The 29 June 1972 Furman v. Georgia Supreme Court ruling placed a de facto moratorium on the death penalty in the United States.
The trial is to determine the sentence of Nicolas Cruz who has already pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder in US School
British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday urges the president to pardon Nagaenthran who convicted of trafficking heroin into Singapore
Japan hanged three prisoners on Tuesday, its first executions in two years, with the government saying it was necessary to maintain capital punishment in the face of continued “atrocious crimes”.
As the 2021 Local Elections approach, what do we think of reintroducing the death penalty? Here’s what the ANC, DA and EFF have to say.
Sierra Leone called for abolishing death penalty, “As a nation, we have today exorcised horrors of a cruel past,” Bio said in a statement
Ledell Lee from Arkansas was sentenced to death for the murder of his neighbour, but he had long maintained his innocence
The chihuahua’s owner also faces up to six months behind bars, if convicted under the UK’s Dangerous Dogs Act
The outgoing US administration of President Donald Trump is paving the way for additional methods of executing prisoners who have been sentenced to death in the United States.
The murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk has sparked a controversial debate in South Africa. But which elected officials support the death penalty?
It’s one of the more divisive topics up for discussion during the 2019 Elections, but the subject of re-introducing the death penalty often proves to be a popular one when the politicians are on the prowl for our votes. South Africa’s abnormally-high crime rates and propensity for gender-based violence often gets emotions running high – […]
Should South Africa reinstate capital punishment?
A change for better or worse?
There have been no executions in the country for over a decade, despite a number of inmates still being on death row.
Desperate times may call for desperate measures