Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said. The soldiers were detained while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al Qaeda control. The… Read More Seventeen Yemeni soldiers executed by al-Qaeda militants

Former Punjabi governor’s assassin executed in Pakistan

Pakistan has executed the man convicted of killing the governor of Punjab province, police said. Mumtaz Qadri was hanged early on Monday at a jail in Rawalpindi, the city’s deputy police commissioner said. Qadri was found guilty of shooting and killing Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer in January 2011. Thousands of the executed man’s supporters took… Read More Former Punjabi governor’s assassin executed in Pakistan

North Korea’s army Chief of Staff, Ri Yong-gil, executed

North Korea has executed its army chief of staff Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports. Senior officials in North Korea have previously been absent from view for long periods only to reappear. However, Gen Ri would be the latest of several high-ranking officials to be purged under leader Kim Jong-un. South Korean… Read More North Korea’s army Chief of Staff, Ri Yong-gil, executed

Recent execution brings Saudi Arabia’s 2016 execution count to 57

Saudi Arabia executed one of its citizens on Tuesday, for the fatal shooting of another Saudi, bringing the number of convicts put to death this year at 57. Mosaid al-Shahrani had been tried and found guilty of killing Hamad al-Shahrani with an automatic weapon after an argument, an interior ministry statement said. It did not… Read More Recent execution brings Saudi Arabia’s 2016 execution count to 57

Chinese officials punished for wrong judgement passed on teenager

Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said. Huugjilt was 18 when he was convicted of the rape and murder of a woman in a factory’s public toilet in 1996. A serial rapist confessed to the crime in 2005 and Huugjilt was formally exonerated in… Read More Chinese officials punished for wrong judgement passed on teenager