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August 28, 2012

"Iraq announces 21 executions in single day"

The title of this post is the headline of this new press report, which provides these details:

Iraq has executed 21 people convicted of terror-related charges, including three women, on the same day, a spokesman said on Tuesday, bringing to 91 the number of people executed so far this year. The executions come despite a call from the UN’s human rights chief for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in Iraq, amid concerns over the lack of transparency in court proceedings.

“The justice ministry carried out 21 executions against those condemned of terrorist charges, including three women terrorists,” Haidar Al Saadi said in a text message. He did not give any further details. A justice ministry official said the executions were carried out on Monday morning.

Iraq has carried out several mass executions in 2012, including one in which 14 people were put to death on February 7, and another in which 17 were executed on January 31.

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-<<-Forgive the possible irrelevancy, but with the following I intend to remind us that Americans execute those who deserve it->>-

On this date (Aug 28th) in 1987, Utah executed Dale Selby Pierre for multiple murder (3),
multi-attempted murder—shooting, strangling by wire, rape, torture, robbery, etc., etc..

o After plundering the shop of $25,000 worth of electronics—on April 22, 1974--Pierre and Andrews (executed in 1992) went to get rid of their prisoners by making them drink liquid Drano.

o "Pierre and Andrews’s victims groaned and gurgled, their blistering mouths suppurating so much [oozing pus] that duct tape to quiet them down wouldn’t stick."

o "The moment it touched the hostages' lips, enormous blisters rose, and it began to burn their tongues and throats and peel away the flesh around their mouths."

o [Later]… Pierre simply set about shooting them — and in the case of Michelle Ansley, a 19-year-old in her first (and last) week on the job at the "hi-fi" shop, repeatedly "and brutally" raping her prior to dragging her naked,
throwing her down on her face by the other hostages,
then shooting her in the head whilst she begged for her life.

Posted by: Adamakis | Aug 28, 2012 6:41:38 PM

On this date (Aug 28th) in 1987, Utah executed Dale Selby Pierre...[Part II]

o 43-year-old Orren Walker — being noticeably not dead, had a ball-point pen inserted into his ear by Andrews, then Pierre stomped it into his ear until it punctured his eardrum, broke, and exited the side of his throat.

o Walker still survived, as did 16-year-old Cortney Naisbitt, who suffered severe brain damage. (Both have since died.) Stanley Walker, Carol Naisbitt, and Ansley were not so “lucky.”

P.S. The NAACP and other "death penalty opponents actually pushed clemency hard."~~www.executedtoday.com, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-Fi_murders

Posted by: Adamakis | Aug 28, 2012 6:43:46 PM

Adamakis --

It's staggering that one human being can act in such away toward another. You show us why abolitionists refuse to go into much detail about specifics. The notion that a jail sentence, no matter what its length, would represent justice for Mr. Pierre is beyond absurd.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Aug 28, 2012 11:18:11 PM

That's not bad, but the US carries out 70 executions every work day, in the form of the murders, especially of dark skinned people. The Iraqis got their day in court. Ours were shot like dogs in the street. Hundreds were little kids used as sex dolls before being murdered, by the lawyer protected predator.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 29, 2012 7:14:13 AM

I would intellectually support a movement by the families of murder victims to kneecap 10 lawyer judges, defense lawyers, legislators, appellate judges, and even prosecutors for every murder victim. These are internal enemies, and not even human.

They are allowing 10 crimes to go unanswered for every prosecution. They are so stupid, 20% of the time they got the wrong guy. The criminal law is in utter failure.

The lawyer has been made into a mental cripple by the law education, and must be excluded by an Amendment from all benches, legislative seats, and executive policy positions.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Aug 29, 2012 7:21:14 AM

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