Three senior officers from elite security forces among those to be hanged over crimes in Narayanganj, court decides.
by Cooper Inveen
Human Rights07 Oct 2016 22:12 GMT
While New Mexico thinks about reinstatement, public support for capital punishment across the US is on the decline.
Pakistan19 Sep 2016 21:55 GMT
Suffering from schizophrenia, Imdad Ali saved from the gallows for a week after appeal from rights groups.
Human Rights14 Sep 2016 12:10 GMT
After years of controversy over lethal injection failures, US state now plans to execute inmates with nitrogen gas.
Death penalty05 Sep 2016 13:57 GMT
Jeffrey Wood's family pleads clemency for man sentenced to death as an accomplice in a deadly 1996 robbery.
Human Rights22 Aug 2016 10:12 GMT
Nevada's Department of Corrections says it is asking several companies for supplies of the drug needed for executions.
US & Canada20 Aug 2016 12:09 GMT
Jeffery Wood's execution stayed on the ground that psychiatrist who provided expert opinion was later discredited.
Human Rights09 Aug 2016 12:48 GMT
UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein says the country's movement toward resuming executions is "deeply regrettable."
Human Rights04 Aug 2016 12:30 GMT
State media says the men were accused of attacking civilians and religious leaders in Iran's western Kurdish region.
Human Rights29 Jul 2016 20:18 GMT
The convicts were shot by firing squad at the Nusa Kambangan penal island shortly after midnight local time.
Human Rights28 Jul 2016 17:05 GMT
The group of mostly foreigners will be put to death for drug crimes in the country's third round of recent executions.
Death penalty27 Jul 2016 14:53 GMT
UN express alarm at planned executions of convicts, including citizens from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Senegal.
Turkey attempted coup19 Jul 2016 11:31 GMT
Amid growing calls post-coup attempt for capital punishment, Turkey's leader says "democracy" is demanding its return.
Human Rights06 Apr 2016 08:58 GMT
Surge in Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia brings death toll to its highest point in 25 years, Amnesty International says.
War & Conflict05 Jan 2016 15:07 GMT
Diplomatic row between Mideast heavyweights has triggered various global responses - here's what they're saying.
Death penalty10 Nov 2015 13:16 GMT
The government has already put 151 people to death this year as rights groups continue to call for accountability.
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