Jordan Hangs 11 After Lifting Ban on Executions

December 21, 2014 12:33 PM

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Jordan's Interior Ministry says the kingdom has hanged 11 people convicted of murder, the first executions to take place in the country in eight years.

The official Petra news agency quoted the ministry's spokesman Ziad al-Zuabi as saying the 11 men, who were convicted in 2005 and 2006, were executed early Sunday at a penitentiary in the country's south.

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