Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest VP remarks on executions

By REUTERS
January 16, 2017 17:34

 
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DUBAI, Jan 16 - Bahrain's foreign ministry summoned Iraq's ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb attack, state news agency BNA said on Monday.

The execution on Sunday of three men, whose attack killed three policemen, has drawn condemnation from rights groups. Iran called it a "reckless" act.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain opposes the death penalty and he "raised the issue with the Bahraini Government."

Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki called the execution "an ugly crime" and said it put the Bahraini government in a position of being accused by the international community of systematic killing of its opponents.

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