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Iraq: Fear of further extrajudicial executions

, Index number: MDE 14/015/2000

Najat Mohammad Haidar (f) and up to 50 women accused of being prostitutes and men accused of procurement have reportedly been publicly beheaded. The executions were part of a campaign to stamp out prostitution and “immoral crimes”. The executions were reportedly carried out by members of , a paramilitary group. Amnesty International is concerned that scores of women may be arrested and executed as suspected prostitutes.

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