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Iraq carries out first post-Saddam hangings

Iraq hanged three convicted criminals on Thursday, the first time the government has carried out the death penalty since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, government spokesman Laith Kubba said. The executions could pave the way for similar death sentences against Saddam and senior aides awaiting trial. “At 10 a.m. (0600 GMT) in Baghdad the first executions were carried out since the fall of the regime, against three criminals,” Kubba told a news conference.Full Story

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