Washington Post Columnist Jamal Khashoggi had been critical of the Saudi government around the time he was killed in October 2018.The administration of United States President Joe Biden will today release a declassified intelligence report that concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018.The expected revelation based on Leggi Tutto
SINGAPORE: The case involving the woman who abused her 24-year-old maid by beating, burning and starving her was so egregious that the Attorney-General had directed prosecutors to press for the highest possible charges of murder, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Thursday (Feb
The wife of a Singaporean police officer has admitted to starving, torturing and ultimately killing her domestic worker from Myanmar.The worker reportedly weighed only 24kg (53lb) when she died from her injuries in the 2016 incident.Prosecutors have called Gaiyathiri Murugayan's actions "evil and
Iraq promises the United Nations that it uses capital punishment against those convicted of terrorism only after all the necessary conditions are met, such as a just trial, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said on Tuesday.Speaking to the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the minister
"Such people don’t deserve to live"Spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu has disclosed the position of Islam about  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) who opened an office in Accra and their act.He categorically stated that, the
ICBPS- The deputy of Islamic prosecutor has demanded the death sentence for a retired pilot who drank alcohol.The 73-year-old man has been arrested in the Iranian capital Tehran on charges of “drinking alcohol and drunk driving”, and since he has been arrested three times before on charges of
Clerical regime did not refrain from hanging the lifeless body of the victimThe woman hanged in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj last Wednesday had already suffered a fatal heart attack before her turn for being hanged.Zahra Esma’ili’s lawyer announced that prison authorities in Iran hanged the
A three-year-old and his two-year-old sister were thrown off a bridge and into the Tigris river by their mother in the Iraqi capital this week. An Iraqi woman stirred outrage across the country after killing her 2 children when she threw them off a bridge into the Tigris RiverAn Iraqi court on
Mahila Court Judge R. Sathya awarded death sentences to the accused, A. Thanish PatelThe Mahila Court on Thursday awarded death penalty to a 34-year-old man hailing from Gujarat for sexually assaulting and murdering a mentally retarded 17-year-old minor boy in the district in December 2019.Mahila
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 17, 2021: Seven prisoners, including one woman, have been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison. All prisoners appear to have been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.According to Iran Human Rights, six men and one woman were executed at Rajai Shahr
Inadequate testing, resistance to contact tracing, and poor social distancing practices likely made the 13 federal executions in 2020-2021 COVID-19 superspreader events, the Associated Press has concluded. In the 10 days after the December 10, 2020 execution of Brandon Bernard, 70% of prisoners
The Court of Cassation has overturned an October Criminal Court verdict, sentencing a man to death after convicting him of murdering his nephew in May 2019.The Criminal Court declared the defendant guilty of stabbing the 5-year-old boy to death on May 30 and handed him the capital
The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, has assented to a bill stipulating stiffer punishment for rapists.The new Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law stipulates the death penalty for rape convicts who infect their victims with HIV/AIDS.PREMIUM TIMES had reported how the state House of
South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after going nearly 10 years without putting an inmate to death.A House Committee voted 14-7 on Tuesday to make electrocution the default for an execution. The bill now goes to the House floor while a
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill that will end capital punishment in Virginia, a dramatic turnaround for a state that has executed more people in its history than any other.The legislation repealing the death penalty now heads to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who has said he
Melissa Lucio, the 1st Hispanic woman sentenced to death in Texas, seemed to have hope for a new trial in July of 2019 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a Texas court ruling and found Lucio’s right to a “complete defense” had been violated in her original trial.But
PATNA: A local court of Bihar's Gopalganj district gave death penalty to a man, on Saturday, accused of raping and murdering a 9-year-old girl. The court completed the trial within six months of the case being lodged.On August 25, the Sidhwalia police of Gopalganj recovered the minor's body in a
A cement truck driver was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here with the murder of his step-daughter.No plea was recorded from Abu Hassan Darus, 30, after the charge was read to him before magistrate Tan Chai Wei.He was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the mandatory
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 20, 2021: A male prisoner sentenced to death on drug-related charges, has been executed in Boroujerd Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Tuesday, February 16, a male prisoner was executed in Boroujerd Prison, Lorestan province. The identity
Montana is on track to resume capital punishment for the first time since 2015 after lawmakers in the House gave preliminary approval to legislation loosening requirements for lethal injections in the state.The House passed HB244 on second reading 56-44, the penultimate hurdle before the bill
Shabnam and her lover Saleem have been convicted of killing seven members of her family, including her 10-month old nephew.New Delhi: Shabnam Ali, a death row convict in Uttar Pradesh, is on course to become Independent India’s first woman to be executed.Shabnam is likely to be hanged at Uttar
The 2 former federal prosecutors who handled the death penalty case against former East Hartford resident Wilfredo Perez in a drug-related murder for hire in Hartford in 1996 are now calling for his “compassionate release” from prison because of his vulnerability to COVID-19 and his good record
Norwegian citizen sentenced to death in Somaliland could be shot within a few daysThe Court of Appeal in Hargeisa has upheld the death sentence against the 54-year-old Norwegian citizen Saad Jirde Hayd in Somaliland.Hayd might be shot in the next few days, newspaper Dagbladet writes. In November
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 24, 2021: A 73-year-old man facing the death penalty after being arrested for the fourth time on charges of alcohol consumption, has been acquitted and released by Branch 9 of the Tehran Criminal Court.According to Rokna, a man identified only as Ehsan, a retired
The Pakistani authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a husband and wife facing death sentences after being convicted of sending ‘blasphemous’ text messages, said Amnesty International, ahead of an appeal hearing in the case at the Lahore High Court today.Shagufta Kausar and
Shabnam, along with her lover Saleem, was convicted of killing 7 members of her family including a 10-month-old child in Amroha in western Uttar Pradesh.A 2nd mercy petition has been filed before President Ram Nath Kovind by the 12-year-old son of Shabnam, a death row convict, seeking to convert
Prisoners Houshang Mohammadi and Ali Angazi Executed in Kermanshah, IranAt least 2 men including Houshang Mohammadi and Ali Angazi who were sentenced to qisas on murder charges, were executed in [secret] in Kermanshah Central Prison around a month ago.According to Iran Human Rights, at least 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) - For the sixth time in a row, a bill introduced at the Ohio Statehouse will aim to end the death penalty in the Buckeye State — a measure gaining increasing bipartisan support as the years go by.However, the Ohio House may prove an obstacle in getting the bill across the
An Algerian court on Thursday sentenced to death a jihadist for the kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel six years ago after a high profile one-day trial.The 2014 killing in Algeria of Gourdel was claimed by a jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group.Gourdel
CHINA has been branded the world's worst executioner as the state kills thousands of people every year using firing squads, lethal injections and mobile death vans.The true numbers of those killed by the Communist Party are thought to be staggeringly high - but the regime keeps them closely
Continuing an unparalleled pattern of rulings adverse to Texas death-row prisoners, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reinstated the conviction and death sentence of a mother convicted of killing her two-year-old daughter in what, the defense has argued, was actually an
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 16, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Meshgin Shahr Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Mesghin Shahr Prison on Saturday, February 13. The identity of the prisoner who was
2 other prisoners were executed Saturday in eastern Iran following the recent increase in executions of Baloch minority prisoners.Iranian authorities on Saturday executed 2 ethnic Balochi citizens on drug related charges.Jamaluddin Brahui and Mohammad Barahui were executed in a prison in the
CHICAGO (AP) — Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.”But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated