Human rights group condemns Iraq’s lack of transparency in executions

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday condemned the Iraqi government for providing no details about more than two dozen people who have been executed this week alone, bringing the number of executions in the country [...]

Gambia shoots nine death row inmates in mass execution

BANJUL, THE GAMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Gambian government on Sunday executed nine death row inmates by firing squad after they were previously convicted of murder or treason, the interior ministry confirmed on Tuesday, prompting condemnation from [...]

Four sentenced to death in Iran’s biggest ever bank fraud case

TEHRAN, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A court in Iran has sentenced four people to be executed for their role in what has been described as the country's largest ever bank fraud case, judicial officials said on Monday. Dozens more have received jail terms [...]

Filipino maid sentenced to death for drug trafficking

SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Malaysian high court on Monday sentenced a Filipino maid to death by hanging after she was found guilty of trafficking cocaine, state-run media reported. A Malaysian man has also been sentenced to death for [...]

Belarus executes Minsk subway bombers

MINSK, Belarus (BNO NEWS) -- Two men who were previously convicted of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in the Minsk subway last year were executed on Saturday, state-run media reported on Sunday. The European Union (EU) condemned the execution. A [...]