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Jordan Hangs Two Militants Over Death of US Diplomat

Jordan executed two Islamist militants on Saturday who were convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in Amman, in a rare move to implement a death sentence against security detainees. Officials told Reuters prison authorities in Swaqa hanged Libyan Salem bin Suweid and Jordanian Yasser Freihat at dawn, carrying out a court sentence passed in 2004 for murdering U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman in October 2002. The death sentence by hanging against the two criminals, Salem Saad Salem bin Suweid and Jordanian national Yasser Fathi Ibrahim Freihat, was implemented at dawn after they were convicted of the terrorist act that led to the death of a diplomat working in Amman,” said a security official. Death sentences in Jordan are rarely implemented for political detainees.Full Story

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