Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 21:13
Pakistan`s government has halted all state executions temporarily, just a week ahead of the planned hangings of several al Qaeda-linked militants.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 13:30
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday ordered an immediate halt to the carrying out of death sentences till he has discussed the matter with President Asif Ali Zardari, an official spokesman said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 21:01
Iraq put 21 men to death on Tuesday, a senior justice ministry official told AFP, the latest in a series of mass executions that have drawn international condemnation.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 13:21
Libyan rebels appear to have executed scores of fighters loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a human rights group said.
Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10:41
Three top UN human rights experts have appealed to Iran to declare a moratorium on the death penalty.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 12:52
Iran executed some 670 people last year, most of them for drug crimes that do not merit capital punishment under international law and more than 20 for offences against Islam.
Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 20:05
Syrian activists accused regime forces of carrying out execution-style killings and burning homes.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 18:03
Iraq executed 14 people on a single
day this week, most of them al Qaeda members.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 18:45
Iraq has executed 34 people so far
this year compared with a total of 68 who were hanged last
year, justice ministry spokesman said.
Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 16:27
A spokesman for UN`s High Commissioner for Human Rights says number of executions jumped from 29 in 2010 to at least 70 last year.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 22:40
Its the first year in nearly two decades the country has not carried
out a single death sentence.
Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 20:18
Iran has hanged four people for crimes ranging from drug trafficking, rape and murder, local media said.
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