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US executes first woman on federal death row in nearly seven decades

Montgomery's execution marked the first time the US government has implemented the death sentence for a female prisoner since 1953.

By REUTERS
13/01/2021
Hangman’s noose

Which countries punish rape with the death penalty?

Following Bangladesh approving the death penalty for rape, it joins a list of other countries that carry out this punishment for the crime.

By REUTERS
13/10/2020
Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007

Former Fatah terrorist calls on Israel to sentence terrorists to death

"An Israeli in the UAE or Saudi Arabia or any of the Arabic countries in the world would receive the death penalty if they killed one of their citizens in their country."

Boston on lockdown.

Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev's death sentence overturned by court

Tsarnaev and his older brother set off a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the world-renowned race.

By REUTERS
01/08/2020
People stage a protest against the recent execution by Iran of up to 20 Kurds.

Man executed for drinking alcohol is one of 123 executions in Iran in 2020

104 people were executed for premeditated murder, including two who were minors at the time of their arrest.

Hangman’s noose

Japan executes first foreigner in over a decade

A 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four became the country's first foreigner to be executed since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007.

By REUTERS
26/12/2019

Pakistani scholar accused of blasphemy sentenced to death

In 2013, Junaid Hafeez was accused by students at the university where he taught of making blasphemous Facebook posts.

By REUTERS
21/12/2019

Clause in Musharraf death sentence draws outrage in Pakistan

Presiding judge calls for body to be ‘dragged’ and ‘hung’ in public, something attorney general describes as ‘illegal, unconstitutional and immoral’

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
21/12/2019
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