Among those executed was Adel Mashhadani, who was arrested in March 2009 and sentenced to death in November of that year for killing a young girl in a revenge attack.
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AFP – Iraq has executed 26 men convicted of “terrorism”, the justice ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, despite widespread international condemnation of Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty. “The justice ministry carried out the executions of 26 (men) convicted of crimes related to terrorism on Sunday,” the statement said, adding that all …
Four people have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for breaching Saudi Islamic law, while seven Egyptians were sentenced to lashes and jail-time. The punishments handed out in Saudi bring into question their commitment to human rights as defined within the UN charter