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UN condemns Iraq mass executions

The UN said in a statement:

The United Nations human rights chief said today she was shocked at reports that 34 people were executed in Iraq in a single day last week and called on the country to institute an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

โ€œEven if the most scrupulous fair trial standards were observed, this would be a terrifying number of executions to take place in a single day,โ€ High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay stated in a news release.

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