Opinion

How many more ways can Israel sentence Palestinians to death?

Israel is now considering to bring back capital punishment to crush those resisting its illegal occupation.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Death penalty

Joseph Garcia, notorious 'Texas 7' member, executed

Lawyers for 47-year-old had said he shouldn't be executed because he didn't shoot gun that killed officer 18 years ago.

Joseph Garcia, notorious 'Texas 7' member, executed

Death penalty

Notorious 'Texas 7' member set to die under controversial law

Lawyers say Joseph Garcia shouldn't be executed because he didn't shoot the gun that killed Dallas officer 18 years ago.

 Notorious 'Texas 7' member set to die under controversial law

Malaysia

Malaysia says no 'U-turn' in death penalty abolition

Some 32 offences currently carry the death penalty, but government says punishment is no deterrent to crime.

Malaysia says no 'U-turn' in death penalty abolition

Death penalty

Tennessee to kill man by electric chair for first time since 2007

Edmund Zagorski, 63, is set to be executed by electrocution on Thursday night after opting against lethal injection.

Tennessee to kill man by electric chair for first time since 2007

Singapore

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

City-state expected to execute two men, including a Malaysian, following convictions for drug offences.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Pakistan

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Pakistan has executed 496 since 2014. Rights groups say serious fair trial concerns risk innocent people being killed.

Executed, then acquitted: Fair trial concerns plague Pakistan

Asia

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Government plans to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt the 1200 pending executions.

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Death penalty

Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

Three of the four substances used in Carey Dean Moore's execution had never been used in lethal injections in the state.

Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl

Death penalty

Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible'

Pope Francis has decreed that capital punishment constitutes an 'attack' on the dignity of human beings.

Vatican declares death penalty 'inadmissible'

United Kingdom

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Iran

Iran executes Sufi man over deadly Tehran bus-ramming

Death sentence widely criticised, with many saying that 51-year-old Mohammad Salas did not receive a fair trial.

Iran executes Sufi man over deadly Tehran bus-ramming

United States

Alabama executes Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history

Moody's age reflects the aging of death row across the US, where almost 3,000 people are to be executed.

Alabama executes Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history

Opinion

Fight to end death penalty: Sub-Saharan Africa a beacon of hope

Twenty countries across sub-Saharan Africa have now abolished the death penalty - the world should follow their lead.

Salil Shetty

by Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Death penalty

Amnesty: Almost 1,000 prisoners executed in 2017

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq record highest executions, as rights group reports global decline in the use of death penalty.