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Somalia’s Puntland region executes 21 al-Shabab fighters


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Saudi Arabia executes 26-year-old man for protesting against the government when he was a teen, human rights groups say


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Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for ‘high treason’


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Lisa Montgomery: US executes only woman on federal death row


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Iran executes journalist who encouraged 2017 protests


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US executes federal inmate for 1994 murder


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US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen


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Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murder

Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murderJapan executed its first foreigner in 10 years on Thursday, a Chinese man convicted in the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei, 40, was hanged Thursday at a detention center in Fukuoka where he had been on death row for more than 16 years, Justice Minister Masako Mori said. Japan has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism.



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Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a familyJapan on Thursday executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country’s first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007, the justice ministry said. The man, Wei Wei, had committed the murders in mid-2003 with two accomplices who were also Chinese nationals, media reported. Japan is one of just two Group of Seven advanced nations to retain the death penalty – along with the United States – and an overwhelming majority of the public favors it.



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Tennessee executes blind death row inmate Lee Hall by electric chair for 1991 murder of girlfriend

Tennessee executes blind death row inmate Lee Hall by electric chair for 1991 murder of girlfriendTennessee executed death row inmate Lee Hall in the electric chair Thursday night. Hall was convicted of the 1991 murder of Traci Crozier.



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