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# executions - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions

The west-coast state hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, but 25 inmates have exhausted all of their appeals.

# executions - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

# executions - Friday 21 April, 2017

Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions

Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April.

# executions - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer

Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.

# executions - Monday 17 April, 2017

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days

A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.

# executions - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# executions - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# executions - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Six countries with the most executions and Ireland's diplomatic links to them

Although state killings are legal in some countries, there remains a lot of secrecy around the figures recording instances of it.

# executions - Monday 4 January, 2016

Islamic State's alleged latest video features an English-speaking boy threatening to kill 'non-believers' in the UK

The video purports to show the execution of five men who confess to charges of “espionage”.

# executions - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Isis threatens Britain in new executions video

In the footage, an English-speaking IS fighter calls British Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile”.

# executions - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# executions - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

# executions - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

# executions - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?

There were 3,000 estimated executions last year.

# executions - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012

The total for the rest of the world combined was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.

# executions - Thursday 15 May, 2014

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

# executions - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Japanese man nears half century on death row

Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.

# executions - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences Executions This post contains videos

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

# executions - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny

Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.

# executions - Sunday 22 July, 2012

'Kiss my ass': Most memorable last words

What are some of the things that have been uttered to the executioner?

# executions - Friday 20 July, 2012

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria Syria This post contains videos

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria

Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.

# executions - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling

Four Saudi citizens and one Syrian national have been executed, according to Saudi authorities.