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The authorities in Indonesia must immediately halt the execution of three men, expected imminently, Amnesty International said yesterday (16 May).
Two school pupils from Birmingham have made a hard-hitting new film about a prisoner in Japan who has been on death row for 45 years.
The Belarusian authorities must stop the execution of a homeless man who was sentenced to death for murder earlier this week, Amnesty International says.
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan is part of a chilling escalation of death penalty use under the country'snewgovernment, Amnesty has said.
The global trend towards ending the death penalty continued last year, said Amnesty as it released new figures on executions and death sentences.
The execution of three men in Kuwait today (1 April) - the first in the country for nearly six years - has been condemned as a “deplorable setback” for the country.
The execution of seven men in Saudi Arabia after they allegedly made forceded 'confessions' is an act of sheer brutality, Amnesty International says.
The execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru in India indicates a disturbing and regressive trend towards executions shrouded in secrecy, says Amnesty International.
A British grandmother arrested on drugs charges in Indonesia was yesterday (22 January 2013) sentenced to death by firing squad by judges in a Bali court.
Taiwan has been urged by human rights groups and anti-capital punishment advocates not to succumb to pressure to revert to the death penalty.