Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium, AsiaOne World News

December 21, 2014 3:38 PM

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Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium, AsiaOne World News

AMMAN - 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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