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Pakistan Carries Out First Execution in 4 Years

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has executed a former soldier convicted of murder — the first execution carried out in the country in four years. Authorities say Mohammad Hussain was hanged early Thursday in the city of Mianwali in Punjab province. Hussain was sentenced to death in 2009 for killing his senior officer. Pakistan’s army chief rejected his petition […]

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Mali Islamists Execute Man in Timbuktu

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants who control northern Mali have publicly executed a man accused of murder. A spokesman for the militant group Ansar Dine tells VOA the man, a Malian Tuareg, was killed by firing squad in Timbuktu late on Tuesday. The spokesman, Sanda Ould Bouamama, says Ansar Dine was acting in line with Islamic law. “We […]

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Mali Islamists Execute Man in Timbuktu

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Islamist militants who control northern Mali have publicly executed a man accused of murder. A spokesman for militant group Ansar Dine tells VOA the man, a Malian Tuareg, was killed by firing squad in Timbuktu late on Tuesday. The spokesman, Sanda Ould Bouamama, says Ansar Dine was acting in line with Islamic law. “We judged […]

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Mentally Disabled Man Executed in Texas

Posted August 8th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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A condemned inmate was executed in Texas Tuesday, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyer’s arguments that the man was mentally disabled. Marvin Wilson was put to death by lethal injection for the 1992 murder of a police informant. According to authorities, the 54-year-old Wilson used his final statement to tell his family he […]

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Karzai Strongly Condemns Public Execution of Afghan Woman

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the apparent public execution of a young woman by the Taliban for reportedly committing adultery. Mr. Karzai Monday called the act in the northern province of Parwan a “heinous and unforgivable crime,” and he ordered authorities to do everything possible to arrest and punish those responsible. The head […]

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Karzai Strongly Condemns Public Execution of Afghan Woman

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned on Monday the public execution of a young woman by the Taliban. Mr. Karzai called the act in the northern province of Parwan a “heinous and unforgivable crime,” and he ordered authorities to do everything possible to arrest and punish those responsible. The head of U.S. and NATO forces […]

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Public Execution of Afghan Woman Draws Condemnation

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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The head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has condemned the public execution of a young woman by a member of the Taliban in Parwan province. General John Allen described the videotaped shooting in a village near Kabul as “an atrocity of unspeakable cruelty.” The woman was accused of being romantically involved with two […]

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Gen. Allen Condemns Public Execution of Afghan Woman

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has condemned the public execution of a young woman by a member of the Taliban in Parwan province. General John Allen described the videotaped shooting in a village near Kabul as “an atrocity of unspeakable cruelty.” The woman was accused of being romantically involved with two […]

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Amnesty Intl Urges India to Stop Execution of Convicted Assassin

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging India to halt this week’s scheduled execution of convicted assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana, saying carrying out the death penalty would be a setback for the country. The human rights group says it made its appeal in an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Amnesty officials wrote that if India hangs […]

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Belarus Executes Two Men Convicted in Metro Bombing

Posted March 17th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Belarus has executed two men convicted for a fatal 2011 metro bomb attack, despite protests from European human rights groups and calls for a re-trial. Belarussian news media reported Saturday that Vladislav Kovalyov and Dmitry Konovalov, both 25, had been executed. Kovalyov and Konovalov were convicted in November of staging a bomb attack in a […]

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