Capital punishment
MENA death penalty West Asian countries lead in global execution list, says Amnesty report

Four countries in the MENA region, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, carried out an overwhelming 88% of all known executions worldwide last year

‘Death penalty is not a deterrent to crime’

Activists from the Peoples Union for Democratic Rights organised a demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to protest against capital punishment.

Executed Egyptians Egypt executes nine for top official’s assassination

The accused were hanged despite the appeals by international human rights groups for a stay on the executions, and condemnations over the death sentences given under questionable circumstances

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