Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Jordan’s last previous executions were in June 2006 and 122 people have since been sentenced to death.

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.

“Eleven criminals convicted in different cases of murder were executed at dawn,” the official Petra news agency quoted a ministry spokesman as saying.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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