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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Sisi ‘to change law to allow faster executions’

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[…]

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North Korea executes defense chief: reports

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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