The Government of Kyrgyzstan abolishes capital punishment.
United Nations cultural authority UNESCO awards imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid the 2018 Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, drawing criticism from Egypt. Abu Zeid faces the death penalty.
2018-04-23 (Context: death penalty)
Indian lawmakers approve capital punishment for men who rape children under the age of 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the measure.
2018-04-21 (Context: death penalty)
An Iraqi judge hands a death sentence to an ISIL member who acted as a judge deciding on marriages in Mosul.
2018-04-20 (Context: death penalty)
Iraq sentences seven foreign women for links to Islamic State. Three Azerbaijanis and one Kergyz receive death sentences while two Russians and a French women receive life sentences.
2018-04-17 (Context: death penalty)
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 penalty)