Friday, April 07, 2006

Training to kill

"12 Ansar al-Islam Members Sentenced To Death"

ARBIL, (Southern Kurdistan), April 4, 2006 (AFP)

"A court in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region Tuesday sentenced to death 12 members of militant group Ansar Al-Islam for numerous killings and explosions"
an Arbil judiciary official said.

On July 13, 2005, the Kurdistan Democratic Party-run television had aired confessions of the accused.

"We used to attract people to my house and then slit their throats. The killings were part of training to the group members on how to kill people,"
Abdel Karim, the chief of the cell, was shown as saying in the video footage.

"Zana Nusrat Abdel Karim, the chief of a cell of Ansar al-Islam and 11 other members were condemned to death by the criminal court of Arbil,"
the official told AFP.

The 12 were convicted of numerous "terrorist" activities and killings of civilians in Kurdistan's Arbil and Dahuk regions, the official said.

Karim, 35, a mechanical engineer and resident of Arbil used to carry out the killings of civilians at his home, the official added.

Another accused, Karzan Ismail Shamlah, was sentenced to life imprisonment as the prosecution was unable to prove his direct role in the crimes.

The official said the sentences were passed under Iraqi law and not just Kurdistan law.


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1 Comments:

Anonymous Debbie said...

The Kurds seem to be the most civilized of all groups in that area.

"We used to attract people to my house and then slit their throats. The killings were part of training to the group members on how to kill people,"

That just says it all, doesn't it. At least they tried them as 'terrorists'.

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