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Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari
Middle East

Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari

Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been executed, the Iranian judiciary-affiliated outlet Mizan reported on…
Iranian authorities release prominent actress Taraneh Alidoosti on bail
Middle East

Iranian authorities release prominent actress Taraneh Alidoosti on bail

CNN —  One of Iran’s best-known actresses, who was arrested after she criticized the execution of a man involved in nationwide protests,…
Soccer union ‘sickened’ by reports Iranian player faces possible execution
Middle East

Soccer union ‘sickened’ by reports Iranian player faces possible execution

The global soccer players’ union, FIFPRO, said it is “shocked and sickened” by reports that Iranian soccer player Amir Nasr-Azadani…
Second known protest-related execution carried out in Iran
Middle East

Second known protest-related execution carried out in Iran

Iran has executed a second man allegedly involved in the nationwide anti-government protest movement after he was convicted of fatally…
Defendants in murder of Shaimaa Gamal sentenced to death
Egypt

Defendants in murder of Shaimaa Gamal sentenced to death

Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced, on Sunday, defendants Ayman Haggag and Hussein al-Garably to death by hanging over the…
Two Iranians sentenced to death, including LGBTQ activist
Middle East

Two Iranians sentenced to death, including LGBTQ activist

(CNN) – Two Iranians were sentenced to death by a court for “corruption on earth,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA…
Egyptian expat executed in Saudi Arabia over kidnapping and raping child
Egypt

Egyptian expat executed in Saudi Arabia over kidnapping and raping child

On Monday the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced in a statement the execution of an Egyptian expatriate who was sentenced…
Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades
Middle East

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades

(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia executed 81 men on Saturday, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian, for terrorism and other offenses…
Egyptian man executed in Saudi Arabia over murder
Egypt

Egyptian man executed in Saudi Arabia over murder

The Saudi authorities announced the execution of an Egyptian resident who killed another Egyptian resident. Hassan Shahat Abdel Haq Ahmed,…
Under scrutiny, North Korea tries to restrict news about executions – group
World

Under scrutiny, North Korea tries to restrict news about executions – group

SEOUL, Dec 15 (Reuters) – North Korea has changed the way it carries out capital punishment in response to greater…
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