U.N. appalled at Iraq's latest mass hanging: spokeswoman

U.N. appalled at Iraq's latest mass hanging: spokeswomanThe United Nations human rights office is “appalled” at the hanging of 38 prisoners in Iraq, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after the executions at a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya. “We are deeply shocked and appalled at the mass execution,” the spokeswoman, Liz Throssell, told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva, adding that the human rights office had “huge concerns” about Iraq’s use of the death penalty and – not for the first time – urged the government to halt all executions.



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