Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Egypt are among the countries who carry out the highest number of executions around the world in 2019, a report by Amnesty International revealed yesterday. The organisation’s 2019 global review of the death penalty states that Saudi Arabia executed a record number of 184 people[…]
India has executed four men for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide protests and international revulsion. The four were hanged before dawn on Friday at Tihar jail in the Indian capital, the head of the prison, Sandeep Goel,[…]
A teenager arrested at the age of 13 for alleged crimes he committed at the age of 10 is at the risk of an execution in Saudi Arabia. Murtaja Qureiris is now 18. He was detained for about four years, since September 2014. He can be seen in CNN footage of a[…]
Muslim religious leaders in South Africa have made an impassioned call on Saudi Arabia to release three prominent scholars who are being detained and face possible execution. According to Middle East Eye last week, the three scholars, who are being held on multiple charges of “terrorism” since 2017, will be[…]
United Nations experts have called on Saudi Arabia to stop the pending executions of six people that were arrested and sentenced to death for actions taken while they were under the age of 18. The group of experts said the six individuals were sentenced to death for alleged crimes that[…]
Iranian protesters have broken into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran after Riyadh announced the execution of Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr, one of 47 men killed on terrorism charges. The Saudi interior ministry announced the executions on Saturday, listing the names of the 47 killed, all of whom had[…]
Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the last 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released on Tuesday by Amnesty International. The report, Killing in the name of justice: the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, said that between January 1985 and[…]
Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, appears poised to further crack down on dissent after announcing he would fast-track the judicial process in the aftermath of the assassination of the country’s lead prosecutor. On Tuesday, Sisi promised new laws that will allow Egyptian courts to speed up hearings, and appeared to[…]
Pakistan has executed a man who was 15 when he was sentenced to death for murder and whose lawyers say was tortured into confessing, in a case that has prompted concern among rights groups and the United Nations. Aftab Bahadur was sentenced to death for killing three people in 1992[…]
North Korea has executed its head of defense for treason, according to South Korean intelligence, a news report said on Wednesday. Hyon Yong Chol, chief of the People’s Armed Forces, faced a firing squad armed with an anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang around April 30, Seoul’s National Intelligence Service was quoted[…]
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