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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.
Amnesty International has condemned the “alarming” news that nearly 200 executions have been given the go-ahead in Iraq.
A vote to repeal the death penalty by the US state of Connecticut’s State Senate is a leap forward in the battle to end capital punishment, says Amnesty International.
Pope Benedict has given encouragement to those seeking the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, at a meeting of the Sant'Egidio Community.
New video footage of a public hanging in Iran highlights the brutalisation of the condemned and those who watch executions, says Amnesty International.
Saudi Arabia must halt the use of the death penalty, Amnesty says, following a large increase in executions in the country in the last six weeks.
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.