Showing posts with label death penalties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label death penalties. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2018

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the ISIS's execution of eight captives.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

HRW: 14 Shiites at Imminent Risk of Execution in Saudi Arabia

 Execution in Saudi Arabia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that 14 Shiite Saudi citizens are at imminent risk of execution after Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld their death sentences in mid-July following an “unfair trial” over protest-related charges.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Merkel exclut tout référendum turc en Allemagne sur la peine de mort

La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a "catégoriquement" rejeté la tenue sur le sol allemand d'une éventuelle campagne référendaire pour le rétablissement de la peine de mort en Turquie.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pakistan army chief approves executions of 30 terrorists

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday signed execution orders of 30 hardcore terrorists who were awarded death sentence by military courts, the military said.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court halts two executions

The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted two executions hours before they were due to take place, while a federal appeals court overruled a lower court decision that had blocked the state's original plan to put eight inmates to death in an 11-day period.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Erdogan Expects Parliament to Restore Capital Punishment

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday said he expected parliament to approve restoring capital punishment after the April 16 referendum on expanding its powers, a move that could end Ankara's bid to join the EU.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saudi prince executed for murder

Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday the execution of a Saudi prince for shooting to death a Saudi citizen, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rights groups condemn Indonesia's chemical castration penalty

Rights groups in Indonesia have condemned the country's recently-enacted law that allows chemical castration and death penalty against convicts who commit underage sex crime cases.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Erdogan says depends on will of Turkish people to reinstate death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke again of reinstating death penalty and urged the US to hand over an exiled movement leader, in efforts to fight those accused of involving in a failed military coup.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Saudi executes Jordanian drug smuggler

Most people put to death in Saudi Arabia are beheaded with a sword.
Saudi Arabia on Thursday put to death a Jordanian convicted of drug trafficking, in the kingdom's 91st execution this year.

Maher al-Ghurabli had been found guilty of smuggling amphetamine pills into the kingdom, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pakistan hangs three convicts amid criticism

Pakistan hanged three convicted murderers on Wednesday, the same day Amnesty International criticised it for becoming the world’s third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Statement by the Spokesperson on a new death sentence in Belarus (EEAS 17/2/2016)

STATEMENT, EEAS:
 "A death sentence was handed down on 16 February 2016 to Sergei Khmelevsky by a Minsk Regional Court. Mr. Khmelevsky's legal right to appeal should be fully guaranteed.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Pakistani army chief confirms death sentence of 12 "hardcore terrorists"

Pakistani Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed death sentence to another 12 "hardcore terrorists", who were involved in "heinous offences" relating to terrorism, the military said.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Scores of juveniles on death row in Iran - Amnesty

Iran is the world's most prolific executioner of offenders convicted while juveniles, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the Islamic republic of using torture and ill-treatment to extract confessions from minors.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Egypt court orders retrial of top Brotherhood leaders

An Egyptian court has turned down death and life sentences against several Muslim Brotherhood figures over violence and murder charges, official news agency MENA reported on Monday.

Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister announced on Saturday to cut diplomatic ties with Iran and asked all Iranian diplomats to leave within 48 hours, local media reported.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saudi embassy in Tehran attacked by protesters

Reports have emerged saying that Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad have been attacked by Iranian protesters early Sunday following the execution of a Saudi Shiite preacher along with 46 others.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.