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The Pakistani government has suspended plans to execute a man who was convicted at the age of 14 after being tortured and wrongly tried in an anti-terrorism court.
Questions have been raised over the UK Government's awareness of the number and identity of British citizens on death row in Pakistan as executions recommence.
Pakistani authorities have admitted that a man set to be hanged today is unconnected to the Peshawar school attack, but have no plans to stay his execution.
Many prisoners likely to be executed in Pakistan as executions resume were convicted of crimes that bear no relation to a terrorism threat, says legal charity Reprieve.
UK taxpayers’ money has enabled around 2,917 executions in Iran and more than 112 pending death sentences in Pakistan, says a report from legal charity Reprieve.
A mass trial for almost 500 people is about to resume in Egypt which may see death sentences handed down to the defendants, including an Irish teenager arrested last year.
More than 100 prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests now face execution in Pakistan as the country’s two-year death penalty moratorium looks set to end.
Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'
The execution of two men in Japan on 28 August is "dismal news" and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, says Amnesty International.