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Originally posted by jsobecky
The justice system is much different than we are accustomed to here in the US.
The trial will be carried out by an exclusively-Iraqi tribunal, with no UN involvement at all. No juries. And the death penalty, which was banned under CPA rule, has been reinstated. Defense lawyers have a much smaller role, and input, than in the US.
Expect swift decisions and timely application of sentences.
Originally posted by shots
Just curious but are those death penalties in the form of be-heading?
With only 700 judges for a population of 27 million, Iraq needs the "dissuasive effect" of capital punishment to improve security, Bakhtiar Amin said at UN offices in Geneva, where he was meeting the global body's human rights agency.
"Nobody within my government is happy about the reintroduction of the death penalty," he said, attributing its return to "the general feeling in Iraq" that "if we hang several people publicly ... then it will have an impact upon the security."