Saudi Arabia

Commission asks US to punish Saudi Arabia over Shia executions

Commission on International Religious Freedom says Washington must stop giving Riyadh 'a free pass' after 37 executed.

Commission asks US to punish Saudi Arabia over Shia executions

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executes 37 in connection with terrorism

The Saudi nationals received the death penalty for charges including 'adopting extremist terrorist ideologies'.

Saudi Arabia executes 37 in connection with terrorism

Saudi Arabia

UN rights chief condemns 'shocking' Saudi executions

Michelle Bachelet joins rights groups in condemning Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men over terrorism charges.

UN rights chief condemns 'shocking' Saudi mass executions

Iran

Zarif slams US silence on Saudi mass executions

'Membership of the #B_team - Bolton, Bin Salman, Bin Zayed & "Bibi" - give immunity for any crime,' Zarif tweets.

Zarif slams US silence on mass executions in Saudi Arabia

Human Rights

Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

Human rights organisation warns against complacency and says more needs to be done to abolish death penalty.

Amnesty: Lowest number of prisoners executed in 2018

United States

'Abject failure': California suspends death penalty

Governor Gavin Newsom imposes moratorium on death penalty, granting a reprieve to 737 condemned inmates.

India

Madhya Pradesh: The Indian state with most death row cases

Critics say the death penalty often targets marginalised groups and warn of an unfair justice system.

Madhya Pradesh: The Indian state with most death row cases

Europe

Death penalty examined at Belgium forum

At the World Congress against the Death Penalty in Brussels, the use of capital punishment is considered a political and human rights issue.

Egypt

Sisi rejects Europe criticism of Egypt's rights record

EU leaders avoided publicly criticising Egypt despite an unprecedented crackdown on dissent and spike in executions.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: Europe cannot 'teach us' about rights

Egypt

Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

Hangings carried out despite last-minute plea by rights group Amnesty International for a stay of executions.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka advertises for hangmen to resume executions

Criteria for the candidates includes having 'mental strength' and 'excellent moral character'.

Sri Lanka advertises for hangmen to resume executions

Human Rights

Alabama executes Muslim man who wanted an imam by his side

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to allow an Alabama Muslim inmate to be executed without an imam present in the room.

Alabama executes Muslim man who wanted an imam by his side

Asia

Inspired by Duterte, Sri Lanka to resume executions

After visit to the Philippines, president says he is committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders.

Sri Lanka to resume executions of drug convicts: Sirisena

Saudi Arabia

Filipina domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia sentenced to death a woman from the Philippines after she was found guilty of a murder committed in 2015.

Filipina domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia

Iran

Iran executes businessman for economic crimes: state TV

Hamidreza Baqeri-Dermani was executed for offences including bribery and fraud, state television reports.

Iran executes businessman for economic crimes: state TV