ARTICLES RELATING TO EXECUTIONS

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.

Australia 'very disappointed' at Indonesia death row ruling

2015-02-25 11:11

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is "very disappointed" the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia has failed, as lawyers urged they not be killed before an appeal is heard.

Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

2015-01-30 08:50

A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman about two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier has been executed.

Group slams Kenyan death sentences

2012-12-20 22:03

A human rights group has criticised the death sentences passed against six Kenyan police officers who were convicted of murdering taxi drivers and urged the government to change the country’s execution laws.

US raps E-Guinea for executions

2010-08-31 07:46

The US has sharply criticised Equatorial Guinea for having executed four men implicated in a 2009 attack on the presidential palace in the capital Malabo.

 

Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

2015-03-03 22:16

Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.

Australian FM calls Indonesia to ease tensions

2015-02-21 09:59

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called on Indonesia to give two Australians on death row an “indefinite stay of execution” as she clarified her PM’s comments linking their fate to aid, reports say.

Mexican soldiers 'executed' 12 surrendered suspects

2014-10-22 16:04

Mexican soldiers executed at least a dozen people who surrendered after a gunfight in June between troops and suspected criminals, a government rights official says.

Uphold freeze on executions, Gambia told

2012-10-22 12:53

The EU has urged Gambia to honour a freeze on the death penalty after the tiny west African nation's supreme court upheld death sentenced against seven officials for treason.

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