Death penalty

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

In unanimous decision, Federal Court rules drug trafficking conviction of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto unsafe.

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

US & Canada

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

Reed, convicted of the 1996 rape and killing of Stacey Stites, had been scheduled to be executed next Wednesday.

Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

United States

South Dakota death-row inmate asks to choose his execution drug

Prison officials in the US state are allowed to select the type of drugs used in executions based on availability.

South Dakota death-row inmate asks to choose his execution drug

Witness

Letters from Death Row: Life after Prison in Pakistan

A man who survives two decades on death row struggles to build a new life after prison.

ISIS/ISIL

Activists warn UK against risking death penalty for ISIL suspects

The UK failed to assure that two ISIL suspects would not face execution in US, angering legal experts and rights groups.

Activists warn UK against risking death penalty for ISIL suspects

Podcast

Will Sri Lanka bring back the death penalty?

Sri Lanka hasn’t executed a prisoner in 43 years - but that may change.

Will Sri Lanka bring back the death penalty?

Death penalty

US federal gov't to execute inmates for first time since 2003

Five inmates sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

US federal gov't to execute inmates for first time since 2003

Inside Story

Has Rodrigo Duterte delivered on his promises?

The Philippines president calls for death penalty as part of his crackdown on drugs.

Death penalty

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

As Malaysia's government deliberates on the future of capital punishment, we meet families on both sides of the debate.

An eye for an eye? Inside the death penalty debate in Malaysia

101 East

Malaysia: On Death Row

101 East investigates why plans to abolish the death penalty in Malaysia are causing controversy.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Maithripala Sirisena says he has signed death warrants for drug offenders but gives no date for executions.

Sri Lanka president rejects UN chief's appeal over hangings

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Executions by hanging would be the first carried out in Sri Lanka since 1976 when a moratorium was implemented.

Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Saudi Arabia

Saudis say Shia teenager will not be executed: Report

Murtaja Qureiris reportedly faced execution for offences including participating in protests when he was 10 years old.

Saudis say Shia teenager will not be executed: Report

Saudi Arabia

Amnesty urges Saudi to rule out death penalty for boy

Murtaja Qureiris reportedly faces execution for offences including participating in protests when he was 10 years old.

Pakistan

Pakistan's military sentences three for espionage

Army chief approves death sentences for two men and 14 years in jail for another for leaking 'sensitive information'.

Pakistan's military sentences officer to death for espionage
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