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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).
Drugs from a compounding pharmacy have been used to execute a prisoner in Dakota in a potentially botched lethal injection, it has emerged.
Amnesty International has expressed concern that 'confessions' on Iranian state television may result in 12 people facing the death penalty.
Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel Gaddafi's military intelligence chief, should have been surrendered to the International Criminal Court says Amnesty.
Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.