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EGYPT: CABINET APPROVES NEW TERROR LAW

April 3, 2014: The Egyptian government approved a new anti-terrorism law, in the wake of a terrorist attack outside Cairo University on April 2nd.
A government statement confirmed that the counter-terrorism law had been amended as it went through the house, and that it had been referred to interim president Adly Mansour for ratification. No specific details about the amendments were released.
The cabinet issued a statement saying that “terrorist operations, which have escalated recently in an attempt to derail the [post-June 30 transitional] roadmap, will not succeed in achieving their malicious objectives. The heroes of the armed forces and police, and behind them the great Egyptian people, are standing ready to deter any terrorist acts.”
The law increases the punishment for terrorism-related crimes and expands the scope of crimes that fall into this category.
By early Friday, local media were circulating unconfirmed reports that the amendments called for the death penalty for any person convicted of terrorism-related crimes, in addition to expanding the powers of security officers to enforce counter-terrorism laws. The law also reportedly also mandates harsher prison sentences for those found guilty of the crime of promoting terrorist organizations, including on the Internet.
Cairo University, the scene of Wednesday’s terror attack, has since approved the deployment of police on campus for the first time in four years. The university’s Board of Governors issued a statement pledging the university administration’s complete support for the increased security measures, imploring students and staff members to recognize the “exceptional” circumstances.
A new group calling itself “Agnad Misr” (Soldiers of Egypt) has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attacks. The group said it was targeting police “criminals” who had carried out a “massacre,” an apparent reference to the government crackdown on Islamists following the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi last July. (Sources: aawsat.net, 05/04/2014)

IRAN: ONE PRISONER WAS HANGED IN PRISON
TEXAS (USA): JOSE VILLEGAS EXECUTED
KENYA: 33 YEAR OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH IN BARINGO
MALAYSIA: WOMAN GETS THE GALLOWS FOR MURDERING STEPMOTHER
NIGERIA: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER, MUTILATION
IRAQ: MORE THAN 600 IRAQIS EXECUTED IN 4 YEARS
ZAMBIA: COURT UPHOLDS MUM, SON DEATH SENTENCES
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED IN BANDAR ABBAS PRISON
IRAN: ANOTHER MAN SENTENCED TO HAVE EYES GOUGED OUT
IRAN: FORMER MARINE ESCAPES DEATH PENALTY AFTER SENTENCE IS SECRETLY REDUCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
BRUNEI: UNITED NATIONS VOICED DEEP CONCERN ABOUT THE NEW SHARIA PENAL CODE
NIGERIA: KOGI INDIGENE GETS STATE PARDON AFTER 18 YEARS IN DEATH ROW
NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA): SENATE PANEL ENDORSES DEATH PENALTY REPEAL
BANGLADESH: 3 OUTLAWS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER IN BAGERHAT
BANGLADESH: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN WIFE KILLING CASE IN MANIKGANJ
TEXAS (USA): RAMIRO HERNANDEZ-LLANAS EXECUTED
CHINA: COURT REJECTS DEATH SENTENCE APPEAL OF POLICEMAN WHO SHOT PREGNANT WOMAN DEAD, INJURED HUSBAND
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: GO-AHEAD TO IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY BY LETHAL INJECTION
VIETNAM: JUSTICE MINISTRY PROPOUNDS REDUCTION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
IRAN: ONE PRISONER HANGED IN ARDEBIL
BELARUS: PUBLIC OPINION ON THE DEATH PENALTY
NORTH KOREA: OFFICIAL REPORTEDLY EXECUTED WITH A FLAMETHROWER
IRAQ CARRIED OUT DEATH SENTENCE ON CONVICTED OF TERRORIST CHARGES
EGYPT: POLICE CAPTAIN SENTENCED TO DEATH
PAKISTAN: COUPLE GET DEATH SENTENCES FOR BLASPHEMY
SAUDI ARABIA: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR CHILD RAPIST
VIETNAM: SUPREME PEOPLE’S COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE TO THAI DRUG MULE
INDIA: MUMBAI COURT ORDERS FIRST DEATH SENTENCE FOR MULTIPLE RAPES
SAUDI ARABIA: INDONESIA MAID ON DEATH ROW SPARED EXECUTION
NORTH KOREA: GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXECUTE 200 SUPPORTERS OF JANG SONG THAEK

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