Justice ministry says those executed were ‘criminals’ responsible for the deaths and damage to infrastructure.
The West African nation is the 23rd country on the continent and the 110th worldwide to end capital punishment.
With big business names signing up to end the death penalty, Al Jazeera speaks to the woman organising the effort.
Lawyers for Johnson, a 61-year-old Black man convicted of a 1994 triple murder, said he was intellectually disabled.
Since a 2011 uprising, the Gulf country has arrested thousands of protesters and reportedly tortured prisoners.
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The kingdom executed at least 40 people between January and July 2021, more than in whole of 2020, UK-based group says.
Lawmakers vote to repeal the death penalty more than 20 years after the country’s last execution.
Death sentences in the small Gulf nation have risen more than 600 percent in the past decade, new report finds.
President Joe Biden, a Democrat, pledged during his campaign to support an end the death penalty.
Raisi says he is ‘proud’ of his work as a former prosecutor and will continue to ‘defend human rights’ as president.
Inmates must have choice of death by firing squad, court rules, as US states seek alternatives to lethal injection.
After suspending executions due to a botched lethal injection in 2014, Arizona now has 115 inmates awaiting execution.
At the end of his tenure, Trump presided over the deaths of 13 prisoners. What will happen to the 2,500 on death row?