In this edition we discuss news from countries ranging from Saudi Arabia to Iran, the Philippines’ president-elect’s plans to bring back the death penalty, as well as positive developments coming from the United States’ Supreme Court. We also discuss Reprieve Australia’s latest activities, including attending the 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty.
Hideko Hakamada (C), the 83-year-old sister of Iwao Hakamada, 80, who spent 48 years in prison before being released in 2014 to receive a retrial in a 1966 murder case, speaks at the World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo on June 22, 2016. Hakamada, who insists on her brother's innocence, told the audience how the brother had spent the years behind bars, including suffering a deterioration in mental health after his death sentence was finalised. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)