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Outcry as Singapore executes man with learning difficulties over drugs offence

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A man with learning difficulties has been executed in Singapore for attempting to smuggle a small amount of heroin, despite repeated pleas for his life to be spared, in a case campaigners have described as a “tragic m...

Boris Johnson upbeat on Saudi oil supply as kingdom executes three more

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Boris Johnson has hinted Saudi Arabia could speed up oil production to help calm spiralling energy prices for Britons, as he praised the country for improving its human rights record despite three more people being ex...

Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day

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Saudi Arabia has executed 81 men over the past 24 hours, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian national, on charges including terrorism and holding “deviant beliefs“, state news agency SPA said on Saturday. The numbe...

Alabama executes inmate for 1996 murder by lethal injection

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Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday evening after a divided US supreme court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost h...

Oklahoma executes man for 2001 murders of two hotel workers

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Oklahoma executed a man on Thursday for the murders of two hotel workers during a robbery in 2001. Donald Grant, 46, received a lethal injection at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester and was declared dead at...

Missouri executes convicted killer despite pleas for clemency

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A man has been put to death in the US state of Missouri for killing three workers while robbing a convenience store nearly three decades ago, an execution performed over objections from racial justice activists, lawma...

Outcry as Saudi Arabia executes young Shia man for ‘rebellion’

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Saudi Arabia has executed a young man who was convicted on charges stemming from his participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shia Muslims. A leading rights group said his trial was “deeply flawed”. I...

Texas executes Quintin Jones by lethal injection without media witnesses

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Texas inmate Quintin Jones was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday without media witnesses present. The press could not witness the death of the 41-year-old because prison agency officials neglected to notify re...