His lawyers have filed an appeal to the US Supreme court
The use of the death penalty is at its highest for 25 years. And it shouldn't matter how executions are carried out: lethal injection has been described as "the chemical equivalent of burning at the stake"
The world experienced a sharp spike in executions in 2015
At least 1,634 people were executed in 2015 – a rise of 54%, according to an Amnesty report
The Democrat advocates the death penalty in 'limited cases' under federal jurisdiction
Ali al-Nimr, the teenage nephew of a Shia cleric executed in January, is feared to be among those to be beheaded
Two other defendants were convicted of 'corruption on earth', the most serious offence under Iran's criminal code
The girl was allegedly set on fire by her 19-year-old suspected attacker in the Sherpur region of the Punjab
‘This is a rarest of rare case owing to the brutality inflicted on the victim. So the death penalty is justified’
Christopher Eugene Brooks is scheduled to receive the lethal injection on Thursday after murdering a woman in 1992
Adel al-Jubeir said: 'In our country the death penalty is part of our laws and you have to respect this...'
Ruling could potentially change the fate of all 390 inmates on death row in the state
A report from death penalty analysts shows that this year there was the lowest number of executions in a half-century
Legal push will also challenge the use of controversial sedative Midazolam in executions
The 67-year-old died at the Donaldson correctional facility in Alabama on Wednesday night
The death penalty has faced increased opposition from both the left and right