Iran Human Rights (Jun 18, 2018): Reports suggest that after the execution of Mohammad Salas, five other prisoners who were sentenced to death on murder charges were also hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison today. One of the prisoners was charged with the murder of an eight-month-old baby named Benita. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (June 18, 2018): Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the execution of Mohammad Salas and calls on the European Union and the countries that have diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran to play a more active role in preventing human rights abuses in Iran.In
His lawyers will argue that a sentence exceeding a criminal's lifespan contravenes Charter protections against "cruel and unusual punishment."Lawyers for the man who went on a murderous rampage in a Quebec City mosque will tell a judge Monday that he should not be sentenced to die in
A capital murder suspect was looking to make a deal today. 20-year-old Harold Wallace, Jr. accused of shooting and killing innocent bystander Tamara White was in court requesting "youthful offender" status, a scenario where Wallace could have escaped a possible death penalty. Cuffed and shackled
A Homestead mother accused of killing her toddler in a burning-hot bath could face the death penalty after a grand jury indicted her for first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.Christina Hurt, shackled and in a jail jumpsuit, appeared in court Friday to plead not guilty as prosecutors
RFE/RL -- The Supreme Court of Belarus has suspended two death sentences, the Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) human rights center says.Vyasna cites relatives of Ihar Hershankou and Syamyon Berazhnoy as saying that the court has suspended the implementation of the two men's death sentences while their
LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) – The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's practice for determining if someone is intellectually disabled and not eligible to receive the death penalty is “unconstitutional” and has established new guidelines.The order changing Kentucky’s rules on capital
Iran Human Rights, June 13, 2018: Prominent lawyer and human rights defender, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was arrested at her home on Wednesday, June 13. She was previously imprisoned for her professional and HR activities. Nasrin's husband, Reza Khandan, confirmed the arrest on his Facebook page. During
Gustavo Tijerina-Sandoval appeared in court Tuesday for his formal sentencing, almost a week after a Cameron County jury sentenced him to death for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr.The courtroom was filled with dozens of Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement, who were
The state's highest court ruled against The Colorado Independent in its attempt to unseal the records detailing wrongdoing by DA and AG candidate George Brauchler's office.The Colorado Supreme Court today denied a petition from The Colorado Independent to unseal records about prosecutorial
A lawyer for an Iranian Kurdish man sentenced to death for belonging to a Kurdish nationalist group says his client has suffered a major legal setback in a bid to escape execution.Speaking to VOA Persian by phone Monday from Tehran, lawyer Hossein Ahmadiniaz said Iran's Supreme Court has rejected
The six-year-old girl’s body was found in a heap of trash days after she went missing from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4.Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal filed by a convict challenging the death sentence awarded to him for raping and murdering a six-year-old
Amnesty International calls for urgent halt to the imminent execution of Mohammad Salas, a member of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish community.In its statement issued on June 17, 2018, Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to to immediately quash the death sentence of Mohammad Salas.Amnesty
Sylhet Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mujibur Rahman Bhuiyan in Sylhet sentenced two people to death in a drug trafficking case. The convicts are: Hossain Ahmed Manik, 51, a resident of Razzakpur village, and Parvez Alam Sumon, 26, a resident of Tikorpara-Uttarbhag village in Bianibazar
70 Iranian lawmakers have signed a bill to apply for collective pardons for political crimes and political prisoners who were served with harsh sentences. "Collective pardons are within the authority of lawmakers. As lawmakers can define a crime, they also can provide pardons for some crimes,"
Responding to the news that the Supreme Court of Belarus has in an unprecedented move decided to suspend and review the death sentences of Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy while their appeals are under consideration, Marie Struthers, Director of Amnesty International’s Eastern Europe and
Australia opposes the death penalty in all circumstances for all people.We support the universal abolition of the death penalty and are committed to pursuing this goal through all the avenues available to us.This whole-of-government strategy sets out Australia's policy on the death penalty
A death row inmate who killed a Tulsa bank teller in 2004 and who exhausted his appeals reportedly hanged himself Saturday in his jail cell.Oklahoma State Penitentiary staff found Jeremy Williams, 35, dead in his cell from an apparent suicide, according to an Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Tennessee prison officials do not have all of the drugs needed to carry out lethal injections, but the state's prison chief says he's confident those drugs can be obtained. An attorney for death row offenders responded Tuesday, telling a judge the only way the department could get those drugs is
Texas woman Darlie Routier has sat on death row for two decades now, ever since her 1997 conviction for the murder of one of her two slain children. Some think the case is open-and-shut, but others believe Routier has been framed for the grisly deaths of sons Devon, 6, and Damon, 5. Now, a new TV
3 suspects may face the death penalty if found guilty after police found them with 1.9kg of cannabis believed obtained from a supplier in Kuala Lumpur via WeChat.An operation carried out near a hotel at Bundusan at about 6pm last Friday saw a man and woman being nabbed with 6gm of the drug in
The Ohio Parole Board will hear the case of Ray Tibbetts on Thursday.I spent almost 30 years of my life working in the Ohio prison system, beginning as a chaplain at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. I later worked in a number of other positions, eventually serving as warden at Madison
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A survivor from El Salvador’s civil war must be resentenced because North Carolina jurors who decided he should die for his wife’s killing weren’t told to consider evidence relating his conduct to his mental condition, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.The justices vacated
A man who was accused of murder in 1998 has filed a lawsuit, alleging that a prosecutor and investigator coerced a teen to give false testimony.NEW ORLEANS – A man who was convicted of murder in 1998 has filed a lawsuit alleging that a prosecutor and investigator coerced a teen to give false
VIETNAM - Two men sentenced to death for transporting 16 kilograms of heroin from Son La to Hanoi.The Hanoi People's Court sentenced Ta Anh Tuan, 41, and Nguyen Hong Quan, 36, to death for drug smuggling.According to the prosecutors, Tuan confessed that he was hired to transport the drugs from
All three men — Ricky Fackrell, Christopher Cramer and victim Leo Johns — were members of the white supremacist gang, Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.Two white supremacist gang members were sentenced to death this week after being convicted of killing a third gang member while incarcerated at a
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A former juror on a death penalty trial said Thursday that he was "frankly upset" to read information last year about the terrible childhood of the man he and 11 other jurors recommended be executed two decades ago.The upbringing of killer Raymond Tibbetts was presented as a
The SPLC argued in federal court today that Alabama’s mistreatment of prisoners with mental illness has led to a dramatic increase in suicides.Since the beginning of 2018, four people in ADOC custody – three in solitary confinement and one on death row – have died by suicide. The suicide rate in
A jury in Orange County, California, recommended the death penalty for convicted serial killer Andrew Urdiales on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The 53-year-old was convicted in late May of killing five women in Southern California from 1986 to 1995. Urdiales was already serving a life
Stymied by legal challenges, the state of California has not executed any of its more than 700 condemned prisoners since 2006. But if the machinery of death ever does rev back up, Kevin Cooper will be on the short list of people to receive lethal injections. He shouldn't be, and Gov. Jerry Brown
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal from a death row inmate who was part of the notorious “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners.Attorneys for 56-year-old Patrick Murphy argued unsuccessfully to the court that evidence failed to show Murphy killed
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday told the parliament that the government has drafted a new law to ensure capital punishment for masterminds, godfathers and patrons of illegal drug trading.In reply to lawmakers' queries, the minister also informed the parliament that there is no
His defenders say yes. South Dakota says no. The Supreme Court may soon weigh in.Before South Dakota jurors decided the fate of Charles Rhines in 1993, they sent a handwritten note to the judge. They had just found Rhines guilty of fatally stabbing 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer, an employee of
A judicial disciplinary panel charged an Arkansas judge on Friday with ethics violations for lying down on a cot during an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from using an execution drug, a move that could result in his suspension or removal from office.A 3-member