Conditions faced by Japan's death row inmates are pushing them to insanity, says human rights group Amnesty International, citing that prisoners and their families have no knowledge of when their execution will take place.
Amnesty International says Iraq, which reinstated the death penalty in 2004, now has one of the world’s highest death penalty rates. The human rights group estimates that 1,000 are waiting on death row.
Amnesty International has accused Israeli forces of war crimes, saying they used children as human shields during their offensive in the Gaza Strip. The group also said Hamas' rocket attacks into southern Israel constitute war crimes.
Human rights organisation Amnesty International has published its 2009 report, in which it accuses French police of acting in a manner that "does not conform with international norms," and of going unpunished for their brutality.
Iran has executed Delara Darabi, despite the country's head of judiciary having recently granted a two-month stay of execution. The 23-year-old artist was convicted for a murder committed when she was 17, but had since claimed she was innocent.
Human rights watchdog group Amnesty International published a report on Thursday denouncing the lack of disciplinary measures France has taken against certain members of its police force who have committed human rights violations.
Amnesty International has called for a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel and Hamas in the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel, citing evidence that both groups used weapons supplied from overseas to target civilians.