23 bodies found near Damascus

September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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Two Iranians sentenced to death over booze

June 26th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Iranian province of Khorasan has sentenced two local men to death after they were caught drinking alcohol for the third time, ... Read more...

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German students seek online nod to kill sheep

May 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) Two arts students in Germany have triggered online outrage by seeking, in a poll, from people whether or not a sheep should be beheaded as ... Read more...

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Halt execution, says Human Rights Watch

March 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Wednesday demanded that India should not hang terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana."The death penalty is always wrong and the Indian government should immediately ... Read more...

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Amnesty favours trial of rights violators in Kashmir

February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Security personnel involved in rape and murder cases in Jammu and Kashmir should stand trial instead of seeking immunity under the often criticised armed forces' ... Read more...

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Lions of Khorasan are roaring again

December 11th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan, blighted by decades of violence and fundamentalist opposition to modern sports, is - unbeknownst to the outside world - emerging as a football ... Read more...

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No 9/11 accused has gone to the gallows

September 10th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) In the 10 years since the traumatic 9/11 terror attacks, the United States has arrested nearly 3,000 on terrorism charges and convicted over 2,500, but ... Read more...

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Abolish death penalty, say rights groups

September 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the wake of a court stay on the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and the ongoing debate over the ... Read more...

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Three convicted rapists hanged in Iran

July 21st, 2011 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Three convicted rapists have been hanged in Iran, the ISNA news agency reported.The rapists were hanged in the western city of Kermanshah. The executions were carried ... Read more...

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11 people hanged in Iran

May 27th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 27 (IANS/AKI) Eleven people convicted for various crimes were hanged in different Iranian cities on a single day, state media reported Friday.A man convicted for killing five women ... Read more...

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Iran executed 25 people in one week

May 17th, 2011 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS/AKI) Twenty-five prisoners were executed in Iran in a single week and at least six were hanged in public, an Iranian dissident group said.Among the hangings, ... Read more...

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Cameron rules out invading Libya over fears of alienating Arabs

April 18th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out invading Libya against a UN mandate, amid concerns that the forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi were using cluster bombs ... Read more...

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BBC team blinfolded and beaten by Gaddafi forces

March 10th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) A BBC news team was detained and beaten up by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces after being accused of spying, the British broadcaster reported Thursday.The three ... Read more...

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Taiwan executes five convicted murderers

March 5th, 2011 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Justice on Friday announced that five convicted murderers were executed on Thursday evening, the Taipei Times reported.Justice Minister Tseng Yung-fu authorized the executions of ... Read more...

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John Milton’s 160-year-old poetry book covered in skin of hanged murderer

February 26th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): To the naked eye, it appears to be like any other book from the 19th century - but a closer inspection of the 1852 edition of The Poetical ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from Kalmadi’s demand for JPC

February 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress Monday distanced itself from party MP Suresh Kalmadi's suggestion for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the organising of the Commonwealth Games (CWG), saying ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Nothing to do with Kalmadi’s demand for JPC probe, says Congress

February 21st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Congress Party on Monday distanced itself from sacked Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi's demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, ... Read more...

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“Unknown perpetrators” killed bulk of 90,000 Iraqi civilians during 2003 to 2008: study

February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Feb.16 (ANI): A study has claimed that nearly 90, 000 people have been killed over five years from March 2003 to 2008 during the Iraq war, and majority of these were ... Read more...

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Iran hanged 47 people in past three weeks: HR groups

January 18th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 18 (ANI): Iran has hanged nearly 50 people during the past three weeks, human rights groups have claimed.The Guardian quotes the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) ... Read more...

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Illinois likely to end death penalty

January 12th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Illinois, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Illinois governor, Pat Quinn now has the singular honor to determine whether capital punishment in the state should be abolished or not.This follows the resolution and passage ... Read more...

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Illinois Is On The Verge Of Ending The Practice Of Death Penalty

January 12th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 12, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The American state of Illinois is on the verge of terminating the death penalty. The Illinoisan Senate has ratified the debarment on capital punishment now ... Read more...

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Tariq Aziz’s son pleads for condemned father’s life

December 2nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 2 (IANS/AKI) Tariq Aziz's son Ziad Aziz has pleaded that his father, the condemned former aide to late Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, not be put to death. Aziz was for ... Read more...

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Mexican drug cartel hires boy to cut victims’ genitals

November 15th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) A 12-year-old boy has been hired by a drug cartel in Mexico and put in charge of cutting off the heads and genitals of his victims, a ... Read more...

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UK prosecutors investigate Iraq abuse claims

November 10th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Three British soldiers are being investigated for alleged abuse of an Iraqi detainee, the BBC reported on Wednesday, and they could be charged with war crimes, judicial sources ... Read more...

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Taliban publicly execute three ‘US spies’ in North Waziristan

November 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah, Nov 8 (ANI): The Taliban publicly executed three tribesmen in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Sunday after accusing them of spying for the United States, officials have revealed.Local police ... Read more...

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Son and lawyer of condemned woman tortured in Iran

October 29th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) The son and lawyer of a woman sentenced to death in Iran for adultery and helping kill her husband have been tortured in prison, said human rights groups.According ... Read more...

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Mysterious ghostly image taken at haunted museum in Nottingham

October 20th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A couple visiting the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, which are supposed to be one of the most haunted locations in Great Britain, has captured a photo of ... Read more...

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Iranian Candy Thief Faces Amputation

October 19th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The law has proved to be particularly harsh in Iran once again. The local media in Tehran, the capital of Iran reported that a ... Read more...

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Maoists kill primary school teacher in West Bengal’s Jhargram district

October 7th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Jhargam (West Midnapur), Oct. 7 (ANI): A group of Maoists has killed a primary school teacher after taking him away from his home on the pretext of holding some talks.Gurucharan Mahato's ... Read more...

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Pak Army says ‘extra-judicial killing’ video fabricated

October 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2(ANI): Pakistani military officials have dismissed an 'extra-judicial killing' video making rounds on You tube as fabricated.The video had a squad of uniformed soldiers shooting dead young men, who were ... Read more...

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Chidambaram condemns Maoists kangaroo courts and brutal executions

October 1st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday condemning the kangaroo courts and brutal executions being carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI- Maoist) said around ... Read more...

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Drug shortage delays executions in US

September 28th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Authorities in the US are forced to put on hold a series of executions because of a shortage of one of the drugs used in lethal injections, a ... Read more...

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Pregnant Widow Flogged and Executed Publicly By Taliban for Alleged Adultery

August 10th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pregnant widow was publicly flogged by the Taliban with 200 lashings and then executed by being shot three times in the head and chest for ... Read more...

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Japan executes two murderers

July 28th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 28 (DPA) Two murderers were hanged in Japan Wednesday, Justice Minister Keiko Chiba said. Media reports said the minister was present when the executions were carried out, the first since the ... Read more...

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China to reduce death sentence offence-list

July 24th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Chinese legislators are considering reducing the list of offences that carry capital punishment under the country's law, media reports said Saturday. A draft revision of criminal law will be ... Read more...

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