Death penalty

People stage a mock hanging as they protest outside German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.
Iran’s regime executes Kurdish political prisoner

“Executions in Iran have continued to be carried out even after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and lockdown in the country."

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
Texas scheduled to execute white supremacist convicted of strangling woman

According to prosecutors, Ted Murgatroyd, a recruit of Hall's gang, got into a fight with Billhartz that day in her truck on a trip to a convenience store in El Paso County.

By REUTERS
06/11/2019
Alleged U.S. spies get death penalty, jail sentence in Iran

Iranian security forces had captured a team of spies in July, the spokesman said.

Jews call to halt death row inmate's execution, citing antisemitism

Mr. Halprin was referred to as a “f****n’ Jew” and a “G*****n k**e,” Halprin’s attorney, Tivon Schardl, said in a statement.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
06/09/2019
Gavel lying in front of a judge courtroom lawyer lawsuit
Execution date set for Jewish inmate who says judge was antisemitic

Randy Halprin filed an appeal alleging that the judge in the case was anti-Semitic and racist.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/07/2019
Iran says several suspected U.S. spies face possible death sentences

Iran said in August it had arrested "tens of spies" in state bodies, many of whom were dual nationals.

By REUTERS
02/07/2019
EU chastises Brunei for 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex, adultery

Along with stoning for sodomy, the laws impose the death penalty on rapists and punish thieves with amputation.

By REUTERS
18/04/2019
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