"I'm going to stand up for my friend, no matter what mistakes they've made".
Over a million people gathered in a show of strength from the Turkish president.
Shahram Amiri was initially given a hero’s welcome in Iran, before being accused of spying for Washington.
One month into her hunger strike, jailed Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has gained an army of supporters – at home and abroad – on social media, increasing pressure on auth...
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The move would have international implications and raise fears of rights abuses.
Heroin was found stuffed in bags of soap on a Sydney-bound flight.
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The death penalty is making an alarming resurgence in Australia's neighbourhood as several Asian countries move forward with executions. Now is an opportune time for Australian officials to try to reverse this trend before it’s unstoppable.
The president-elect says he will pursue peace talks with Marxist guerillas.
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We shouldn't be leaving it to our politicians to decide if and when we share information with foreign police where the death penalty may be at play.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for leaking more than 150,000 classified documents to an unidentified foreign power, state television said on Tuesday, offering unusual de...
Worldwide use of the death penalty rose sharply last year, with 2015 tallying the highest number of executions in 25 years, according to a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International. At least 1...
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A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a case widely watched due to the billionaire's prominent...
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At least 160 young Iranians are currently awaiting execution and 73 others have been put to death between 2005 and 2015, a chilling new report from Amnesty International says. As the world's leading...
Indonesia has announced a moratorium on executions as it concentrates on fixing its weak economy. One of the nation's most senior politicians said he had told his Australian counterparts that killings...