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The European Commission has announced that it is blocking the export of certain key lethal injection drugs which are widely used in US executions.
The names of homeless people who have died over the last year in London have been read out at an Annual Service of Commemoration.
A Japanese interfaith symposium has explored the attitudes of religious communities to suicide, including the meaning of the term "voluntary death".
Amnesty says it is essential to conduct a full, independent and impartial inquiry to establish the full circumstances of Colonel Gaddafi’s death.
The Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva is the latest firm to halt the manufacture of drugs used in US executions.
War Resisters’ International says it is extremely concerned for the life of pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad in Egypt, imprisoned for sedition.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy twice acknowledged the 1915-23 Genocide when he met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan yesterday.
Human rights and faith groups are urgently calling for more action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who faces execution in Iran.
Church inaction over animal welfare compounds animal cruelty, Professor Andrew Linzey, a theologian at Oxford University claims today.
A leading neurologist who uses drugs produced by the pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck in his work, has taken legal action to prevent their use in lethal injections.