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 4 months | Saudi Arabia beheads 100 people so far this year

              A Jordanian man convicted of drug smuggling has been executed by beheading in Saudi Arabia, raising the number of people executed in the kingdom so far this year to more than 100, officials and human rights activists say. (more)   


  Saudi Arabia        26 UPDATES

 

 1 yr | Saudi Arabia beheads Prince Al-Kabeer for fatal shooting

              A prince who was convicted of killing a man after an argument has been decapitated by sword in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's government reported on Tuesday, marking the first execution of a member of the royal family since 1977.   


  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia        26 UPDATES

 


 1 yr | Philippines president-elect Duterte vows to bring back the death penalty

              Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to suppress crime in just half a year, will give security forces permission to "shoot-to-kill" and will call on congress to reinstate capital punishment in the Southeast Asian country. (more)   


  Davao City, Philippines        26 UPDATES

 

 1 yr | Virginia governor rejects bill to bring back electric chair

              Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says he will not sign death penalty legislation that would bring back the electric chair, instead offering amendments that would provide secrecy for companies that are hesitant to supply execution drugs. (more)   


  Virginia        26 UPDATES

 

 2 yrs | Texas executes Richard Masterson for 2001 killing of man

              Richard Masterson, who was convicted for the strangulation murder of a cross-dressing man in Houston, has been executed, making it the year's first execution in Texas, officials say. (more)   


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