Wednesday, 25th May 2022

Sierra Leone abolishes the death penalty

Sierra Leone's president said he would sign the abolition of capital punishment, fulfilling a personal campaign pledge. Some 99 people in the country are currently sitting on death row.


1 Feb 2017
Ambode Signs Death Penalty For Kidnappers In Lagos.
10 Mar 2017
Demonstrators rallied outside a court in south-west Turkey on Thursday, calling for the death penalty for 47 suspects accused of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan.
2 Nov 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty on Twitter for an Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, adding that he would also consider sending him to military prison Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
21 Nov 2017
Fayose signs bill on death penalty into law.
24 Feb 2018
Around a thousand Philippine Catholics in Manila marched in protest of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs and his efforts to reinstate the death penalty.
3 Jan 2019
The suspects charged with killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi have appeared in court. His murder in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul threw the kingdom into turmoil, with many suspecting high-level involvement.
16 Mar 2019
Kim Kardashian supports end of California death penalty. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order suspending the death penalty in California. As a result, 737 inmates currently on death row will not be executed.
7 May 2019
Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment will also extend to sharia laws that include stoning to death for gay sex and adultery, after a furious backlash against the punishments.
5 Jul 2019
Taraba state government has signed a death penalty for anyone convicted Kidnapping in the state. He signed the bill today at the governor's office in Jalingo. The governor said the law will help sanitize the state.
24 Oct 2019
The United Nations expert for monitoring human rights in Iran criticized the Tehran government for its use of the death penalty against minors. Two people aged under 18 have been executed by the state so far this year.
19 Jul 2020
Iranians took to social media to protest the planned execution of three young protesters, under the hashtag #Don'tExecute. The men had taken part in last year's mass demonstrations against a fuel price hike.
25 Oct 2020
Bangladesh's decision to introduce the death penalty for rape has been criticized by international rights groups. Critics say capital punishment is not the solution to the problem of sexual violence in the country.