Senator Manny Pacquiao says judicial reforms need to happen first. He wants a jury system in the Philippines.MANILA, Philippines – Presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao took a step back from being a staunch supporter of the revival of the death penalty.In an interview on Thursday, January 27, Pacquiao told radio station DZBB that he really supports bringing back capital punishment but he Leggi Tutto
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — First it was a paramedic, testifying that the officers who restrained George Floyd didn't call in critical information as his ambulance rushed to the scene where Floyd would soon be pronounced dead. Then it was an off-duty firefighter, recounting her frustration that Floyd
The vacancy will give President Biden his first chance to name a new justice. He has promised to nominate a Black woman.WASHINGTON — Justice Stephen G. Breyer, the senior member of the Supreme Court’s three-member liberal wing, will retire, two people familiar with the decision said, providing
Former Texas death-row prisoner Clinton Young has been released from custody nearly twenty years after being sentenced to death for a double murder he has consistently said he did not commit.Young walked out of the Midland County Detention Center January 21, 2022, after the foundation posted bond
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court rejected a request from two Oklahoma death row inmates to temporarily halt their upcoming lethal injections.A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denied the inmates’ motion in a ruling on Monday. The decision paves the way
Singapore, Jan 24 (PTI) -- Indian-origin drug trafficker Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam’s appeal against his execution sentence, which was scheduled to be heard on Monday, has been adjourned indefinitely, according to a media report.Nagaenthran’s new lawyer Violet Netto had applied for the
The State of Alabama believes it will finalize its protocol for executing death row inmates by nitrogen suffocation “within months.”In a federal court hearing held Friday afternoon, Richard Anderson, a lawyer representing the state attorney general’s office, said that while the state could not
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 22, 2022: A man only identified as Sajad was executed on murder charges in Shiraz Central Prison.According to Hrana news agency, a man was executed in Shiraz Central Prison on the morning of January 18. Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, he
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the death sentences of Reginald and Jonathan Carr, brothers from Wichita who were sentenced for a series of crimes in December 2000.The Carr brothers murdered 5 people and robbed and kidnapped another in a series of 3 crimes, culminating in a quadruple
A man who blocked a motor vehicle using his motorcycle and robbed the occupants of mobile phones, cash and personal effects in Nairobi has been sentenced to hang.Michael Odhiambo was handed the death penalty by senior principal magistrate Philip Mutua of Kibera law courts after he was convicted
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review two cases concerning the scope of death-row prisoners’ access to the federal courts in litigating the constitutionality of their convictions and sentences or the method by which states seek to execute them.On January 14, 2022, the Court granted
The man who murdered Masaharu Harada’s younger brother was executed years ago, yet it left a void in the older sibling’s life.“The issue (of capital punishment) is merely someone else’s problem for those who have no connection to such terrible crimes,” Harada says. “No one helps us, and my
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two physicians enlisted to oversee what would be Nevada’s first execution since 2006 don’t ever want to be identified publicly, state officials told a federal judge on Wednesday.Prison officials want to use a never-before-tried combination of three or four drugs to execute Zane
Push to keep source of lethal injection drugs secretAlong with lists of chemicals needed, and in what amounts, what happens inside the Florida State Prison during an execution is spelled out in a 14-page document.On page 5, it says "a designated execution team member will purchase, and at all
A Nebraska man accused of killing two people at a fast-food restaurant in 2020 and leaving two others injured could face the death penalty if convicted, the county attorney’s office said this week.Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov announced Monday his office would seek the death penalty for
PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and propaganda charges.Benjamin Brière, 36, was arrested in May 2020 after taking pictures in a desert
On January 17, 1977, Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad, shot through the heart, at Utah State Prison. He was the first person to be executed after the death penalty had been reinstated in the United States in 1976. This year, to mark the 45th anniversary of this execution, which coincided
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 20, 2022: Ali Yazdani who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Rasht Central Prison. Another prisoner was returned to his cell after obtaining a last minute extension.According to information obtained by Iran Human
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO): January 22, 2022: Three Baluch men were executed on drug-related charges in Zabol Prison on Thursday. On the same day, five Baluch and an Afghan man were executed in Zahedan Central Prison. Four were executed for drug offences and one for “moharebeh (enmity against
Former death row inmate Clinton Lee Young has been released on bond, after almost 20 years on death row.Young was released Thursday on a $150,000 bond after being transported in early November back to Midland County to await his new trial.The Clinton Young Foundation posted a video on its
I support repealing Ohio's death penalty. It's a costly system that wrongfully convicts people with alarming regularity, burns taxpayer money, harms murder victim family members, and does not serve as an appropriate response to violent crime.This issue is deeply important to me. Executing someone
Taipei (AFP) – A Taiwanese woman faces the death penalty for allegedly starting the island's deadliest fire in decades in an attempt to get back at a boyfriend she suspected was cheating on her.October's inferno in the southern city of Kaohsiung raged through multiple floors of a dilapidated
The death sentence issued against Mohammad Javad Vafaei-Sani comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari in September 2020, which prompted an international outcry and calls for Iran to be barred from sporting events.Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) NGO said
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a stay of execution for an inmate who said the Alabama Department of Corrections did not give him a proper way to choose another execution method.In a 29-page ruling, the judges — U.S. Circuit Judges Adalberto Jordan; Charles Wilson, and
WILSON, N.C. (WITN) - The state is seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing a 5-year-old Wilson boy in August of 2020.WRAL reports Darius Sessoms, 25, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in court on Tuesday.Sessoms was indicted by a grand jury for charges of first-degree
Melissa Lucio, whose execution could take place this year, claims her innocence.In 2007, paramedics arrived at a tiny apartment that Melissa Lucio shared with her live-in partner, Robert, and nine of her 14 children in the Rio Grande Valley. They found two-year-old Mariah sprawled on her back in
As Utah introduces a death penalty repeal bill, over 240 business leaders from all over the world continue their call for death penalty abolition.Lawmakers in Utah are getting ready to take up an historic Republican-led bill seeking to repeal the state’s death penalty and in conjunction, more
1 in every 8.3 people put on death row has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in the U.S. since executions resumed in the 1970s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.The DPIC has recorded 185 instances of exonerations and found patterns of racial bias and official
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 21, 2022: Afghan national Eshagh Mohammadamin who was sentenced to death for drug-related charges and qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed on the former charges in Isfahan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, an
YANGON (AFP) - Myanmar's junta sentenced a member of Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party to death for terror offences on Friday (Jan 21), a statement said.Phyo Zeyar Thaw, a member of the National League for Democracy arrested in November, was "sentenced to the death penalty today under
A Frenchman held in Iran for over a year and a half on spying charges, which his family has rejected, went on trial Thursday severely weakened by a hunger strike, his family and lawyer said.Benjamin Briere, 36, was arrested in May 2020 while travelling in Iran. He began the hunger strike in
BOISE, IDAHO -- A state judge is weighing whether Idaho's Constitution allows the governor to reject a parole board's recommendation when it comes to commuting a death sentence — a decision that may determine if a longtime death row inmate will be executed. 2nd District Judge Jay Gaskill heard
Justice minister says state lacks ability to humanely execute those convicted, while PM says PNG is a ‘Christian nation’Papua New Guinea has repealed the death penalty 30 years after reintroducing it, with prime minister James Marape saying it was “not an effective deterrent to serious
On Monday, January 17, 2022, the clerical regime hanged a 33-year-old Baluch political prisoner, Abdolbaset Rigi, from Saravan, in Zahedan Prison after 4 years in prison on the charges of murder and “collaborating with anti-regime groups.” He was arrested by the IRGC intelligence Ministry