What is known is that Iraqi trials do not always conform to international fair trial standards.
Ironically, a moratorium on executions was in place in Iraq while it was under US occupation, but that came to an end in August of 2004. It is not known how many executions have taken place since then (at least 65 in 2006, at least 33 in 2007 and at least 34 in 2008). By any measure, 128 executions, or 20 executions a week, would be a disturbing demonstration of enthusiasm for state killing in a country trying to recover from years of violent upheaval.
Please urge Iraqi authorities to commute these death sentences and reinstate the moratorium on executions.