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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.
The execution of a man involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty, Amnesty International says.
Pakistan’s first execution in four years has been condemned by human rights and anti-death penalty groups, as thousands remain on death row.
A British woman facing the death penalty in Pakistan, who is being held in jail along with her newborn baby, is due to appear in court tomorrow (1 November).