Death penalty

24 Jul, 2015

Human rights group warns of an unprecedented spike in the number of people put to death in Iran

24 Mar, 2015

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
24 Jun, 2014

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

A death chamber in Southern Ohio
24 Jul, 2014

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

31 Jan, 2014

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

10 May, 2013

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

07 May, 2015

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

02 Jan, 2013

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

Manchester police
19 Sep, 2012

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

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
05 Apr, 2012

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