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A new report says Saudi Arabia is carrying out executions at an average rate of one every two days, with at least 102 people executed in the first six months of this year.
Amnesty International has called for Pakistan to impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was a juvenile at the time of his crime.
Months of politically motivated violence in South Sudan has left thousands dead and caused a “man-made… catastrophe”, says the UN Security Council.
Egypt’s President, General Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, has said he wants to change the law to allow for quicker executions in the country.
Amnesty Interntional has welcomed today's publication of the findings of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report into last year’s 50-day conflict in Gaza.
A divisional bench of the Lahore High Court has stayed an execution that was scheduled to take place yesterday because of the condemned man's severe mental illness.
Pakistan is to execute a former police officer diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, despite the execution of mentally ill people being illegal under domestic and international law.
Just hours after innocent juvenile Aftab Bahadur was hanged, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal for Shafqat Hussain, says the legal charity Reprieve.
Aftab Bahadur was executed yesterday in Lahore, after the Pakistani authorities refused to allow his lawyers to secure key evidence of his innocence.
Leading rights groups have called on the President of Pakistan to grant clemency to Shafqat Hussain, who is due to be hanged tomorrow despite being convicted as a juvenile