Bangladesh should immediately commute the death sentence of Abdul Quader Mollah, Amnesty International said after the Supreme Court increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death following an appeal by the government.
Far-reaching procedural and institutional reform, and not the death penalty, is needed to tackle the endemic problem of violence against women in India.
The first execution in Viet Nam in more than 18 months is outrageous and puts hundreds of death row prisoners at risk.
New laws expanding death penalty signal intent to restart executions, following outcry over murders of women accused of 'sorcery'.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
Three men are expected to be executed in Indonesia in what would be a major setback in the use of the death penalty, in a country that appeared to be moving away from the brutal practice.
The Maldives authorities must commute the death sentences of two teenagers who received capital punishment for a murder allegedly committed when they were under 18.
Pakistani authorities urged to protect Indian prisoners from violence after death row inmate dies following an attack in a Lahore jail.
The execution of two death row inmates in Japan shows a "chilling" escalation of death penalty use under the new Liberal Democratic government.
Taiwanese authorities executed six men on Friday night in an apparent about-turn from their earlier stated commitment to abolish the brutal practice.
A former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court shares his views on the death penalty in an interview with Amnesty International.
Chinese lawyer Teng Biao talks about the death penalty in the Asian giant -- the country that in 2012 executed more people than the rest of the world put together.
Indonesia carried out its first execution in four years and promises to put a further nine people to death in 2013.
The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.
A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.
A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.
Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.
Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.
The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty.