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Saudi seeks death penalty for woman activist: campaigners

Dubai - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists, including, for the first time a woman, campaigners say.

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for woman activist: campaigners

Dubai - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has sought the death penalty against five human rights activists, including a prominent female rights defender, campaigners said Wednesday.

UN expert decries 'pattern' of torture, abuse in Iranian prisons

Geneva - Detainees in Iran appear to be systematically subjected to torture and abuse, including sexual violence, a UN report published Monday found, also condemning the denial of medical treatment to prisoners.

Afghanistan executes five members of criminal gang

Kabul - Afghanistan on Wednesday executed five members of a gang involved in kidnapping and murder, as the government of the war-torn nation struggles to curb criminals who target foreigners and wealthy locals.

Serial executions take toll on executioners too, critics say

Miami - Putting a prisoner to death "stays with you for a long time," says Ron McAndrew.

A US state speeds up executions, scheduling eight in 10 days

Washington - The US state of Arkansas is racing to execute eight death row inmates in 10 days next month to beat the expiration date on a hard-to-get drug used in lethal injections.

Dozens of jihadists 'executed in Syria infighting'

Birut - A jihadist group has executed 41 fighters from Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate and allied factions in infighting between the extremists in Syria's Idlib province, a monitor said on Friday.

Dozens of jihadists 'executed in Syria infighting'

Birut - A jihadist group has executed 41 fighters from Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate and allied factions in infighting between the extremists in Syria's Idlib province, a monitor said on Friday.

Dozens of jihadists 'executed in Syria infighting'

Birut - A jihadist group has executed 41 fighters from Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate and allied factions in infighting between the extremists in Syria's Idlib province, a monitor said on Friday.

Syria says Amnesty report on mass hangings 'completely false'

Damascus - Syria's justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed as "completely false" an Amnesty International report alleging up to 13,000 people were hanged over five years in a Syrian government prison.

Syria says Amnesty report on mass hangings 'completely false'

Damascus - Syria's justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed as "completely false" an Amnesty International report alleging up to 13,000 people were hanged over five years in a Syrian government prison.

Syria says Amnesty report on mass hangings 'completely false'

Damascus - Syria's justice ministry on Wednesday dismissed as "completely false" an Amnesty International report alleging up to 13,000 people were hanged over five years in a Syrian government prison.

21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo: state media

Damascus - Syrian authorities have accused rebel fighters of executing 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week, state media reported.

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

Nasiriyah - Iraq on Sunday hanged 36 men convicted over the 2014 massacre by Sunni jihadists and allied militants of up to 1,700 military recruits, officials said.

Iraq PM seeks to speed up death penalty implementation

Baghdad - Iraq's prime minister is seeking to speed up the implementation of death sentences, his office said Saturday, despite persistent concerns over flaws in the judicial system that hands them down.

Duterte's death-by-hanging plan faces Philippines hurdle

Manila - A plan by Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to restore the death penalty faces strong opposition, including from the dominant Roman Catholic Church, officials and analysts said Tuesday.

China sets death penalty threshold in corruption cases

Bejing - Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future, Chinese authorities ruled Monday, signalling that officials could be executed for graft.

2015 saw a record number of excecutions

According to an Amnesty International report, more people were executed in 2015 than in any of the previous 25 years. Much of this increase occurred in China.

Pakistan hangs brothers for murdering six people

Multan - Pakistan on Saturday hanged two brothers convicted of murdering six people from the same family, just days after Amnesty International criticised the country for becoming the world's third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.

Warden, guard injured in Alabama prison riot posted on Facebook

Atmore - A prison in Alabama was placed on lockdown Saturday when a riot involving about 100 inmates erupted, according to the state Corrections Department. The warden and a guard were stabbed in the melee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility.

Pope calls for Holy Year suspension of executions

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged Catholic politicians in places which still have the death penalty to suspend executions during his ongoing Holy Year of Mercy.

U.S. executions fall to lowest levels in years: Report

Washington - Executions in the United States have reached a 16-year low, reflecting a broad change in public attitudes that has raised the hopes of death-penalty opponents, says a report released Wednesday.

'No forgiveness' as Pakistan hangs men behind school massacre

Peshawar - Pakistan Wednesday hanged four men linked to the Taliban's massacre of more than 130 schoolchildren, with parents of victims saying they deserved "no forgiveness" as the attack anniversary approached.

Four Pakistan school massacre militants hanged: officials

Peshawar - Pakistan on Wednesday hanged four militants linked to a Taliban massacre at a school in the city of Peshawar, the first time it has executed anyone convicted in the attack, in which more than 150 people were killed.

Execution of disabled Pakistani man delayed for fourth time

Islamabad - A disabled Pakistani murder convict was given a fourth stay of execution late Tuesday just hours before he was due to be hanged, as rights activists slammed Islamabad for a executions spree on track to see 300 deaths in under a year.

Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack

Islamabad - Pakistan's army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly students, in the country's deadliest terror attack.

Pakistan imposes one-month moratorium on executions

Islamabad - Pakistan has imposed a one-month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, giving a temporary reprieve to a death row prisoner whose lawyers say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan hangs one 'teen' killer, rejects another's appeal

Islamabad - Pakistan on Wednesday hanged a man allegedly tortured into confessing to murder as a minor and rejected an appeal from another also said to have been under-age, in the latest death row cases to draw international condemnation.

Family relief at hanging stay for Pakistan 'teen' killer

Muzaffarabad - Relatives of a Pakistani death row prisoner said Tuesday they "felt a wave of life" when his execution was halted to examine claims he was a juvenile when the crime was committed.

Pakistan 'teen' killer given stay of execution

Muzaffarabad - Relatives of a Pakistani death row prisoner said Tuesday they "felt a wave of life" when his execution was halted to examine claims he was a juvenile when the crime was committed.
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The ISIS execution method for homosexuals is particularly gruesome. The accused is thrown off a high...
The ISIS execution method for homosexuals is particularly gruesome. The accused is thrown off a high building or tower and then is stoned.
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