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Will Sri Lanka bring back the death penalty?

Sri Lanka hasn’t executed a prisoner in 43 years - but that may change.

Will Sri Lanka bring back the death penalty?

Death penalty

US federal gov't to execute inmates for first time since 2003

Five inmates sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

US federal gov't to execute inmates for first time since 2003

Inside Story

Has Rodrigo Duterte delivered on his promises?

The Philippines president calls for death penalty as part of his crackdown on drugs.

Death penalty

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

As Malaysia's government deliberates on the future of capital punishment, we meet families on both sides of the debate.

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

101 East

Malaysia: On Death Row

101 East investigates why plans to abolish the death penalty in Malaysia are causing controversy.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed death warrants for drug offenders but gives no date for executions.

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Executions by hanging would be the first carried out in Sri Lanka since 1976 when a moratorium was implemented.

Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Saudi Arabia

Saudis say Shia teenager will not be executed: Report

Murtaja Qureiris reportedly faced execution for offences including participating in protests when he was 10 years old.

Saudis say Shia teenager will not be executed: Report

Saudi Arabia

Amnesty urges Saudi to rule out death penalty for boy

Murtaja Qureiris reportedly faces execution for offences including participating in protests when he was 10 years old.

Pakistan

Pakistan's military sentences three for espionage

Army chief approves death sentences for two men and 14 years in jail for another for leaking 'sensitive information'.

Pakistan's military sentences officer to death for espionage

Iran

Amnesty: Iran secretly executes two minor boys over rape

Teenage cousins kept in dark about death sentences and flogged before executions, rights group says.

Amnesty: Iran secretly executes two minor boys over rape

Saudi Arabia

Saudi men executed confessed under duress: Report

Court documents obtained by CNN reveal many of the 37 men executed maintained their innocence until their last breath.

Executed Saudi men confessed under duress: Report

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