January 5, 2012
The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.
December 15, 2011
At least 488 people have been executed for alleged drug offences so far in 2011, a nearly threefold increase on 2009, a new Amnesty International report says.
December 12, 2011
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry has said a woman has been beheaded for the crime of "witchcraft and sorcery."
December 9, 2011
Amnesty International were turned away from delivering a global petition to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, calling for an end to executions in Belarus.