The Government of Kyrgyzstan abolishes capital punishment.
A Chinese court sentences Zhang Zhongsheng, the former Vice Mayor of Luliang, Shanxi, to death. Zhongsheng was convicted of accepting bribes totaling 1.04 billion yuan (US$160 million).
2018-03-28 (Context: death)
A Guantanamo military commission charges detainee Riduan Isamuddin for his roles in the 2002 Bali bombings and the 2003 Marriott Hotel bombing. The Pentagon is yet to decide whether to threaten capital punishment.
2017-06-23 (Context: death)
A court in the Indian city of Mumbai convicts and sentences Ankur Panwar to the death penalty for a fatal acid-throwing attack.
2016-09-8 (Context: death)
Pope Francis becomes the first Pope ever to address a Joint Session of the United States Congress. Afterwards, he greets onlookers at the National Mall. He addresses many issues: abortion and the sanctity of life, the importance of the family and of marriage, climate change, immigration and the refugee crises caused by global unrest, proper business conduct, and worldwide abolition of capital punishment.
2015-09-24 (Context: death)
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the use of capital punishment by lethal injection involving midazolam.
2015-06-29 (Context: death)