Iran conducts first protest-related execution

INTERNATIONAL Iran says it has executed the first prisoner known to be convicted for an alleged crime stemming from ongoing nationwide protests. The person was convicted of injuring a security guard with a long knife and closing off a Tehran street, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday. Tasnim[…]

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Protests as Saudi Arabia executes 47

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[…]

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Saudi Arabia executes 175 in past year

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[…]

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