My dad told me about this over the weekend. He said the footage made him embarrassed to be an Iraqi. I wonder now if he understood that the lynching victim was a failed suicide bomber. In my opinion they should not have killed him because they could have gained valuable intelligence from him.
'Iraqi police who appeared to lynch a failed suicide bomber in a beating broadcast by a satellite television station are to face human rights charges, the government said on Saturday.
Graphic pictures of the incident, which occurred on February 28, 2007 at the height of Iraq's sectarian clashes when security forces were being targeted daily, have been shown after every news bulletin since Thursday evening.
The violent footage on Sharqiya television showed police officers stamping on the foiled bomber's head and kicking his body. They then danced and fired weapons in celebration.
A statement from the interior ministry, responsible for the police, said an inquiry recommending prosecutions had been approved and "anyone involved in the violation of human rights will be sent to court to receive proper punishment."
"The (internal) investigation committee presented the results of their work to the minister himself and he approved it," it said.'