Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US
Aug07

Iran nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesman today. “Shahram Amiri was hanged for revealing the country’s top secrets to the enemy,” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie told reporters in Tehran. Amiri, 39, disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States. Conflicting accounts...

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IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village
Jul29

IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

The Islamic State militant group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday (Jul 29). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians “in the last 24 hours” after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces. The village is located some 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Manbij, a key waypoint between...

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Philippines confirms execution of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants
Jun14

Philippines confirms execution of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippines on Tuesday confirmed the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group on a remote southern island with three other people since September 2015. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Toronto on Monday (Jun 13) that it appeared the second execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf in recent months had taken place. “We strongly condemn the...

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Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts
May24

Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts

Amnesty International has said that recent trials resulting in death sentences have been ‘grossly unfair’ Iraq has executed 22 people over the past month who were convicted of terrorism and other crimes, the justice minister announced on Monday. The ministry “carried out death sentences against 22 convicts condemned for crimes and terrorist acts,” Justice Minister Haidar al-Zamili said in a statement. It also...

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