Today we look at a public hearing in Colombia’s False Positives scandal, acute food insecurity and drought in the Horn of Africa, and more
Across the United States, public figures and everyday people came together in support of Melissa Lucio, sentenced to death without evidence
Eugene Puryear talks about the death penalty in the US in light of Jewish groups suing the state of Arizona for planning to use Zyklon B in executions.
The death sentences were issued a day after the US government canceled military aid worth USD 130 million to Egypt over the declining human rights record
Today we look at a Thai court ruling declaring calls for reform “attempts to overthrow the monarchy”, a strike in Tunisia after the death of an anti-landfill protestor, and more
Ali al-Nimr, from the minority Shia community in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in 2012 during anti-government protests when he was 17 years old, and condemned to death in 2014 on charges that human rights groups called vague
Along with being fired, the employees in question will also be subject to asset freeze and a 60-day travel ban. The parliament also extended the country’s state of emergency, in place since 2017, for another three months starting July 24
Four countries in the MENA region, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, carried out an overwhelming 88% of all known executions worldwide last year
A criminal court in Cairo ordered the release of detainees being held in remand under 19 different cases. As per claims by family members and lawyers, over 300 detainees were released on Tuesday, with more expected to be released in the coming days
Activists from the Peoples Union for Democratic Rights organised a demonstration at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi to protest against capital punishment.
At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.
The new penal code imposes death penalty for gay sex, including by stoning.