North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday boasted of a surge of internal strength in the new year because of the elimination of “factionalist filth” — a reference to his once powerful uncle and mentor, whose purge and execution last month have raised questions about the country’s stability.
By Matikas Santos
What would Jose Rizal’s final moments be like if someone tweeted about it?
A convicted murderer became the final person to be executed in the United States this year, after being put to death Tuesday in Oklahoma, authorities said.
The appeals division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court is reviewing the death sentence for one of the country’s opposition leaders after a judge halted his execution at the last minute so his attorneys could seek a new review of the case.
Iraq has confirmed seven more executions, pushing the number of people put to death this year to more than 150 in defiance of widespread international condemnation.
North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.
An American man confessed to a murder he had long denied as he was put to death Tuesday night in Florida by lethal injection.
A pharmacist which recently provided the state of Texas with barbiturates to use during executions by lethal injection has demanded the return of his stock after being drawn into a legal battle.
The execution of a US inmate diagnosed as “mentally retarded,” delayed pending a last-minute appeal, will now take place on Friday, officials in the US state of Georgia said.
By Ramon Tulfo
What a waste on the part of the government which tried in vain to get a reprieve for a Filipina drug mule who was reported to have been executed in China Wednesday.
By Carla Gomez
A command of the New People’s Army on Sunday claimed responsibility for the killing of three persons in northern Negros Occidental whom it tagged as “counter-revolutionary.”
For 11 years the family of a convicted terrorist waited and wondered about his fate as he sat on death row. Two weeks ago they found out — from television. Mohammad Afzal Guru had been hanged in secrecy in a faraway jail in New Delhi. A government letter informing them of the imminent hanging arrived at their home in Kashmir two days after he was dead.
Japan has executed three inmates convicted of murder in its first executions under the government that took office in December. The Justice Ministry said the executions were carried out early Thursday at three locations. One of the condemned inmates killed a schoolgirl.