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An Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced 40 men to hang over the June 2014 massacre by Sunni extremists and allied militants of hundreds of military recruits in Tikrit, the judiciary said.Bayraqdar said the sentences were handed down under Article Four of Iraq's anti-terrorism law, which states that anyone who perpetrates, incites, plans, finances or assists acts of terrorism will be sentenced to death.In a similar trial in July 2015, 24 men were sentenced to hang over the Speicher massacre, which was committed during the first days of ISIS's sweeping offensive in Iraq.Amnesty International on Thursday criticised "a fundamentally flawed mass trial" which it said brought the number of death sentences handed down by Iraqi courts this year to 92 .
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