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Amnesty International has condemned the death sentence handed down by a Cairo military court against a 17-year-old boy.
A Catholic prison ministry leader has called on the Taiwan government to abolish the death penalty, as another round of executions may take place in a few weeks.
A British man is to stand trial in Iraq on terrorism charges, amid claims that he suffered prolonged torture while being held in secret detention.
Christians Solidarity Worldwide welcomed the conviction of a man involved in the killing of six Coptic Christians, while continuing to oppose the death penalty.
Amnesty International has called on the Yemeni authorities to halt the imminent execution of a man alleged to have committed a murder whilst still a minor.
Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of a Kurdish law student
Amnesty International has urged all states that retain the death penalty to establish an immediate moratorium on executions as first step towards abolition.
Human rights groups are calling on Iran to immediately halt the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer.
76-year-old Alan Shadrake has been sentenced to jail in Singapore for a book which criticises the country's judiciary over the death penalty.
The Iranian authorities are continuing to rebuff an international campaign for clemency towards a woman threatened with execution.