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Iraq executes 13 convicted of murder, rape

[JURIST] Iraqi authorities executed 13 convicted terrorists Tuesday after they were found guilty by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) of murder, rape and burning bodies. The CCCI has held 1,767 trials of insurgents since being re-organizing in 2004, leading to the conviction of 1,521 individuals with sentences ranging up to death. The Iraqi death penalty was restored [JURIST report] in 2004 after a moratorium under the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority, and the first official executions of insurgents [JURIST report] were carried out earlier this year.

Iraqi officials said that one of the men executed Tuesday had admitted killing 10 people while another confessed to killing four members of the same family. Reuters has more.

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