Posts Tagged ‘executed’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Amnesty International: Trials of executed Iraq prisoners were ‘deeply flawed’

Sarah MuléTIKRIT, Iraq, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Amnesty International said Iraq’s use of executions will only “perpetuate the cycle of violence” in the country following the hanging of 36 prisoners. Top News – UPI.com

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47 executed in Saudi Arabia including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

47 executed in Saudi Arabia including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Daniel UriaRIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 2 (UPI) — Saudi Arabia executed 47 people convicted of terrorism-related offenses throughout 12 cities on Saturday, including Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Top News – UPI.com

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Texas man convicted in $8 fatal robbery executed

Texas man convicted in $8 fatal robbery executed

Tomas MonzonHUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 7 (UPI) — The 11th inmate to be killed by lethal injection in the state of Texas this year, Juan Garcia, was convicted of stealing $ 8 from a man. Top News – UPI.com

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Pakistani executed despite evidence suggesting he was a minor when arrested

Pakistani executed despite evidence suggesting he was a minor when arrested

Andrew V. PestanoSARGODHA, Pakistan, Sept. 29 (UPI) — A Pakistani man was hanged for murder after being on death row for nearly 20 years, though evidence suggests he was a minor at the time of the crime. Top News – UPI.com

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Report: North Korea executed over 1,300 people

Report: North Korea executed over 1,300 people

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, July 1 (UPI) — North Korea executed 1,382 people between 2000 and 2014 for crimes ranging from anti-state activities to viewing South Korean pornographic material. Top News – UPI.com

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Sources inside North Korea say defense minister was executed

Sources inside North Korea say defense minister was executed

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, May 15 (UPI) — The purge of North Korea defense minister Hyon Yong Chol is believed to have led to his execution, according to sources in North Korea. Latest News – UPI.com

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North Korea defense chief was purged, maybe not executed, says Seoul’s spy agency

North Korea defense chief was purged, maybe not executed, says Seoul’s spy agency

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, May 13 (UPI) — South Korea’s spy agency said it cannot confirm the execution of North Korea defense chief Hyon Yong Chol, hours after making the opposite claim to South Korean lawmakers. Top News – UPI.com

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Parents of boy killed in Boston bombing don’t want Tsarnaev executed

Parents of boy killed in Boston bombing don’t want Tsarnaev executed

Doug G. WareBOSTON, April 17 (UPI) — The parents of an 8-year-old boy killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon say they’re satisfied with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s conviction. But they don’t want him executed. Top News – UPI.com

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