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Afghanistan

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3. [1]

References

[1] Khaama Press, Kidnappers and killers of the 12-year-old Abasin hanged in Kabul, https://www.khaama.com/kidnappers-and-killers-of-the-12-year-old-abasin-hanged-in-kabul-04369, Jan. 28, 2018.

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Algeria

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0. [1]

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Antigua and Barbuda

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0. [1]

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Bahamas

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0. [1]

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Bahrain

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0. [1]

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Bangladesh

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0. [1]

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Barbados

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0. [1]

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Belarus

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2. [1]

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[1] Radio Free Europe, EU, Council Of Europe Condemn New Executions In Belarus, Call For Moratorium, https://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-eu-council-of-europe-condemn-new-executions-call-for-moratorium/29259839.html, May 30, 2018.

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Belize

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0. [1]

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Botswana

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2. [1]

References

[1] AfricaNews, Botswana hangs man who murdered girlfriend and son in 2010, http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/19/botswana-hangs-man-who-murdered-girlfriend-and-son-in-2010/, Feb. 19, 2018. Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Botswana hangs man convicted of murder and robbery in 2015, http://www.africanews.com/2018/05/25/botswana-hangs-man-convicted-of-murder-and-robbery-in-2015//, May 25, 2018.

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Brunei

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0. 0. [1]

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Cameroon

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0. [1]

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Central African Republic

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0. [1]

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Chad

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0. [1]

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China

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0. The number of executions is a state secret, and the executions reported in the media are a fraction of those that are carried out. Human rights organizations estimate that China carries out thousands of executions a year, more than the rest of the world together. [1]

References

[1] Dui Hua, Criminal Justice – Death Penalty Reform, http://duihua.org/wp/?page_id=136, last accessed Jan. 12, 2016. Amnesty Intl., Death Sentences and Executions in 2015, p. 2, ACT 50/3487/2016, Apr. 2016. Reprieve, Global executions in 2016, http://www.reprieve.org.uk/press/global-executions-2016/, Dec. 29, 2016. Andy East, China executes Monday first Columbian for drug trafficking in 2010, https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/china-executes-74-year-old-colombian-for-drug-trafficking/16433, The City Paper, Feb. 28, 2017. South China Morning Post, Double murderer executed in southwest China after change of plea fails, http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2089956/double-murderer-executed-southwest-china-after-change-plea-fails, Apr. 23, 2017. Shanghai Daily, Former Chinese official executed following supreme court’s approval, http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nation/Former-Chinese-official-executed-following-supreme-courts-approval/shdaily.shtml, May 26, 2017. South China Morning Post, 13 Chinese sentenced to death for drugs offences as thousands look on in public trial, http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2100147/13-chinese-sentenced-death-drugs-offences-thousands-look-public, Jun. 27, 2017.

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Comoros

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0. [1]

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Cuba

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0. [1]

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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0. [1]

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Dominica

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0. [1]

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Egypt

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12. [1]

References

[1] Asharq Al-Awsat, Egypt Executes Man Accused of Killing Army Officer, https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1153506/egypt-executes-man-accused-killing-army-officer, Jan. 24, 2018. European Parliament, Motion for a resolution on Executions in Egypt, http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B8-2018-0116&format=XML&language=EN, Feb. 6, 2018. Al Jazeera Network, Egypt must end death penalty: EU politicians, http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/egypt-death-penalty-eu-politicians-180208151830895.html, Feb. 8, 2018. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Egypt: Suspend death sentences issued after unjust trials in military courts, https://cihrs.org/stop-execution-of-death-sentences-rendered-by-special-trials-lacking-the-minimum-guarantees-of-justice/?lang=en, Mar. 28, 2018.

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Equatorial Guinea

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0. [1]

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Eritrea

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0. [1]

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Ethiopia

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0. [1]

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Gambia

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0. [1]

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Ghana

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0. [1]

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Grenada

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0. [1]

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Guatemala

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0. [1]

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Guyana

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0. [1]

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India

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0. [1]

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Indonesia

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0. [1]

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Iran

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Given the secrecy surrounding executions, exact numbers are difficult to obtain and different figures are provided by various organizations.

According to the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, there have been 145 executions in 2018. [1]

The Iran Human Rights Monitor tally reports 179 executions as of September 4, 2018. [2]

The actual number of executions is likely to be higher, given the government’s underreporting of executions and the holding of secret executions.

References

[1] Human Rights and Democracy for Iran (A project of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation), Reported executions 2018, https://www.iranrights.org/, last accessed Sep. 19, 2018.
[2] Iran HRM, Monthly Report – January 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/02/04/7431/, Feb. 8, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – February 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/03/05/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-february-2018/, Mar. 5, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – March 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/04/02/iran-human-rights-hrm/, Apr. 17, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – April 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/05/04/iran-human-rights-monthly-report/, May 24, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – May 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/06/04/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-may-2018/, Jun. 4, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – June 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/07/05/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-june-2018/, Jul. 10, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – July 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/08/06/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-july/, Aug. 7, 2018. Iran HRM, Monthly Report – August 2018, https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/09/04/iran-human-rights-monitor-monthly-report-august-2018/, Sep. 4, 2018.

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Iraq

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36. [1]

References

[1] PressTV, 11 executed in Iraq over terrorism charges: Justice ministry, http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/04/16/558732/Iraq-executions-terrorist-convicts, Apr. 16, 2018. BBC, Iraq executes 12 for terrorism after IS captives found dead, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44654977, Jun. 29, 2018. TheNewArab, Iraq executes six for ‘shedding Iraqi blood,’ https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/8/16/iraq-executes-six-for-shedding-iraqi-blood, Aug. 17, 2018. Gulf News, Iraq executes seven men convicted of ‘terror,’ https://gulfnews.com/news/mena/iraq/iraq-executes-seven-men-convicted-of-terror-1.2277229, Sep. 11, 2018.

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Jamaica

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0. [1]

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Japan

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13. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Japan: Executions of seven Aum cult members fails to deliver justice, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/07/japan-aum-cult-executions-fails-to-deliver-justice/, Jul. 6, 2018. BBC, Tokyo Sarin attack: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on death row, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44962581, Jul. 26, 2018.

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Jordan

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0. [1]

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Kenya

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Kuwait

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Laos

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Lebanon

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Lesotho

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Liberia

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Libya

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Malawi

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Malaysia

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Maldives

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Mali

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Mauritania

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Morocco

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Myanmar

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Niger

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Nigeria

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North Korea

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Oman

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Pakistan

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The government does not typically provide official figures. According to figures gathered by the organization Justice Project Pakistan, using a three-step process to verify the accuracy of its execution count, there have been at least 10 executions in 2018. [1]

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0. [1]

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Russian Federation

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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0. [1]

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By tallying reports of executions we estimate that at least 66 executions have been carried out as of September 5, 2018. [1]

Other news sources report that, according to an AFP tally, 73 people have been executed as of July 17, 2018. [2]

References

[1] APA News, Nigerian drug convicts executed in Saudi Arabia, http://apanews.net/en/pays/nigeria/news/nigerian-drug-convicts-executed-in-saudi-arabia, Jan. 27, 2018. Saudi Gazette, Four Pakistanis Executed for Murder, Rape, http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/527967/SAUDI-ARABIA/Four-Pakistanis-executed-murder-rape, Feb. 8, 2017. Xinhua News, Indonesia deplores Saudi Arabia’s execution against Indonesian worker without notice, http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/19/c_137050776.htm, Mar. 19, 2018. Human Rights Watch, Saudi Arabia: Executions for Drug Crimes. Crown Prince Signals Possible Limit on Non-Murder Executions, https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/25/saudi-arabia-executions-drug-crimes, Apr. 25, 2018. Habib Toumi, Man executed for attacks on banks, Gulf News, https://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/man-executed-for-attacks-on-banks-1.2221086, May 14, 2018. Khaleej Times, Saudi man executed for burning father while he was sleeping, https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/saudi-man-executed-for-burning/-father-while-he-was-sleeping, Jun. 26, 2018. Gulf Business, Nigerian national executed in Saudi for drug smuggling, http://gulfbusiness.com/nigerian-national-executed-saudi-drug-smuggling/, Jul. 3, 2018. Saudi Press Agency, Two Pakistanis crucified for having committed multi-capital crimes against some expatriates in Saudi Arabia, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1782239, Jul. 5, 2018. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotics Smuggler Executed in Jeddah, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1783056, Jul. 9, 2018. The New Arab, Saudi Arabia executes 7 in one day, https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/7/17/saudi-arabia-executes-seven-people-in-one-day, Jul. 17, 2018. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smuggler Executed in Riyadh Region, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1790630#1790630, Jul. 26, 2018. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smuggler Executed in Tabuk Region, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1792454#1792454, Aug. 1, 2018. Saudi Press Agency, Narcotic Smuggler Executed in Riyadh Region, https://www.spa.gov.sa/viewfullstory.php?lang=en&newsid=1792884#1792884, Aug. 2, 2018. Associated Press, Saudi Arabia crucifies Myanmar man convicted of murder, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabia-crucifies-myanmar-man-convicted-of-murder/2018/08/08/11739ae8-9afa-11e8-a8d8-9b4c13286d6b_story.html?utm_term=.e6859f00bd60, The Washington Post, Aug. 8, 2018. Gulf Business, Saudi national executed for shooting and killing man in Asir, http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-national-executed-shooting-killing-man-asir/, Sept. 3, 2018.
[2] The New Arab, Saudi Arabia executes 7 in one day, https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/7/17/saudi-arabia-executes-seven-people-in-one-day, Jul. 17, 2018.

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0. [1]

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Singapore

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2. [1]

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[1] Samantha Boh, Drug trafficker from Ghana hanged after clemency plea rejected, http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/drug-trafficker-from-ghana-hanged-after-clemency-plea-rejected, Mar. 12, 2018. UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Human Rights Office condemns execution for drug-related offences in Singapore, http://bangkok.ohchr.org/news/press/Singapurax.aspx, Mar. 16, 2018.

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0. [1]

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South Korea

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South Sudan

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Sri Lanka

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0. [1]

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Sudan

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Swaziland

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0. [1]

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Syria

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Taiwan

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1. [1]

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[1] Amnesty Intl., Taiwan: First execution under President Tsai Ing-wen a crushing setback to abolition hopes, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/08/taiwan-dp/, Aug. 31, 2018.

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1. On June 18, Thailand executed 26-year-old Theerasak Longji via lethal injection. This was the state's first execution since 2009. [1]

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[1] Amnesty International, Thailand: Country’s first execution since 2009 a deplorable move, https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/thailand-countrys-first-execution-since-2009-a-deplorable-move/, Jun. 19, 2018.

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Trinidad and Tobago

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United States of America

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16. [1]

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[1] Death Penalty Information Center, Execution List 2018, https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/execution-list-2018, last accessed Sep. 19, 2018.

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3. [1] It is unclear whether a judicial process or determination preceded these public executions.

(This is the number of executions reported in the media. Because of the secrecy surrounding capital punishment, we are not able to offer a reliable estimate.)

References

[1] Lucy Middleton, Paedophiles publicly shot and hanged after raping and killing young boy, Metro News, https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/09/paedophiles-publicly-shot-and-hanged-after-raping-and-killing-young-boy-7817941/, Aug. 9, 2018.

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