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Taiwan's new execution guidelines slammed by rights groups

Taipei - Taiwan has released new procedures for carrying out capital punishment -- including preventing the condemned from seeing their executioner -- but rights activists said Thursday the move merely whitewashes a barbaric practice.

US Supreme Court says murderer's execution can go ahead

Washington - The execution of a murderer whose lawyers claim is suffering from dementia can go ahead, the US Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning a lower court that put a stay on the process.

Iran says will execute spy who helped US target general

Tehran - Tehran said Tuesday it will execute an Iranian for spying for the United States and Israel after his conviction was upheld for helping the US to locate a top Iranian general killed in a drone strike.

Iran to execute spy who helped US target general: judiciary

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday it will execute a man whose conviction for spying for the US and Israel by helping target a top Iranian general has been upheld by the supreme court.

The gang-rape and murder that shocked India

New Delhi - Four men were hanged Friday, more than seven years after a gang-rape and murder that stunned India. Here are the facts surrounding the crime.

Delhi bus gang-rapists to hang on Friday: lawyer

New Delhi - Four men convicted of the 2012 gang-rape and murder of a New Delhi student will be executed on Friday, the victim's lawyer said after a court dismissed a final last-minute petition to delay the hangings.

Hanging of Delhi bus rapists postponed indefinitely

New Delhi - The execution of four men convicted of the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus in 2012 was indefinitely postponed by a court Monday.

No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists

Meerut - Pawan Kumar feels zero sympathy for the four men he is due to hang next month for a 2012 gang rape and murder that appalled India.

Indian court orders bus rapists hanged on January 22

New Delhi - An Indian court Tuesday ordered the execution on January 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi university student.

Japan hangs Chinese man over murder of family of four

Apo - Japan on Thursday hanged a Chinese man convicted of the murder of a family of four whose bodies were found handcuffed and weighted down with dumbbells in a bay, the justice minister said.

US executes man for convenience store clerk murder

Washington - The US state of Georgia has executed a man for the 1994 murder of a convenience store clerk, US media reported.

US white supremacist who lynched black man is executed

Washington - An avowed white supremacist convicted of a notorious racist murder -- chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck and dragging him to his death -- was executed on Wednesday in the US state of Texas.

'Texas Seven' convict to be executed 19 years after deadly rampage

Washington - One of the last members of the "Texas Seven," a group of escaped prisoners who killed a police officer during a high-profile crime spree in 2000, is due to be executed Thursday night by lethal injection.

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

Los Angeles - Governor Gavin Newsom will Wednesday impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in California, granting temporary reprieve to the 737 inmates on death row -- the largest such group in the United States.

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

China executes man who killed 15 people in car attack

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Tuesday executed a man who killed 15 people after ramming a car into a crowded square in central Hunan province last year.

China's 'Jack the Ripper' executed

Bejing - A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was executed Thursday morning, three decades after the first murder, the court which sentenced him said.

Japan hangs two for murder, bringing 2018 executions to 15

Apo - Japan hanged two men convicted of murder on Thursday, the justice minister said, bringing the number of executions this year to 15 -- tied for the highest amount on record.

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

Washington - The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups.

The death penalty around the world

Paris - The use of the death penalty is declining: more than two-thirds of countries have abolished or ceased to use it and executions continued to decrease in 2017, Amnesty International says.

Taiwan carries out first execution in two years

Taipei - Taiwan executed a death-row inmate on Friday, the first execution carried out under President Tsai Ing-wen's government despite ongoing calls from rights groups to abolish the death penalty.

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Apo - Japan on Thursday executed the last members of the cult sentenced to death for their role in the fatal 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, weeks after the group's leader was hanged.

Ashes of Japan sarin attack cult guru to be scattered at sea

Apo - The cremated remains of the executed guru of the Japanese doomsday cult behind a deadly 1995 sarin gas attack will be scattered at sea to avoid creating a pilgrimage site for his followers, media reported Wednesday.

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader and six followers

Apo - The leader of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway was executed Friday along with six of his followers, decades after the horrific crime.

Japan sarin attack cult leader executed: local media

Apo - Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out a deadly sarin attack on Tokyo's subway in 1995, was executed on Friday, local media reported.The justice ministry would not immediately confirm the reports.

Japan court reverses ruling that freed 'longest-serving' death row inmate

Apo - A Japanese court has overturned a lower court ruling that freed a man described as the world's longest-serving death row inmate, raising the prospect that the 82-year-old could eventually be imprisoned again.

Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Toukyo - Japan Tuesday executed two convicted murderers, including one who committed his crime while in his teens, the justice ministry said, ignoring calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.

Mexico condemns Texas execution of its citizen

Washington - The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed a Mexican convicted of murdering his teen cousin, sparking condemnation from President Enrique Pena Nieto and adding to tensions between the two countries.

Top US court grants temporary stay to black man on death row

Washington - The US Supreme Court late Tuesday granted an unexpected reprieve to a black man convicted of murder, who had been due to be executed in the southern state of Georgia.

Iraq hangs 42 prisoners on death row: ministry

Baghdad - Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners condemned to death for crimes including kidnapping, killing members of the security forces, car bombings and other attacks, a justice ministry statement said on Monday.
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