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Erdogan warns EU he will sign death penalty law if MPs approve

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned the European Union he would sign a law bringing back the death penalty if it was approved by parliament."Democracy, it's respecting the people's will," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

Death penalty gets boost in three US states

Washington - Donald Trump's upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty.

Turkey considering limited death penalty: PM

Ankara - Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday that Turkey is considering reinstating limited use of the death penalty if there is an agreement between political parties."If there is consensus with other political parties on this demand of the people...

Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters: Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid.

Egypt court sentences seven to hang for shooting officer in 2013

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced seven men to hang for killing a police general in the unrest following the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

Pyongyang - North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep.

Texas halts execution of 'murderer' who killed no one

Washington - A Texas court offered an unexpected stay of the execution of a man convicted of a murder for which he was not even present.

Is Texas about to execute for murder a man who killed no one?

Washington - Jeffery Wood did not fire the gun that killed a Texas store clerk during a robbery gone wrong, nor did he even witness the shooting. But that didn't stop the most active death penalty state in the US from scheduling his execution next week.

Indonesia orders probe into alleged police role in drugs

Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered an official investigation into allegations top police and military officers were involved in trafficking illegal drugs.

Erdogan says if people want death penalty parties will abide

Ankara - If the Turkish public want the death penalty following last month's failed coup then political parties will follow their will, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday.

Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Tehran - Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over "confidential and vital" information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said.

Iran says 20 Sunni 'terrorists' executed in single day

Tehran - Iran has executed a group of 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. "These people had committed murder...

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess', says lawyer

Cilacap - Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess".

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess', says lawyer

Cilacap - Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess".

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess', says lawyer

Cilacap - Indonesia executed four drug convicts Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess".

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests

Cilacap - Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment.

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests

Cilacap - Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment.

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests

Cilacap - Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Cilacap - Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions

Cilacap - Indonesia will be "on the wrong side of history" if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad.

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions

Cilacap - Indonesia will be "on the wrong side of history" if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad.

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions

Cilacap - Indonesia will be "on the wrong side of history" if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad.

U.S. carries out first execution in more than two months

Washington - Georgiaexecuted a prisoner by lethal injection early Friday, the first US execution in more than two months, ending a pause that reflects a decline in capital punishment.

Indonesia prepares to execute more foreigners

Jakarta - Indonesia is set to resume the execution of more foreigners convicted of illegal drug offenses following the completion of inventory of death-row inmates.

Florida calls off execution

Miami - Authorities in Florida suspended the upcoming execution of a death row inmate, after the US Supreme Court found problems with how the state sentences people to death.

Scores of juveniles on death row in Iran: Amnesty

London - Iran is the world's most prolific executioner of offenders convicted while juveniles, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the Islamic republic of using torture and ill-treatment to extract confessions from minors.

Late court plea to spare U.S. man in case watched by pope

Washington - With moral support from Pope Francis, attorneys for a man scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Texas presented to the US Supreme Court their case for an 11th-hour reprieve.

Filipina on death row in Indonesia has family birthday visit

Yogyakarta - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia was visited by family Tuesday for a late birthday celebration, as her supporters maintained the single mother would be proclaimed innocent and escape the firing squad.
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World War I execution squad. Original caption: "Austria's Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling position, patriotic Jugo-Slavs in Serbia near the Austrian lines were arranged in a semi-circle and ruthlessly shot at a command."
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Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
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An Arab-Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani, has been executed for being an "enemy of God"
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Suzanne Margaret Basso was 44 when she murdered her boyfriend In Houston on August 25, 1998. She was sentenced on September 1, 1999
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MISSOURI EXECUTION: Photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington, who was executed Wednesday for killing a female college student in 1995.
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