Virginia first southern US state to abolish death penalty
Virginia on Wednesday became the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty and the 23rd state in the country to end capital punishment.
Lawyers without borders join global outcry against death penalty
Avocats Sans Frontières France (ASF France), also known as Lawyers Without Borders, yesterday, joined the global call for an end of death penalty.
Chad parliament outlaws death penalty for acts of terror
Chad on Tuesday abolished the death penalty for terrorist activities, Justice Minister Djimet Arabi told AFP.
Catholic church opposes death penalty for kidnappers in Osun
The Osun State House of Assembly yesterday held a public hearing session on a bill for a law to prohibit kidnapping, banditry, ritual killings and other related offences, and recommended death penalty for kidnappers.
Outrage as Senate imposes death penalty on hate speech offenders
The Senate has reintroduced a bill it abandoned under pressure last year through which it sought to impose the death penalty on “any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person.”
Why death penalty is not deterring abductors, by lawyers
Lawyers have adduced reasons why kidnapping remains a lucrative “business” across the country despite the prescription of death penalty for the offence in some states.
Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief over hangings
Sri Lanka's president said Monday he had rejected a telephone appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to reconsider his push to reintroduce the death penalty after 43 years.
Malaysia to abolish death penalty: minister
Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, in a decision hailed by rights groups.