Violence tapered off dramatically after Sunday’s slaughter, but at least eight Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in new attacks today. Also, international rights group Amnesty International condemned the recent violence and likely government abuse in Iraq.
Amnesty International released a statement calling on Iraq to conduct a "thorough, impartial investigation into Sunday’s coordinated attacks and to commute the death sentence imposed on fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi. In the announcement, A.I. noted that Hashemi’s trial violated fairness standards. Furthermore, the international group drew attention to the illegal arrests of two of Hashemi’s female employees (one is still in detention) and the possible death by torture of a bodyguard while in government custody.
Three relatives were killed when uniformed gunmen stormed the home of a security official in Garma. At least one bodyguard was wounded and apparently another guard died. The chief was not home during the attack.
In Baghdad, gunmen stormed the Umm al-Maalif home of a brigadier general in the police force and killed him.
Gunmen killed a shopkeeper in Kirkuk.
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