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The government must use the African Union summit which runs from 21-26 Juanuary in Addis Ababa to urge the release of a British man kidnapped to Ethiopia nearly two years ago, says the human rights organisation Reprieve.
The UN has announced a new $20 million funding deal for anti-drug operations in Iran, despite drug related executions reaching a 16 year high.
A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.
A British father of three who has been held for 16 months in incommunicado detention in Ethiopia has suggested he may die in prison.
High profile figures have called for an urgent inquiry into the UK’s role in anti-narcotics operations that could help fund executions in countries such as Pakistan.
Amnesty International has called for Pakistan to impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was a juvenile at the time of his crime.
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.
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