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The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Wednesday announced the nation’s first executions in seven years. The public prosecutor carried out the death sentences of four Kuwaitis, one Syrian national, one Pakistani national and one Ethiopian national at Kuwait’s Central Prison. Those executed were each convicted of premeditated murder in additional to various other crimes. According to [...]

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Sixteen UN-appointed independent human rights experts Friday urged Iranian authorities to prohibit indicting people with charges punishable by death for participating in peaceful protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Since Amini’s death in a Tehran hospital on September 16, protests have occurred in major cities throughout the country. On September 13, Mahsa Amini [...]

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Amnesty International Thursday called Saudi Arabia’s execution of two Pakistani nationals for drug-related crimes a “callous attack on the right of life.” Amnesty International reports that Saudi Arabia has carried out 128 executions this year alone. Amnesty International Acting Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Diana Semann critiqued Saudi Arabia’s return to [...]

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