Indian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. The men were in police detention and were taken back to the scene of the crime in the early hours of Friday. The suspects were shot when they tried to steal the officers' guns and escape, Leggi Tutto
I have seen the death penalty up close. During my years as Ohio’s Republican attorney general, I oversaw 18 executions. Before that, I helped write the state’s death penalty law as a legislator. I’ve heard all the justifications — deterrence, support for victims, cost savings. And I know now they
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won't stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair later this week, clearing the way for the execution unless a federal court intervenes.Lee Hall, a 53-year-old inmate who became blind from
The mother admitted she stabbed her son, drove his body out to a deserted cane field, and set it on fire.A mother who was convicted of killing her son because he’s gay has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.The December 2016 death of 17-year-old Itaberli Lozano at the hands of his mother
Lynching the rapists, death penalty and castration of the accused were some of the suggestions that Parliamentarians proposed on Monday as they expressed outrage over the 26-year-old veterinarian’s rape in Hyderabad. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, meanwhile, said that the Centre is “ready for
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 1, 2019: A nature conservationist guard (ranger) was executed in Kerman city on Thursday for the charge of killing a hunter. According to the Iranian state-run news agency ISNA, on the morning of Thursday, November 28, a nature conservationist guard (ranger) was
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 29, 2019: The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) on Thursday, November 29, 2019, announced that its human rights award for 2019 goes to the four Iranian lawyers Abdolfattah Soltani, Amirsalar Davoudi, Mohammad Najafi and Nasrin Sotoudeh.Lawyers
California advocates of abolishing the death penalty got a jolt of momentum in March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he would not allow any executions to take place while he was in office.But after trying twice this decade to persuade voters to end capital punishment, they have no plans to
Deadly attack in capital’s upscale district killed 22 people, including 17 foreignersDHAKA, Bangladesh -- A special court in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced seven people to death for their involvement in the 2016 terror attack at a cafe in the capital Dhaka, which left 22 people dead."An
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 26, 2019: Two prisoners were executed at the central prison of the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas on November 12.According to Iran Human Rights sources, prisoners Jassem Heidari, 29, and Jamshid Torkashvand were executed for murder charges on Tuesday
A former Japanese professional boxer who spent 48 years in prison for murders he says he did not commit was among some 50,000 people greeting Pope Francis as he entered Tokyo Dome stadium to celebrate Mass on Monday.Iwao Hakamada, who converted to Catholicism during his decades on death row, was
It’s easy to underestimate the brutality of boredom, but people in prison will tell you that keeping your mind occupied is essential to survival. Paulette Fiedler, a 69-year-old prisoner at Logan Correctional Center in Illinois, keeps her mind alive by reading — she plows through book after
Hall is the second functionally blind prisoner executed in the United States since 1976 Lee Hall has been executed by electric chair, after 28 years on death row, for the 1991 Chattanooga murder of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier. He was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. His last words were
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The execution of a blind man in Tennessee this week would mark only the second time in recent decades that a person without vision has been put to death in the U.S., the death row inmate’s lawyers say.Lee Hall, 53, is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday in a state that has
Click here to Google translate this article into your own languageLa colonia penitenciaria de Rikers Island está clavada en un trozo de tierra que emerge del East River. La única vía de acceso al enorme correccional es un puente desde el barrio neoyorquino de Queens. Lleva tres minutos recorrerlo
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Justice has decided to pursue a rare federal death penalty case against one of 10 alleged San Francisco gang members arrested and charged last year in a massive racketeering case.The lone death penalty defendant, Michael “Gallo” Rebolledo, 31, is charged
Department of Corrections officials Wednesday declined to provide specific details about when they expect to finish the new death penalty protocol necessary to resume executions after a nearly 5-year hiatus.Executions, meanwhile, have been on hold since 2015, and state officials said this week 24
Two Australian men could face the death penalty in Thailand after they were among a group arrested during a drug raid.Steven Brett Hovi, 58, and Jamie Robert Hansom, 46 were arrested after heavily armed officers entered a home in Oattaya at 5.30pm on Thursday.The two men could face the death
A Sydney grandmother has arrived in Sydney after she was cleared by Malaysia's highest court of drug trafficking charges and escaped the death penalty.A Sydney woman who spent nearly 5 years in a Malaysian jail on drug trafficking charges, including 18 months on death row, has arrived in
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate Raymond Eugene Johnson, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend and her infant daughter in Tulsa County.Johnson, 45, is the 24th death row inmate in the state who has exhausted his appeals and will be
Almost a decade after two men abducted, raped and killed 2 children in the Indian city of Coimbatore, death sentence passed on the surviving perpetrator got ultimate confirmation by the nation’s top court.R Manoharan is to die by hanging after the 3-judge court dismissed in full on Thursday his
An Australian woman given the death penalty in Malaysia for drug smuggling has had the sentence overturned.Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 55, was arrested at a Kuala Lumpur airport in 2014 after she was found carrying 1.1kg (2.4lbs) of crystal methamphetamine.She has always maintained she was
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — Singapore was “breathtakingly arrogant” for telling Malaysia to improve anti-drug enforcement right after the republic executed a Malaysian drug mule, said the Lawyers for Liberty group.N. Surendran, the advisor for the group that provides legal assistance to Malaysians
Iran Human Rights (December 4, 2019): An Iranian woman who according to her family was a rape victim, was hanged at Sepidar Prison in Ahwaz (Ahvaz) this morning. According to IHR sources, Somayeh Shahbazi Jahroei (33) who was sentenced to death for murdering a man six years ago, was executed at
School shootings like the recent one in Santa Clarita, Calif., have focused the nation's attention on school safety. And schools across the U.S. are wrestling with how to prevent themselves from becoming the site of the next tragedy.Many schools are turning to highly visible "hardened" security
Osaka, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Supreme Court upheld on Monday a high court ruling that overturned a death penalty and gave an indefinite term to an unemployed man for killing two pedestrians in downtown Osaka some seven years ago.The man, Kyozo Isohi, 44, successively stabbed Shingo
Police baton-charged protestors and tightened security around the Shadnagar police station to prevent violence.Four men who were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape and murder of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad were sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday, IANS reported
According to unverified reports emanating from Pakistani social media, Pakistan Army on Saturday (23 November) hanged Brigadier Raja Rizwan (retd) for acting as a spy for a foreign intelligence agency, report The Print.No independent or official confirmation of the hanging is available in the
KOTA BARU: The study on the alternative to the mandatory death sentence is expected to be ready by January next year at the latest.Former Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who also headed the Special Committee on the Study on the Alternative to the Mandatory Death Sentence, said that so far
The People’s Court of the northern province of Lang Son handed out 11 death penalties and one life sentence to members of a heroin trafficking ring on November 27.Twelve Vietnamese defendants were found guilty of trafficking thousands of heroin bricks. They are Vi Van The (born in 1971 and
Attorneys for death row inmate Lee Hall have asked Gov. Bill Lee to intervene ahead of his scheduled execution next week.Lee Hall, 53, was convicted in the 1991 burning death of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier in Chattanooga.He is scheduled to die by electric chair next Thursday, Dec
Canada asks China clemency for its national sentenced to death for drug trafficking Ottawa has asked Beijing to spare the life of its citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death by a Chinese court for smuggling a large volume of drugs into the country.“We have already spoken
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the first time in Gallup's 34-year trend, a majority of Americans say that life imprisonment with no possibility of parole is a better punishment for murder than the death penalty is.The 60% to 36% advantage for life imprisonment marks a shift from the past two decades
Washington — At a time when several states, including some with Republican governors and legislatures, are moving away from the death penalty, the Trump administration wants to restart federal executions, which have been on hiatus for 16 years.A federal judge blocked its plan this week, but