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US man put to death in Tennessee electric chair

Chicago, United States | AFP | A Tennessee man convicted of a double murder was put to death Thursday in the electric chair, after insisting on the rarely used method rather than lethal injection. Edmund Zagorski, 63, was the first US convict in five years to be put to death …

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Supreme Court reopens death row case over racist juror

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court ruled Monday ordered a re-examination of the case of a black death row inmate after one of the jurors at his trial questioned whether black people have souls. The high court in September halted the execution of Keith Tharpe, who was …

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Iranian, 74, sentenced to die over ‘half-naked’ parties

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran has sentenced a 74-year-old man to death for hosting “mixed and half-naked parties”, the head of Tehran’s judiciary said on Tuesday. Chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said the man led “a corruption gang” which held parties with drugs and alcohol, and where women were “sexually …

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Former top Chinese cop executed for murder

Beijing, China | AFP | A former regional police chief in China was executed for murder, state media said Friday, after reports described his victim as a lover more than three decades his junior. Zhao Liping, 65, was found guilty of murder, bribery and possession of firearms and explosives by …

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Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid. “Our government will take this (proposal on capital punishment) to parliament. I am convinced that …

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Iranian nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “top secret” information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said on Sunday. “Shahram Amiri was hanged for revealing the country’s top secrets to the enemy (US),” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie was quoted as saying by …

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