212 Mosul residents handed death sentences since IS ousted
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS in December, after the group was pushed out of its last areas in the country. At its peak, IS held about one-third of Iraq's territory. Notorious IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled caliphate from Mosul's al-Nuri Mosque.
Human rights groups have repeatedly accused Iraqi forces of unfair convictions.
The Nineveh Federal Court, whose jurisdiction falls over Mosul, has to date ruled on 815 cases since the region was recaptured last year. "212 were sentenced to death. A further 150 were sentenced to life in prison," said judiciary spokesman Judge Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar.
It's not clear if any death sentences have been carried out.
In December, Human Rights Watch released an 80-page report saying that Iraqi courts were violating the rights of IS suspects with flawed trials and arbitrary detentions.
Iraq faces regular criticism from diplomats and rights groups over death sentences handed down almost daily under its terror laws.
Some 20,000 people were arrested during a years-long offensive by Iraqi forces battling to retake swathes of the country from the Islamic State group. More than 3,000 have been sentenced to death to date.
Agencies contributed to this report.
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