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Human rights groups are calling on Iran to immediately halt the imminent execution of Shahla Jahed, the temporary wife of a prominent Iranian footballer.
76-year-old Alan Shadrake has been sentenced to jail in Singapore for a book which criticises the country's judiciary over the death penalty.
The Iranian authorities are continuing to rebuff an international campaign for clemency towards a woman threatened with execution.
The Vatican has spoken out against the death sentence handed down to Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz yesterday.
Human rights groups have called on the Guatemalan congress to abolish the death penalty instead of merely regulating it.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of death by stoning has been suspended, but Amnesty International insist that it must be scrapped altogether.
Georgia death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is back on track for execution, despite doubts about his guilt raised during a June evidentiary hearing.
Concerns have been expressed that proposed reforms to China’s application of the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions.
Singapore's government has been asked to release a British author arrested for publishing a book criticising the country's use of the death penalty.
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.