HRW: Iraq forces summarily executing Sunni prisoners

[JURIST] Iraqi security forces have extrajudicially executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners [press release], Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Friday. HRW estimates that the executions are revenge for killings [JURIST report] committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) [BBC backgrounder], a Sunni extremist group. Many of the individuals were reportedly arrested under Article 4 [text, PDF] of Iraq’s anti-terrorism law and had yet to face trial. HRW concluded its report by calling for an…


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