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Pakistan’s first execution in four years has been condemned by human rights and anti-death penalty groups, as thousands remain on death row.
Prison authorities in South Dakota are refusing to release information on contaminated drugs made to order for an execution tonight (30 October).
Drugs from a compounding pharmacy have been used to execute a prisoner in Dakota in a potentially botched lethal injection, it has emerged.
Patients prescribed drugs tested on animals should be given exact details, including any suffering caused, say leading animal ethicists.
Health care company Fresenius Kabi has put in place a system of distribution controls to prevent its product from being used off-label for executions by lethal injection.
Christian campaigners have backed direct action against Atos, a company accused of wrongly declaring thousands of disabled people to be fit for work.
British Unitarians have begun a six-month consultation on the issue of assisted dying. It follows calls from Sheffield Unitarians to support a change in the law.
The World Council of Churches General Secretary has joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in honouring the victims of road collisions
Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.
A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people at the Marikana mine complex in South Africa, Amnesty International says.