Iraqi Women to be Executed

An Iraqi Tribunal has convicted and intends to put three young Iraqi women, Wassan Talib, age 31; Zeynab Fadhil, age 25; and Liqa Omar Muhammad, age 26; to death in the very near future, according to The National Lawyers Guild International Committee, a network of human rights attorneys, law students, and legal workers.

The Guild is demanding that the Iraqi government immediately repudiate its intention to execute these women. The Guild joins with many human rights and jurists organizations in making this demand.

The Guild says the women were denied legal counsel, the law under which they were convicted is illegal during the occupation, and the women should be treated as prisoners of war, not criminals. Two of the women have small children.

Posted: Thu - March 1, 2007 at 07:31 AM