On this week's show: Three stories behind the statistics released in Amnesty International's annual report on the death penalty. Then: religious conflict in Myanmar, a war amputee from Sierra Leone, an Argentine family taking on the drugs barons and a modern-day hermit in Lebanon.
Produced by Neil King, Kate Laycock, Nancy Isenson and Klaudia Rak
The plight of the five men sentenced to death for their involvement with a peaceful Ahwazi Arab cultural organization.
Interview with Kamil Alboshoka
Larry Swearingen was set to be executed for a crime forensic scientists say he could not have committed. Now, he's hoping that DNA testing will clear his name forever.
Report: Andrew Purcell
The unlikely story of the death-row prisoner fighting to be executed, and the governor who's trying to stop him.
Report: Jason Albert
Myanmar's struggle to rebuild the city torn apart by sectarian violence
Report: David Grunebaum
When she was 12, Mariatu Kamara's hands were amputated by soldiers in Sierra Leone. The next day, a simple act of kindness determined her future course.
Report: Sian Griffiths
When Mono Rodriguez died in a drugs shoot-out in Argentina, his family took on the corrupt police system which protected his killers.
Report: Ed Stocker
A rare glimpse into the lives of Christian hermits in Lebanon.
Report. John Laurenson