Death Penalty Action
Human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja, whose father is a prisoner of conscience because of his human rights activism, is being held prisoner in Bahrain.
Hajras bin Saleh bin Muhammad al-Qurey was scheduled to be executed on 25 August but, without any explanation, his execution was not carried out. He could be executed at any time.
On 8 June 2014, Ibrahim El Sheikh was arrested after a public event in AI Nuhud, West Kordofan.
Leyla Yunus is being denied necessary medical attention by prison authorities in Azerbaijan.
Iranian writer and poet Arzhang Davoodi has been in prison for nearly 11 years already. Now he has been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.
Timur Tangiyev has attempted suicide 3 times this year in an attempt to demand justice and safety from torture and ill-treatment while imprisoned.
Juvenile offender, Razieh Ebrahimi, has been sentenced to death in Iran for the murder of her husband when she was 17 years old.
Sudan: More than half a million call to free pregnant woman sentenced to death for her religious choice as lawyers lodge appeal
Lawyers have confirmed to Amnesty International that an appeal has been lodged against the conviction of a pregnant Sudanese Christian woman, who has been sentenced to death for her religious choice and to 100 lashes for ‘adultery’.
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim is a Christian Sudanese woman who on 15 of May was sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’, and to flogging for ‘adultery’.
The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.