Kingdom faces criticism from rights groups over its use of the death penalty
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
"For the most part, the criminalisation of homosexuality in Africa is a direct result of colonialism"
‘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...'
Last year, Saudi Arabia executed 158 people - the highest number in two decades
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
Ohio has run out of supplies of its previous drugs and has unsuccessfully sought new amounts
There are more than 1,000 people on death row in Sri Lanka but no one has been executed since 1976
Juan Martin Garcia was convicted of capital murder for the killing and robbery of Christian missionary Hugh Solano
The state will now review protocal questions