Mideast Iraq Execution Spree

September 23, 2012 - 12:35 PM
FILE - In this Sunday, May 27, 2012 file photo, an Iraqi police officer covers the mouth of a handcuffed suspect to prevent him from talking to the press at the Baghdad police Terrorist and Organized Crime department at a photo opportunity for journalists in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq has executed nearly 100 people so far this year, a big increase over previous years that has intensified concern about whether defendants are receiving fair trials in a country where the United States has spent billions of dollars trying to reform the judicial system after decades of dictatorship. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)