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Pakistan’s Prime Minister has lifted the moratorium on executions in the wake of the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December. Six men have already been executed.
A federal court issued a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Scott Panetti a few hours before he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on 3 December.
Ali Agirdas was executed on 20 November in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. His family only learned of his execution through the media, and his body has not been returned to them.
Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.