[JURIST] A UN human rights expert on Thursday condemned [press release] Iraq for the executions 21 people on Monday and five more people on Wednesday. UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Chistof Heyns [academic profile] urged the government of Iraq to halt all executions and ensure that all criminal defendants have fair trials. Heyns decried the Iraqi government for enacting its death penalty in an arbitrary and inhumane manner:The death penalty may only be imposed, in countries...

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