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 ...

May 28, 2015

U.S. state abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vote ...

May 26, 2015

Saudi beheads 88th person, exceeding last year's total

The number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year overtook the total for all of 2014 on Tuesday, despite activists’ concerns that trials are not conducted fairly. According to AFP tallies, the executions of two Saudis for drug trafficking and a third for ...

May 25, 2015

China executes patient who killed doctor over botched nose job

China on Monday executed a man who stabbed a doctor to death over what he considered a botched nose operation, media reported, in a case that spotlights the country’s overburdened health system. Lian Enqing was sentenced to death last year for a fatal attack ...