February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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June 5, 2013

Fifty-eight-year-old William Van Poyck, sentenced to death in 1988 for the murder of a prison guard, is due to be executed in Florida on 12 June. Claims persist that he received inadequate legal re...

June 4, 2013

A new law adopted by the Papua New Guinea parliament increases the scope of the death penalty and number of execution methods. concern rises about the fate of at least 10 prisoners under sentence o...

June 4, 2013

The Governor of Florida has until mid-June to decide whether to sign or veto a bill which, at least in part, aims to speed up the pace of executions.

June 4, 2013

Two lawyers in Dagestan in the North Caucasus, Russia, have received death threats in connection with a criminal case they are working on.