Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saddam-era agents among 7 executed  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 14/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN -Arab News) baghdad: iraq executed seven people thursday, including three men convicted of the 1994 killing in beirut of the father of a current mp, despite international condemnation over baghdad's use of the death penalty

The executions, carried out by hanging, were the first to be confirmed since january 23 and brought to at least 44 the total number of people put to death so far this year

Among those executed were three men ? hadi hassuni, abdul hassan al-majid and farukh hijazi ? who were convicted in april 2011 over the april 1994 murder of sheikh taleb al-suhail al-tamimi, and termed agents of the ousted saddam regime

Tamimi's daughter, safia al-suhail, has been an iraqi lawmaker since 2005

She was elected to the council of representatives in march 2010 polls as part of prime minister nuri al-maliki's slate, but is now an independent mp

Tamimi, head of the banu tamim tribe, fled to beirut with his family after a baath party coup in 1968 and later attempted his own coup against saddam hussein, but was gunned down outside his home in the lebanese capital on april 14, 1994

Lebanon severed its ties with iraq in the aftermath of the killing, and it arrested five iraqi diplomats and one lebanese accomplice over the assassination



All but one of those arrested were released without charge, while one of the diplomats died in prison in lebanon

The other four diplomats later returned to iraq only to flee after the 2003 us-led invasion that ousted saddam

The four other people executed on thursday were convicted on terror charges, the justice ministry said

Iraq has faced widespread criticism from diplomats, analysts and human rights groups who say that due to a flawed justice system, those being executed are not necessarily guilty of the crimes for which they were sentenced to die

Un chief ban ki-moon urged iraq to halt executions on a visit to baghdad in january

But he was publicly rebuked by prime minister nuri al-maliki who, while standing beside ban at a joint news conference, said iraq does not "believe that the rights of someone who kills people must be respected.

The country executed at least 169 people last year, according to an afp tally based on statements from the justice ministry and reports from officials.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 7 2016 - Qatar- Armed groups take control of Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to major oil portsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) BENGHAZI, Libya: Armed groups took control on Wednesday of the Libyan town of Ben Jawad, close to some of Libya's major eastern oil ports, security officials said. Miftah ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Israeli missiles hit near airbase outside Damascus: Syria mediaThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Damascus: Several Israeli missiles struck the notorious Mazzeh airbase outside Damascus overnight without causing any casualties, Syrian state media reported on Wednesday. ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Turkey says pushing Aleppo talks between Russia, Syria oppositionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Moscow:Ankara is doing "everything possible" to facilitate negotiations between Moscow and Syrian opposition groups to halt the bloodshed in Aleppo, Turkey's ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Syria rebels call for Aleppo truce, civilian evacuationThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Aleppo, Syria:Syrian rebels in Aleppo city called Wednesday for an immediate five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians to other opposition-held territory in the northern ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Arab Palestinian Investment Company - APIC Achieves Net Profits of USD6.28 Million in the First Half of 2016MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Tarek Aggad, Chairman and CEO of Arab Palestinian Investment Company - APIC, said that the group achieved net profits after tax of USD6.28 million. Net profit attributed to APIC's ...

 Dec 7 2016 - The Dubai Summer Pass: City Entertainment Offer Proves a Great SuccessMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Now in its 18th year, the "Dubai Summer Surprises" campaign is the highlight of the city's summer calendar, with events and activities for the whole family. As part of this campaign ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir thanks Bahraini King on warm hospitalityKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has cabled Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa expressing deep gratitude ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Greenback slide resumes on disappointing Fed minutes Japan’s verbal intervention falling on deaf earsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dollar bulls were clearly uninspired by July’s Federal Reserve’s minutes released on Wednesday as participants remained divided over when to move interest rates. According to the ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir departs BahrainKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) MANAMA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with his official delegation, departed the Kingdom of Bahrain on ...

 Dec 7 2016 - Kuwait insists on plan to provide 15 pct of energy out of renewable energyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is resolved to go ahead with its strategy to provide 15 percent of its energy needs out of renewable energy by 2030, an ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help