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# Death Sentence

Last year
# FIFPro
Footballer union 'sickened' as Iranian player risks death sentence
Amir Nasr-Azadani reportedly faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom in his country.
# Protests
Iran issues first death sentence for Mahsa Amini 'riots'
Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also security personnel, have been killed during the protests
# bandung
Headteacher in Indonesia sentenced to death for raping 13 girls
Herry Wirawan had been convicted by a three-judge panel at Bandung District Court in February and sentenced to life in prison.
All time
# Tehran
Iran court to retry three sentenced to death over protests
Numerous calls had spread online after the verdict was announced calling for a halt to the executions.
# Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia
Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the government of Nawaz Sharif.
# Holey Artisan Bakery
Bangladesh court sentences seven militants to death for 2016 café attack
Twenty hostages were killed, including 17 from Japan, Italy and India.
# Nusrat Jahan Rafi
Sixteen people sentenced to death after 19-year-old woman burned to death in Bangladesh
A 19-year-old woman was burnt alive in April after making a sexual harassment complaint against a teacher.
# Convicted
Six men escape death sentence for rape and murder of eight-year-old Indian girl
Investigations suggested that the girl was targeted in order to strike fear in her nomad community.
# Lethal Injection
US executes man who shot ex-girlfriend in front of her five-year-old son
He also shot two of the woman’s friends who were present when he entered her home.
# Conflict
Six people sentenced to death in Gaza Strip for 'collaborating' with Israel
Eight others were sentenced to hard labour ranging from six to 15 years.
# Iraq
German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS
She was sentenced in an Iraqi court earlier today.
# unswerving loyalty
Meet the 90-year-old North Korean convicted spy whose sole wish is to make it back to the 'Fatherland'
Seo Ok-ryol has spent three decades in prison and been sentenced to death on two separate occasions.
# Al-Jazeera
Egypt court recommends death sentence for 3 journalists
Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was one of the codefendants but was not sentenced to death.
# Death Penalty
50% more people were executed last year than in 2014
Amnesty International has said that 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries last year.
# Bangladesh
Death sentence for men who filmed themselves beating boy (13) to death
Four people have been sentenced to death for their part in the brutal assault.
# Death Sentence
Australia's Bali Nine ringleaders will die tomorrow despite corruption claims
The pair’s sentencing judge allegedly asked for huge bribes in return for lighter penalties.
# Saudi Arabia
Death sentence for killer of Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers
The attack took place ten years ago in the capital of Saudi Arabia.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.
# Religion
Britain slams 'barbaric' death sentence given to pregnant woman in Sudan
The Christian woman was sentenced to death for apostasy, for her religious choice, last month and gave birth in prison earlier this week.
# Egypt
Muslim Brotherhood leader among 683 sentenced to death
The same court also reversed 492 previous death sentences, commuting most to life in prison.
# India
Men who gang-raped photojournalist sentenced to death in Mumbai
Three men have been sentenced to death, a fourth to life in prison.
# Justice
Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent
The 64-year-old was freed following new information which showed he was not present at the murder he was accused of.
# Blasphemy
British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for claiming to be a prophet
The court rejected defence claims that the 65-year-old has mental health problems.
# Ohio
Ohio man sentenced to death for Craigslist plot
Richard Beasley was convicted of the murder of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers posted on Craigslist.
# Egypt
Strikes shut down Egyptian port city for second day
The protesters are angry over the killing of some 50 people during demonstrations last month.
# Death Sentence
British grandmother gets death sentence for drugs in Indonesia
An Indonesian court has sentenced Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million into the resort island of Bali.
# China
China: Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence for Heywood murder
Gu Kailai was found guilty of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood, a crime she had confessed to, and given the death penalty with two years’ reprieve in a case which has rocked China.
# Iran
Iran sentences US citizen Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death over 'CIA spying'
Conviction comes as US-Iranian relations increasingly sour.
# Troy Davis
'Don't let me die in vain': Executed Troy Davis remembered at memorial
Supporters have gathered for Davis’ funeral today, after his execution for a murder he insisted he did not commit.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
It’s your Friday Fix: the McGivern family react to the HIQA report, should our taxes be as high as Germany’s… and Enda Kenny the goat, King of the Puck Fair.
# Pakistan
Pakistan soldier sentenced to death for shooting unarmed civilian
Footage of the 18-year-old being fatally injured generated anger across the country after it was broadcast on TV.
# Bahrain
Bahrain sentences four to death after anti-government demos
Four demonstrators are sentenced to death, and another three given life in prison, for killing police officers last month.
# Cuba
Cuba commutes last death sentence
Supreme Court in Cuba has commuted sentence of man convicted for killing one person during an attempted coup in 1994.
# Death Sentence
Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan
37-year-old mother of two sentenced to death after she got into a row about religion with her co-workers.