Death Penalty

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In this image from a video aired by North Korea's KRT in August, Kim Jong Un speaks with officials in North Korea. The country has sentenced two South Korean journalists to death in absentia. (KRT via AP Video)

North Korea sentences two South Korean journalists to death in absentia

New York, September 1, 2017–A North Korean court has sentenced the South Korean journalists Son Hyo-rim, of Dong-A Ilbo, and Yang Ji-ho, of Chosun Ilbo, and the papers’ respective director generals, Kim Jae Ho and Pang Sang Hun to death, the country’s state media reported yesterday. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the sentences and…

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Nazar Ahari

Iran convicts 2 journalists; considers death for blogger

New York, September 21, 2010–The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by Iran’s continued persecution of independent journalists. Reporters Shiva Nazar Ahari and Emadeddin Baghi have each been sentenced to six years in prison, while authorities are said to be considering the death penalty for blogger Hossein Derakhshan, according to news reports.

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