Death Penalty Action
Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010. On 16 October the Lahore High Court of Pakistan rejected her appeal. She is a 45 year old Christian woman, mother of 5 children.
Two American men Frank Walls and Michael Duane Zack have been sentenced to death despite having mental and intellectual disabilities.
Mohammad Asghar, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2014. He has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.
On 8 June 2014, Ibrahim El Sheikh was arrested after a public event in AI Nuhud, West Kordofan.
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.
The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
A judge igranted Warren Hill a temporary stay of execution about three hours before he was to be executed.
His lawyers are asking the US Supreme Court to step in, as the execution of people with mental retardation violates the US Constitution.
Death row prisoner Thankgod Ebhos may be executed by firing squad within days.
The Minister of Public Security said 117 death row prisoners will be executed immediately after a new law comes into force.