Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 25, 2020: The death sentence of a prisoner who was probably a child offender, was carried out in Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz. The prisoner, whose identity has been established as Movid Savari, was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Sunday, September 20, a young prisoner was executed in Sepidar Leggi Tutto
A former Texas man convicted of murdering 2 youth ministers when he was 19 was executed on Thursday, the 7th federal inmate and the 1st Black man put to death since Attorney General William P. Barr announced the resumption of federal executions last year.The inmate, Christopher Andre Vialva, 40
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals changed
US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's election."Well, we'll have to see what happens," the president told a news conference at the White House. "You know that."Mr Trump also said he believed the election result could end up in the
GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here today sentenced a homemaker and her boyfriend to death by hanging over the murder of her five-year-old son, six years ago, at the end of the defence's case.In his judgment, Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh said the prosecution had succeeded in
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 23, 2020: Iran is one of the few countries where the authorities still issues and implements inhuman sentences such as cutting off hands and feet. According to records kept by Iran Human Rights, officially announced amputation sentences have been carried out on
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 22, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Arak Central Prison.On Thursday, September 17, Shargh newspaper published a report by Emadeddin Baghi which referred to the execution of a prisoner in Arak Central
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices.Some Democratic senators, who had been
The murder of wrestler Navid Afkari is the latest flashpoint in a history of human rights violations, notably against LGBTQ people.The International Olympic Committee has a history of banning countries from competing at the Olympic Games.From 1964 to 1988, South Africa was banned from competing
Dr. Joel Zivot stared at the autopsy reports. The language was dry and clinical, in stark contrast to the weight of what they contained — detailed, graphic accounts of the bodies of inmates executed by lethal injection in Georgia.It was 2016, and the autopsy reports had been given to him by
Capital punishment is not only premised upon the deeply-flawed principle of retributive justice but is also impractical, immoral, and inconsistent with core American values. Despite being aimed only at “the worst of the worst” criminals, this arcane practice actually renders all citizens worse
In recent days fresh debate has swirled around an ancient, barbaric method of punishment still being used in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A court in Urmia has upheld the sentencing of three convicts to having their fingers cut off, allegedly for stealing. Amputation is one of the punishments for
Even without Tuesday’s execution of William LeCroy, the Trump Administration had already racked up more executions in ten weeks than any president since the 1950's.With today’s (9/24/2020) execution of Christopher Vialva, there will be several additional noteworthy facts about this federal
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. government is set to execute a now 40 year old Black man for a crime he committed in Texas when he was 19-years-old. But the lawyer for Christopher Vialva, who is the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration’s
The Post first reported in 2019 that Iran's regime publicly hanged a man for violating the country's Islamic Sharia anti-gay law.The finance website Insider Monkey listed the Islamic Republic of Iran as the most dangerous country for gay travelers following the regime’s execution of a man last
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.24 -- Kazakhstan has joined the international document to abolish the death penalty, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Kazakhstan's Permanent Representative to the UN Kairat Umarov signed the Second Optional Protocol to the
The Medan High Court in North Sumatra has handed down the death sentence to 2 murder convicts found guilty of assassinating judge Jamaluddin in November last year.The sentence in the appellate case is heavier than the initial sentence from the Medan District Court, which had sentenced the two
LONDON (AP) — Britain says it has turned over to U.S. authorities evidence against two members of an alleged terror cell known as “the Beatles,” ending a drawn out legal battle to block the handover of the information.The evidence against Shafee El Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey was given to U.S
Former U.S. soldier, 50, who killed a Georgia nurse because he was obsessed with witchcraft and thought she had put a spell on him will be the sixth federal inmate to be executed this year. William Emmett LeCroy on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection this year
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said on Monday he would unveil his selection to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by the end of the week after spending the weekend fielding advice and floating potential nominees to a wide orbit of advisers.The decision on who to nominate to
(CNN) -- The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than two months from the presidential election has forced a reexamination of Republicans' 11-month blockade of Merrick Garland in 2016.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Friday night statement that President Donald
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican efforts to fill Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat after her death are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process.Ginsburg’s
In order to prevent any protests and uprisings, the Iranian regime has targeted its protesters and opponents and is trying to stifle any dissent by issuing heavy sentences.In recent months, regime officials have officially warned in the state media that nationwide protests, far more widespread
A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organised political resistance under King Salman's rule.Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate any political opposition, but the formation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party's leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame old divides.Some
Singapore — While convicted drug trafficker Syed Suhail Syed Zin has received a reprieve on his scheduled execution, questions from his lawyer and activists have been raised about his case.Syed Suhail, 44, had been scheduled to be executed last Friday (Sept 18) but the High Court ordered an
In Texas, there have been three executions this year. All but one scheduled during the pandemic have been taken off the calendar. Credit: Texas Department of Criminal JusticeThe U.S. government is set to execute Christopher Andre Vialva on Thursday for a 1999 Texas double murder.Vialva’s death is
(CNN) -- GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah signaled on Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate's taking up a new Supreme Court nominee during the current election year, an announcement that all but ensures a nominee put forward by President Donald Trump will be confirmed barring any potential
The federal government on Tuesday executed an inmate who raped and murdered a 30-year-old nurse in Georgia 19 years ago and blamed the victim for using witchcraft on him.William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was found guilty in March 2004 of carjacking resulting in death by a jury in the US District Court
The basement of the Central Prison of Shiraz, also known as Adelabad Prison, is where Iran’s wrestling champion Navid Afkari spent his final days before being executed on September 12, 2020.The notorious basement of Adelabad Prison is also called “Ebrat” which literally means “a lesson.”IRGC
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation.It’s the second
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 21, 2020: A prisoners sentenced to death on “drug-related” charges was executed in Yazd Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Wednesday, September 16, a prisoner was executed in Yazd Central Prison. His identity has been established as
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.Taking the stage Saturday night
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court "without delay," as Democrats argue the Senate should refrain from confirming a replacement until after the next president is sworn