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Shoko Asahara, founder of the notorious Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was executed in Japan on Friday with six of his followers for perpetrating a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, along with several other crimes.

Japan Executes Doomsday Cult Leader for 1995 Nerve Gas Attack

Shoko Asahara, founder of the notorious Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult, was executed in Japan on Friday with six of his followers for perpetrating a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, along with several other crimes.

People take part in a rally, on December 14, 2017 at the Iranian embassy in Brussels, in support of Ahmadreza Djalali after Irans Supreme Court upheld the death sentence handed to this an Iranian-born Swedish resident and specialist in emergency medicine. Djalali was arrested in April 2016 during a visit …

UN Experts Demand Iran Halt Execution of Alleged Israeli Spy

GENEVA, Switzerland — Four UN rights experts on Wednesday called on Iran to “immediately” annul the death sentence against an academic accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers, warning his trial had been marred by violations.

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …

Nobel Laureates Urge Saudi King to Halt 14 Executions

Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners have appealed to Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

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Netanyahu Supports Death Penalty for Halamish Terrorist

The terrorist who killed Yosef, Chaya and Elad Salomon in Halamish last Shabbat “should simply never smile again,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, advocating the death penalty in this case.

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Iran Keeps Daughter of Abused Colombian Woman Trapped in Embassy

The government of Iran has refused to hand over the 6-year-old daughter of Colombian national Sandra Meneses, who tricked her Iranian husband into a “vacation” back to her hometown of Cali in order to escape the myriad abuses she had endured while living with him in Iran.