A shop worker convicted of a drugs-related charge was among 10 men put to death in Iran on Monday morning, despite calls on the country’s authorities by Amnesty International, UN human rights experts and others to halt their executions.
Two inmates in a Nigerian prison could be executed as soon as Tuesday, sources told Amnesty International, prompting the organisation to call for their appeals to be respected and preparations of the gallows to be halted.
The generosity of millions of Norwegians means that Amnesty International is set to receive more than 165 million Norwegian krone (US $30 million) to help fund its work in strengthening human rights around the world.
Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps that occurred during last year’s bitterly cold winter conditions, a coalition of 30 NGOs including Amnesty International said.
Two prisoners on death row in Benin prison are in imminent danger of being hanged after the governor of Nigeria’s Edo State signed their death warrants prompting Amnesty International to call for an immediate halt to the proceedings after reports the gallows are being made ready.