Iraqi TV presenter Ahmad Hassan is pictured on the set of the a show titled "In the grip of the law" in Baghdad on January 22, 2018. / AFP / SABAH ARAR
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Every Friday in Iraq, a gripping show on state television beams the alleged confessions of death row militants into homes around the country.Iraq has detained thousands of suspected members of Daesh, a group infamous for deadly attacks, mass killings and the execution of detainees in orange jumpsuits.By spotlighting Daesh atrocities, the show aims to stamp out any remaining support for the extremist group's ideology, its presenter says.Dressed in a beige suit and brown tie on a set meant to evoke a detective agency, Hassan starts his show each week with shocking images.One episode opens with a photo of dozens of Sunni tribesmen lying in a pool of their own blood, after their 2014 execution by Daesh in the town of Heet, northwest of Baghdad.Iraq executed more than 100 people last year, mostly after "terrorism" convictions, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.
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