Iraqi PM orders 'immediate' execution of all 'terrorists condemned to death'

A handout picture released by the Iraqi Justice Ministry on Friday shows alleged ISIS fighters ahead of their execution.

(CNN)Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has called for the "immediate" execution of all convicted "terrorists" on death row after the bodies of eight members of the country's security forces thought to have killed by ISIS were found earlier this week.

Abadi ordered "the immediate implementation of the fair punishment of terrorists condemned to death whose sentences have passed the decisive stage," his office said in a statement Thursday.
Hundreds of prisoners have been sentenced to death by Iraqi courts since Mosul and the surrounding area were reclaimed from ISIS, Reuters reported in April.
"The statistics coming from the criminal courts show that 815 people have gone on trial and that 212 were sentenced to death. A further 150 were sentenced to life in prison," Judge Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, a judiciary spokesman, told the news agency at the time.