May 8, 2015
by Emelina Perez
UN human rights experts on Friday condemned the growing number of executions in Iran in recent years. According to the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran and on extrajudicial executions, Iran has executed about 350 people in 2015 and executed approximately six people per ...[read more]
February 18, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Two UN human rights experts on Wednesday urged the government of Iran to halt the execution of Saman Naseem, a juvenile offender scheduled to be executed Thursday. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed and UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions ...[read more]
December 2, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
UN human rights experts on arbitrary executions and torture on Tuesday urged the state of Texas and the US government to prevent the execution of Scott Panetti, who was sentenced to death for killing his parents-in-law in 1992. The experts contend that Panetti, who is scheduled to be executed on ...[read more]
September 10, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Two experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to implement an immediate moratorium on the death penalty following an increase in executions, with a significant number of the executions completed by beheading. The experts include the ...[read more]
June 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns on Wednesday condemned the Nigerian government for the alleged execution of four men in the State of Edo. Heyns voiced his concern "that capital punishment appears to have been imposed without due process ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Christof Heyns on Monday urged the Indonesian government to restrict the use of capital punishment to comply with their international human rights obligations. On March 14, Malawian national Adami Wilson was executed by firing squad after being ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 10, 2011, Libyan officials promised democratic reforms and pledged to draft a new constitution for the country. The statement was released after the UN announced that international inspectors would enter Libya in that same month to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by both ...[read more]
November 24, 2010
by Ashley Hileman
A Spanish judge on Tuesday ordered the release of former Guatemalan interior minister Carlos Vielmann after authorities in Guatemala failed to request his extradition. Vielmann has been imprisoned in Spain since his arrest in Madrid last month, and was to be extradited on charges that he ordered ...[read more]
January 8, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Philip Alston on Thursday urged an investigation into possible Sri Lankan war crimes after authenticating a video of members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) being executed by members of the Sri Lankan military. Alston said that an ...[read more]
February 1, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
The director of Guatemala's National Compensation Program Cesar Davila announced Friday that the Guatemalan government has filed more than 3,000 criminal complaints for human rights violations allegedly committed during the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The complaints were filed on ...[read more]

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