The Government of Kyrgyzstan abolishes capital punishment.
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: capital punishment)
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: capital punishment)
Pope Francis calls for a worldwide ban on the death penalty and urges Christian leaders to work to stop executions as part of the church's Holy Year of Mercy.
2016-02-21 (Context: capital punishment)
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: capital punishment)
The Tunisian parliament approves a new anti-terror law that allows the death penalty for terrorists.
2015-07-25 (Context: capital punishment)