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Gambia’s president hinted on serious human rights violations

Amnesty International delegates in a meeting with President Adama Barrow in the capital Banjul noted the major progress made in the two years since...
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Sri Lankan President Re-introduces Death Penalty for Drug Convicts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free...
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Human rights body urges Tanzania to ratify international treaty banning death penalty

Tanzania's Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance on Wednesday urged the government to ratify an international treaty abolishing death penalty. The treaty, the Second...
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10 face death penalty over Bangladeshi PM assassination plot

A special tribunal in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has handed death penalty to 10 people for planting a 76-kg bomb in 2000 with a view...

UN experts warns Egyptian government about executing six men

A group of UN human rights experts have advised the Government of Egypt to halt the execution of six men sentenced to death after...
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World Day against Poverty observed in Ghana with a call on government

She said on June 15, 2012 government published a white paper accepting the report and turned death punishment to life imprisonment and a bill...
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Lawyers’ union of Japan call for abolishing death penalty

Japan's union of lawyers wants to lobby for the elimination of the country's death penalty by 2020, according to a Thursday report from Kyodo...
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God Also Supports Death Penalty – Senator Pacquiao

In his first speech as a senator, Pacquiao, who is also a Christian preacher, said the use of capital punishment "for people who commit...
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Death Penalty Awaits U.S. Church Shooter

"Following the department's rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek...

Nigeria Senate To Enact Law Prescribing Death Penalty For kidnappers

This was following the adoption of recommendations of a report of by the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence on the...
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Indonesia Stood Firm On Death Penalty For Drug Abusers

Indonesia executed a total of 14 drug convicts consisted of both natives and foreigners last year that sparked diplomatic tensions with countries where the...
A Taiwan court on Friday upheld the death sentence for Cheng Chieh, who was convicted of murder and multiple attempts to kill in a subway knife attack in 2014.

Taiwanese Court Endorses for Metro Attacker a Death Penalty

Taiwan's supreme court rejected Cheng's second appeal. The defendant had no psychological or mental problems when he committed the crime, said the court. Cheng, a...

Judiciary confirms the death sentence of business mogul

The preliminary court has issued the verdict for Zanjani and two other defendants, Mohseni-Ejei was quoted as saying by Press TV. ...
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Burundi minister of Defense wants death penalty restored

Defense and War Veterans Minister Emmanuel Ntahomvukiye was speaking in a session at the parliamentary house in Kigobe along with two of his colleagues...

EU condemns death penalty

Today, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong opposition to...

Johnson Kombian to fight against his death penalty

Johnson Kombian farmer and businessman who is to be hanged for killing two police officers says he is dissatisfied with the verdict of the...

As the PDP faces death penalty….

By Muhammad Ajah ?for its uncountable crimes against Nigerians since sixteen years ago, the remnant of its membership are consoling themselves with the hallucination of...

Mauritius urged to reintroduce death penalty

People in Mauritius have been calling for the reintroduction of the death penalty after numerous sexual abuse cases on children, including the rape and...

Muslim Brotherhood?s Chief Badie gets a death penalty

An Egyptian court on Saturday delivered another death sentence to the chief leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group Mohammed Badie and 13...
Family members of death-row criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party's assistant secretary general, wait to meet him in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 6, 2015. Bangladesh's largest Islamist party has called a non-stop 48-hour national strike after the country's apex court Monday morning upheld its previous verdict on its leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, rejecting his plea for reviewing death penalty for crimes against humanity during the country's war of independence in 1971. (Xinhua/Shariful Islam) (azp)

Bangladesh?s apex court stands on its ruling over Mohammad Kamaruzzaman

Bangladesh's highest court has upheld its previous verdict on the country's largest Islamist party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, rejecting his plea for reviewing death penalty...
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Report: Abolition Of Death Penalty In Ghana

REPORT ON A WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY FRANCE EMBASSY AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, GHANA ON ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY IN GHANA TO MARK THE 12TH UN INTERNATIONAL DAY...

Ghana having tough time abolishing death penalty

Amnesty International said on Thursday that although Ghana is willing to abolish the death penalty, it is having a tough time taking a definite...

Sudanese woman death penalty overturned

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her religious faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim's death...