capital punishment

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Evagoras Pallikarides was born in Tsada on February 26, 1938 and was hung by the British on March 14, 1957, aged 18, for being caught carrying a gun, a capital offence at the time of the EOKA insurgency.
Capital offence emergency crews at King's Cross after the devastation caused by the London bombers on July 7 last year.
Based on evidence obtained from Mary Burton, a sixteen-year-old indentured servant, the court charged that the white itinerant teacher John Ury was a Catholic priest and a Spanish spy--a capital offence.
He added: 'In the past in Scotland, sheep-stealing was a capital offence but we're not advocating anything so drastic.
Our times, unlike the era of the Gileadites, do not deem mispronunciation a capital offence.
In Canada, the Muslim family converted to Christianity -- a capital offence in Iran.
In the same week, the Office of Fair Trading announced it will look at some odious airline restrictions - like limiting compensation for damaged or lost bags or cancelled flights and making the passing on of a flight ticket to a relative or friend close to a capital offence.
Instead of sorting it out there and then, or even complaining to the match referee to sort it that day, India turned what appears to have been handbags into a capital offence with an ICC show trial involving a judicial commissioner.
Looting was once a capital offence dealt with by shooting.
Garrow's Law BBC1, 9pm It's another tale of scandal in Georgian England this week as Garrow is called on to defend a man who has been accused of sodomy - a capital offence in that day and age.
If he ever returns to his home country, he faces the possibility of execution - not because of the killing but because being gay is a capital offence.
Five of the defendants, including the university student, were charged on Saturday with the capital offence of "moharebeh" (waging war against God).
It was a capital offence in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and, strictly speaking, should still be.
Nicolaou referred to the failed asylum application of a gay Iranian man, highlighting that homosexuality is a capital offence in Iran, punishable by death.
Emigrating from Japan in the 17th century was a capital offence.