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China Overwhelmingly Supports Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials
November 07, 2014

China Overwhelmingly Supports Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials

By Zachary Keck
73 percent of Chinese citizens support the death penalty in cases of corruption, according to a new survey.
South Korean Prosecutors Call for Death Penalty for Sewol Captain
October 29, 2014

South Korean Prosecutors Call for Death Penalty for Sewol Captain

Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence in two high-profile cases in South Korea.

China Executes Two South Koreans
August 13, 2014

China Executes Two South Koreans

By Tae-jun Kang
Despite protests from Seoul, China went ahead with the execution of two South Korean nationals for drug smuggling.

The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual
May 04, 2014

The Death Penalty: Cruel But Still Not Unusual

By Margaret K. Lewis
Executions in Taiwan and the U.S. this week underscore that capital punishment is alive and well.

Singapore and the Death Penalty
November 20, 2013

Singapore and the Death Penalty

A recent amendment saves one drug mule. But should death for drug crimes be ended altogether?

China Arrests Right-Wing Japanese Politician
November 19, 2013

China Arrests Right-Wing Japanese Politician

The man, who takes a hardline stance on the Senkaku Islands, faces death in China on drug charges.

China Tackles One-Child Policy, Death Penalty, & Labor Camps
November 15, 2013

China Tackles One-Child Policy, Death Penalty, & Labor Camps

Early media reports on the Third Plenum report suggest the leadership grabbed the low-hanging fruit.

Pakistan: Bloodbath on Death Row?
August 28, 2013

Pakistan: Bloodbath on Death Row?

With the new government planning to resume executions, human rights activists warn of potential carnage in Pakistani prisons.

Ahead of International Drug Day, China Executes 6
June 27, 2013

Ahead of International Drug Day, China Executes 6

Beijing continued its tradition of carrying out bulk executions to commemorate UN anti-drug day.

The Death Penalty: Fading Into the Past?
April 12, 2013

The Death Penalty: Fading Into the Past?

Amnesty International released its annual report on the death penalty. Where did Asian nations rank?

India Executes "Lone Survivor" of Mumbai Attacks
November 23, 2012

India Executes "Lone Survivor" of Mumbai Attacks

The decision to hang Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national, was carried out in complete secrecy.

Nobel Prize Ceremony Cancelled?
November 19, 2010

Nobel Prize Ceremony Cancelled?

China’s refusal to let anyone collect dissident Liu Xiabao’s Nobel Peace Prize has echoes of 1930s Europe.

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