• 15 Apr 2011

    The legal charity Reprieve has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Business that it is introducing controls on the export of execution drugs to the US.

  • 6 Jan 2011

    A London- based company, Dream Pharma Ltd, has been revealed today (6 January 2011) as the UK source of all three drugs which are used to execute prisoners in the US.

  • 4 Jun 2010

    Human rights organisations have condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of some 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya this past weekend.

  • 6 Nov 2009

    America's busiest death chamber claimed another victim this evening as 32-year-old Khristian Oliver, whose conviction was secured through misuse of the Bible, was executed in Texas.

  • 22 May 2009

    Worldwide vigils have been held for Troy Davis, a death row prisoner in Georgia, USA, who is believed to be innocent, and is still trying to get a court to hear evidence collected since his original trial 18 years ago, which could prove his innocence.

  • 16 Jan 2008

    Ex-Conservative MP Michael Portillo was on TV last night, documenting his attempts to discover whether there is a "humane" way for the state to kill people found guilty of heinous crimes.

  • 8 Jan 2007

    Human rights, religious and civic political activists are stepping up the global campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, in the wake of overwhelming worldwide criticism of the manner and impact of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's execution.

  • 1 Jan 2007

    Welsh Labour MP Ann Clwyd, a long-term campaigner for human rights in Iraq, has said that Dr Rowan Williams did not do enough to get Saddam Hussein indicted for mass murder before the invasion of Iraq in 2003 ‚Ä' when he was Archbishop of Wales.

  • 30 Dec 2006

    The auxiliary bishop of the Chaldeans in Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, has called on fellow-believers to “continue to pray for peace across the world and today especially in Iraq” following the execution of former dictator Saddam Hussein at 6.10am today.

  • 30 Dec 2006

    Following the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein earlier this morning(30 December 2006), the general secretary of the World Council of Churches issued a statement asking God to grant the nation of Iraq "the mercy, justice and compassion that it has long been denied" and "an end to fear and death that marked Saddam Hussein's rule and that continue now".