The European Union (EU) has opposed death penalty in Bangladesh and called on the authorities to introduce a moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition of capital punishment.
War criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami will seek review of the Supreme Court verdict which upheld his death penalty, his son says after meeting him at Kashimpur jail in Gazipur.
The parliament passes a bill, titled 'Bangladesh Coast Guard, 2016', with a provision for maximum punishment of death sentence for any involvement in mutiny in the force.
Indian SC turns down a final plea for reprieve by Yakub Memon, who was found guilty of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings, clearing the way for his execution.
Lawmakers passes a bill that would make Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs