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'This is not justice': Supreme Court liberals slam Trump's federal executions
The US Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer excoriated the Trump administration for carrying out its 13th and final federal execution days before the president leaves office.
Trump administration executed more Americans in 2020 than all states combined: Report
For the first time in history, the US government has carried out more executions in a year than those carried out by states that still conduct executions, according to an annual report on the death penalty released on Wednesday.
While battling opioid crisis, US government weighed using fentanyl for executions
The US Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths.
Amnesty censures South Sudan over rising number of executions
Amnesty International has denounced a rise in the use of the death sentence in South Sudan, urging the world’s youngest nation to “stop signing execution orders.”
Amnesty concerned over resumption of executions in Bahrain
Amnesty International has expressed grave concern over pronunciation of death sentences and resumption of executions in Bahrain as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the country.
Arkansas to rush executions due to expiring lethal drug
The US state of Arkansas is scheduled to execute eight death-row inmates over the course of 10 days this month amid an outcry from death penalty opponents.
Indonesia to resume executions despite global outrage
Indonesian officials have started preparations for a new wave of executions in the country despite global outrage one year ago over Jakarta’s putting to death of several foreign drug convicts.
Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty
Human rights group Amnesty International says the total number of known worldwide executions has reached its highest level since 1989.
Switzerland summons Saudi charge d’affaires over mass executions
Switzerland has summoned Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires to express its dismay over Riyadh’s execution of 47 people, including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Switzerland summons Saudi charge d’affaires over mass executions
Switzerland has summoned Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires to express its dismay over Riyadh’s execution of 47 people, including prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Australia vows tough response if Indonesia goes ahead with executions
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Indonesia of a severe diplomatic response if Jakarta executes two convicted Australian drug smugglers.
Brazil, Netherlands recall ambassadors from Indonesia over executions
Brazil and the Netherlands have recalled their ambassadors in Indonesia after the Southeast Asian country brushed aside their last-minute appeals for clemency and executed their citizens for drug offenses.
UN urges Pakistan to end executions
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Pakistan to put an end to executions and re-impose the country’s moratorium on the death penalty that was recently lifted.

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