Allawi shot prisoners in cold blood July 23, 2004 8:36 PM
The following I picked up via Democracy Now, the article was printed in The Sydney Morning Herald:
Allawi shot prisoners in cold blood: witnesses
By Paul McGeough in Baghdad
July 17, 2004
Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.
They say the prisoners - handcuffed and blindfolded - were lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city's south-western suburbs.
They say Dr Allawi told onlookers the victims had each killed as many as 50 Iraqis and they "deserved worse than death".
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