Saudi Arabia is looking for eight religious functionaries, or in modern parlance, executioners.
The gulf state needs extra staff to carry out the
The international community expresses concerns over an Egyptian court's decision to seek the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 106 others.
Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi has been told he faces execution, along with more than 100 supporters of his now banned Muslim Brotherhood
An Egyptian court’s decision to seek the death penalty for ousted Mohamed Mursi has been condemned by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The
An Egyptian court seeks the death penalty for ex-president Mohammed Mursi and 105 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection. It rejected the other option of life in prison. Three
North Korea has executed its defence chief for treason according to South Korea’s spy agency. Leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 15
Hungary wants to reintroduce the death penalty. It may seem a surprising move for an EU member state but that’s exactly what Hungarian Prime Minister
A judge in Afghanistan has sentenced four men to death following a lethal attack on a woman in Kabul. The men were part of a mob which killed
Rodrigo Gularte, who was executed in Indonesia was clueless about his fate until the final moments.
The Brazilian was lined up among seven others
Hungary should expect ‘fight’ if it reintroduces death penalty, says EU’s Juncker The comments came from European Commission president Jean-Claude
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Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union chief executive, issued a strongly-worded challlenge to the Hungary leader’s suggestion of reintroducing
A diplomatic backlash is underway after eight drug traffickers, seven of them foreigners, were executed by an Indonesian firing squad. Indignation
Indonesia conducts executions on the prison island of Nusakambangan in Central Java.
Prisoners are executed by firing squad, recruited from a
Indonesia’s execution of eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries has strained diplomatic relations. Australia has recalled its
Several hundred people held a vigil in Sydney for the two convicted Australians awaiting execution in Indonesia. In other towns and cities too people
Amid chaotic scenes, relatives have paid a last visit to a top security jail in Indonesia to say their final farewells to two Australian drug
Australia makes a final plea to Indonesia for a stay in the execution of convicted drug smugglers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. Officials in Jakarta are said to be considering the fate of Filipino
Indonesia has begun preparations for the execution of 10 inmates on death row.
The 10 have been found guilty of various drug-related offences
An Egyptian court has sentenced 22 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to death for storming a police station in 2013. The country’s first
An Egyptian court has moved closer toward executing 11 men for deadly soccer violence. Seventy-three people were killed and more than 1,000 injured
A judge in Egypt has confirmed death sentences on the Muslim Brotherhood’s top leader Mohamed Badie and 13 other senior members of the outlawed
A court in Indonesia has rejected last-ditch legal challenges by two Australians convicted of drugs charges. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are
After nearly 30 years on death row in Alabama, Anthony Ray Hinton is finally tasting freedom. Hinton, 58, was convicted of killing two fast-food
The number of executions dropped in 2014 compared to a year before but the number of people given death sentences rose sharply, says Amnesty.