Death penalty

'Alarming' surge in death sentences around the world

One-Minute Read
Wed 1 Apr, AT 11:58

Amnesty highlights mass sentencing in Egypt, but insists 'progress' towards abolition is being made

Utah death penalty: is a firing squad really 'more humane'?

Talking Point
Tue 24 Mar, AT 09:37

Utah becomes the only US state to approve death by firing squad because of a shortage of lethal injections

Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for apostasy

Meriam Ibrahim freed by Sudanese court

One-Minute Read
Tue 24 Jun, AT 08:38

Death sentence for apostasy overturned as Meriam Ibrahim is given her freedom

A death chamber in Southern Ohio

Botched execution: Arizona prisoner takes two hours to die

Thu 24 Jul, AT 10:14

Another botched lethal injection reignites debate over 'experimental' drugs used to carry out death penalty


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: US seeks death penalty for bomb suspect

One-Minute Read
Fri 31 Jan, AT 10:18

Call for 20yr-old to face the ultimate penalty was expected, but it sets scene for 'wrenching' trial

Ariel Castro's fate: electric chair or an endless prison term?

Fri 10 May, AT 08:56

Phillip Garrido's prison term was 431 years – and there was only one victim, Jaycee Lee Dugard, in his case

Lindsay Sandiford appeals to Russell Brand over execution

One-Minute Read
Thu 7 May, AT 15:55

After Bali Nine duo shot for drug-smuggling, British grandmother on death row fears she will be next

New law could be named after Delhi gang-rape victim

Talking Point
Wed 2 Jan, AT 12:42

Family supports idea of naming 23-year-old so that law can be named in her honour

Manchester police

Two police officers dead: is it time to arm the British police?

Talking Point
Wed 19 Sep, AT 10:07

Murder of two female officers in Manchester prompts Tebbit to call for death penalty

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Who are the 9/11 suspects and what are they charged with?

Thu 5 Apr, AT 08:45

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of attacks, and four others face death penalty