World News | Reuters | Wednesday March 4, 2015
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said he was "revolted" by the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers as preparations were under way to move the men to an island where they will be shot.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 25, 2015
Australia's foreign minister on Wednesday appealed to Indonesia's president to show mercy for two Australian drug traffickers due to executed in Indonesia, expressing disappointment that their latest legal appeal had been rejected.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
Australia will pursue all legal options to save two of its citizens from execution in Indonesia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott vowed today amid reports the death penalty judges asked for bribes.
World News | Reuters | Monday February 9, 2015
A court in China sentenced a man to death on today for crimes including the murder and rape of a woman in 1996 which another person was wrongly executed for before being exonerated last year, state media reported.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 23, 2015
Australia called on Indonesia on Friday to reconsider its decision to execute two Australians convicted of drug offences, a move that is likely to strain already fragile ties between the two neighbours.
Top Stories | Sunday January 18, 2015
Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed two of their citizens along with four other other drug offenders by firing squad.
World News | Reuters | Sunday January 18, 2015
Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors in Indonesia after the Southeast Asian nation ignored their pleas for clemency and executed six prisoners for drug offences on Sunday, the first executions under President Joko Widodo.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 17, 2015
Pakistan today hanged a terrorist of a banned anti-Shiite outfit in Lahore after a court upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the number of executions in the country since the lifting of the moratorium on capital punishment to 20.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 16, 2015
Indonesian authorities plan to execute six prisoners on Sunday convicted of drug offences, including five foreigners, the government said, the first time capital punishment will be carried out under new President Joko Widodo.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 16, 2015
Pakistan on Thursday hanged two militants convicted of murder, bringing to 18 the number of executions it has carried out since it lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty in terror related cases following a school massacre last month.
World News | Associated Press | Friday January 9, 2015
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World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 4, 2015
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has issued death warrants against eight terror convicts, weeks after the government lifted a self-imposed moratorium on death penalty in terror related cases following the brazen Peshawar school attack.
World News | Friday January 2, 2015
Two Saudis convicted of drug trafficking became the first people executed in 2015 in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, which beheaded 87 people last year, according to an AFP tally.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 27, 2014
UN chief Ban Ki-moon is pressing Pakistan to end capital punishment and restore a moratorium on the death penalty the government lifted in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 23, 2014
The Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Monday suspended the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death penalty for involvement in an attack on an army camp in Gujrat in Punjab province in 2012.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 22, 2014
Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said today, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 21, 2014
Pakistan on Sunday executed four more militants after ending a six-year old moratorium on the death penalty following a Taliban school attack that killed 149 people, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 21, 2014
Human rights groups took Jordan to task today as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty with the hangings of 11 men convicted of murder.
World News | Agencies | Sunday December 21, 2014
Four Pakistani terror convicts on death row were reportedly executed at a jail in Faisalabad today, after the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty earlier this week.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 19, 2014
Two terrorists were today hanged in Pakistan in the first executions since 2008, officials said, after the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty earlier this week.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday December 17, 2014
The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Pakistan is to end its moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases, the prime minister's office announced today, a day after Taliban militants killed 141 people in an attack on a school.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
An Australian woman has been arrested in Malaysia -- which mandates the death penalty for drug trafficking -- after allegedly being caught with 1.5 kilogrammes (52 oz) of crystal methamphetamine, an official confirmed Saturday.