executions

  • October 4, 2017

    The Saudi Arabian authorities carried out their 100th execution of the year on 2 October 2017, part of an "execution spree" that has seen 60 people executed in the country in the past three months alone, said Amnesty International.

  • September 20, 2017

    The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has signed a security agreement with Saudi Arabia that appears to promise further training for Saudi police – despite their use of torture and the death penalty.

  • September 15, 2017

    Rights groups have urged the US to use a new type of sanction against foreign officials accused of rights abuses – including Saudi judges who have recently sentenced protesters to death.

  • August 10, 2017

    Leading Maldivian and international human rights organisations are calling on the President of the Maldives to halt plans to break a 60 year moratorium on executions.

  • August 2, 2017

    The Maldives is preparing to execute prisoners within days, according to fresh reports – breaking a moratorium that has lasted 60 years

  • July 21, 2017

    The Maldives authorities must immediately halt its first execution planned in more than 60 years and preserve its positive death penalty record, Amnesty International said yesterday.

  • July 18, 2017

    A government minister has condemned the use of the death penalty by Saudi Arabia in response to questions in Parliament about the imminent execution of 14 men for protest-related offences, including a number who were children at the time of their alleged offences. The group includes a disabled man and a promising student who was just 17 when he was arrested on his way to study in the United States.

  • July 15, 2017

    There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • July 11, 2017

    The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.

  • April 25, 2017

    The state of Arkansas executed two men, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, late last night – the first double execution in the US for 17 years.