Take a look back at everything that led to the fateful, controversial execution.Tuesday marked the 10-year point since the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis despite increasing suspicions of his innocence following his conviction for killing an off-duty police officer.Davis denied committing the murder throughout his prison sentence and up until he was literally on his deathbed when he sat up Leggi Tutto
IN the last 100 years, more than 40 women have been executed in the United States.But the death sentencing rate and the death row population remains very low for women in comparison to men.How many women are on death row in the US?According to the Death Penalty Information Center, women are
Meng Fanxi started to watch Crime Crackdown, a television drama series based on China's campaign against organized and gang-related crimes, last month because veteran actor Sun Honglei, his personal favorite, was one of its stars.After following the drama on the Tencent Video streaming site for
A Nigerian, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert, was sentenced to death on 4 August 2021 in Malaysia over the death of a nurse.Gilbert had been accused of killing Siti Kharina, the Chief Nurse of Serdang Hospital in Malaysia in 2019.On 4 August the High Court sent him to the gallows to be hanged after
The debate on the death penalty is a subject that is cross-cutting on various dimensions of the law. There has been concerted global lobbying towards its abolishment. This is evidenced by, among other things, the passage of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and
We don’t like to talk about it. Many consider it a barbaric anachronism. Others staunchly defend it. As of the end of November 2020, 340 people inhabited it. It’s Florida’s death row.A cluster of institutions between Gainesville and Lake City form the heart of the state prison system. It also
U.S. Supreme Court to decide how an inmate can practice religion in his final minutesDeep within the Huntsville “Walls” Unit sits a building that contains the most active death chamber in the United States. That chamber sat empty for much of 2020 and 2021.With 5 executions scheduled through the
The head of the Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said.Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi formed Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in 2015.The group is blamed for many attacks in the region, including the targeted killing of French
A Chhattisgarh judge ruled that there was no possibility of any reformation and rehabilitation of the 28-year-old man convicted for rape and murder of a 3-year-old girlA Chhattisgarh fast track special court awarded death penalty to a man convicted for raping and killing a 3 1/2-year-old girl in
Damon Thibodeaux escaped death row when DNA helped exonerate him of a murder he didn't commit.Then COVID-19 killed him."It's so unfair," said Steve Kaplan, a retired Minneapolis attorney who helped free Thibodeaux after he spent 16 years behind bars, 15 of them on death row in Louisiana. "I'm
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 13, 2021: IHR previously reported that three unidentified men had been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on September 8. Newly obtained information reveals that a further man and three women were also executed at the prison on that day.According to new information
Following the bizarre story of two Daesh militants, living in Portugal and funded by the State since 2017, Correio da Manhã has reported on a third foreign citizen in preventive custody in Lisbon following SEF’s execution of an international arrest warrant for connections to and the financing of
LAS VEGAS — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capital punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent erasure of Samuel Howard's lone
High-profile death row inmate Julius Jones has been scheduled for execution Nov. 18.The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday set execution dates for Jones and six other inmates convicted of murder.The court set the date for Jones even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
Albert Pierrepoint had a calling for the profession from a young age, and went on to become Britain's chief executioner who delivered some of the most controversial hangings in British historyA pub landlord had a part-time job that meant he took the lives of more than 400 prisoners.Photographs
Senator Pacquiao presents a potential obstacle to President Rodrigo Duterte’s succession plans as the race for the top post takes shape.Boxing star Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president of the Philippines next year after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President
Ruben Gutierrez was to be executed Oct. 27 for stabbing an 85-year-old Brownsville woman to death in 1998.Another Texas inmate has had his execution delayed over claims the state is violating his religious freedom by not letting his spiritual adviser lay hands on him at the time of his lethal
Former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter, who was instrumental in France's banning of the death penalty, has made it his life's mission to see capital punishment abolished globally.40 years after giving a speech that lead to the end of the death penalty in France, former Justice minister
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 15, 2021: Hossein Gholampour who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Qom Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed on murder charges in Qom Central Prison on the morning of
"The Sudan Child Act 2010 stipulated in Article 4 that the age of [adult responsibility] is 18 years old. [However], the Supreme Court has decided in recent precedents that an adult as defined by Article 3 of the 1991 Criminal Act is in fact the accurate definition which must be adhered to
An Emirati drug addict in Al Ain has been sentenced to death for killing his father after the victim allegedly refused to give him money to buy drugs.The young man had stabbed his father 36 times in different parts of the body using a blunt object which caused his death. The incident took place
Ali Mardan Boland Gerami who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder through a qassameh ceremony, has been executed in Yasuj Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed on murder charges in Yasuj Central Prison on the morning of
On August 25, Dylann Roof, one of this nation’s most reviled mass murderers, was back in the news when a federal appeals court upheld his conviction and death sentence for the 2015 murders of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (“Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 21, 2021: Informed sources have told Iran Human Rights that Shahin Naseri who was a witness to Navid Afkari’s torture, has died under suspicious circumstances in solitary confinement in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. His brother has confirmed his death but has
An Australian man and his Thai wife sentenced to death for trafficking half a tonne of crystal methylamphetamine for the Hells Angels have been acquitted after 4 years in a Bangkok jail.Luke Cook, 37, from Duncraig in Western Australia, arrived in Sydney on a Thai Airways flight on Sunday after
For Pastor Dana Moore, the request is straightforward. He wants to hold hands and pray with a member of his congregation.But Moore’s otherwise simple desire is caught up in an epic legal struggle at the Supreme Court because of where and with whom he wants to do his work: A Texas execution
James P. Frazier was scheduled to be executed at 10 local time, on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near Mansfield, Ohio. 79-year-old James died on Thursday, November 19, 2020, while on death row awaiting his execution. He is believed to have died from the
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and former US President Donald Trump were tried in absentia and also sentenced to death.Yemen’s Houthi movement says that authorities have executed 9 men convicted of involvement in the 2018 killing of Saleh al-Sammad, then the armed group’s top civilian
Missouri cannot legally execute 61-year-old Ernest Lee Johnson on October 5. Because the Supreme Court has consistently found that to kill someone so cognitively impaired would violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.The Missouri Supreme Court ruled last month that
A high court denied Wednesday an appeal lodged by the defense of a former policeman who a lower court ruled should be put to death for the murder of his wife and 2 children at their southwestern Japan home in June 2017.The Fukuoka High Court rejected an appeal by Mitsuru Nakata, 43, saying the
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the federal charges against them.A federal grand jury indicted Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao in May for allegedly depriving Floyd of his
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 12, 2021: A year has passed since protester and wrestler, Navid Afkari was executed after being denied due process, tortured to make false confessions, and subjected to a grossly unfair trial. Iran Human Rights considered his execution to be unlawful and a
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board voted Monday in favor of recommending Gov. Kevin Stitt commute the death sentence of Julius Jones.The board, on a vote of 3-1, recommended Jones' death sentence be commuted and changed to life with the possibility of parole. Parole board members Adam Luck
Crime continues to be a part of the debate in the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said on Tuesday he will end Newsom’s moratorium on the death penalty if he is elected. He said the change would be immediate.“There has to be consequences and if you do not have