15 Mar 2022

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed 81 men in its largest mass execution in decades. Among those executed includes seven Yemenis and one Syrian. The individuals were executed for crimes related to terrorism and deviant beliefs, according to authorities. In all of 2021, only 67 executions were reported in the kingdom.

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10 Aug 2021

Canadian citizen loses appeal against Chinese death penalty

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian national, has lost his appeal against a death sentence in China that he received due to charges of drug smuggling. The Chinese court upheld the sentence due to the evidence against him being deemed sufficient. Schellenberg was initially sentenced to 15 years in jail, however,

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30 Jul 2021

Egyptian court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

24 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by an Egyptian court for the killing of police officers. The Damanhour Criminal Court ordered the death penalty for 16 people affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood for their involvement in the bombing of a police bus in Rashid city in Beheira governate

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07 Aug 2020

Second Canadian Sent to China’s Death Row in as Many Days

China recently imposed the death penalty on another Canadian citizen over drug offenses, deepening the rift between Canada and China after Canada arrested a well-known Chinese tech executive. Ye Jianheu was sentenced to death on Friday by the Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in the city of Foshan after he was

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01 Oct 2019

Iran sentences suspect to death for spying for CIA

Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili on Tuesday announced that the body had handed out various harsh sentences to four alleged spies. Three of the accused are suspected of engaging in espionage on behalf of the CIA, while the other is accused of working for British Intelligence. One alleged CIA spy

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