• Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
    EU ambassadors encourage Thailand to end executions
    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is for authoritarian countries and not democracies, delegates from the European Union stressed yesterday as they urged Thailand to abandon prisoner execution.
  • Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:00
    Progress and challenges in the fight against illegal drugs trade
    As China marked International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Tuesday by burning seized drugs and announcing the executions of some drug traffickers, there is no denying that despite the positive results of their crackdown, the authorities still face a serious challenge in the fight against drugs.
  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:11
    US state says it will use nitrogen gas for executions
    The US state of Oklahoma plans to become the first in the country to use nitrogen gas to execute condemned prisoners, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.
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  • Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:43
    More executions reported in Philippines: UN experts
    GENEVA - Reports of summary executions, including of children, are multiplying in the Philippines, three United Nations experts said Monday, urging the government to investigate and curb "spiralling rights violations".
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  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:00
    Thailand taking middle path on capital punishment
    But public revulsion over a spate of gruesome murders threatens to reverse de  facto moratorium on executions
  • Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:45
    Death penalties in Asia
    At least 130 executions were carried out in 11 Asian countries in 2016. The vast majority of them were executed in Pakistan. However there is no data available about executions in China, still believed to be by far the world’s top executioner.
  • Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:54
    Amnesty hails decline in executions
    LONDON - US death penalty sentences fell to a historic low last year and executions also dropped sharply, contributing to a global slump of over a third from 2015, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
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  • Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:57
    'Barbaric' Duterte wants daily executions in Philippines
    MANILA - Philippine Catholic leaders and rights groups on Monday condemned as "barbaric" President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to restore the death penalty and execute "five or six" criminals daily.
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  • Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:00
    Human rights groups join global campaign to abolish death penalty after seven-year hiatus
    HUMAN rights and legal organisations have condemned the death penalty and promised to push for reforms of the judicial process that would ban executions in Thailand.
  • Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:31
    Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions
    CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.
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  • Thu, 07 Jul 2016 01:00
    Summary executions no answer to the drugs trade
    Let us be crystal clear: The drug menace in the Philippines must stop. Goodness, we hate drugs, too. There should be no two minds about it.
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  • Mon, 16 May 2016 10:17
    Philippines' Duterte vows hangings in war on crime
    DAVAO, Philippines - Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to introduce executions by hanging and order military snipers to kill suspected criminals as part of a ruthless law-and-order crackdown.
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  • Sat, 14 May 2016 17:13
    Pfizer cracks down on use of its drugs in executions
    Washington - Drugs giant Pfizer has introduced restrictions onits products to stop them being used for executions.
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  • Wed, 11 May 2016 14:22
    10 foreign convicts to be executed in Indonesia: report
    Jakarta - Ten foreigners were among 15 convicts on death row in Indonesia scheduled to be put to death as authorities were preparing a new round of executions, a report said Wednesday.
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  • Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:51
    Amnesty denounces 'shocking' Malaysian executions
    KUALA LUMPUR - Amnesty International said Malaysian authorities hanged three convicted murderers Friday despite calls for clemency from rights groups that called the executions "shocking and disturbing", as the country considers scrapping the death pena
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