death penalty

UN rights chief urges Maldives to retain decades-long death penalty moratorium

Voicing concern over a number of worrying developments regarding capital punishment in the Maldives, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the Government to refrain from carrying out planned executions and to uphold the de facto moratorium that has been in place in the country for over six decades.

UN human rights chief deplores mass executions in Iran

The United Nations human rights chief today deplored the execution of 20 people in Iran this week for purported terrorism-related offences.