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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

Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

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

Death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber reinstated

Egyptian court sentences 10 members of Muslim Brotherhood 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

Egyptian court 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 Ruhollah Zam 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 dropped significantly in 2019

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

'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

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 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

Four Emiratis 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

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

Egypt 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 Die for 'Collaborating'

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 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 Orders Retrial for 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: Death 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