asia & pacific
North Korea Has Publicly Executed 1,382 People Since 2000, Report Claims
A report based on interviews with 221 North Korean defectors attempts to offer a detailed accounting of how often the ruling regime kills citizens in public.
Man Who Filmed Woman's Public Beheading in Saudi Arabia Reportedly Arrested
The man is said to have filmed the beheading last week, which circulated on social media and drew criticism from human rights activists.
2013 Was a Big Year for Executions According to the Amnesty International Annual Report
According to the review, at least 778 people were put to death in 22 countries in 2013, and these numbers don’t even include China, which is said to have carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together.
This is What Happens When Iran Uses Construction Equipment to Kill People
There are two reasons why you'd recognize an Atlas crane: One, you work in construction. Two, you've attended public hangings in Iran.
Vigilante Justice Is Taking Over Libya
Crowds congregated in the capital city of Tripoli, chanting and calling for the public execution of Saif Gaddafi, the former dictator's son, along with other officials from the old regime. Some called for him to be killed with no trial, while others...