Jordan executes 15 people, ten of them for terror offences

Jordan executed 15 prisoners on Saturday, including 10 who were convicted of terrorism, said officials.Hattar was shot dead by Riyad Ismail outside a court house in September as he was about to go on trial for blasphemy over a cartoon he posted online that mocked the Daesh group. Government spokesman Mohammad al Momani told state media those executed included one man who was convicted of an attack a year ago on an intelligence compound near a Palestinian camp that killed five security personnel. Five others were wounded. No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke
Georgia Tech had split its past six games and was coming off a win over Pittsburgh. “Defensively, we did a great job”, Berry said. But Berry’s burst back into his role as a main threat was more unsuspecting for the Tar Heels, and some may argue more lethal. Jordan is a part of a US-led military coalition against IS, which holds territory in Syria and Iraq.A man who previous year killed leftist Christian writer Nahed Hattar was also among those executed.All 15 prisoners were hanged at dawn at the Swaqa Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in one of the largest executions since the country reinstated the death penalty in 2015. China to Boost Military Spending
Fu said recent talks with China’s neighbors had eased those tensions, a position Beijing has repeated often in recent weeks as Mr. China has never caused harm to anyone. “There is a huge gap between China and the United States in capability”. Jordan in the past refrained from executing political detainees and either reduced or suspended death sentences handed to fundamentalist Islamists on terror-related charges.The five not charged with terrorism offences had been convicted of rape and sexual assault.”This is a major step backwards for both Jordan and efforts to end the death penalty – a senseless and ineffective means of administering justice”, said Samah Hadid, deputy director at Amnesty International’s Beirut office. North Korean suspect released over airport murder of Kim Jong Nam
The reaction and the response must be firm and North Korea must be taught that such a conduct has no place in this day and age. Also Thursday, amid growing fallout from the killing, Malaysia announced it is scrapping visa-free entry for North Koreans. But the public appeared to link the policy with a rise in crime and in December 2014, 11 men who had been convicted of murder were hanged.