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July 17, Anniversary of The Regicide

In the early hours of 17 July 1918, the Cheka firing squad (the Soviet secret police) fired volley after volley into Nicholas Romanov, Czar of all the Russias, and his family: Empress Alexandra, son Nikkei, and four daughters, Maria, Olga, Tatiana, and Anastasia. 2,598 more words

Cambodia, Kingdom of What?

On 10th July 2016, an opposed political activist, Mr Kem Ley was shot dead in a coffee shop at a gas station in Phnom Penh before 9am. 257 more words


1927 – Kevin O’Higgins, the Free State Minister for Justice, is assassinated while on his way to Mass at the Church of the Assumption by three anti-Treaty members.

Kevin O’Higgins the Irish Minister for Justice is gunned down by Anti-Treaty activists on his way to Sunday Mass. O’Higgin’s own father had been gunned down by the IRA in 1923. 457 more words

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Calls for justice in Kenya as human rights lawyer buried, death linked to police

NAIROBI, Kenya – Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and a taxi driver were buried Saturday in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial killings. 480 more words


Dead Kings - An Introduction.

‘Well, being assasinated is natural causes for a king’

– Granny Weatherwax, Wyrd Sisters.

In this world, there are many varied and interesting ways to die – especially if you happen to be a monarch or, for the sake of inclusion, a head of state. 175 more words