Iraqi executions “like sheep being slaughtered in an abattoir”

Press Release by office of Struan Stevenson, MEP, President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq:

A senior Euro MP has called the current spate of mass executions in Iraq as “like sheep being slaughtered in an abattoir”. Struan Stevenson, a Conservative MEP from Scotland who chairs the European Parliament’s important Delegation for Relations with Iraq says the executions are being carried out on “an industrial scale.”

Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Struan Stevenson said:

“Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is waging war on his own people. His Shia-led government, with the backing and encouragement of his puppet-masters in neighbouring Iran, is engaged in a genocidal military campaign against the Sunni population whom Maliki has branded as terrorists.

Men, women and children are being massacred in cities like Fallujah and Ramadi in relentless bombing raids, rocket attacks and tank battles, under the pretext that these people are all members or supporters of Al Qaeda. The Americans have fallen for this ruse hook, line and sinker and are rushing in supplies of automatic weapons, tanks, aircraft and rockets to help Maliki’s killing machine.

“Captured prisoners are being herded to the gallows in batches of 10 or 12, like sheep being slaughtered in an abattoir. There seems to be no formal judicial process. Branded as terrorists, these people are neither defended nor tried in proper courts. What were their crimes? Where are the witnesses? This is capital punishment on an industrial scale. Maliki has set in motion a conveyor belt of death to terrorise the Sunni population into submission.

“The UN, US and EU cannot simply stand aside and watch this horror unfold. We have helped enforce an Iranian puppet state on the Iraqi people. It’s time we put a stop to this murderous brutality and restored freedom, democracy and human rights to the beleaguered people of Iraq.”

Struan Stevenson MEP President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq

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