ERBIL — Iraq’s Judicial Council on Monday, June 14, approved three death sentences for a man who is charged with murder of a Kurdish family in Baghdad.
On September 14 last year, the man stabbed Dara Rauf and his wife Aliya Rashid, originally from Sulaymaniyah, to death. He then smothered their daughter Shilan Dara before escaping to the Kurdistan Region.
Only two days later, Kurdish security forces in Erbil arrested the man and handed him over to the Iraqi authorities for a trial set in Baghdad.
In accordance with Article 406 of the Iraqi penal code, the man has now received three death sentences by hanging.
Article 406 of the Iraqi penal code says anyone “who willfully kills another is punishable by death” in a number of circumstances, including if the murder “is in exchange for money.”