Philippine Catholics protest drug killings, death penalty
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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.
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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
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Manila's 'trolley boys' dodge traffic and death every day.
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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.
23 Nov 2019
Vaulted ceilings and rows of stone columns stretch into the humid darkness deep below the Philippine capital, where workers are transforming an over century-old underground reservoir into a draw for tourists.
12 Jan 2020
Swarms of barefoot believers throng a revered icon of Jesus Christ in Manila for a slow-moving and raucous procession considered one of the world's largest shows of Catholic fervour.
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.
24 Oct 2020
After a series of sexual assault and murder cases in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, politicians are responding to calls to overturn a moratorium on the death penalty. But experts say that will be hard — and won't work.
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Botswana has seen a steep rise in executions since President Mokgweetsi Masisi took office just over a year ago. Human rights groups are calling on the nation to ban capital punishment.
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Lawmakers in Virginia have voted to abolish the death penalty. The move marks the end of a long history of capital punishment in the state. Virginia currently has the highest number of executions in the United States. We take a closer look with FRANCE 24's Valérie Dekimpe.
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