UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Criticizes Iraq Mass Executions and Other Abuses

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
12
Abstract: 

On December 15, 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) and human rights non-government organizations criticized international human rights abuses in Iraq. The UNHRC said it was deeply shocked and appalled at the mass executions on December 14 of 38 men at a prison in Nassiriya, Iraq.  The 38 persons executed had been convicted for terrorism-related crimes.