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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 executes mentally disabled man despite outcry

Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam was arrested in 2009 for trafficking a small amount of heroin into the city-state

Singaporeans hold vigil for Malaysians facing execution

The demonstrators held electric candles, torches, and signs reading "Abolish the death penalty" and "End oppression, not life"

Four sentenced to hang in Bangladesh over celebrated writer’s murder

The men brutally maimed award-winning author and language professor Humayun Azad outside a book fair in 2004

Singaporeans protest the death penalty in rare demonstration

Organizers said about 400 people joined the demonstration at "Speakers' Corner," the only place in the city-state where protests are allowed

Bangladesh to hang four over atheist blogger’s murder

Death sentences are common in Bangladesh with more than 2,000 people currently on death row

Singapore court dismisses death sentence appeal of Malaysian national

Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam was arrested in 2009 for trafficking a small amount of heroin into the city-state

Philippine vice president says reimposing death penalty will not lower crime...

The vice president said data from around the world show that reimposing the death penalty will not lower crime rates considerably

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

More than 100 sentenced to death in Yangon since Myanmar coup

Of the 101 people documented by RFA’s Myanmar Service, 50 were convicted in secretive military tribunals

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