Sep 1, 2016

Seven Arabs convicted of belonging to al-Qaida go to gallows in Iraq

Iraq on Wednesday hanged seven men of various Arab nationalities who were convicted of belonging to the al-Qaida network, officials said. The seven were detained more than four years ago and found guilty of terrorist activities with the organization that later formed the backbone ...

Jul 13, 2016

Spike in Egypt disappearances: Amnesty International

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out ...

Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows

Mar 25, 2016

Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows


Two death row inmates were hanged Friday morning, according to the Justice Ministry, bringing to 16 the number of executions carried out under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration since taking power in 2012. The two prisoners were Yasutoshi Kamata, 75, and Junko Yoshida, 56. ...