ARTICLES RELATING TO EXECUTIONS

Nicaragua pleads with US to call off execution

2015-08-25 17:43

Nicaraguan officials and activists have called on the US to cancel the execution in Texas later this week of Bernard Tercero, the only Nicaraguan national on death row in the US.

Pakistan defies rights protests to hang 'teen' convict

2015-08-04 07:48

Pakistan has executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

Gambia to reinstate firing squads: president

2015-07-18 20:15

Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh has warned that death row inmates should expect to have their sentences implemented, apparently signalling an end to a three-year unofficial moratorium on executions.

Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old

2015-07-15 11:00

A Missouri man who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her has been executed after the US Supreme Court and the governor refused to intervene.

Indonesian court rejects death-row Frenchman's appeal

2015-06-22 10:10

An Indonesian court has thrown out an appeal lodged by a French death-row convict challenging a presidential decision to reject his request for clemency.

Indonesia gears up for executions as families wail in grief

2015-04-28 17:23

Indonesia in making final preparations to execute eight foreigners by firing squad, as weeping family members paid last visits to their loved ones.

Drug smugglers to be executed together 'for sake of efficiency'

2015-04-07 17:58

Indonesia's attorney general says 10 death-row convicts including two Australian drug smugglers would be executed together for the sake of "efficiency", according to a report.

Indonesia leader too busy to take Australia call – envoy

2015-03-26 13:31

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been too busy during the past three weeks to accept a phone call from the Australian PM to plead for the lives of two death row prisoners, an envoy says.

Indonesian delays decision on Australian death row convicts

2015-03-19 09:08

Two Australian drug convicts on death row in Indonesia won’t be executed this month after a court postponed their appeal hearing against the rejection of a request for presidential clemency.

Death-row Nigerian says last goodbye to Indonesian lover

2015-03-06 08:02

A Nigerian man facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling has written a heart rendering letter to say a final goodbye to his lover, a report says.

 

Saudi executes 3 Sri Lankans, Egyptian

2015-08-17 14:37

Saudi Arabia has executed three Sri Lankans found guilty of robbing and killing a citizen as well as an Egyptian convicted of murder in a separate case, the interior ministry says.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged in India

2015-07-30 08:25

India has executed Yakub Memon for his role in the nation's deadliest attacks, a series of bombings in Mumbai more than two decades ago, police say.

Abolish death penalty, Zambia's leader Lungu told

2015-07-17 19:04

Amnesty International has lauded the decision by Zambian President Edgar Lungu to reduce the sentences of at least 332 prisoners awaiting death by hanging to life imprisonment, urging him to abolish the death penalty "completely".

Seoul: North Korean leader executed 70 since taking power

2015-07-09 10:22

South Korea’s foreign minister says North Korea has staged 70 executions since current leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

2015-05-02 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident Australia could restore its relations with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies have reportedly returned home.

Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

2015-04-24 11:27

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats say.

AI: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

2015-04-01 11:07

Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1 000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world’s total, Amnesty International says in its latest report on the death penalty.

China executes 3 convicted in mass stabbing

2015-03-24 14:13

China has executed three accused separatists for their role in an attack that killed 31 people at a train station in the southwest last year.

Indonesia rejects Australia's offer to pay for pair's jail time

2015-03-12 15:46

Indonesia has rejected an offer from Australia to pay the cost of life imprisonment for two drug smugglers if they are spared the firing squad.

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

2015-03-04 13:12

Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia have been transferred to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was “revolted” by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

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