More Botched Executions In Iraq
Iraq was warned by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to immediately halt any futher executions. The status of foreign aid or reconstruction funds may be at stake by many states, when they condemned the execution of Saddam Hussein, and then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki threatened to "review" the relations with any state that attempts to interfere in Iraqi executions. Now two more executions have taken place, where the half brother of Saddam Hussein, former Iraqi Intelligence Head, Barzan Ibrahim al-Hassan was decapitated by a botched hanging. Fomer Chief Justice, Awad Hamad al-Bandar was also hanged.
More and more, Iraq is proving itself to be another brutal state with few differences from the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Every attempt at promoting healing seems to be avoided in this Shiite dominated state government. The Iraqi government seems to avoid any event that would promote a sectarian healing in this land, only continuing a nonending cycle of violence in Iraq.