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Iran ‘must call off death for Facebook posts’

Iran’s judiciary should vacate the death sentence of a 30-year-old man who faces imminent execution for Facebook posts linked to his account, Human Rights Watch, the international non-governmental organisation said today (December 2).

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VERDICT: 529 Brotherhood members sentenced to death

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement. Family members stood outside the courthouse screami

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14 sentenced to death over Sinai attacks

An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 militant Islamists to death by hanging and four to life imprisonment over attacks on army and police forces in the Sinai Peninsula last year. The men, members of a militant group called Taw

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Fugitive Iraqi VP sentenced to death

An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi to death by hanging after a trial on charges he ran death squads, Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, a spokesman for the judiciary council said. "The high crim

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15 face death sentence over expat killing

Fifteen men accused of brutally murdering a Pakistani in the Manama suq area of Bahrain are likely to face the death penalty. A verdict will be given on June 27. Abdul Malik Ghulam Rasool was reportedly dragged from his home and attacked w

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Bahrain court upholds 2 death sentences

A Bahrain emergency appeals court upheld death sentences on Sunday for two men found guilty of killing police officers during the recent unrest. Two other death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment, the state news agency said.

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Death for 4 in Bahrain police killing

A Bahraini military court sentenced four men to die and three to prison for life over the killing of two policemen during the country's recent political unrest, state media said on Thursday. The four sentenced to death by the National Safe

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Canada under fire over Saudi death sentence case

Canadian officials said the government would plead for clemency for a Canadian man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia but a senior opposition legislator said the announcement could put the prisoner in even more danger. Mohamed Kohail, 23,

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