Saturday 23 June 2018

Iraq hangs 36 people over 2014 killings

Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad in 2014. The executions were carried out at a prison in Nasiriya, a city


India hangs man convicted of 1993 Mumbai blasts

India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country's deadliest bombings, which killed at least 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme Court rejected a desperate overnight plea to delay his execution. Mem


India executes militant for parliament attack

India hanged a Kashmiri militant on Saturday for an attack on the country's parliament in 2001, sparking clashes in Kashmir between hundreds of protesters and police who wielded batons and fired teargas to disperse the crowds.


Iranian woman ‘to be hanged today’

An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder on Wednesday, a human rights group said. 'The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz pr

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