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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.
Iran death penalties still second-highest in the world: report
Despite being at a 10-year low, Iran still executes the second-highest number of people in the world, according to a human rights group.
Iraq mass grave includes remains of children
Police in northern Iraq say a mass grave contains remains of people executed by Islamic State militants including children
French court orders Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric evaluation
The far-right French politician is under investigation for sharing images of atrocities carried out by the Islamic State jihadist group.
Cult members hanged in Japan for gas attack on Tokyo underground
Seven members of a Japanese doomsday cult were hanged for a deadly attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that killed 13 people
Amnesty International report found fewer executions last year but admits it does not give the full picture
The number of executions it could confirm was lower in 2017 than the previous year. The figures do not include China, where Amnesty said the number of deaths could run to thousands
Egypt sentences ex-president Mohammed Morsi to three years in jail
Former Egyptian leader, who was overthrown in 2013, is already serving multiple jail terms on charges of causing the death of protesters and spying for Qatar
Duterte claims he killed as a teenager
The Philippine's president is no stranger to controversy and already as a provincial governor boasted of executing criminals.
Florida uses untested drug to execute double murderer
After spending nearly three decades on death row Mark Asay was executed without any incident
Alabama executes 75-year-old man
The US state of Alabama has executed a 75-year-old man who had been on death row for more than three decades. Tommy Arthur was convicted of killing
Fourth man dies in controversial flurry of Arkansas executions
A fourth inmate has been executed in just a week in the US State of Arkansas after weeks of controversy about plans for a high number of executions in a short space of…
US: Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions
Arkansas has become the first US state in 17 years to execute more than one inmate on the same day.
Arkansas executes first of eight slated to die in 10 days before drug expires
The US state of Arkansas begins its bid to kill eight men on death row before a lethal injection drug expires in 10 days with the execution of Ledell Lee.
Executions halted by Arkansas Supreme Court as politicians race to carry out death sentences
The Supreme Court of Arkansas has halted two executions mere hours before they had been scheduled to take place.
Death sentences soar but executions fall in 2016 says Amnesty
Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump
Amnesty International blasts Beijing as global death penalty toll falls
Amnesty International has released its global death penalty report, with China, Iran and Saudi Arabia the world’s top executioners.
'Human Slaughterhouse' - Amnesty report on a Syrian jail
As many as 13,000 people most of them opposition supporters have been executed at a military prison near Damascus.
Saudi Arabia court orders prince to be flogged
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of the royal family to be flogged.
Bangladesh hangs party leader convicted of war crimes
Bangladesh has hanged an opposition party leader convicted of war crimes.
North Korea minister executed 'for showing lack of respect'
One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.