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ASEAN warns Myanmar against more executions

The 10-nation regional bloc has spearheaded so far fruitless efforts to restore peace to the country after a military coup last year

Singapore executes fifth drug trafficker since March

The spate of hangings has prompted growing calls for Singapore to abolish the death penalty

Singapore conducts two more executions: activists

The latest executions come after the hanging of a mentally disabled man in April sparked widespread international outrage

Malaysian to be hanged in Singapore after court dismisses appeal

A judge can commute the sentence to life in prison if the offender acted only as a courier and cooperated with authorities

Malaysia to abolish mandatory death penalty

Further study would be conducted on what sentences could be substituted for the death penalty

Man sentenced to death for Indian holy city bombings

Nearly 500 people are on death row in India, and capital sentences for murder and terrorism convictions are common, but executions are rare

Amnesty International highlights ‘worrying rise’ in global executions

At least 579 executions were carried out across 18 countries in 2021 -- a 20 percent increase on 2020

Singapore court rejects appeals by three men on death row

The city-state has some of the world's toughest anti-narcotics laws and insists capital punishment remains a deterrent against crime

Taiwan retains capital punishment, undermines claim to be bastion of rights

Despite its frequent use against dissidents during decades of martial law, most polls show Taiwanese still support the death penalty

Japan executes three prisoners in first hangings since 2019

Worldwide, at least 483 people were executed last year in 18 countries, according to rights watchdog Amnesty International

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