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Iraq: Further information on fear of imminent execution/death penalty

, Index number: MDE 14/028/2007

The Court of Cassation is now known to have confirmed the death sentences of Samar Sa'ad Abdullah and Wassan Talib. The two women are in imminent danger of execution. The President, who has the power to commute death sentences, has not yet decided on their cases. The Court of Cassation found Zeynab Fadhil not guilty of murder and commuted her death sentence. However, she was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for failing to inform the authorities and withholding information related to the killing of members of the Iraqi security forces. There is no new information on Liqa' Qamar's case.

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