
The killing earlier this year is believed to be linked to an internal gang war between two Swedish groups that has resulted in numerous killings and attempted murders, some occurring outside Sweden. The Foxtrot network and its rival, Rumba, have for years been involved in deadly feuds.
Sweden has grappled with gang violence for years and criminal gangs often recruit teenagers in socially disadvantaged immigrant neighborhoods to carry out hits. Swedish police recorded 109 shootings so far this year, including 14 fatal shootings. Last year, 53 people were killed and 109 were wounded in a total of 363 shootings.

(Source: AP, 14/06/2024)

IRAQ: 10 PEOPLE EXECUTED IN NASIRIYAH'S CENTRAL PRISON FOR TERRORISM
BELARUS: GERMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 'MERCENARY ACTIVITY'
PAKISTAN: MOBILE SNATCHER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING KARACHI YOUTH
MALAYSIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING ADOPTIVE PARENTS IN NILAI
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IRAN - 4 men executed in Karaj on July 21
IRAN - 3 men and 1 woman executed in Shiraz on July 20
USA - Georgia. Prosecutor Withheld Critical Evidence in Warren King’s trial
IRAN - Edris Jamshidzahi executed in Zahedan on July 18
USA - Alabama. Keith Edmund Gavin was executed on July 18
KUWAIT: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR BEDOUN MAN FOR FATHER’S MURDER
SOMALIA: TWO EX-SECURITY OFFICERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF STUDENT
MALAYSIA: FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF ZARA’S MURDERER
USA - Florida. Judge James H. Daniel sentenced Patrick McDowell to death
SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB FIGHTERS EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD
SAUDI ARABIA: DEATH PENALTY FOR CITIZEN WHO COMMITTED MULTIPLE ACTS OF TERROR
NIGERIA: TWO TO DIE BY HANGING FOR MURDER, RAPE IN DELTA
IRAN - Taher Sadeghi executed in Rasht on July 17
SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB EXECUTES 5 MEN FOR ALLEGEDLY SPYING FOR U.S., SOMALIA AND KENYA
SAUDI ARABIA: 100 EXECUTIONS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2024
USA - California. 3 death sentences reduced
SAUDI ARABIA: MAN EXECUTED AFTER BEING SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
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