- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: Nearly twenty people gathered near the Iraqi embassy recently to protest against ‘sectarian-based executions,’ referring to death sentences handed to Arab prisoners in Iraqi jails charged with terrorism. “It is unfortunate that the Iraqi government violates regulations and ignores court orders suspending death penalties handed through illegal court procedures,” read a statement released by the protestors following their gathering, which also “warns the Iraqi government represented by its ambassador in Kuwait from getting involved in any future sectarian- based executions.”
The protest was held following calls on Twitter to condemn so-called “targets made against Sunni prisoners” in Iraq. In their statement following the demonstration, protestors announced forming a committee consisting of lawyers and law professors “in order to take legal action at different countries against the Iraqi government and Iraqi officials involved in random sectarian executions.” “Our protest will send the message that we value the true meaning of life and freedom, as the world seeks to replace killing and torture with freedom and human dignity,” said Dr Khalid Al- Merdas during the gathering.
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