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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

Pakistani woman sentenced to death for ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp status

Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, and laws prohibiting it can carry a potential death sentence

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

North Korea trying to hide executions from world: rights group

North Korean escapees said executions were carried out at closely monitored sites with authorities ensuring no information gets out

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