Wei wei was in prison for the murder of a family in 2003.
Police in northern Iraq say a mass grave contains remains of people executed by Islamic State militants including children
The far-right French politician is under investigation for sharing images of atrocities carried out by the Islamic State jihadist group.
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
Former Egyptian leader, who was overthrown in 2013, is already serving multiple jail terms on charges of causing the death of protesters and spying for Qatar
After spending nearly three decades on death row Mark Asay was executed without any incident
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
Arkansas has become the first US state in 17 years to execute more than one inmate on the same day.
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.
Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of the royal family to be flogged.
Bangladesh has hanged an opposition party leader convicted of war crimes.
One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.
One of the worst allegations of abuse by Mexican security forces has been revealed in a damning report by the country’s national human rights commission.
A local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.