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Malaysia to abolish colonial-era Sedition Act, death penalty

The Sedition Act has been suspended.

Washington state’s Supreme Court just tossed out its death penalty — here are the states that still have the power to execute prisoners

Washington state's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty violates its constitution because it has been "imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner." Though the majority of states still retain capital punishment, few of them have actually used it in recent years.

Malaysia’s abolishing the death penalty – and all inmates on death row could be spared

Offenders of crimes like drug trafficking, firearms possession, murder and terrorism could soon be spared the noose.

Mahathir Mohamad urges review of death penalty for man who sold medicinal cannabis – here’s why

Muhammad Lukman Mohamad, a 29-year-old father of one, was convicted of trafficking in cannabis, a crime punishable by death in Malaysia.
Protesters in Qatif, eastern Saudi Arabia, face off with anti-riot police in March 2011.

Posting on Facebook, protesting, and going to a funeral: This is why Saudi sentenced a female activist to death for the first time

Saudi Arabia is set to sentence Israa al Ghomgham to death, in the kingdom's first ever death sentence for a female political activist. Her charges were revealed in court documents obtained by international human rights groups on Wednesday.

Canada fires back at Saudi Arabia for preparing to behead a female activist for the first time

The diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia has escalated in recent weeks, and Canada is refusing to back down.
Kim Kardashian West and Alice Johnson were interviewed by NBC News' "Today" show.

Kim Kardashian West says she thinks Trump’s starting to change his mind about cracking down on drug dealers and giving them the death penalty

Kim Kardashian West, who recently helped secure the freedom of 63-year-old Alice Johnson, said she believes President Donald Trump is starting to change his attitude toward non-violent drug offenders serving lengthy prison terms.

Saudi Arabia gave the death penalty to four men for plotting to assassinate ‘prominent’ figures

Saudi Arabia plans to execute four men accused of training with Iranian soldiers in terror "camps." The ruling came just a day after the UN published a report which concluded that Saudi Arabia uses its strict anti-terror and national security laws to crackdown on dissent.
Crime scene tape is stretched across the front of Santa Fe High School on May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas.

The Texas school shooter can’t get the death penalty

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspected Santa Fe, Texas shooter who admitted he gunned down 10 of his high-school classmates and teachers on Friday will never get the death penalty or a mandatory life sentence. The maximum penalty he can receive is a life sentence with parole eligibility after 40 years.