Ramiro Gonzales is scheduled for execution on July 13th for the rape and murder of an 18 year old woman in Medina County in 2001.His attorneys say the idea of Gonzales' donating a kidney began with his correspondence with a Cantor in Maryland who mentioned a congregant at his synagogue needed a donor. Gonzales volunteered.His attorneys have filed several appeals, including one Leggi Tutto
LONDON -The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on Thursday it had issued an order to Russia to ensure that two Britons captured after fighting for Ukraine do not face the death penalty.Earlier this month, a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine
Paris (AFP) – Executions in Iran have more than doubled in the first half of 2022, an NGO said Friday, warning that the surge in hangings was aimed at spreading fear at a time of protests.From January 1 to June 30, 251 people were hanged in Iran compared with 117 in the first half of last year
Pakistan cannot abolish the death penalty due to political implications and religious implications.Pakistan is refusing to comply with the European Union (EU) demands of abolishing the death penalty for the extension of the new Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).According to the
On June 23, amidst all furor over its gun rights and abortion decisions, the Supreme Court handed down a little noticed death penalty decision, Nance v Ward. In that case, a five-Justice majority ruled that death row inmates could file suits using 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, a federal law that
A jury of seven men and five women was chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack, capping a nearly three-month winnowing process that began with 1,800 candidates.The jurors were
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has canceled a death sentence issued earlier this year to an Israeli woman who was convicted of cocaine possession, her lawyer said Tuesday.The case was a potential test of ties between the two countries, which normalized relations in 2020, in the first
On the heels of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Parson wasted no time signing the Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act. And Attorney General Eric Schmitt signed a proclamation banning abortion in the state. This is according to a story from Ozarks First.Yet, I'd like to
Human Rights & Democracy Media Center “SHAMS” condemns the policy applied by the courts of appeal to amend sentences of life imprisonment to be sentences to death. Since the beginning of the year, it is noticed that the courts of appeal are amending sentences to life imprisonment issued by
A federal judge Thursday urged Justice Department lawyers to expedite a decision on whether they will seek the death penalty against the gunman in the Buffalo supermarket massacre.In his 1st court appearance since being charged with federal hate crimes in the May 14 attack that left 10 dead
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a federal court can’t order a state to transport a death row inmate to a medical facility for testing without a showing that the information sought would be useful in the prisoner’s habeas case.At issue was a federal court order requiring Ohio to
GENEVA —  U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Iran’s increasing use of executions and the death penalty — including among children - in violation of international law. The secretary-general has submitted a report on the human rights situation in Iran to the U.N. human rights
According to experts, Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.Iran executed 10 people on Wednesday, including a gay man, in Karaj, the capital of the Alborz Province, just outside of Tehran.News organization Human Rights Activists News
Oklahoma will resume executions on Aug. 25 and then carry out lethal injections in stages through the end of 2024.The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is setting 25 execution dates for convicted murderers who have exhausted appeals of their convictions and sentences. An order setting the dates
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would approve possibly reinstating the death penalty if parliament were to send a bill on the matter to him, broadcaster NTV cited him as saying on Friday.Erdogan’s justice minister said at the weekend Turkey would consider turning back the 2004
Man convicted of guards’ murders kills himself in prison, officials say. Ricky Dubose was sentenced to death for the 2017 murders of two guards during an escape from a Georgia prison bus.Just 10 days after being sentenced to death for the 2017 murders of two corrections officers, a Georgia
MINSK -- Three Belarusian activists who were arrested for allegedly damaging railways in the country to disrupt Russian arms and troops supply to war-torn Ukraine may face the death penalty if convicted.The Investigative Committee said on June 29 that a probe launched into the case of the three
A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s night-life district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror act" during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival.Investigators said the suspect, identified as a
Tennessee executions could be hold for years, as the state conducts an independent investigation into widespread non-compliance with its execution protocol and litigates the constitutionality of revisions expected to be made to its execution procedures. The anticipated delay, first reported by
The amendment to abolish the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled in October this year.Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law), Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, said a meeting was held between Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and
Missing and destroyed evidence, an allegedly false confession, and a lack of physical proof drive investigation to exonerate Glossip who is awaiting execution in OklahomaOklahoma Death Row inmate Richard Glossip’s quest for freedom continued Wednesday when a cadre of lawyers and lawmakers
The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control
GENEVA — Iran executed more than 100 people in the first three months of 2022, continuing a worrying upward trend, according to a report by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that was presented Tuesday.Speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. deputy human rights chief
The Norway-based watchdog Iran Human Rights says it has found evidence that 10 people convicted of various charges had their punishments meted out in a mass execution on June 29 at the Rajai-Shahr prison in the city of Karaj.In a statement dated June 30, the group said 8 of those executed had
A Malaysian drug trafficker is due to be hanged in Singapore next week, campaigners said Friday, two months after the execution of a mentally disabled man in the city-state sparked outrage.Kalwant Singh, who was convicted in 2016 of trafficking heroin into the city-state, is scheduled to be
Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine where 2 Britons and a Moroccan have been sentenced to death say the death penalty will start being used from 2025, according to an updated criminal code of the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).The DPR has had the death penalty on its statute
Anti-crime groups back efforts to push bill through Congress when Marcos becomes presidentAt least 3 anti-crime groups in the Philippines are backing fresh calls to reinstate the death penalty for heinous crimes and drug lords.The Federation of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign, together with the
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 28, 2022: Nasrollah Iliad, sentenced to qisas for murder, and an identified man sentenced to death for rape, were executed in Karaj Penitentiary.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were executed in Karaj Penitentiary on June
After Charles Rhines, a gay man, was convicted of murder, jurors weighing a death sentence argued that sending him to prison for life would have been “sending him where he wants to go” because of all the men there.Advocates around the country are fighting jury discrimination after one man’s
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a death row inmate in Georgia who is challenging the state's lethal injection protocol and seeks to die by firing squad -- a method not currently authorized in the state.The court said the inmate could bring the challenge under a federal civil
Findings from an independent investigation into the conviction of an Oklahoma death row inmate have at least one Republican legislator calling for the end of the state’s use of capital punishment if the man is put to death.According to CNN, the inquiry into the conviction of Richard Glossip
Mississippi is set to become the 1st state where prison officials can choose how a person sentenced to death is executed.Starting July 1, the Department of Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain and 2 deputy commissioners will decide the method of execution for incarcerated people: lethal injection
A district court handed down a rare death sentence Thursday for a 53-year-old man for killing a woman for money and murdering an accomplice in December last year.The man, Kwon Jae-chan, was charged with robbery and corpse abandonment in the double murder case after allegedly strangling the
Chhattisgarh High Court has commuted a death sentence to life imprisonment, awarded to a 28-year-old youth who was convicted by the trial court for committing sexual assault on a 3 1/2-year-old child and killing her by smothering in Rajnandgaon district 2 years ago.A division bench comprising