death penalty

 
It's torture living on death row
It's torture living on death row
Donnie Johnson has spent nearly half of his life waiting to die. In 1985, the Memphis camping equipment centre staffer was found guilty of...
Infographic: The death penalty in Africa (2007 to 2014)
Infographic: The death penalty in Africa (2007 to 2014)
Terrorism has fuelled a sharp increase in the number of death sentences imposed on the continent in 2014, reports Amnesty International....
Editorial - Death sentence won't stop crime
Editorial - Death sentence won't stop crime
In the past week, South Africa's collective psyche was shaken by two separate but similarly callous incidents in which young children were caught in...
Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism
Editorial: Fuelling the fire of vigilantism
In Kraaifontein, a 12-year-old was repeatedly raped by her teacher.
Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions
Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions
Since the last executioner retired in 2005, 76 prisoners have been held on Death Row. Prison officials last week said only that the search for a...
Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers
Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers
The men, sent to the gallows on Wednesday, were convicted of trafficking "hundreds of kilos" of narcotics, the statement said.
Rights groups urge South Sudan to suspend executions
Rights groups urge South Sudan to suspend executions
"South Sudan has continued to use the death penalty despite well-documented weaknesses in the country's...
ConCourt rules SA can't extradite suspects in death row cases
ConCourt rules SA can't extradite suspects in death row cases
South Africa will not extradite foreign nationals suspected of crimes that may lead to them facing the death penalty in those countries that seeks to...
Zuma tiptoes around arms deal investigation
Zuma tiptoes around arms deal investigation
President Jacob Zuma could not commit to making public the outcome of the investigation into the controversial arms deal.
Zuma decries death penalty
Zuma decries death penalty
There is no credible evidence to prove that re-introducing the death penalty in South Africa will reduce crime, President Jacob Zuma said on...
Troy Davis: Vengeance dressed up as justice
Troy Davis: Vengeance dressed up as justice
Even though the idea of the death penalty appals me, I would not have minded it for myself when I stood up at the Old Bailey. I was a low-life...

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