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In a break with moratorium, Jordan hangs 15 convicts at dawn

AFP
Published : Mar 4, 2017, 1:27 pm IST
Updated : Mar 4, 2017, 1:28 pm IST

All were Jordanians and they were hanged in Suaga prison south of the capital Amman.

Representational image. (Source: AFP)
 Representational image. (Source: AFP)

Amman: Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners at dawn on Saturday, Information Minister Mahmud al-Momani said, in a further break with the moratorium on executions it had observed between 2006 and 2014.

Ten of those put to death had been convicted of terrorism offences and five of crimes including rape, Momani told the official Petra news agency.

All were Jordanians and they were hanged in Suaga prison south of the capital Amman.

Tags: terrorism, hanged to death, offences, suaga prison
Location: Jordan, Amman, Amman