The first death sentence for an officer who killed demonstrators in Iraq

Wednesday 04th December 2019 - 15:47

The first death sentence for an officer who killed demonstrators in Iraq

In the first sentence of its kind since the start of mass protests in the country nearly two months ago, which killed hundreds, an Iraqi court , the execution of an Iraqi officer, and another prison for seven years, for proven guilty of killing demonstrators in Wasit province, during the protests in Iraq Since the beginning of last October. Iraqi MP calls for the formation of a special court to kill demonstrators “Octoberrevolution"

A judicial source told Sputnik that "the Wasit Court of Appeal sentenced to death an officer and 7 years in prison for another on charges of killing demonstrators in peaceful demonstrations in Wasit province.The Iraqi parliament approved, during a session held , the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, against the backdrop of widespread protests in many Iraqi cities for nearly two months.

The two-month-old protests demanding better living conditions have so far killed more than 400 people and injured thousands, the biggest wave of protests since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003.