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Themed Set: The Contemporary Middle East

March 10th, 2011 Headsman

You might have noticed, it’s been in the news lately.

Despots and their retainers, nervously watching the news.

Conveniently for these pages, that region is also perennially among the busiest when it comes to the death penalty. Aside from China, and the inscrutable North Korea, no country regularly keeps up the official execution pace of Iran, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia. And that’s leaving aside the messy extrajudicial fare that the region’s intractable conflicts have fostered.

On this day..

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