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Leading anti-death penalty groups have appealed to the UN to freeze counter-narcotics aid to Vietnam after the country sentenced 30 people to death.
Lawyers acting for Mohammed Asghar, a British man suffering from severe mental illness, have appealed against his death sentence for blasphemy at Pakistan’s High Court.
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year and in 2014 the occasion will be marked in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, by a showing of 'Holocaust, A Music Memorial Film From Auschwitz' at the Lauriston Jesuit Centre.
Amnesty has called on the authorities in Texas to halt the planned execution of a Mexican national which would violate an international law.
A Yemeni delegation to the UN admits it has had to establish a counselling centre for children because of the traumatisation caused by US drone attacks.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined congregants at a New York City synagogue on Saturday to honour those who perished in the Holocaust.
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.