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At least 100 protestors facing execution in Iran, says rights group
Iran Human Rights claim the number is an absolute minimum, with the Islamic Republic "intensionally creating confusion" by sharing contradictory statements on death penalty cases.
France and Germany slam Iran execution as EU steps up sanctions
Majid Reza Rahnavard was hanged from a construction crane in the northern city of Mashad on Monday.
Iran executes second man linked to anti-government protests
Majid Reza Rahnavard, was hanged in public in the northern city of Mashad after being sentenced to death for "war against God". The young man was accused of murdering two security officers and wounding four others, an episode to which he allegedly confessed.
Iran: Anger boils over as authorities intensify crackdown
Iran was slapped with new sanctions on Friday by the European Union and Britain for having carried out its first known execution
France and Germany condemn Iran's first execution of protester
"The Iranian regime's inhumanity knows no bounds," German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said.
Taliban carry out first public execution since Afghanistan takeover
The executed man, identified as Tajmir from Herat province, was killed with three shots from an assault rifle by the victim's father.
Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks
Russia said on Friday that Western demands stating it should pull out completely from Ukraine effectively rule out any future talks to end the war.
Myanmar junta executes democracy activists amid international outcry
The hangings are believed to be the first executions in the country for more than 30 years.
Iranian man given life sentence in Sweden for 1988 mass executions
The former Iranian prison official was tried in Stockholm under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Iran rules out prisoner swap with Sweden before academic's execution
The Swedish-Iranian researcher will be executed and will not be exchanged, the Iranian judiciary said.
Singaporeans hold vigil for Malaysians facing execution
Hundreds of Singaporeans hold a candlelight vigil to protest the looming execution of two Malaysians convicted of drug offences
Saudi Arabia kills 81 in biggest mass execution in modern history
Those executed included 73 Saudis, seven Yemenis and one Syrian, with some purported to have been members of Al Qaeda and Houthi rebels.
Former Iranian official accused of war crimes goes on trial in Sweden
Hamid Noury is accused of helping to kill “large numbers of prisoners” in Iran on the order of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1988, according to Swedish prosecutors.
Sweden prosecutes former Iranian official for 1988 mass executions
A former Iranian official will face trial in Sweden over his suspected role in mass executions of political prisoners during the Iran-Iraq war.
Trump administration oversees unprecedented number of executions
The outgoing US president has overseen 13 federal executions since July, more than any president for 120 years.
US carries out its first execution of female inmate since 1953
A Kansas woman was executed on Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri, the first time in nearly seven decades that the US government has put to death a female inmate.
Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests
Iran executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017.
Iran executes man convicted of spying on US-slain general Soleimani
Iranian state television has reported that Iran has executed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, an alleged spy who passed information about Qassem Soleimani to the US and Israel.
Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 that "executions may proceed as planned".
Japan executes Chinese national after 16 year death row stint
Wei wei was in prison for the murder of a family in 2003.