British foreign secretary says sanctioning Mohammad Jafar Montazeri "underlines our disgust at Alireza Akbari's execution."
The rapper Saman Seydi has been facing the death penalty since accusations of involvement in the protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death.
Iranian authorities have announced 11 death sentences so far in connection with the demonstrations, which Tehran blames on "foreign enemies" in the West.
Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue announced that the central African nation has abolished the death penalty, calling it a “unique moment.”
The Southeast Asian country has mandatory death penalty for some offences, including drug trafficking and murder, while the law also allows the punishment for some other crimes at the court's discretion.
The number of executed surpassed even the toll of a January 1980 mass execution for the 63 militants convicted of seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979.
President Julius Maada Bio has signed the abolition bill during a ceremony in the capital Freetown after lawmakers approved the text in July.
The move comes after a federal lawsuit challenged the use of pentobarbital, the drug used for lethal injection.
Saudi authorities said last year that they would stop sentencing to death people who committed crimes while minors, who would instead serve up to 10 years in juvenile detention, and would apply this retroactively.
Even though a moratorium on capital punishement had been in place since 2003, courts in the Central Asian country had continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional circumstances.
Bangladesh rights activists blame the increasing number of sexual assaults on a culture of impunity and poor prosecutorial outcomes, saying tougher penalties are not enough.
Rights groups put the number of those killed by Riyadh this year at 107 with Amnesty International calling the surge a 'bloody execution spree'.
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