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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of death by stoning has been suspended, but Amnesty International insist that it must be scrapped altogether.
Georgia death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is back on track for execution, despite doubts about his guilt raised during a June evidentiary hearing.
Concerns have been expressed that proposed reforms to China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.
Singapore's government has been asked to release a British author arrested for publishing a book criticising the country's use of the death penalty.
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.
Amnesty has condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and an Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God).
Amnesty International has strongly condemned the executions of two Palestinian men in Gaza last week by the Hamas de facto authority, following an unfair military trial.
Amnesty International has strongly urged the Hamas de facto administration in Gaza not to carry out several pending "abhorrent" death sentences.
As it published its review of the death penalty in 2009, Amnesty International has challenged the Chinese authorities to reveal how many people they sentence to death and execute.
Human rights, religious and anti-death penalty groups are calling on the US state of Texas to stop the execution of a man who may be brain-damaged. Since 1976 the USA has executed 1,188 people. There are 3,300 still on death row.