Death penalty is reactivated in Pakistan after attack against school

Pakistan has enforced again this Wednesday the death penalty in cases of “terrorism,” a day after Taliban terrorists massacred 148 people in a school in Peshawar, including 132 minor students. In Pakistan, the death sentences are relatively common, but the penalty...

Court orders death penalty for South Korean ferry captain

The South Korean Prosecutor´s office requested on Monday, October 27 the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, when considering that his negligence and failure to provide assistance to passengers caused serious casualties,...

China would eliminate the death penalty for nine offenses

China, the country with more executions in the world, discuss the removal of the death penalty as punishment for nine offenses, including smuggling of weapons and nuclear artifacts or hinder the work of the authorities, out of the 55 that currently can be punished with the...

Francis Pope calls on Catholics to condemn the death penalty

Pope Francis lashed out this Thursday against “extrajudicial executions by some states” and called on Catholics to fight against “all forms” of capital punishment, “both legal and illegal,” which are applied in the world. “All Christians...
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Julian Assange Faces Arrest

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, 40 years, who is currently at Ecuador‘s London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail. Assange’s website has published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed several governments and international businesses. Assange...