Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:49

UN Envoy Urges for an Immediate Suspension of All Pending Death Sentences

Baghdad, 2 April 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, expressed his deep concern that Iraq continues implementing death penalty, the latest executions having taken place on 1st April 2013.

The UN envoy urges once again the Iraqi government for an immediate suspension of all pending death sentences and to issue a public and permanent moratorium on the use of death penalty.


General Assembly Resolutions 62/149 (2007), 63/168 (2009) and 65/205 (2010).

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