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Iran hangs woman despite international uproar
Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged on Saturday for killing a man she says tried to abuse her, despite international outcry.
Last updated: 25 Oct 2014 08:05 GMT
Repeal of Human Rights Act causing concern
British PM David Cameron determined to repeal Human Rights Act which protects civil liberties for all.
Last updated: 23 Oct 2014 06:22 GMT
Canada: Fight for the right to sue torturers
Supreme Court rules son of Iranian-Canadian cannot sue Tehran after his mother was allegedly tortured to death.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2014 09:04 GMT
China executed 2,400 people in 2013: report
Report claims to reveal number of death penalties carried out, a rare insight into a number considered a state secret.
Last updated: 21 Oct 2014 11:41 GMT
Tajik student freed, but charges linger
Alexander Sodiqov, a student arrested for treason in Tajikistan, has been released - but charges have not been dropped.
Last updated: 28 Sep 2014 13:54 GMT
Egypt delays trial of 240-day hunger striker
Court ignores plea from lawyer of Mohamed Soltan, a dual US-Egyptian citizen, whose health remains critical.
Last updated: 23 Sep 2014 15:28 GMT
China firms exporting 'tools of torture'
Rights group says many Chinese companies are making police weapons for nations with poor rights records.
Last updated: 23 Sep 2014 12:32 GMT
What's behind the spike in Saudi beheadings?
In the opening weeks of August, Saudi Arabia carried out more than one execution per day, human rights groups say.
Last updated: 02 Sep 2014 18:15 GMT
Egypt's prisons still rife with torture
Human rights groups say at least 25,000 people have been detained in the past year, while dozens have died in custody.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2014 09:50 GMT
Saudi beheads four men for smuggling drugs
Rights group condemns execution of two sets of brothers accused of importing "large quantities of cannabis".
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 19:29 GMT
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