Human Rights Watch calls for retrial of 24 convicted in Speicher massacre

Screenshot from Speicher massacre.
Screenshot from Speicher massacre.

( Baghdad – Human Rights Watch organization demanded the Iraqi authorities to re-trial 24 convicted of Speicher massacre.

The deputy executive director of the Middle East, Joe Stork, said in a statement posted on the organization’s website and followed by “the Iraqi authorities should re-trial the 24 convicted in Speicher massacre that were sentenced to death on 8 July,” adding that, “This trial is not fair.”

Stork added: “The trial continued for only two hours, preventing the defense from presenting witnesses and evidence,” stressing the need for a fair trial.

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  1. I’m surprised that Iraq would have captured any ISIS fighters who did the killings as they would have been killed when the area was liberated or they would have fled to other ISIS held areas.

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