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Countries with The Highest Number of Political Assassinations in the World

With few exceptions, political assassination is common in countries having liberal democracy; international secret societies; and powerful corporations. Such combination leads to the formation of organized criminality at top levels. Their criminal activities include political assassinations; and also massive corruption.

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Here is a list showing the countries with highest number of political assassinations arranged in order (Rank; Number of assassinations; and country name). This statistics does not include those who are murdered under judiciary and legal pretexts:

  1. 45 Japan; (ranks #1 with 45 political assignations).
  2. 44 United States
  3. 43  Italy (and former Roman Empire)
  4. 41  Assassinations in Russia and the Soviet Union
  5. 37 France
  6. 33  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  7. 30  Israel
  8. 23 Sri Lanka
  9. 22 Turkey
  10. 22  Germany
  11. 21 Lebanon
  12. 20 Mexico
  13. 20  Iraq
  14. 18 Philippines
  15. 18  Greece
  16. 17 Afghanistan
  17. 17  El Salvador
  18. 16 Spain
  19. 15  Egypt
  20. 15  Colombia
  21. 14 Iran
  22. 14  Algeria
  23. 13 Pakistan
  24. 11 Netherlands
  25. 11 Ireland
  26. 10 China
  27. 10 Bulgaria
  28. 10  Syria

Countries arranged aphetically with the first heading number showing the total political assassinations:

14 Algeria

John F. Kennedy

  1. Hiempsal (117 BC), co-ruler of Numidia
  2. Charles de Foucauld (December 1, 1916), French Catholic religious and priest
  3. François Darlan (December 24, 1942), senior figure of Vichy France
  4. Mohamed Khemisti (April 11, 1963), Algerian foreign minister [3]
  5. Mustafa Bouyali (February 3, 1987), Islamic fundamentalist
  6. Mohamed Boudiaf (June 29, 1992), Head of State of Algeria, shot at Annaba [4]
  7. Kasdi Merbah (August 22, 1993), former Prime Minister of Algeria
  8. Abdelkader Alloula (March 10, 1994), playwright
  9. Cheb Hasni (September 29, 1994), singer
  10. Seven monks of the Trappistes of Tibérine (March 27, 1996)
  11. Pierre Claverie (August 1, 1996), Catholic bishop of Oran
  12. Lounès Matoub (June 25, 1998), singer
  13. Abdelkader Hachani (November 22, 1999), Islamic fundamentalist
  14. Ali Tounsi (February 25, 2010), chief of the national police

15 Egypt

Abraham Lincoln

  1. Pompey the Great (48 BC), Roman general and politician killed in Egypt
  2. Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1121), vizier of Fatimid Egypt
  3. Al-Amir (1130), Fatimid Caliph
  4. Qutuz (1260), Mamluk sultan of Egypt
  5. Jean Baptiste Kléber (1800), French general
  6. Boutros Ghali (1910), Prime Minister of Egypt
  7. Sir Lee Stack (1924), Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
  8. Walter Edward Guinness, Lord Moyne (1944), the UK’s Minister Resident in the Middle East
  9. Ahmed Maher Pasha (1945 February 24), Prime Minister of Egypt [6]
  10. Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi (1948 December 28), Prime Minister of Egypt [7]
  11. Hassan al-Banna (1949), founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
  12. Wasfi al-Tal (1971 November 28), Prime Minister of Jordan shot during visit to Cairo [1]
  13. Anwar Sadat (1981 October 6), President of Egypt, shot while reviewing military parade [1]
  14. Rifaat al-Mahgoub (1990), speaker of Egyptian parliament
  15. Farag Foda (1992), Egyptian politician and intellectual

15 Colombia

  1. Antonio José de Sucre (1830), Venezuelan politician, statesman, soldier
  2. Rafael Uribe Uribe (1914), Lawyer, journalist, diplomat, soldier
  3. Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1948), Liberal Party leader
  4. Rodrigo Lara Bonilla (1984), Minister of Justice
  5. Jaime Pardo Leal (1987), Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party
  6. Guillermo Cano Isaza (1986), Director of El Espectador newspaper
  7. Luis Carlos Galán (1989), Presidential candidate, leader of the Colombian Liberal Party
  8. Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa (1990 March 22), Presidential candidate, leader of the Patriotic Union party [1]
  9. Carlos Pizarro Leongómez (1990), Presidential candidate, leader of the M-19 party
  10. Diana Turbay (1991), journalist and daughter of former Colombian president Julio César Turbay Ayala
  11. Andrés Escobar (1994), International footballer
  12. Manuel Cepeda Vargas (1994), Senator, leader of the Patriotic Union party
  13. Alvaro Gómez Hurtado (1995), former presidential candidate and director of El Nuevo Siglo newspaper
  14. Jaime Garzón (1999), Notable journalist and satirist
  15. Guillermo Gaviria Correa (2003), Governor of Antioquia

17 El Salvador

  1. Manuel Enrique Araujo (1913), President of El Salvador
  2. Farabundo Martí (1932), communist leader and peasant revolt organizer.
  3. Roque Dalton (1975), poet and revolutionary.
  4. Rutilio Grande García, S.J. (1977), Roman Catholic priest
  5. Alfonso Navarro Oviedo (1977), Roman Catholic priest
  6. Ernesto Barrera (1978), Roman Catholic priest
  7. Octavio Ortiz Luna (1979), Roman Catholic priest
  8. Rafael Palacios (1979), Roman Catholic priest
  9. Alirio Napoleón Macías (1979), Roman Catholic priest
  10. Óscar Arnulfo Romero (1980), Archbishop of San Salvador, by right-wing death squad
  11. Enrique Álvarez Córdova (1980) and five other leaders of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Front (“FDR,” for its Spanish initials), captured and killed by government aligned security forces.
  12. Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Dorothy Kazel, and Jean Donovan (1980), Roman Catholic nuns, by the National Guard of El Salvador
  13. Albert Schaufelberger (1983), senior U.S. Naval representative
  14. Ignacio Ellacuría (1989), Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
  15. Ignacio Martin-Baro (1989), Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
  16. Segundo Montes (1989), Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, by Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army
  17. María Cristina Gómez, 1989, teacher and community leader

20 Mexico

  1. Motecuhzoma II Xocoyotl (1520), Mexica Emperor
  2. Francisco I. Madero (1913 February 23), President of Mexico[3] plus Gustavo A. Madero and José María Pino Suárez
  3. Abraham González (1913 March 7), revolutionary, governor of Chihuahua and mentor to Pancho Villa
  4. Emiliano Zapata (1919), revolutionary
  5. Venustiano Carranza (1920 May 20), President of Mexico[3]
  6. Doroteo Arango a.k.a. Pancho Villa (1923 July 20), revolutionary[10]
  7. Felipe Carrillo Puerto (1924), Governor of Yucatán
  8. Álvaro Obregón (1928 July 17), President-elect[10]
  9. Julio Antonio Mella (1929), Cuban revolutionary
  10. Leon Trotsky (1940 August 20), Russian communist leader[10]
  11. Enrique Camarena (1985), policeman
  12. Carlos Loret de Mola Mediz (1986), Journalist and State governor
  13. Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo (1993), Roman Catholic Cardinal of Guadalajara, at the Guadalajara Airport
  14. Luis Donaldo Colosio (1994 March 23), Presidential candidate[1]
  15. Francisco Ortiz Franco (1994), contributing editor to Zeta.
  16. José Francisco Ruiz Massieu (1994), Secretary-General of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
  17. Paco Stanley (1999), Comedian
  18. Digna Ochoa (2001), human rights lawyer
  19. Jesús Manuel Lara Rodríguez (2010), Mayor of Guadalupe
  20. Rodolfo Torre Cantú (2010), politician

44 United States

  1. Elijah P. Lovejoy (1837), editor of an abolitionist newspaper, the “Alton Observer”, by a mob of pro-slavery advocates.
  2. James Strang (1856), Michigan State Representative and leader of the Strangite Church.
  3. Abraham Lincoln (1865), 16th President of the United States.
  4. James A. Garfield (1881), 20th President of the United States.
  5. David Hennessy (1890), Police Chief of New Orleans.
  6. Samuel Newitt Wood (1891), Kansas Legislator and Senator.
  7. Carter Harrison (1893), Mayor of Chicago.
  8. William Goebel (1900), governor of Kentucky.
  9. William McKinley (1901), 25th President of the United States.
  10. Don Mellett (1926), newspaper editor and campaigner against organized crime.
  11. Anton Cermak (1931), Mayor of Chicago.
  12. Huey Long (1935), U.S. Senator, Louisiana.
  13. Walter Liggett (1935), Minnesota newspaper editor.
  14. Carlo Tresca (1943), anarchist organizer.
  15. Curtis Chillingworth (1955), a Florida judge.
  16. John F. Kennedy (1963), 35th President of the United States.
  17. Medgar Evers (1963 June 12), U.S. civil rights activist.[1]
  18. Malcolm X (1965 February 21), black Muslim leader, killed in a Manhattan banquet room as he began a speech.
  19. George Lincoln Rockwell (1967), founder of the American Nazi Party.
  20. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968 April 4), U.S. civil rights activist.[1]
  21. Robert F. Kennedy (1968), leading presidential candidate in the 1968 presidential election
  22. Fred Hampton (1969), Deputy Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.
  23. Dan Mitrione (1970), FBI agent and torture expert, killed by the guerrilla movement Tupamaros.
  24. Marcus Foster (1973), School District Superintendent in Oakland CA, killed by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
  25. Don Bolles (1976), Investigative reporter for Arizona Republic, killed in car bomb, Max Dunlap and James Robison convicted, alleged Mafia ties.
  26. Orlando Letelier (1976), Chilean ambassador to the United States under the administration of Salvador Allende.
  27. George Moscone (1978, November 27) Mayor of San Francisco, shot and killed by Dan White in San Francisco City Hall.
  28. Harvey Milk (1978, November 27) San Francisco city supervisor, shot and killed by Dan White in San Francisco City Hall.
  29. John Lennon (1980 December 8), British musician, member of The Beatles, shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.
  30. Alan Berg (1984), radio talk-show host, killed by Neo-nazis.
  31. Henry Liu (1984), Taiwanese-American writer, allegedly killed by Kuomintang agents.
  32. Alex Odeh (1985), Arab anti-discrimination group leader, killed when bomb exploded in his Santa Ana, California office.
  33. Alejandro González Malavé (1986), famous undercover policeman, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
  34. Meir David Kahane (1990), Member of the Israeli Knesset, Founder of the JDL and the Kach Party, Zionist
  35. Ioan P. Culianu (1991), Romanian historian of religion, culture, and ideas, professor at the University of Chicago, assassinated there in Swift Hall, apparently for his political writings.
  36. David Gunn (1993), abortion doctor.
  37. John Britton (1994), abortion doctor.
  38. Selena Quintanilla (1995), tex-mex singer assassinated by Yolanda Saldivar, her fan club’s president.
  39. Barnett Slepian (1998), abortion doctor.
  40. Thomas C. Wales (2001), federal prosecutor and gun control advocate.
  41. Chauncey Bailey (2007), Oakland Tribune journalist.
  42. Bill Gwatney (2008), Chairman of The Arkansas Democratic Party
  43. George Tiller (2009), late-term abortion doctor, shot as he ushered at his church.
  44. John M. Roll (2011), federal judge in Arizona

17 Afghanistan

  1. Habibullah Khan (1919), emir of Afghanistan
  2. Mohammed Nadir Shah (1933 November 8), king of Afghanistan [11]
  3. Mohammed Daoud Khan (1978), president of Afghanistan killed in communist coup
  4. Adolph Dubs (1979 February 14), U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan [1]
  5. Nur Mohammad Taraki (1979), communist president
  6. Hafizullah Amin (1979), communist Prime Minister of Afghanistan killed during Soviet invasion
  7. Meena Keshwar Kamal (1987), Afghan founder of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan
  8. Mohammed Najibullah (1996), president of Afghanistan from 1986 to 1992, killed by the Taliban during the capture of Kabul
  9. Ahmed Shah Massoud (2001), leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance
  10. Abdul Haq (2001), Afghan Northern Alliance commander killed by remnants of the Taliban
  11. Mohammed Atef (2001) alleged military chief of al-Qaeda
  12. Juma Namangani (2001) Co-founder of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
  13. Abdul Qadir (2002 July 6), vice-president of Afghanistan [1]
  14. Abdul Rahman (2002 February 14), Afghan Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism [1]
  15. Dadullah (2007), Taliban’s senior military commander
  16. Abdul Sabur Farid Kuhestani (2007), former Prime Minister of Afghanistan
  17. Tohir Yo‘ldosh (2009), Co-founder of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

10 China

  1. Sidibala (1323), grand-khan of the Mongol Empire, Emperor of Yuan China
  2. João Maria Ferreira do Amaral (1849), Portuguese Governor of Macau
  3. Ma Xinyi (1870), a governor assassinated by Zhang Wenxiang in the summer of 1870.
  4. Ito Hirobumi (1909), Japanese Resident-General of Korea, in Manchuria
  5. Chen Qimei (1916), revolutionary activist
  6. Liao Zhongkai (1925)
  7. Zhang Zuolin (1928), Manchurian warlord, by officers of the Japanese Guandong Army
  8. Fang Zhenwu (1941)
  9. Wen Yiduo (1946), Chinese poet and scholar
  10. Li Shiming (2008), Chinese government official

14 Iran

  1. Xerxes I (465 BC), Persian king killed by guards
  2. Xerxes II (423 BC), Persian king killed by his half-brother Sogdianus
  3. Sogdianus (423 BC), Persian king killed by his half-brother Darius II
  4. Nizam al-Mulk (1092), Persian scholar and vizier of the Seljuk Turks
  5. Nader Shah (1747), Shah of Persia
  6. Nasser-al-Din Shah (1896), Shah of Persia killed by Mirza Reza Kermani
  7. Firouz Mirza Nosrat-ed-Dowleh Farman Farmaian III (1930), Iranian Diplomat and Politician
  8. Abdolhossein Teymourtash (1933), Iranian Statesman
  9. Qazi Muhammad (1947), dissident Kurdish Iranian political leader, in Mahabad
  10. Ali Razmara (1951), Prime Minister of Iran
  11. Hassan Ali Mansur (1965 January 21), Prime Minister of Iran [10]
  12. Mohammad Beheshti (1981), killed along with 71 others in bombing
  13. Mohammad Ali Rajai (1981), president of Iran
  14. Mohammad Javad Bahonar (1981), Prime Minister of Iran, killed in bombing with Rajai

20 Iraq

  1. Gordian III (244), Roman emperor, near Circesium (modern day Abu Sera) by his troops
  2. Faisal II (1958 July 14), King of Iraq[10]
  3. Nuri Pasha as-Said (1958 July 14), Prime Minister of Iraq[3]
  4. Abdul Razak al-Naif (1978 July 9), former Prime Minister of Iraq, killed in London[10]
  5. Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr (1980), former Grand Ayatollah
  6. Bint al-Huda (1980), Iraqi educator and political activist she was killed by Saddam Hussein along with her brother, Ayatullah Sayyid Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr
  7. Mahdi al-Hakim (1988), prominent figure in the Iraqi opposition, assassinated in the lobby of the Hilton in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, his companion Halim Abd-alWahhab was wounded in the leg.
  8. Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr (1999), former Grand Ayatollah, killed in the Iraqi city of Najaf along with two of his sons.
  9. Sérgio Vieira de Mello (2003), UN Special Representative in Iraq
  10. Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim (2003), ayatollah
  11. Aquila al-Hashimi (2003), Iraqi Governing Council member
  12. Waldemar Milewicz (2004), Polish journalist
  13. Hatem Kamil (2004), deputy governor of Baghdad Province
  14. Ezzedine Salim (2004), chairman of the Iraqi Governing Council
  15. Dhari Ali al-Fayadh (2005), Iraqi MP
  16. Ihab al-Sherif (2005), Egyptian envoy to Iraq
  17. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (2006) leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
  18. Abdul Sattar Abu Risha (2007), Sunni tribal leader
  19. Mohamed Moumou (2008), Number 2 leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and senior leader in Northern Iraq
  20. Riad Abdel Majid (2009), Brigadier General in the Iraqi Army[12]

30 Israel

  1. Ish-bosheth (c1000 BC), King of Israel, by two of his captains
  2. Abner (c1000 BC), Commander of Ish-bosheth’s army, by Joab, commander of David’s army
  3. Amnon (c1000 BC), son of King David, by servants of Absalom, his brother
  4. Absalom (c1000 BC), son of King David, by Joab, commander of David’s army
  5. Nadab (c910), King of Israel, by Baasha, one of his military commanders, who succeeded him
  6. Elah (c886), King of Israel, by Zimri, captain of his chariot corps, during a drinking party (Zimri succeeded him)
  7. Jehoram, King of Israel, by Jehu, one of his chariot commanders, who succeeded him
  8. Ahaziah, King of Judah, by Jehu, at the same time as that of Jehoram of Israel
  9. Athaliah, Queen of Judah, during a conspiracy of priests in favor of the boy Jehoash, who succeeded her
  10. Jehoash (c800 BC), King of Judah, by his servants
  11. Amaziah (c768 BC), King of Judah, by unknown conspirators
  12. Zechariah (c752 BC), King of Israel, publicly assassinated by Shallum, who succeeded him
  13. Shallum (c752 BC), King of Israel, by Menahem, one of his generals, who succeeded him
  14. Pekahiah (c737 BC), King of Israel, by Pekah, one of his military commanders, who succeeded him
  15. Pekah (c732 BC), King of Israel, by Hoshea, who succeeded him
  16. Amon (c651 BC), King of Judah, by his servants
  17. Simon Maccabaeus (135 BC), Hasmonean king, by his son-in-law Ptolemy
  18. Hugh II of Le Puiset (1134), count of Jaffa
  19. Miles of Plancy (1174), regent of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
  20. Conrad of Montferrat (1192), King of Jerusalem, leader in the Third Crusade
  21. Jacob Israël de Haan (1924), pro-Orthodox Jewish diplomat
  22. Haim Arlosoroff (1933), Zionist leader in the British Mandate of Palestine
  23. Thomas C. Wasson (1948), US Consul General in Jerusalem
  24. Folke Bernadotte (1948), Middle East peace mediator, assassinated by Lehi [3]
  25. Rudolf Kasztner (1957), Hungarian Zionist leader, negotiated the Kasztner train with the Nazis
  26. Sheikh Hamad Abu Rabia (1981), Member of the Knesset
  27. Emil Grunzweig (1983), Peace activist, member of Peace Now movement.
  28. Yitzhak Rabin (1995), Prime Minister of Israel and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize recipient [1]
  29. Binyamin Ze’ev Kahane (2000), Son of Meir David Kahane, Leader of Kahane Chai, Zionist
  30. Rehavam Zeevi (2001), Israeli general and politician

45 Japan

  1. Emperor Ankō (456), Emperor of Japan
  2. Emperor Sushun (592), Emperor of Japan
  3. The Sogas (645), Japanese political family
  4. Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1160), head of Minamoto clan, father of Minamoto no Yoritomo
  5. Minamoto no Sanetomo (1219), the third shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate
  6. Ashikaga Yoshinori (1441), the sixth shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate
  7. Ōta Dōkan (1486), samurai, architect and builder of Edo Castle
  8. Hosokawa Masamoto (1507), shugo daimyo of Ashikaga Shogunate
  9. Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (1535), daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
  10. Matsudaira Hirotada (1549), daimyo, son of Matsudaira Kiyoyasu
  11. Ōuchi Yoshitaka (1551), daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
  12. Oda Nobuyuki (1557), Japanese samurai, younger brother of Oda Nobunaga
  13. Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1565), Shogun, feudal leader in Japan
  14. Mimura Iechika (1566), daimyo, feudal leader in Japan
  15. Yamanaka Shikanosuke (1578), Japanese samurai
  16. Oda Nobunaga (1582), samurai warlord
  17. Shakushain (1669), Ainu chieftain
  18. Kira Yoshinaka,(1703), master of ceremonies
  19. Shimazu Nariaki (1858), Japanese daimyo in Satsuma Province, now Kagoshima prefecture
  20. Ii Naosuke (1860), Japanese politician
  21. Tokugawa Nariaki (1860), Japanese daimyo, a relative of Tokugawa shoguns
  22. Charles Lennox Richardson (1862), English diplomat, by Shimazu Hisamitsu’s samurai in Namamugi. Called the Namamugi Incident
  23. Serizawa Kamo (1863), a chief of Shinsen-gumi
  24. Sakuma Shozan (1864), Japanese politician
  25. Sakamoto Ryoma (1867), Japanese author
  26. Ōmura Masujirō (1869), military leader and theorist
  27. Yokoi Shōnan (1869), scholar and politician
  28. Okubo Toshimichi (1878), Home Minister of Japan, briefly most powerful man in Japan
  29. Mori Arinori (1889), First Education Minister
  30. Prince Ito Hirobumi (1909 October 26), First Prime Minister of Japan [11]
  31. Hara Takashi (1921), Prime Minister of Japan
  32. Yasuda Zenjirō (1921), entrepreneur who founded Yasuda zaibatsu, great-grand father of Yoko Ono
  33. Hamaguchi Osachi (1931), Prime Minister of Japan
  34. Dan Takuma (1932), zaibatsu leader
  35. Inukai Tsuyoshi (1932), Prime Minister of Japan
  36. Yoshinori Shirakawa (1932), general of the Imperial Japanese Army
  37. Tetsuzan Nagata (1935), general of the Imperial Japanese Army
  38. Saitō Makoto (1936), admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy
  39. Takahashi Korekiyo (1936), Prime Minister of Japan
  40. Inejiro Asanuma (1960), Socialist Party of Japan chairman
  41. Kazuo Nagano (1985), Japanese chairman
  42. Hitoshi Igarashi (1991), translated The Satanic Verses into Japanese
  43. Hideo Murai (1995), one of the leading members of Aum Shinrikyo
  44. Koki Ishii (2002), Japanese politician
  45. Iccho Itoh (2007), Mayor of Nagasaki

21 Lebanon

  1. Raymond II of Tripoli (1152), count of Tripoli
  2. Philip of Montfort (1270), Lord of Tyre
  3. Sami al-Hinnawi (1950), Syrian head of state
  4. Francis E. Meloy, Jr. and Robert O. Waring, US Ambassador and US Economic Councelor to Lebanon and their driver Zuhair Mohammed Moghrabi (1976 June 16)[7]
  5. Kamal Jumblatt (1977), Lebanese Druze leader
  6. Tony Frangieh (1978), Lebanese Christian leader
  7. Bachir Gemayel (1982), president-elect of Lebanon, killed by bomb [1]
  8. Rashid Karami (1987 June 1), Prime Minister of Lebanon, killed by bomb aboard helicopter [1]
  9. René Moawad (1989), President of Lebanon
  10. Dany Chamoun (1990), son of late president Camille Chamoun
  11. Elie Hobeika (2002), Lebanese militia leader
  12. Rafik Hariri (2005), former Prime Minister of Lebanon
  13. Bassel Fleihan (2005), Lebanese legislator and Minister of Economy and Commerce
  14. Samir Kassir (2005), Columnist at “An Nahar” daily Lebanese newspaper, long a fiery critic of Syria
  15. George Hawi (2005), former chief of Lebanese Communist Party
  16. Gibran Tueni (2005), Editor in Chief of “An Nahar” daily Lebanese newspaper
  17. Pierre Gemayel (2006), Minister of Industry of Lebanon
  18. Walid Eido (2007), member of the National Assembly
  19. Antoine Ghanim (2007), member of the National Assembly
  20. François al-Hajj (2007) Lebanese Military General
  21. Wissam Eid (2008) National Security, Information Sector

13 Pakistan

  1. Liaquat Ali Khan (1951 October 16), first Prime Minister of Pakistan [1]
  2. Hayat Sherpao (1975), Former Governor of the North-West Frontier Province was killed by Afghan extremist.
  3. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1988 August 17), 10-year President of Pakistan and 12-year Chief of Army Staff in a mysterious aircraft accident which seemed to be a bomb blast (traced to a crate of mangoes placed into his aircraft).
  4. Abdullah Yusuf Azzam (1989), militant Islamist, near Peshawar
  5. Fazle Haq (1991), former governor of the Northwest Frontier province, Pakistan, from 1978 to 1985
  6. Ghulam Haider Wyne (Sep 1993) Former Chief Minister of Punjab
  7. Iqbal Masih (1995), 13-year-old anti-child labor activist, in Rakh Baoli
  8. Hakim Said (1998), Founder of Hamdard Foundation and Hamdard University, Karachi. Former Governor of Sindh
  9. Siddiq Khan Kanju (2001), former foreign minister of Pakistan from 1991 to 1993
  10. Benazir Bhutto (2007 December 27), former Prime Minister of Pakistan (first and only lady Prime minister of Pakistan), by unknown assassins
  11. Baitullah Mehsud (2009) Leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
  12. Salman Taseer (2011 January 4), Governor of Punjab
  13. Shahbaz Bhatti (2011 March 2), Minorities Minister

18 Philippines

  1. Ferdinand Magellan (1521) thwarted globe circumnavigator
  2. Fernando Manuel de Bustamante (1719), Spanish Governor-General of the Philippines
  3. Diego Silang (1763), early rebel leader
  4. Antonio Luna (1899), a leader of the Filipino army during Philippine-American War
  5. Julio Nalundasan (1935), Ilocos Congressman, young Ferdinand Marcos tried but acquitted for the slaying
  6. Aurora Quezon (1949), former First Lady of the Philippines
  7. Ponciano Bernardo (1949), mayor of then Philippine capital Quezon City
  8. Joe Lingad (1980), former Pampanga governor
  9. Benigno Aquino, Jr. (1983 August 21), senator and politician, leader of the opposition against Ferdinand Marcos [1]
  10. Cesar Climaco (1984), Mayor of Zamboanga City and prominent opposition leader
  11. Evelio Javier (1986), Antique governor and ally of then presidential candidate Corazon Aquino
  12. Emma Henry (1986), police officer and film actress
  13. Lean Alejandro (1987), prominent student activist leader
  14. Roy Padilla, Sr. (1988), Camarines Norte Governor, Father of Robin Padilla
  15. James N. Rowe (1989), US Military advisor
  16. Filemon ‘Ka Popoy’ Lagman (2001), founder of the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP)
  17. Alberto Ramento (2006), bishop of the Philippine Independent Church
  18. Wahab Akbar (2007), Congress Representative of Basilan

23 Sri Lanka

  1. Solomon Bandaranaike (1959 September 25), Sri Lankan prime minister, by Buddhist monk Talduwe Somarama, who later converts to Christianity[1]
  2. Alfred Duraiyapah (1975), former Mayor, Jaffna, by LTTE
  3. Vijaya Kumaratunga (1989), movie actor turned SLFP-SLMP politician, by JVP.
  4. Rohana Wijeweera (1989), founder of JVP, by Sri Lankan Armed Forces
  5. Appapillai Amrithalingam) (1989), founder of separatist party TULF, by LTTE
  6. Ranjan Wijeratne (1991), Foreign minister & Minister of State for Defence, MP, by LTTE
  7. Lalith Athulathmudali (1993), former cabinet minister, MP, purportedly by LTTE (but believed by many Sri Lankans to have been orchestrated by rival Ranasinghe Premadasa)
  8. Ranasinghe Premadasa (1993), President of Sri Lanka, purportedly by LTTE (but possibly revenge for his own orchestrating murder of political rival Lalith Athulathmudali, to whom he feared losing election)
  9. Gamini Dissanayake (1994), Presidential candidate, UNP, member of Parliament Sri Lanka, by LTTE
  10. Sarojini Yogeswaran (1998), Jaffna Mayor, by LTTE
  11. Ponnudurai Sivapalan (1998), Jaffna Mayor, by LTTE
  12. Neelan Thiruchelvam (1999), Member of Parliament (MP) and TULF leader
  13. Lakshman Algama (1999), UNP politician, by LTTE
  14. C.V.Gunaratne (2000), cabinet minister, by LTTE
  15. Joseph Pararajasingham (2005), Tamil MP in Batticalo, by GoSL supported para-military Karuna Group
  16. Lakshman Kadirgamar (2005), foreign minister, by LTTE
  17. Parami Kulatunga (2006), army general, by LTTE
  18. Nadarajah Raviraj (2006), MP and Tamil National Alliance politician, by GoSL paramilitary Group
  19. T. Maheswaran (2008), UNP Tamil MP for voicing human rights violations of GoSL, by Sri Lanka IB associate.
  20. D. M. Dassanayake (2008), Nation Building Minister and SLFP MP, by LTTE
  21. K. Sivanesan (2008), TNA Tamil MP, by Sri Lankan Army DPU.
  22. Jeyaraj Fernandopulle (2008),Minister of Highways and Road Development and SLFP MP, LTTE
  23. Lasantha Wickrematunge (2009), Journalist (The Sunday Leader), by unknown

10 Syria

  1. Antiochus II Theos (246 BC), Seleucid king
  2. Seleucus III Ceraunus (223 BC), Seleucid king
  3. Seleucus IV Philopator (176 BC), Seleucid king
  4. Alexander Balas (146 BC), Seleucid king
  5. Antiochus VI Dionysus (138 BC), Seleucid heir to the throne
  6. Numerian (285), Roman emperor, by his father-in-law, Arrius Aper, in Emesa (modern-day Homs)
  7. Zengi (1146), ruler of Aleppo and Mosul and founder of the Zengid Dynasty
  8. Abd al-Rahman Shahbandar (1940), Syrian nationalist
  9. Muhammad Suleiman (2008), Syrian general and security adviser to president Bashar al-Assad
  10. Imad Mughniyah (2008), senior member of Hezbollah

22 Turkey

  1. Mahmud Şevket Pasha (1913), prime minister
  2. Mustafa Suphi (1921), communist leader
  3. Abdi İpekçi (1979), liberal journalist
  4. Metin Yüksel (1979), Islamic political activist
  5. Cavit Orhan Tütengil (1979), Kemalist academician and writer
  6. Kemal Türkler (1980), Labor union leader, by Grey Wolves in Istanbul
  7. Ümit Kaftancıoğlu (1980), Kemalist writer and TV producer
  8. Nihat Erim (1980), former prime minister
  9. Muammer Aksoy (1990), Kemalist professor of law and columnist
  10. Turan Dursun (1990), Atheist writer
  11. Bahriye Üçok (1990), Kemalist theology academician and women’s rights activist
  12. Musa Anter (1992), Kurdish activist
  13. Uğur Mumcu (1993), Kemalist left wing journalist
  14. Onat Kutlar (1995), writer, poet, columnist and art critic
  15. Özdemir Sabancı (1996), prominent industrialist and member of Sabancı family
  16. Konca Kuriş (1998), Islamic feminist author, kidnapped and tortured to death in Mersin
  17. Ahmet Taner Kışlalı (1999), Kemalist politician, former Minister of Culture, academician and columnist
  18. Üzeyir Garih (2001), Turkish Jewish businessman and industrialist
  19. Necip Hablemitoğlu (2002), Kemalist historian at Ankara University
  20. Mustafa Yücel Özbilgin (2006), Judge at Council of State (see Ergenekon network)
  21. Andrea Santoro (2006)
  22. Hrant Dink (2007), Armenian journalist

10 Bulgaria

  1. Stefan Stambolov (1895), Prime Minister of Bulgaria
  2. Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1923), Prime Minister of Bulgaria
  3. Vasil Iliev (1995), insurance boss, owner of “VIS-2”, former wrestler
  4. Andrey Lukanov (1996 October 2), former Prime Minister of Bulgaria [1]
  5. Ivo Karamanski (1998), insurance tycoon, former rowing champion
  6. Iliya Pavlov (2003), president of Multigroup corporation, former wrestler, the wealthiest man in Bulgaria
  7. Georgi Iliev (2005), football club owner, brother of the assassinated Vasil Iliev
  8. Emil Kyulev (2005), banker, ex-professional swimmer, voted Mr. Economics in Bulgaria for 2002
  9. Ivan “Doktora” Todorov (2006), businessman alleged of smuggling
  10. Borislav Georgiev (2008), CEO of “Atomenergoremont” Nucler plant repair company

37 France

  1. Charles d’Espagne (1354), constable of France
  2. Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans (1407)
  3. John the Fearless (1419)
  4. Gaspard de Coligny (1572)
  5. Henri III (1589), King of France
  6. Henri IV (1610), King of France, stabbed by François Ravaillac
  7. Jacques de Flesselles (1789), Provost of Paris
  8. Jean-Paul Marat (1793), revolutionary, stabbed in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday
  9. Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry (1820, February 13), younger son of the future King Charles X, stabbed by Louis Pierre Louvel
  10. Marie François Sadi Carnot (1894 June 24), President of France, shot by anarchist Sante Jeronimo Caserio in Lyon[13]
  11. Jean Jaurès (1914 July 30), politician, pacifist [14]
  12. Gaston Calmette (1914 March 16), editor of Le Figaro newspaper,[14] by Henriette Caillaux, wife of minister of Finance Joseph Caillaux
  13. Paul Doumer (1932 May 6), President of France, shot in Paris[13]
  14. Alexander I of Yugoslavia (1934), was king of Yugoslavia. Assassinated in Marseille, France.
  15. Louis Barthou (1934), foreign minister of France killed along with King Alexander I of Yugoslavia at Marseille
  16. Ernst vom Rath (1938), German diplomat in France
  17. Constant Chevillon (1944), head of FUDOFSI, by Gestapo in Lyon
  18. Philippe Henriot (1944), State secretary for Information and Propaganda of Vichy government, by French resistants in Paris
  19. Georges Mandel (1944), former radical-socialist minister and French resistant, by miliciens in forest of Fontainebleau
  20. Eugène Deloncle (1944), milicien and former leader of clandestine far-right organisation La Cagoule, by Gestapo
  21. Mehdi Ben Barka (1965), Moroccan socialist leader and Third-World Tricontinental leader, disappeared in Paris
  22. Outel Bono (1973), Chadian medical doctor and anti-Tombalbaye activist
  23. Jean de Broglie (1976), former minister and one of the French negotiators of the Évian Accords
  24. Henri Curiel (1978), anticolonialist activist
  25. José Miguel Beñaran Ordeñana “Argala” (1978), Basque leader
  26. Pierre Goldman (1979), left-wing activist
  27. Robert Boulin (1979), minister of Labor and many times minister since 1961. Officially suicide, but a lot of anomalies revealed since.
  28. Joseph Fontanet (1980), former minister
  29. Salah al-Din Bitar (1980), Syrian Baath politician
  30. Yehia El-Mashad (1980), Egyptian atomic scientist.
  31. Jean-Pierre Maïone-Libaude (1982), right-wing activist and criminal
  32. Georges Besse (1986), Renault executive, by far-left activists of Action directe
  33. Dulcie September (1988), African National Congress representative, in Paris
  34. Joseph Doucé (1990), activist for sexual minorities
  35. Shapour Bakhtiar (1991), Prime Minister of Iran briefly in 1979, stabbed to death at his home in France
  36. Abdelbaki Sahraoui (1995), co-founder of the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front, in Paris
  37. Claude Erignac (1998), prefect of Corsica

22 Germany

  1. Alexander Severus (235), Roman emperor, near Moguntiacum (present-day Mainz) by his troops
  2. Postumus (268), Gallic emperor, in Mainz
  3. Laelianus (268), Gallic emperor, in Mainz
  4. Philipp von Hohenstaufen (1208), Emperor, in Bamberg
  5. Engelbert I. von Köln (1225), Archbishop of Cologne
  6. Konrad von Marburg (1233), inquisitor
  7. Rosa Luxemburg (1919), socialist writer, in Berlin
  8. Karl Liebknecht (1919), socialist lawyer and politician, in Berlin
  9. Kurt Eisner (1919), Prime Minister of Bavaria
  10. Talat Pasha (1921), former Ottoman Minister of Interior Affairs, in Berlin by Soghomon Tehlirian
  11. Matthias Erzberger (1921), politician
  12. Walther Rathenau (1922 June 24), German foreign minister [14]
  13. Ernst Röhm (1934), leader of the Sturm Abteilung (SA)
  14. Kurt von Schleicher (1934), former German chancellor, murdered by the SS
  15. Stepan Bandera (1959) – Ukrainian nationalist leader assassinated by Bohdan Stashynsky in Munich
  16. Belkacem Krim (1970), Algerian politician
  17. Siegfried Buback (1977), German attorney general
  18. Jürgen Ponto (1977), CEO Dresdner Bank
  19. Hanns-Martin Schleyer (1977), president of the German employers’ organization
  20. Alfred Herrhausen (1989), Deutsche Bank CEO
  21. Detlev Karsten Rohwedder (1991), director of Treuhandanstalt for former East Germany
  22. Sadeq Sharafkandi, Fattah Abdoli, Homayoun Ardalan, Nouri Dehkordi (1992), dissident Kurdish Iranian political leaders, in Berlin (Mykonos restaurant assassinations)

18 Greece

  1. Hipparchus (514 BC), brother of the tyrant of Athens
  2. Ephialtes (461 BC), leader of the radical democracy movement in Athens
  3. Alcibiades (404 BC), Athenian general and politician
  4. Alexander of Pherae (358 BC), despot of Pherae
  5. Philip II of Macedon (336 BC), king of Macedon, by Pausanias of Orestis in Pella
  6. Seleucus I Nicator (281 BC), founder of the Seleucid dynasty, near Lysimachia
  7. Abantidas (251 BC), tyrant of Sicyon
  8. Archimedes (212 BC), Greek mathematician, was killed in syracusa, magna Greece
  9. Ioannis Capodistrias (1831), first President of Greece
  10. Theodoros Deligiannis (1905 June 13), Prime Minister of Greece
  11. Marinos Antypas (1907 March 8), Greek politician
  12. George I of Greece (1913 March 18), King of Greece [1]
  13. Grigoris Lambrakis (1963), leader of anti-fascist movement in Greece.
  14. Richard Welch (1975), CIA Station Chief
  15. Hagop Hagopian (1988), Armenian leader of ASALA
  16. William Nordeen (1988), Tsantes successor as U.S. military attaché in Athens
  17. Pavlos Bakoyannis (1989), New Democracy politician
  18. Stephen Saunders (2000), Brigadier and British military attaché in Athens

11 Ireland

  1. Brian Boruma (1014), Irish king
  2. Lord Frederick Cavendish (1882), Chief Secretary for Ireland
  3. Thomas Henry Burke (1882), Permanent Under Secretary for Ireland
  4. Tomás Mac Curtain (1920), Lord Mayor of Cork
  5. Michael Collins (1922), President of the Provisional Government and Irish Republican Army (IRA) guerrilla leader during the Irish War of Independence[10]
  6. Kevin O’Higgins (1927), Irish politician, Minister of Home Affairs/Minister of Justice of the Irish Free State[14]
  7. Henry Boyle Townshend Somerville (1936), assassinated for providing assistance to Royal Navy recruits
  8. Christopher Ewart-Biggs (1976), British ambassador to Ireland
  9. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1979), Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet, last Viceroy of India[1]
  10. Dominic McGlinchey (1994), Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) leader
  11. Veronica Guerin (1996), Irish journalist

43 Italy (and former Roman Empire)

  1. Titus Tatius (748 BC), Sabine king, in Rome
  2. Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (579 BC), Etruscan king of Rome, in Rome by the sons of Ancus Marcius
  3. Servius Tullius (534 BC), Etruscan king of Rome, in Rome by Tarquin II
  4. Tiberius Gracchus (133 BC), Roman tribune, in Rome by Roman senators
  5. Julius Caesar (44 BC), Roman general and dictator, in Rome by members of the Roman Senate
  6. Cicero (43 BC), Roman orator, outside of Rome under orders from Mark Antony
  7. Caligula (41), Roman Emperor, in Rome by Cassius Chaerea through a conspiracy with the Praetorian guard and the Senate
  8. Claudius (54), Roman Emperor, poisoned in Rome by his wife, Agrippina
  9. Vitellius (69), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Flavian army
  10. Galba (69), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders from Otho
  11. Domitian (96), Roman Emperor, in Rome by Stephanus, steward to Julia Flavia
  12. Commodus (192), Roman Emperor, killed in Rome by Narcissus the wrestler
  13. Pertinax (193), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard
  14. Didius Julianus (193), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard
  15. Publius Septimius Geta (212), Roman Emperor, in Rome by centurions under orders of Caracalla
  16. Caracalla (217), Roman Emperor, between Edessa and Carrhae (modern-day Sanli Urfa and Harran) by Martialis, possibly under orders of Macrinus
  17. Elagabalus (222), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard under orders of Julia Maesa and Julia Mamaea
  18. Maximinus Thrax (238), Roman Emperor, outside Aquileia by his troops
  19. Pupienus (238), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard
  20. Balbinus (238), Roman Emperor, in Rome by the Praetorian Guard
  21. Volusianus (253), Roman Emperor, near Interamna by his troops
  22. Trebonianus Gallus (253), Roman Emperor, near Interamna by his troops
  23. Aurelian (275), Roman Emperor, near Caenophrurium (modern-day Corlu)
  24. Florianus (276), Roman Emperor, near Tarsus
  25. Giuliano de’ Medici (1478), co-ruler of Florence
  26. Giovanni Borgia (1497), Duke of Gandia, son of Pope Alexander VI
  27. Pellegrino Rossi (1848), Papal States Minister of Justice
  28. Umberto I of Italy (1900 July 29), King of Italy[10]
  29. Said Halim Pasha (1921), former Ottoman Prime Minister
  30. Giacomo Matteotti (1924 June 10), Italian socialist politician [14]
  31. Luigj Gurakuqi (1925), Albanian independence leader, in Bari
  32. Benito Mussolini (1945 April 28), fascist, former Prime Minister of Italy [11]
  33. Enrico Mattei (1962), Italian public head officer, head of Eni oil company, supported Algerian independence
  34. Pier Paolo Pasolini (1975), Italian writer, poet and film director
  35. Aldo Moro (1978), former Prime Minister of Italy
  36. Giuseppe Impastato (1978), Anti-mafia activist
  37. Cesare Terranova (1979), magistrate
  38. Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa (1982), General of the Carabinieri Corps, investigating on the mafia
  39. Rocco Chinnici (1983), magistrate
  40. Giovanni Falcone (1992), anti-mafia judge
  41. Paolo Borsellino (1992), anti-mafia judge
  42. Salvo Lima (1992), politician
  43. Marco Biagi (2002), Italian Labor Ministry advisor

11 Netherlands

  1. Saint Boniface (754), Christian missionary
  2. Conrad, Bishop of Utrecht (1099)
  3. Count Floris V (1296)
  4. Duke John of Straubing-Holland (1425)
  5. William I of Orange (1584), leader of the Dutch war of independence from Spanish rule (Eighty Years’ War)
  6. Isaac Dorislaus (1649), diplomat
  7. Johan de Witt (1672), politician, and his brother
  8. Cornelis de Witt (1672)
  9. Gerrit Jan Heijn (1987), top manager of Ahold
  10. Pim Fortuyn (2002), publicist and politician, leader of his political party
  11. Theo van Gogh (2004), film director, writer and critic

16 Spain

  1. Tomb of José Canalejas in the Panteón de Hombres Ilustres, Madrid.
  2. Juan Prim (1870), Prime Minister of Spain and Governor of Puerto Rico
  3. Antonio Cánovas del Castillo (1897), Prime Minister of Spain shot by Michele Angiolillo in Mondragón, Guipúzcoa.
  4. José Canalejas (1912), Prime Minister of Spain
  5. Eduardo Dato Iradier (1921), Prime Minister of Spain
  6. José Castillo (1936, Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party lieutenant in the Assault Guards
  7. José Calvo Sotelo (1936), right-wing politician
  8. Federico García Lorca (1936), Spanish poet and dramatist, by fascists
  9. Raoul Villain (1936), assassin of Jean Jaurès
  10. Andrés Nin (1937), Spanish Communist revolutionary
  11. Mohamed Khider (1967), Algerian politician, in Madrid
  12. Melitón Manzanas (1968), secret police officer
  13. Luis Carrero Blanco (1973 December 20), Spanish prime minister[7]
  14. Miguel Ángel Blanco (1997), Basque politician, by ETA
  15. Fernando Buesa Blanco (2000), Basque politician and party leader
  16. Ernest Lluch Martín (2000), former Spanish minister

33 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  1. Carausius (293), usurper of the Western Roman Empire
  2. King Edmund I (946), king of England, stabbed at a banquet
  3. Edward the Martyr (979), King of England
  4. Thomas Becket (1170), Archbishop of Canterbury
  5. Sir Robert Hales – Lord High Treasurer – (1381) – Beheaded at Tower Hill by rebels during the Peasants’ Revolt
  6. Simon of Sudbury – Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of London – (1381) – Beheaded at Tower Hill by rebels during the Peasants’ Revolt
  7. Sir John Cavendish – Chief Justice of the King’s Bench, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge – (1381) – Beheaded in Bury St Edmunds by rebels during the Peasants’ Revolt
  8. Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany (best known as Lord Darnley) (1567), consort of Mary, Queen of Scots
  9. James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (1570), Regent of Scotland
  10. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1628)
  11. James Sharp (1679), Archbishop of St Andrews, in Fife, near St Andrews
  12. Spencer Perceval (1812), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in London by John Bellingham; the only British prime minister to be assassinated
  13. Sir Henry Hughes Wilson (1922 June 22), British field marshal, retired Chief of the Imperial General Staff and Conservative politician [14]
  14. Michael O’Dwyer (1940), Former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab, shot by a Punjabi revolutionary, Udham Singh.
  15. Paddy Wilson (1972), Social Democratic and Labour Party politician
  16. Ross McWhirter (1975), co-author of the Guinness Book of Records and right wing political activist
  17. Kadhi Abdullah al-Hagri (1977), past prime minister of Yemen Arab Republic, killed in London
  18. Georgi Markov (1978), Bulgarian dissident
  19. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1979), Former Governor-General of India on his yacht off Ireland
  20. Airey Neave (1979), British Conservative politician
  21. Sir Norman Stronge (1981), aristocrat and Northern Irish politician
  22. Sir James Stronge, 9th Baronet (1981), aristocrat and Northern Irish politician
  23. Rev. Robert Bradford (1981), Unionist MP in Northern Ireland
  24. Shlomo Argov (died in 2003 as a result of a 1982 assassination), Israeli Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s
  25. Edgar Graham (1983), Ulster Unionist politician.
  26. George Seawright (1987), Northern Ireland politician
  27. Bernt Carlsson (1988), UN Commissioner for Namibia, murdered at Lockerbie
  28. Patrick Finucane (1989), solicitor
  29. Ian Gow (1990), British Conservative politician
  30. Billy Wright (1997), Loyalist Volunteer Force leader.
  31. Rosemary Nelson (1999), Irish Catholic solicitor and human rights advocate
  32. Jill Dando (1999), British television presenter
  33. Alexander Litvinenko (2006) Russian critic of Vladimir Putin

41 Assassinations in Russia and the Soviet Union

  1. Peter III of Russia (1762), Emperor of Russia
  2. Paul of Russia (1801), Emperor of Russia
  3. Mikhail Andreyevich Miloradovich (1825), military Governor of Saint Petersburg
  4. Nikolay Vladimirovich Mezentsev (1878), Executive Director of the Third Section
  5. Alexander II of Russia (1881 March 13), Tsar of All the Russias[13]
  6. Nikolay Alekseyev (1893), Mayor of Moscow
  7. Dmitry Sipyagin (1902 April 8), Russian Interior Minister [14]
  8. Vyacheslav Pleve (1904), Russian Interior Minister
  9. Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov (1905), former Governor-General of Moscow
  10. Peter Stolypin (1911 September 14), Russian Prime Minister, killed in theater in Kiev[14]
  11. Grigori Rasputin (1916 December 30), controversial friar and mystic[10]
  12. Tsar Nicholas II and his family: Tsarina Alexandra, Tsarevich Alexei, and the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (1918 July 16)[10]
  13. Elizabeth (Ella) of Hesse, Grand Duchess of Russia, sister of Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of tsar Nicholas II. (18 July 1918)
  14. V. Volodarsky (1918), revolutionary
  15. Wilhelm von Mirbach (1918), German Ambassador in Moscow
  16. Sergei Kirov (1934 December 1), Bolshevik party leader in Leningrad [14]
  17. Solomon Mikhoels (1948), Chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee[15]
  18. Vladislav Listyev (1995), a Russian journalist and head of the ORT TV Channel
  19. Dzhokhar Dudayev (1996), first Chechen separatist President and anti-Russian guerrilla leader
  20. Valeriy Hubulov (1998), South Ossetian politician, former prime minister
  21. Galina Starovoitova (1998), influential politician, then member of Russian parliament (Duma)
  22. Otakhon Latifi (1998), Tajik journalist and opposition figure
  23. Sergei Yushenkov (2003), Russian politician, in Moscow[16]
  24. Yuri Shchekochikhin (2003), Russian journalist, in Moscow[17]
  25. Paul Klebnikov (2004), editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine
  26. Akhmad Kadyrov (2004), Kremlin-backed President of the Chechen Republic
  27. Aslan Maskhadov (2005), President of separatist Chechnya
  28. Anatoly Trofimov (2005), former FSB deputy director
  29. Magomed Omarov (2005), deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan
  30. Bayaman Erkinbayev (2005), Kyrgyz MP
  31. Altynbek Sarsenbayev (2006), Kazakh politician
  32. Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev (2006), President of separatist Chechnya
  33. Anna Politkovskaya (2006), Russian journalist and human rights campaigner.
  34. Vitaly Karayev (2008), mayor of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania
  35. Kazbek Pagiyev (2008), former mayor of Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania
  36. Nina Varlamova (2008), mayor of Kandalaksha, Murmansk Oblast
  37. Stanislav Markelov (2009), human rights lawyer
  38. Adilgerei Magomedtagirov (2009), interior minister of Dagestan
  39. Aza Gazgireyeva (2009), deputy chair of Ingushetia Supreme Court
  40. Bashir Aushev (2009), former deputy prime minister of Ingushetia
  41. Natalia Estemirova (2009), human rights activist
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