A police officer and informant for the death operation has been sentenced to death in Iraq

An Iraqi court has sentenced a police officer and an informant to death on Sunday for a deadly operation in December that killed 20 people from the same family.

Two men may appeal a verdict handed down by a criminal court in the central province of Babylon, an AFP source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

In December, security forces opened fire on a house in the village of Al-Rashaed in Babylon, killing 20 people, including women and children, under the pretext of persecuting two suspected terrorists.

But it later emerged that the family dispute prompted the informant to give police “false information” about the presence of “two terrorists” in the house, according to a court statement issued in January.

“The Babylonian Criminal Court sentenced two defendants to death by hanging,” the Supreme Judicial Council quoted INA as saying.

“The rest of the accused will be tried later,” they added.

In addition to the informant, an intelligence officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who led the operation, was sentenced to death, a court source told AFP.

Another 18 people, including civilians and security officers involved in the operation, are awaiting sentencing, the source added.

Iraq ranks fourth in the world in the number of death sentences, according to Amnesty International, which recorded that more than 50 people were executed in the country in 2020, many of whom were accused of belonging to the Islamic State group.

Charges of terrorism and murder include the death penalty in Iraq.

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