The US Attorney General William Barr said the US government would use pentobarbital — which has been in short supply in the US in part due to a European ban on exporting lethal drugs.
Two days after the Democratic presidential front-runner proposed terminating the federal death penalty, the Justice Department announced it would execute five prisoners.
The two men — Bilel Kabaoui, 32, and Mourad Delhomme, 41 — are the latest defendants in a string of court cases that have already seen other nine French citizens and a Tunisian national be sentenced to death in the past weeks.
Newsom is expected to announce his plan to grant some sort of reprieve to 740 inmates on death row on Wednesday.
Beijing and Ottawa have exchanged accusations after convicted drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term in China was replaced with the death penalty.
A region in Germany has this week formally abolished the death penalty and with it fixed a quirk of history.
Seven members of a Japanese doomsday cult were hanged for a deadly attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that killed 13 people
The number of executions it could confirm was lower in 2017 than the previous year. The figures do not include China, where Amnesty said the number of deaths could run to thousands
Joseph Poni Tselayarona, 28, was executed on Saturday after the 2010 murder of his girlfriend and her three-year-old son, the Botswana Prison Service said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says capital punishment may be appropriate "in certain cases".
A Mexican national on death row in the US, has been executed despite Mexican authorities pleading for his life to be spared
On September 10, 1977, 40 years ago this week, France conducted its last execution. Four years later capital punishment was abolished, thus ending
The US state of Alabama has executed a 75-year-old man who had been on death row for more than three decades.
Tommy Arthur was convicted of killing
India’s top court has upheld death sentences for four men convicted in the gang-rape and torture of a woman on a moving bus in New Delhi.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves Saudi Arabia after a delicate balancing act of talks on economic relations and human rights.
The US state of Arkansas begins its bid to kill eight men on death row before a lethal injection drug expires in 10 days with the execution of Ledell Lee.
What critics branded an ‘assembly line of executions’ by the US state of Arkansas has been put on hold after separate court rulings.
Tension is rising in Arkansas as it prepares to put seven prisoners to death over an 11 day period starting from Monday.