05 September 2019 :
More than 100 individuals have been executed in Iraq since January, with a staggering 8,000 more on death row, according to Iraq's UN-approved human rights body. The execution figures came from Iraqi Ministry of Justice data that was reviewed by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, according to one commission member. "According to the data of the Iraqi Justice Ministry that have been reviewed by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, over 100 people have been executed in Iraq," Hemin Bajalan told Rudaw English on 18 August 2019. "There are 8,022 prisoners in Iraq convicted with execution." Iraq has one of the highest rates of execution in the world, and is ranked in the top four along with Iran, Saudi Arabia and China.