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Over 500 prisoners could be in line for execution in Pakistan within days, after the government lifted its moratorium on the death penalty, new research reveals.
The execution-style killing of a US reporterby the Islamic State armed group constitutes a war crime, Amnesty International said today.
The execution of seven men in Saudi Arabia after they allegedly made forceded 'confessions' is an act of sheer brutality, Amnesty International says.
Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.
North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’, the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth, is a chance to shed light on a dismal human rights record, Amnesty says.
Troy Davis has been executed by lethal injection despite widespread and significant doubts over the safety of his original conviction.
New video footage of a public hanging in Iran highlights the brutalisation of the condemned and those who watch executions, says Amnesty International.
The legal charity Reprieve has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Business that it is introducing controls on the export of execution drugs to the US.
A London- based company, Dream Pharma Ltd, has been revealed today (6 January 2011) as the UK source of all three drugs which are used to execute prisoners in the US.
Human rights organisations have condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of some 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya this past weekend.