Stop the Execution of Female Prisoners in Iraq
Eleven female prisoners were taken to the extreme protection prison in Kadhimia in Baghdad two months ago for the purpose of execute capital punishment on them.
In spite of allegations of liberation and democracy, the Iraqi state continues to claim the right to terminate the citizens' lives whenever needed, as if the citizens were a property of the state and can be disposed of by killing. Furthermore, the state legislates a judicial process for these killing and gives them the name of capital punishment.
One of the eleven women jailed in the death center, Kasima Hamid was terminated recently in June, while Lamia Adnan was terrorized to death, as she died from a heart attack. The rest of the women live under daily terror lest they are next on the death row and their children are orphaned.
Nine women await termination any day and have no hope to live. OWFI follows up on their families trying to help them get over their tragedy and difficulties which mostly resulted from the political chaos of this era. These families grief their daughter in silence.
We demand the cancellation of the decision to terminate these women and their immediate return to the C4 women's prison. The women who stand for death row are: Samar Saad, Shirooq Hassoun, Sabreen Nasser, Samira Abdulla, Um Hussein*, Hanan, Thikra Fakhry, Luma Adnan, and Wassan Taleb.