Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Nov 27, 2014

Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Al-Qaida’s Syrian branch on Wednesday executed a man it accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in a summary killing mirroring those by the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said. Nusra Front militants shot dead the civilian, identified as Mohammad al-Mir, in the town ...

Jul 25, 2014

Japanese man executed in China over drug smuggling

China has executed a Japanese man in his 50s who had been sentenced to death in connection with stimulant drug smuggling. In Tokyo, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said China notified Japan that the execution took place Friday morning. The man was sentenced to death ...

Jihadists execute Syrian man for 'blasphemy': NGO

Dec 9, 2013

Jihadists execute Syrian man for 'blasphemy': NGO

Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed a man in Syria’s Idlib province after accusing him of blasphemy, a monitoring group said Monday. “ISIL executed Ibrahim Qassum, a heating oil vendor, by shooting him in the head ...

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

Jun 12, 2013

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

An academic has found a copy of an official U.S. military document detailing the procedures to be followed at the 1948 execution of seven Japanese convicted as Class-A war criminals by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. The original four-page document, titled ...