Saudi Arabia To Behead 14 For Participating In Anti-Government Protests

The condemned includes a young student named Mujtaba al-Suweyket, who was only 17 at the time of his sentencing and was about to study in a U.S. university.

The 'crucifixion' of 5 beheaded bodies in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, the Gulf kingdom ruled by an absolute monarchy and key United States ally, is planning to behead 14 men for participating in anti-government protests after what Amnesty International called a “grossly unfair mass trial.” “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia's authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of

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Court Blocks Texas Efforts To Execute Mentally Ill Inmate Scott Panetti

Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti, diagnosed with schizophrenia, will be given a new shot to prove his incompetency after a federal appeals court ruling on Tuesday.

Scott Panetti, diagnosed with schizophrenia, has been spared death after an appellate court intervened in his case.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case of a Texas death row inmate with schizophrenia back to district court in a sharp opinion Tuesday. The lower court will have to take another look at whether Scott Panetti’s mental illness makes him ineligible for execution. Panetti’s case is well known in Texas. He is often the poster child for

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Texas Wants Its Execution Drugs Back, And It’s Suing The FDA To Get Them

More than a year after the feds blocked Texas from importing an execution drug, Texas filed a lawsuit demanding a final decision on whether the drugs can be delivered.

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(REPORT) --- Texas on Tuesday sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for what it says is an "unreasonable delay" in deciding whether to allow the delivery of execution drugs from India. The lawsuit comes more than 17 months after the FDA seized 1,000 vials of sodium thiopental at a Houston airport. In July 2015, the Texas Department of

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At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Supports Right To Torture & Execute LGBT People

The Gulf kingdom, where homosexuality is punishable by beheading, objected to a report by the special rapporteur on torture because extending human rights protections to LGBT people “lacked any ground in international law.”

The 'crucifixion' of 5 beheaded bodies in Saudi Arabia.

GENEVA --- At the most recent session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia objected to a resolution that condemns the use of torture by law enforcement and reaffirms the human rights of LGBT people. The resolution, passed during the council’s 31st session, which closed on March 24, condemns the use of torture “and other cruel, inhuman

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Your Tax Dollars At Work: US Among World’s Top Executioners In 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. remains the only country to use capital punishment in the Americas, carrying out 28 executions in six states

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United Kingdom — The number of people put to death across the globe in 2015 reached a 25-year high. The alarming surge in executions saw at least 1,634 people sentenced to death in 25 countries, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The figures exclude China, whose numbers remain a state secret despite the country’s title as the

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International Writers & Artists Protest Saudi Plans To Execute Palestinian Poet

Renowned author Irvine Welsh hoped the campaign would put “pressure on governments who espouse democracy and freedom” to reconsider their dealings with Saudi Arabia.

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia --- Just one week after Saudi Arabia killed carried out its largest mass execution since 1980, the monarchy announced plans to execute a prominent Palestinian poet. On Jan. 2, Saudi Arabia executed 47 people across the country on trumped up terror charges, including political and human rights activists like Sheikh Nimr

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