ARTICLES RELATING TO EXECUTIONS

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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