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The decision of Zambia's President Lungu to commute the death sentences of 332 prisoners to life imprisonment has been welcomed by Amnesty International.
Egypt’s President, General Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, has said he wants to change the law to allow for quicker executions in the country.
Leading rights groups have called on the President of Pakistan to grant clemency to Shafqat Hussain, who is due to be hanged tomorrow despite being convicted as a juvenile
Figures collated by human rights organisation Reprieve suggest that 150 people have been executed by the Pakistani authorities since December 2014.
A mass trial of 494 protestors in Egypt, including an Irish teen facing the death penalty, has been postponed for the eighth time in nearly two years.
Amnesty International has condemned Saudi Arabia’s “alarming surge” in executions as the country carried out its 90th execution of the year.
Abu Dhabi’s highest court has commissioned a review of medical evidence in the case of an Indian migrant worker sentenced to death on the basis of a forced confession
A group of prominent rights organisations have written to Pakistan's interior minister expressing concern over the case of Shafqat Hussain, sentenced to death as a juvenile.
A Pakistan court has stayed the execution of Shafqat Hussain, who was sentenced to death as a juvenile and was due to be executed today.
The Pakistani government has issued a so-called 'Black Warrant' for the execution of a man who was a juvenile when he was arrested and tortured into a 'confession'.