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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.
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