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Global executions down more than a third, but death sentences at record high

By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.

A Justice with Pakistan

By Sattar Rind Mumtaz Qadri, the confessed killer of Pakistan People’s Party politician and ex-Governor of the Punjab province Salmaan Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi at 4:30am on the morning of February 29 2016.

Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party enforces strike protesting leader’s death sentence

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party on Thursday enforced a nationwide dawn-to-dusk strike, protesting what it referred to as the government hatched conspiracy to annihilate the party by killing its leaders in the name of war crimes trials.

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court paves way for hanging two opposition leaders for war crimes

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s highest court has dismissed the final review petitions of two war crimes for death row inmates paving the way for their executions.