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Increase in Iraq executions draws international ire

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:09

Iraq’s use of the death penalty has increased despite international condemnation, with some fearing execution rates could rise further as officials seek to appear tough on security ahead of elections.

Iraq executes 21 in one day on `terror` charges

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 21:01

Iraq put 21 men to death on Tuesday, a senior justice ministry official told AFP, the latest in a series of mass executions that have drawn international condemnation.

Iraq executes 14 in one day, 65 this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 18:03

Iraq executed 14 people on a single day this week, most of them al Qaeda members.

34 executions in Iraq this year: Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 18:45

Iraq has executed 34 people so far this year compared with a total of 68 who were hanged last year, justice ministry spokesman said.