Jan. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council sentenced 14 people to death on Thursday for their involvement in the 2014 massacre at the Camp Speicher airbase in the city of Tikrit, where some 1,700 soldiers were killed by the Islamic State terrorist group. .
The court has indicated that a sentence has been imposed “against 14 terrorists” involved in the massacre, according to a statement released through the website of the Council itself, which has indicated that all of them had the intention of ending the lives of the cadets. and “terrorist motivation.”
The Camp Speicher massacre took place in June 2014 after it was captured by the terrorist group, which killed 1,700 cadets whose bodies were found in mass graves after the base was liberated.
In August 2016, the Ministry of Justice announced the execution of 36 convicted for participating in the massacre, although it later sentenced another 27 to death. After that, the United Nations denounced the executions and assured that those convicted were denied access to an adequate defense, arguing that their execution was “fueled by revenge.”