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Many prisoners likely to be executed in Pakistan as executions resume were convicted of crimes that bear no relation to a terrorism threat, says legal charity Reprieve.
UK taxpayers’ money has enabled around 2,917 executions in Iran and more than 112 pending death sentences in Pakistan, says a report from legal charity Reprieve.
A mass trial for almost 500 people is about to resume in Egypt which may see death sentences handed down to the defendants, including an Irish teenager arrested last year.
More than 100 prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests now face execution in Pakistan as the country’s two-year death penalty moratorium looks set to end.
Senior UN officials have called on the government of Iraq to impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty after a new report on the rise of executions in the country.
Concerns have been raised about a new wave of executions in Iran, after it emerged that authorities in the country last week executed a man for 'heresy'
The execution of two men in Japan on 28 August is "dismal news" and part of a grim pattern of a return to the death penalty in Japan under Prime Minister Abe, says Amnesty International.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must halt all executions, Amnesty International says after four members of the same family were executed on 17 August.
The government’s support for a flawed Kenyan prosecution was based on an incorrect analysis that may put it in breach of its own death penalty policy, says the legal charity Reprieve
The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, calling on all States to take concrete steps towards abolishing or no longer practicing this form of punishment.
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