Ledell Lee, 51, executed after US Supreme Court denies petitions to halt a series of death sentences in Arkansas.
Death penalty11 Apr 2017 00:15 GMT
2016 saw a 37 percent decrease in executions carried out globally compared to the previous year.
Death penalty11 Apr 2017 00:06 GMT
Number of executions drops worldwide, Amnesty International says, attributing decrease mainly to fewer hangings in Iran.
United States10 Apr 2017 23:14 GMT
Campaigners are facing mixed fortunes in their battle to end capital punishment in the US.
Death penalty10 Apr 2017 12:15 GMT
It may be doomed to be extinct but it is still deadly - with eight executions planned over 10 days in Arkansas.
Human Rights19 Mar 2017 11:57 GMT
There are an estimated 2,905 people on death row in the US. Here are five particularly controversial cases.
Middle East04 Mar 2017 07:32 GMT
Prisoners, all Jordanians, convicted of 'terrorism' offences and rape hanged in Suaga prison, south of the capital.
Death penalty02 Mar 2017 07:54 GMT
President Duterte's efforts to reinstate capital punishment for drug-related crime receives backing from congress.
Bangladesh16 Jan 2017 09:34 GMT
Three senior officers from elite security forces among those to be hanged over crimes in Narayanganj, court decides.
Middle East15 Jan 2017 16:45 GMT
Trio convicted of carrying out a 2014 deadly attack on police executed by firing squad, state news agency reports.
Death penalty21 Dec 2016 12:30 GMT
Legal battles and the shortage of drugs needed for lethal injection meant just five of 31 US states executed inmates.
Human Rights31 Oct 2016 12:51 GMT
For the first time since its civil war, Sierra Leone might be about to execute someone.
Death penalty27 Oct 2016 18:44 GMT
Politicians and activists say man facing the gallows is a paranoid schizophrenic who does not deserve the death penalty.
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.
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