death penalty

 
Texas starts to doubt death row
Texas starts to doubt death row
Even in Texas they are having their doubts. The state that executes more people than any other by far -- it will account for half the prisoners...
Ohio executions resume with one-drug method
Ohio executions resume with one-drug method
Ohio's death chamber is set to resume executions next month using a single drug that has been used in the US to euthanise pets but never to put...
Screams, flames among horrors of botched US executions
Screams, flames among horrors of botched US executions
US executions are meant to be clinical and humane, but for some they end up resembling medieval torture, complete with the smell of burning flesh,...
Prisoners driven insane on Japan's death row
Prisoners driven insane on Japan's death row
Japan's new government is under pressure to abolish the death penalty after the human rights group Amnesty claimed the country's death row inmates...
Death penalty for 2003 Mumbai bombers
Death penalty for 2003 Mumbai bombers
An Indian court on Thursday sentenced to death three people, including a married couple, for planting bombs that killed 52 in the city of Mumbai in...
Egypt's rising death sentences under fire
Egypt's rising death sentences under fire
Legal experts and human rights activists are criticising Egypt for an abrupt spike in death sentences in recent months, accusing the country's...
China the world's top executioner, says rights group
China the world's top executioner, says rights group
The number of prisoners put to death worldwide decreased in 2008, a human rights group said on Wednesday, adding that China retained its position...

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