Urgent action is needed to halt the execution of 128 prisoners on death row in Iraq. Many of those awaiting execution were convicted for the
‘crime’ of homosexuality, according to IRAQI-LGBT, a UK based
organisation of Iraqis supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender people in Iraq.
According to Ali Hili of IRAQI-LGBT, the Iraqi authorities plan to start executing them in batches of 20 from this week.
urgently requests that the UK Government, Human Rights Groups and the
United Nations Human Rights Commission intervene with due speed to
prevent this tragic miscarriage of justice from going ahead.
“We have information and reports on members of our community whom been arrested and waiting for execution for the crimes of homosexuality,’’ said Mr Hili. “Iraqi….