• May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • April 27, 2016

    A severely disabled prisoner on Pakistan’s death row has called on the country’s President to spare his life, as a stay of execution granted to him in January expired.

  • April 6, 2016

    The number of executions carried out globally during 2015 rose to a 25-year high, a review of the global state of the death penalty has found.

  • February 22, 2016

    Despite claims by the Pakistan Government that it is targeting terrorists with the death penalty, new research has shown that just one in ten of those executed since 2014 could either be linked to a proscribed terrorist organisation or were executed for offences which fit the definition of ‘terrorism’.

  • January 21, 2016

    The armed men who carried out the deadly armed attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, north-western Pakistan, violated the central principle of international humanitarian law by deliberately targeting civilians in what appears to be a war crime, says Amnesty International.

  • January 5, 2016

    Britain has begun the year by abandoning its strategy on the death penalty which had been in place since 2010, as executions in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan hit record numbers.

  • November 26, 2015

    The Pakistan government has stayed the exection of Abdul Basit, a paralysed man who had been set to hang at dawn this morning (26 November), according to his lawyers at Justice Project Pakistan.

  • November 24, 2015

    A prison source in Pakistan has admitted that they have received no instructions from the government on how they are meant to hang a paralysed prisoner, according to the Telegraph newspaper.

  • November 18, 2015

    The government of Pakistan has executed at least 300 people in the past 11 months, it has emerged.

  • November 10, 2015

    Pakistan has hanged 299 people since resuming executions in December last year, and could pass the 300 mark any day, according to research by international human rights organisation Reprieve and Justice Project Pakistan.