Posted Nov 30, 2009 08:30 pm CST
Being threatened with assassination is a routine part of the job for 70 judges in the northern Iraq city of Mosul.
In addition to the death threats that regularly slide under the door, gunshots inside the courthouse and a growing list of deceased colleagues emphasize the daily reality of the risk, reports Reuters.
“I know that at any time I can get killed,” a 60-year-old jurist tells the news agency, giving a rundown of fellow judges who have been murdered. His name isn’t given in the article, for fear of retribution.