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Thousands of lives at risk as Pakistan lifts ban on death penalty | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 11.03.2015

In a move that puts thousands of prisoners' lives at risk, the Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted its moratorium on the …

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium for all criminals

Pakistan, which had already restarted executions for terrorists in wake of Taliban school massacre, to proceed with hangings for all prisoners sentenced to death<p>Pakistan has lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases, officials said on Tuesday, <b>after restarting executions for</b> …

Georgia rushes through executions before lethal injection drugs expire

Andrew Cook hurriedly put to death, with US state also seeking to execute disabled Warren Hill before 1 March<p>The US state of Georgia has hurriedly executed Andrew Allen Cook amid a legal scramble to carry out capital sentences before its supply of lethal injection drugs reaches its expiry date of 1 …

Botched Oklahoma execution may violate international human rights law

The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.<p>A spokesman for the office, Rupert Colville, says Lockett's …