Aug 25, 2015

Saudi Arabia executed 175 in past year: report

Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the past 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International. The 43-page report titled “Killing In the Name of Justice: The Death Penalty in Saudi ...

Jul 23, 2015

Myanmar sentences Chinese nationals to life for illegal logging

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Myanmar after a court in the southeast Asian nation sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging. China’s voracious demand for Myanmar’s raw materials has fueled resentment in Myanmar toward its giant northern neighbor. Regions ...

Jul 17, 2015

China executes Japanese man for drug trafficking

China executed a Japanese man in his 60s in late June for drug trafficking, Japanese and Chinese sources said Friday. The man was the sixth Japanese national to be executed in China. Four were put to death in April 2010 and one in July ...