March 24, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill on Monday to restore the firing squad as a method of execution, making Utah the only US state with the option. The legislation, which was approved by the state's senate earlier this month, allows for the use of a firing squad if drugs used for lethal ...[read more]
March 22, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Pakistani authorities have postponed the execution of an inmate convicted as a minor, a decision welcomed Friday by a group of independent UN human rights experts. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the age of Shafqat Hussain, who may have been as young as 14 when he was sentenced to ...[read more]
March 9, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Pakistan's Islamabad High Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the man convicted of assassinating the liberal governor of Pakistan's Punjab province Salman Taseer for his opposition against the nation's blasphemy law. The governor, in his opposition, was expressing ...[read more]
March 8, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
An Indonesian court has scheduled an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row for Thursday March 12th. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug smuggling organization, were granted the appeal despite President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency. ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the country's apex court Thursday against its verdict that upheld the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War. ...[read more]
March 4, 2015
by William Helbling
An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a 10-year prison sentence for two police officers who were convicted for torturing activist Khaled Said to death in 2010. Eye witnesses provided evidence that the officers beat the 28-year-old outside of a cafe in Alexandria. Said's killing is seen to be one ...[read more]
February 13, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday urged Iran to halt the execution of Saman Naseem, a man jailed as a teen and sentenced to death for "enmity against God" and "corruption on earth." Naseem was arrested in July 2011 following a battle between the Revolutionary Guard and the opposition Party ...[read more]
February 11, 2015
by William Helbling
An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered for a retrial of 36 a Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The 36 are among 183 supporters sentenced to death in June in connection with violence following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Among those whose sentences were overturned is former Muslim ...[read more]
February 5, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Egypt's top appeals court on Thursday upheld a death sentence against an Islamist charged with murder as well as sentences for 57 other supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Video footage of the Islamist sentenced to death, Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan, showed him throwing people off of a roof during ...[read more]
February 2, 2015
by Peter Snyder
A court in Egypt on Monday confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi. The men were convicted in December of playing a role in an attack on a police station in the governate of Giza, known as the "Kerdasa massacre," which ...[read more]

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