A record number of UN member states on 17 December 2018 supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
The Damascus Criminal Court has handed down death sentences to the head of Tahrir al-Sham Mohamed al-Sharaa, known by his alias Abu Muhammad al-Julani and Jaysh al-Islam group head Essam al-Buwaydhani, aawsat.com reported on 12 December 2018.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences awarded to 15 hardcore terrorists, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said on 16 December 2018.
The long-term decline of death-penalty use in the U.S. continued in 2018, as a twentieth state abolished capital punishment and executions and new death sentences remained near generational lows.Read everything
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on 14 December 2018 abolished the practice adopted by the jail authorities in Punjab to segregate convicts immediately after the pronouncement of death sentence by the trial court and its confirmation by the High Court.Read everything
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