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8 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Sunday, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty. Authorities said the men were all Jordanians convicted on murder charges in 2005 and 2006. Jordan's last previous executions were in June 2006 and 122 people have since been sentenced to death. Interior Minister ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead. Pakistan described the bloody rampage in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday as its own "mini 9/11", saying it was a game changer ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Kelly Rhyne, Sentenced To Death In 1998, May Be Freed

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man sentenced to die for a 1998 murder has been issued a new sentence that gives him credit for 16 years of time served and makes him eligible for parole immediately. Elko County District Judge Norman Robison on Thursday resentenced 55-year-old Kelly Rhyne to life in prison with the possibility of parole after the ...

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DEC 19, 2014 - Seattle Times

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After school massacre, 2 Pakistan militants hanged

Pakistan hanged two convicted militants on Friday -- the country's first executions in years -- after the government reinstated the death penalty in response to a horrific Taliban school massacre this week that killed 148, most of them children.

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DEC 18, 2014 - Mother Jones

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Executions Just Hit a 20-Year Low

There's some encouraging news this week in the usually gloomy realm of criminal justice. According to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), there were fewer executions this year than in any year since 1994—and fewer new death sentences imposed than any year since 1974. That may be of little comfort to the family of Robert Wayne Holsey, ...

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