Jordan says executes 15 people, 10 for terrorism convictions

By REUTERS
March 4, 2017 09:35
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AMMAN - Jordan executed 15 people on Saturday including 10 convicted on terrorism charges, government spokesman Mohammad al Momani said on Saturday.

Al Momani said those executed included one man who was convicted of an attack last year on an intelligence compound that killed five security personnel.

Another five were involved in an assault by security forces on a militant hideout in Irbid city in the same year that led to the death of seven militants and one police officer, while the rest related to separate incidents that go back as far as 2003.

The five other executions were for rape and sexual assault.

Jordan restored the death sentence by hanging in 2014 after a moratorium on capital punishment between 2006 and 2014.


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