Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight new executioners, recruiting extra staff to carry out an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading.
No special qualifications are needed for the jobs whose main ro
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).
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,