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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. The case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who claims she acted in self-defence after a sexual assault, raises concerns because of her …

Daily News Egypt

Controversy over capital punishment

The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR) has called for a reconsideration of what crimes are subject to the death penalty, following the sentencing of 14 militants involved in attacks on security forces in north Sinai last year. The EOHR condemned the attackers and supported their facing trial, but it also called for a review …

Hend Kortam

Military court sentences 2 to death for beheading officer

By AFP CAIRO: A military court on Wednesday sentenced two men to death for beheading an army officer during the uprising that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak, the official MENA news agency reported. Three others received life sentences, and two more were jailed for 15 years each for the murder of the army officer in a …


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