USA: Cruel, inhuman, degrading: 40th execution of the year approaches
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Two men are due to be executed in Karachi Central Prison on 7 March. One of the men was aged 16 when he was sentenced to death in 1999. Unless halted, this will take the number of executions to 26 since the moratorium was lifted in December 2014.
Saman could be executed as early as February 19 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after being tortured into a 'confession.'