imageA Saudi court sentenced seven men to long jail terms and ordered them lashed 99 times each in front of a girls’ college after they were caught at a mixed party with alcohol in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Police raided a rest house in the western Saudi town of Taif and arrested seven men and 15 university girls... A Saudi court sentenced seven men to long jail terms and ordered them lashed 99 times each in front of a girls’ college after they were caught at a mixed party with alcohol in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Police raided a rest house in the western Saudi town of Taif and arrested seven men and 15 university girls for staging a mixed party
imageThe father of a corrections officer killed more than a decade ago carried a sign Monday along a line of potential jurors, urging them not to impose the death penalty if they convict the inmate accused of the killing. Bob Autobee also carried a photo of his son, with a message to
imageAfter a contentious Sunday session, Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly (NCA) today resumed article by article voting on the new constitution. The assembly has been tasked with approving the entire 146-article document by January 13. Monday's plenary session was supposed to be
imageFiring squad executes soldier in Somalia'scapital, Mogadishu, January 6, 2014 Mogadishu, Somalia: A firing squad has executed a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicted him of murdering a school pupil last year. A crowd, including children
imageIn 2013, subsistence of Velayat-e faqih regime continued on gallows, group executions in prisons and city streets throughout the country, and torture and tormenting to death of the political prisoners.  The ruling mullahs employed at least 60 suppressive organs, including the
imageEighty-nine people, a majority of whom face the death penalty, stood a trial in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday for drug trafficking and other offences. The defendants, belonging to four related rings, were accused of bringing a total of over 1.47 tons of heroin, 35
imageA Vietnamese man who claimed to be a monk was arrested in Thailand as he allegedly attempted to smuggle 2.3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into that country on Wednesday, the Bangkok Post reported. Nguyen Van Thiet, 64, was caught with luggage in which the drug was wrapped in
image6 inmates on death row in Bogambara prison started a protest on a roof top demanding authorities either to hang or release them this afternoon. There are nearly 100 prisoners on death row at the Bogambara prison. The Prison and Rehabilitation Ministry has already taken steps to
imageA 23-year-old university student in China was sentenced to death penalty for hanging 2 prostitutes and having sex with their corpses. The student, identified simply as Lee, was studying design at Jilin University in Changchun. He previously told police that he had been failing a lot of
A fast track court here on Tuesday awarded the death penalty to an accused charged with the rape of a 7-year-old girl in 2010. The fast track court headed by District and Sessions Judge Sanjiv Gupta Tuesday sentenced to death the accused Shankar, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, who was charged
imageBAGHDAD -- Iraq’s use of the death penalty has increased despite international condemnation, with some fearing execution rates could rise further as officials seek to appear tough on security ahead of elections. At least 169 people were put to death in 2013, by far the
imageAn obstetrician at the Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital of Fuping county, Shaanxi Province stood trial on Monday on charges of trafficking seven babies, one of whom died. Dr Zhang Shuxia stood accused of selling seven babies to traffickers between November 2011 and July 2013 after
imageTjostolv Moland and Joshua French Joshua French is accused of killing pal Tjostolv Moland while they were both in prison for another murder A British man waiting on death row in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will face trial tomorrow, accused of the murder of his
imageWhile Amama Mbabazi believes homosexuals are still 'abnormal', he says they should not face life imprisonment or the death penalty Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said homosexuals should not be killed. In the strongest political opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Iran Human Rights, January 5: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) today, Sunday January 5, reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The prisoner was identified as “A. J.” (30 year old) and was convicted of murdering “A. M.” said the
imageRepublican Gov. Rick Scott FLORIDA - Republican Gov. Rick Scott began 2014 the same way he spent much of 2013: signing a death warrant. Scott's 1st order of business in the new year was to set a date for the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted of abducting, raping
imageIndiana Death Chamber 2 southern Indiana teens accused of murder have turned down plea deals and will now face the death penalty. Following his advice of his attorney, Austin Scott, 18, turned down a plea deal Friday that had been offered by the state in Harrison
imageThe Florida Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's new lethal injection procedure, clearing the way for the execution of a death row inmate who argued it was ineffective and caused needless suffering. Askari Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, was due to be executed
imageBased on received information from inside the prison on Sunday, December 29, 6 prisoners sentenced to death in the notorious prison of Ghezelhesar in Karaj were sent to solitary confinement. It is believed that they are going to be hanged very soon. On the other hand, 6 Sunni political
imageDzhokhar Tsarnaev Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by Jan. 31, 2014, CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman told Crimesider. Klieman said that if the
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imageExoneration may still come for Gerrit Jan Pieperiet who was found guilty of murder and became the last man to be hung in the Netherlands. “This is not something to joke about,” lawyer Robert Kiek told Volkskrant today, disturbed by to Almelo’s annual reenactment of
imageDUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday, in a rare example of a member of the kingdom's ruling family facing the death penalty. The English-language Arab News did not name the prince or his victim, but said a senior
imageA young Muslim in Mauritania is facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy and jailed for having written an article criticising the Prophet Mohammed, a judicial source said Monday. He was arrested on Thursday in Nouadhibou in the northwest of the country, an
imageA second man on death row for drug trafficking in Singapore has escaped the gallows after the high court ruled that he had only been acting as a courier, a media report said Monday. Instead, 30-year-old Subashkaran Pragasam has been sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane
Iran Human Rights, January 5: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) today, Sunday January 5, reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The prisoner was identified as “A. J.” (30 year old) and was convicted of murdering “A. M.” said the
imageSaudi police ready a square for public floggingsin the Saudi city of Khobar, Sept. 28, 2009. Riyadh: A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Saudi-Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, a news website
imageNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes a solemnski lift ride during his inspection tour at theMasik Pass ski resort, near Wonsan, North Korea. Kim Jong-un’s uncle was killed after being stripped naked and fed to a pack of hungry dogs, according to reports in a Chinese
imageMyanmar's president on Thursday commuted the death sentences of some convicts and slashed the jail terms of others, but it was unclear whether any political prisoners would be freed through his order. President Thein Sein had granted pardons Monday to those convicted of or charged with a
imageVice President Jejomar Binay is again asking help in raising blood money for Joselito Zapanta, the overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia who could be executed any time this month for killing a Sudanese national. According to a post on Binay's Facebook page, Philippine ambassador to
imageHank Skinner An evidentiary hearing in the Hank Skinner case has been scheduled for Feb. 3 and 4 in 31st District Court, Texas Attorney General's Office spokesman Tom Kelley said Thursday. The hearing will focus on whether it is "reasonably probable" that Skinner would have
imageOhio Death Chamber COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will use a dose of two drugs untried in the U.S. to put to death a condemned inmate who raped and killed a pregnant woman, according to a decision by the state prison system obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The determination
imageCOLUMBIA, S.C. - For the second year in a row, South Carolina saw no executions in 2013. The state had no new death sentences in the last year, either. It's a downward trend that mirrors national patterns that are moving away from putting inmates to death. In a report that came out this
imagePunishment meted out to a former Texas district attorney in a wrongful conviction sends a stern warning to other prosecutors, analysts say. HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year