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Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

The Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Umarov signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry …

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Federal executions in U.S. restart in July

Four death-row inmates, including a white supremacist, have been scheduled for execution by the U.S. Justice Department, and will be the first prisoners to be put to death since 2003. The Justice Department set new dates for …

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Iranian judiciary hands death sentence to CIA spy

An individual accused of spying for the CIA in Iran has been sentenced to death, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Ismaili said. He added that the Supreme Court has upheld the capital punishment for the U.S. …

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Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in Pakistan

A Pakistani court sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death on charges of high treason and subverting the constitution, government officials said. "Pervez Musharraf has been found guilty of …

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 Israel ends death penalty practice?

This week, Israel voted in favor of a United Nations resolution calling for a global moratorium on death penalty in an effort to abolish the practice altogether. Jerusalem on November 13 was one 123 countries that supported Resolution …

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Alabama approves new method of execution

Alabama lawmakers voted to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates, a method that has so far not been used to carry out a death sentence. A spokesman for Gov. Kay Ivey said the governor will review the bill before …

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Iran limits death penalty for drug traffickers

The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Sunday to limit death penalty for drug offenders. 182 out of 245 MPs present in the parliament voted in favor of the bill. The bill will be turned into a law when it is studied by …

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Erdogan: coup plotters could face death soon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government intends to reintroduce the death penalty as a way of punishing those behind a failed mid-July coup, PressTV reports. Erdogan said Saturday that the government …

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Erdogan: people of Turkey want death penalty back

The people of Turkey demand reinstating the death penalty, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan said that if the Turkish parliament decides to restore the death penalty, no one has the right to criticize …

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 Erdogan: Turkish citizens demand death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told supporters he is willing to reintroduce the death penalty to punish activists involved in last month’s failed coup. Speaking to a rally of a million supporters, …

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