Iran Sentences Faith Healing Shiite Mystic to Death

The mystic, Mohammad Ali Taheri, who was convicted of founding a cult, can appeal. An earlier death sentence, for blasphemy, was overturned in 2014. Source: World

China’s Death Penalty Is Still Veiled in Secrecy, Amnesty Says

An Amnesty International report adds to the debate about how much to trust Beijing’s claims that it has sharply cut the number of prisoners it executes. Source: World