• Khizar Hayat

    January 11, 2017

    Khizar Hayat is a former policeman from Pakistan who is severely mentally ill.

  • Mohammed Ramadan

    September 29, 2016

    Mohammed was accused of involvement in an attack on other police officers, despite a total lack of evidence tying him to the crime. In reality, Mohammed was arrested in retaliation for his attendance at peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations.

  • Imdad Ali

    September 19, 2016

    Imdad Ali is a former electrician from Pakistan who is severely mentally ill. Despite his mental illness, Imdad is due to be executed in Pakistan on 20th September 2016.

  • Shafik Rehman

    June 20, 2016

    Shafik is an elderly British journalist who was swept up in a crackdown on free speech in Bangladesh. He spent weeks in solitary confinement, without a bed, before being rushed to hospital with poor health. On 7 June 2016, Shafik was denied bail and he continues to be held on the hospital wing of Dhaka Central Jail. To date, Shafik has not been charged with any crime, but his arrest appears to have been politically-motivated and Reprieve is concerned that he could face a death sentence if charged.

  • Muhammad Anwar

    May 18, 2016

    Muhammad Anwar was arrested in 1993 when he was just 17 years old. He was sentenced to death five years later by a Sessions court in Vehari, Pakistan, in 1998. Judges will tomorrow [Thursday 19 May] consider whether he could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher

    December 17, 2015

    Abdullah was just 15 years old when he was arrested in 2012 for allegedly participating in protests in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. He has been sentenced to death by beheading, along with several other young people.

  • The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

    October 30, 2015

    For over a decade, Saudi Arabia has ranked among the top five executing countries in the world. This trend shows no sign of stopping.

  • Dawood al-Marhoon

    October 29, 2015

    Dawood al-Marhoon was just a 17 year old boy when he was arrested without a warrant for allegedly participating in an anti-government protest. After refusing to spy on the protesters, he was tortured and forced to sign a blank document that would later contain his ‘confession’. At Dawood’s trial, the prosecution requested death by crucifixion while refusing him a lawyer. In the end, Dawood was sentenced to death by beheading.

  • Abdul Basit

    October 2, 2015

    Abdul Basit faces hanging in Pakistan, despite being paralyzed from the waist down. His execution was called off at the last minute, but his remains in danger of imminent execution

  • The Death Penalty in the US

    October 2, 2015

    Use our interactive map to see which states execute prisoners.