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Source of hope in campaign against death penalty

The World Congress is a source of hope against the backdrop of an impending return of the death penalty to the Philippines

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with about 30,000 faithful in Bahrain

Matricia, a Filipina living in Dammam in neighboring Saudi Arabia, said she felt "lucky" to be at Saturday morning's mass

Pope again raises voice against death penalty

"Society can effectively repress crime without definitively depriving the offenders of the possibility of redeeming themselves"

Philippines’ anti-death penalty lobby lacks numbers, says prison ministry official

At present, there are six pending measures in Congress that seek to restore capital punishment in the country

Video: ‘The death penalty is inadmissible’ – Pope Francis

Pope Francis said that “the death penalty is morally inadmissible as it destroys the most important gift we have received: life.”

Philippine women’s group calls for justice for four activists executed in...

The death sentences are the first known judicial executions in Myanmar since 1988, according to Amnesty International

Southeast Asian MPs condemn ‘barbaric’ executions of political prisoners in Myanmar

State-run New Light of Myanmar said "the punishment has been carried out under the prison's procedures," without elaborating

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

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