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An execution carried out yesterday by Ohio, using a new, untested combination of drugs, shows strong signs of having caused prolonged suffering to the prisoner.
Prisons in the US are holding large stockpiles of life-saving medicines, which they plan to use in executions, while hospitals face shortages of the same drugs.
The Irish government needs to take steps to ensure that a citizen facing the death sentence gets a fair trial in Florida, says legal charity Reprieve.
The Kirk is encouraging worshippers to support World AIDS Day this Sunday and join the fight against one of the world’s most deadly diseases.
Legal charity Reprieve has called on the UK to follow Ireland in stopping support for counter-narcotics programmes in Iran and Pakistan which result in death sentences.
As the region faces a bitter winter, Christian Aid has warned that the lives of Syrian refugees will be at risk due to inadequate shelter.
Cyclone Phailin has left more than one million people homeless, causing destruction on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, says Christian Aid.
A second report has been released by the UN criticising the US’ covert drone programme for killing hundreds of civilians and withholding information about their deaths.
The civil liberties and human rights organisatio Liberty has applied for a fresh inquest into the death of a young British Army recruit at Deepcut barracks.
A Church of Scotland minister who lost his mother and other close relatives in a suicide attack on a church in Pakistan says he forgives the killers.