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Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death over blasphemy
Middle East

Pakistani judge sentences Christian to death over blasphemy

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani judge has sentenced a Christian man to death after finding him guilty of insulting…
Iran sentences New Age-style Shia Islam founder to death
Middle East

Iran sentences New Age-style Shia Islam founder to death

An attorney for the founder of a mystical, New Age version of Shia Islam says an Iranian court has sentenced…
12 sentenced to death, 140 to life in prison over 2013 Minya riots
Egypt

12 sentenced to death, 140 to life in prison over 2013 Minya riots

Minya Criminal Court sentenced 12 defendants to death, 140 others to life imprisonment, including 9 in absentia, and two to…
The persistence of the death penalty in Egypt: why courts insist on ‘an eye for an eye’
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The persistence of the death penalty in Egypt: why courts insist on ‘an eye for an eye’

Given┬áthe rise of death sentences issued by Egyptian courts over┬áthe past four years – typically for members of the outlawed…
Court sentences 4 men to death for 2012 New Delhi gang rape
Middle East

Court sentences 4 men to death for 2012 New Delhi gang rape

An Indian court sentenced four men to death Friday for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New…
Egypt court sentences cleric to death in absentia
Egypt

Egypt court sentences cleric to death in absentia

An Egyptian court has sentenced a hard-line cleric to death in absentia on charges of establishing a "terror group" after…
20 defendants sentenced to death in 2013 Kerdasa police station violence
Egypt

20 defendants sentenced to death in 2013 Kerdasa police station violence

Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Judge Mohamed Sherin Fahmy, sentenced 20 defendants on Monday to death in their retrial, along…
Habbara death sentence upheld, Sisi has final say
Egypt

Habbara death sentence upheld, Sisi has final say

The Court of Cassation issued on Monday a final ruling upholding the execution of Adel Habbara, who stands accused of…
Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder: official media
Middle East

Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder: official media

A Saudi prince was executed in Riyadh on Tuesday after a court found him guilty of shooting dead a fellow…
Court hands down death sentence, life in prison for defendents in Zeitoun Cell case
Egypt

Court hands down death sentence, life in prison for defendents in Zeitoun Cell case

Cairo Criminal Court has handed down tough sentences to the defendents in the Zeitoun Cell case, with the main defendent…
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