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Iran:

At least 266 prisoners put to death in year's first half

According to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the majority of those executed were ethnic minorities. 10 prisoners were executed for charges of political and religious activities, including espionage for Israel.

At least 266 prisoners put to death in year's first half

UN official blasts Gaza death sentences

Senior UN official denounces Hamas for sentencing several locals to death over “collaborating” with Israel.

UN official blasts Gaza death sentences

Gaza:

Seven sentenced to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Hamas, which runs Gaza, regularly claims to have captured “Israeli spies”, and many times it tries them and sentences them to death.

Seven sentenced to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Hamas convicts six 'collaborators' with Israel

Military court in Gaza Strip convicts six people of "collaboration" with Israel, sentencing two of them to death.

Hamas convicts six 'collaborators' with Israel

Iran:

Two people sentenced to death over ISIS attack on shrine

Iranian court sentences two people to death over October attack on shrine in the southern city of Shiraz.

Two people sentenced to death over ISIS attack on shrine

After death sentence in Iran:

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats after authorities in Iran announce death sentence for Iranian-German over “terrorist activities”.

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats

Iran:

Writer sentenced to death after giving interview to Israeli TV

Reports from Iran indicate writer and painter Mehdi Bahman was sentenced to death after being convicted of espionage.

Writer sentenced to death after giving interview to Israeli TV

Libya:

17 former ISIS members sentenced to death

Libyan court sentences 17 former ISIS members to death, gives another 16 prison sentences.

17 former ISIS members sentenced to death

Iran issues first death sentence over Amini riots

One person sentenced in a Tehran court to death after taking part in riots that broke out following death of Mahsa Amini.

Iran issues first death sentence over Amini riots

Supreme Court rejects appeal of South Carolina church shooter

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Dylann Roof over his death sentence and conviction.

Supreme Court rejects appeal of South Carolina church shooter

Death sentence commuted for Israeli citizen in UAE

Israeli Arab woman sentenced to death for possessing 0.5 kilos of cocaine in Abu Dhabi has sentenced commuted, will receive prison instead.

Death sentence commuted for Israeli citizen in UAE

Iran to execute doctor accused of being Israeli spy

Iran announces date of execution of Swedish national after Sweden gives life sentence to Iranian accused of human rights abuses, war crimes.

Iran to execute doctor accused of being Israeli spy

Death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber reinstated

Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber reinstated

Egypt:

10 members of Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death

Egyptian court sentences to death 10 members of Muslim Brotherhood who were found guilty of violence against security officers.

10 members of Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death

Egypt: 22 Islamists sentenced to death

Egyptian court sentences to death 22 Islamists for 54 attacks, including attempted assassination of former interior minister.

Egypt: 22 Islamists sentenced to death

Hamas sentences 6 to death for 'collaborating' with Israel

Hamas announces sentences "against a number of informants", offers more lenient sentences for collaborators who turn themselves in.

Hamas sentences 6 to death for 'collaborating' with Israel

Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

Hamas regularly claims to have captured “Israeli spies”, and many times it tries them and sentences them to death.

Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

US court upholds death sentence of Charleston church shooter

US appeals court upholds conviction and death sentence of Dylann Roof, who killed nine Black people at South Carolina church in 2015.

US court upholds death sentence of Charleston church shooter

24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt

Egyptian court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of police officers in two separate cases.

24 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi judiciary issues four death penalties to ISIS local leader for involvement in various terrorist crimes.

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Egypt upholds death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood members

Egyptian court upholds death sentences for 12 Muslim Brotherhood members who staged 2013 sit-in in Cairo.

Egypt upholds death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood members

Iran sentences journalist to death

Islamic Republic sentences journalist who published embarrassing information about leadership, videos of protests to death.

Iran sentences journalist to death

Number of executions globally drops

Number of executions drops globally, but certain countries still see a rise.

Number of executions globally drops

Israeli Arab woman among six condemned to death in Gaza

Hamas-ruled military court sentenced to death by hanging and firing squad after being convicted of passing information to Israel.

Israeli Arab woman among six condemned to death in Gaza

EU condemns Hamas' death sentences

European Union condemns sentencing of six Gazans to death for "collaborating" with Israel.

EU condemns Hamas' death sentences

Egypt sentences 17 to death over attacks on churches

Egyptian military court sentences 17 people to death over suicide bombings of Coptic churches.

Egypt sentences 17 to death over attacks on churches

Egypt upholds death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egyptian court upholds death sentences against 75 people in connection with violent 2013 riots.

Egypt upholds death sentences for Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egypt sentences 75 Islamists to death

Egyptian court has sentences to death 75 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders, in connection with 2013 clashes.

Egypt sentences 75 Islamists to death

Bereaved mother:

'A terrorist who came to slaughter a family shouldn't live'

Dvora Gonen, mother of Danny Gonen who was murdered in a terrorist attack, criticizes punishment handed down to murderer of Salomon family.

'A terrorist who came to slaughter a family shouldn't live'

UN experts urge Iran to annul professor's death sentence

UN human rights experts appeal for Iran to annul death sentence given to university professor accused of passing information to Israel.

UN experts urge Iran to annul professor's death sentence

Iran rejects review of academic's death sentence

Iran's Supreme Court rejects request to review death sentence of university professor accused of passing information to Israel.

Iran rejects review of academic's death sentence

Request filed to review Iran academic death sentence

Lawyer cites 'flaws' in death sentence for Iranian professor convicted of spying for Israel.

Request filed to review Iran academic death sentence

Egypt sentences 9 ISIS terrorists to death

Military court in Egypt sentences to death nine members of local ISIS affiliate who were convicted of involvement in 2013 attacks.

Egypt sentences 9 ISIS terrorists to death

Iran airs alleged confession of death-row academic

Academic accused of being a Mossad spy says he's being punished for refusing to spy for Iran.

Iran airs alleged confession of death-row academic

Amnesty condemns death sentence for Iran academic

Iran refuses to grant fair trial to professor at Swedish university sentenced to death for allegedly spying for the Mossad.

Amnesty condemns death sentence for Iran academic

Iranian journalist to receive asylum in Israel

Interior Minister: 'This is a journalist whose life is in real danger only because of writing columns on an Israeli news website.'

Iranian journalist to receive asylum in Israel

Hamas sentences 2 to death for 'spying for Israel'

Latest death sentences by terrorist group which rules Gaza for alleged spying draw international condemnation.

Hamas sentences 2 to death for 'spying for Israel'

EU condemns latest Hamas death sentences

EU, Norway condemn three death sentences against killers of senior Hamas terrorist Mazen Faqha.

EU condemns latest Hamas death sentences

Report: 111 sentenced to death under Hamas rule

Palestinian Center for Human Rights slams Hamas, Gaza military courts for ordering death sentence illegally.

Report: 111 sentenced to death under Hamas rule

Islamic compassion:

Saudi man condemned to death for blaspheming inventor of Islam

Ahmad al-Shamri, in his 20's, loses two appeals after arrest for blasphemy; recorded denouncing Islam founder on social media.

Saudi man condemned to death for blaspheming inventor of Islam

Palestinian organization blasts latest Hamas death sentences

Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemns death sentences handed down to alleged Israeli spies in Gaza.

Palestinian organization blasts latest Hamas death sentences

PA blasts 'unlawful' Hamas death sentence rule

Ramallah furious over announcement that Hamas can execute who they please, says death sentences must be approved by parliament.

PA blasts 'unlawful' Hamas death sentence rule

UAE: Four locals sentenced to death for joining ISIS

Top court in the United Arab Emirates sentences four locals to death after convicting them of joining ISIS jihadists in Syria.

UAE: Four locals sentenced to death for joining ISIS

Anti-Semitic Kansas City shooter sentenced to death

Judge follows jury's recommendation and sentences Frazier Glenn Miller to death in murders at Kansas Jewish sites.

Anti-Semitic Kansas City shooter sentenced to death

Egyptian Court Reaffirms Death Sentences for ISIS Members

Court in Egypt ratifies death sentences for 12 people convicted of planning attacks for ISIS.

Egyptian Court Reaffirms Death Sentences for ISIS Members

Hamas Sentences Man to Death for 'Collaborating with Israel'

Terror group refuses to provide details on the trial after sentencing 28 year-old to die for allegedly collaborating against the Islamists.

Hamas Sentences Man to Death for 'Collaborating with Israel'

Egypt Postpones Final Ruling on Morsi Death Sentence

Egyptian court postpones final ruling on ousted president Mohammed Morsi's death sentence until June 16.

Egypt Postpones Final Ruling on Morsi Death Sentence

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

After deliberating for more than 14 hours, jurors sentence 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death over 2013 bombing.

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

Egypt Court Orders Retrial for 36 Brotherhood Supporters

Egyptian court orders retrial for 36 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood who were sentenced to death in a mass trial last year.

Egypt Court Orders Retrial for 36 Brotherhood Supporters

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

Obama speaks to his Egyptian counterpart, urges him to "invest in the political, economic, and social aspirations of the Egyptian people."

Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in Egypt

Egypt Hands Down Death Sentences to 188 Brotherhood Supporters

188 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death over a 2013 attack on a police station near Cairo.

Egypt Hands Down Death Sentences to 188 Brotherhood Supporters

Egyptian Prosecutors Ask for Death Sentence for Morsi

Prosecutors ask for the death sentence for ousted Islamist Egyptian president and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders in espionage trial.

Egyptian Prosecutors Ask for Death Sentence for Morsi

Widow: 'No Parole' Law is Good, Death Sentence Better

The widow of Lt. Col. Mizrahi says the bill passed Monday is better than nothing, but terrorists should not live.

Widow: 'No Parole' Law is Good, Death Sentence Better

Egypt's Mufti Rejects Death Sentence for Brotherhood Leader

Egypt’s top religious authority rejects death sentence proposed for the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, asked to reconsider.

Egypt's Mufti Rejects Death Sentence for Brotherhood Leader

Sudan: Christian Woman Sentenced to Death Goes Free

Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy has her sentence canceled and goes free.

Sudan: Christian Woman Sentenced to Death Goes Free

'Death Sentence Would Have Prevented My Husband's Murder'

Hadas Mizrahi, whose husband he murdered, says terrorists should face death, not be freed in deals.

'Death Sentence Would Have Prevented My Husband's Murder'

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leader Given Another Death Sentence

Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and 13 others to death over violence last summer.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leader Given Another Death Sentence

Sudanese Woman Facing Death for Christian Conversion to Appeal

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, famous for being sentenced to death for marrying Christian man, to file appeal.

Sudanese Woman Facing Death for Christian Conversion to Appeal

Sudanese Government Denies Imprisoned Pregnant Woman to be Freed

Rumors of a sudden reversal false, several officials close to the case say.

Sudanese Government Denies Imprisoned Pregnant Woman to be Freed

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death to be Freed

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be "freed within days", according to Sudan's foreign ministry.

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death to be Freed