The following story has been Google translated from Belarusian. Read the original here. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has appealed to the Pardon Commission under the President of the Republic of Belarus to invite Vice President and human rights activist Valyantsin Stefanovich to a meeting to consider the pardon petition of brothers Ilya and Stanislav Kostev Leggi Tutto
A former property agent killed his pregnant wife and four-year-old daughter because he "lost it" after being provoked when his wife belittled him in front of the girl, his lawyer argued in the High Court on Friday (July 3).In arguing that Teo Ghim Heng, 44, should be found guilty of culpable
On July 15, the federal government plans to execute Wesley Purkey, a 68-year-old man with multiple brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The law is clear. Under the Constitution, an execution can only be carried out when the prisoner understands why he is being
A Nigerian vehicle spare parts dealer charged with trafficking in 387.6g of methamphetamine today escaped the death penalty due to “misapplication of the law” by the trial judge.Benjamin Chinedu, 40, was instead sentenced to 18 years in jail and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the rotan for
"The key remedy is punishing them (offenders) severely"Jakarta (ANTARA) - District courts in different parts of Indonesia have awarded the capital punishment to at least 100 drug offenders in the first half of 2020, said National Police Chief, General Idham Azis."May they soon be executed by
A woman has been sentenced to death and her three female accomplices jailed for killing two men, dumping their bodies in tanks of concrete.Pham Thi Thien Ha, 32, a resident of HCMC, was awarded the death penalty Friday by a court in neighboring Binh Duong Province for instigating the murder of
Patricia Ripley, the West Kendall woman accused of drowning her 9-year-old autistic son in a canal and falsely blaming two Black men for his kidnapping, wants taxpayers to help foot the bill for her defense.She is asking a Miami-Dade circuit judge to declare her “indigent,” according to court
Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Wednesday death sentences against three defendants convicted on terrorism-related charges in the 2014 case known in the media as the Ansar Al-Sharia case.The court also upheld life imprisonment sentences for four others, and 10-year prison terms for three
On June 30, the Supreme Court of Belarus has upheld the appeal of Viktar Skrundzik, a resident of Slutsk district. The criminal case will be sent to Minsk Regional Court and reviewed, human rights centre Viasna reports.In 2019, Viktar Skrundzik, together with Valyantsin Bushnin and Vitaly Metezh
Ruhollah Zam, who was accused of fueling anti-government protests, was arrested after his return from exile in 2019.Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, accused of inspiring mass anti-government protests in 2017, has been sentenced to death."The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as
After a failed attempt in 2019, the Trump Administration has once again announced they will resume federal executions after a 16 year hiatus, having scheduled 4 execution dates this summer: July 13, July 15, July 17 and August 28.Here is what you can do!1. Sign the Petitions - Over the last 56
A Minnesota judge on Monday warned that he's likely to move the trials of four former police officers charged in George Floyd's death out of Minneapolis if public officials and attorneys don't stop talking about the case. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill spoke as the ex-officers, who were fired
Bones fragments were discovered in the walls of the Chapelle Expiatoire, ParisThe remains of up to 500 people executed by guillotine in the French Revolution could be buried in the walls of a Paris monument, experts believe.  Bone fragments were discovered in the walls of the Chapelle Expiatoire
New death sentences and executions were at historic lows in the first half of 2020, the Death Penalty Information Center reported in its 2020 Mid-Year Review. The report, released July 2, attributed the record-low numbers to the combined effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and a
SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — Two death row inmates at San Quentin State Prison died Friday at outside hospitals from what appear to be complications related to COVID-19.The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation identified the inmates as Scott Thomas Erskine, 57, and Manuel Machado
Lincoln County prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty of a Sioux Falls man accused of killing a woman after she was leaving work in January. Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman said Thursday that his office intends to seek the death penalty against Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr.
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 2, 2020: A Baloch man sentenced to “retribution” for premeditated murder has been executed in Iranshahr Prison.According to the Baloch Activists Campaign, on the morning of Tuesday, July 1, 2020, the death penalty of a Baloch man was carried out in Iranshahr
"Obviously, he [Nikolas Cruz] is the one who’s immediately responsible for this carnage, but there were a lot of people who basically just screwed up, and they could have prevented this and they didn’t," the plaintiffs' lawyer said.The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled on “yet another issue
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest court Wednesday upheld a death sentence for a former monk convicted of killing an abbot in a desert monastery north of Cairo in 2018.The Court of Cassation also reduced a death sentence against another former monk to life in prison.The two were convicted of killing
SAN ANGELO — A defense attorney for Lesley Renay Moreno Fernandez filed seven court motions earlier this month — among them, that the 391st District Court consider declaring the death penalty in Texas unconstitutional.Fernandez is facing capital murder charges after San Angelo police and
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 30, 2020: A young man sentenced to "retribution" (qisas) for "premeditated murder" was executed in Sanandaj Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Mohammad Aziz Mahmoudi’s death sentence was carried out in Sanandaj Central
In its 2019 annual report, the Organization Against Torture in Tunisia (Organisation contre la torture en Tunisie, OCTT) denounced the death penalty and identified it as the most cruel form of torture.The OCTT notes with high regret the weakness of the de facto moratorium that has been observed
The Supreme Court will not consider a challenge to new federal death penalty protocols proposed by the Justice Department, which could clear the way for the government to resume executions as early as July for the first time since 2003.The court, without comment, declined Monday to take up the
In December 2019, Dzhokhar’s lawyers argued that the 26-year-old’s death penalty sentence should be overturned on the grounds that their client didn’t receive a fair trial. The appeal states that the trial should not have been held in Boston due to intense media coverage surrounding the case and
Oklahoma's attorney general believes death row inmates are eligible to receive a commutation hearing, according to a letter his office issued Tuesday that refers to a previous attorney general opinion on the matter.Earlier this month the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted to ask Attorney
Final preparations are underway for the execution of Harold Wayne Nichols, who was convicted in Hamilton County Criminal Court of the rape and murder of Karen Pulley in 1988.The execution is currently set for 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting
A Zen Buddhist priest filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Attorney General William Barr and other officials seeking to delay one of the four executions set to begin this month, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty in 17 years.The suit, filed by the American Civil
Click here to Google translate the following story into your own languageTras la decisión del Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos de fijar nuevas fechas para la ejecución de cuatro condenados a muerte, y la decisión de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de no admitir su apelación, el
The Algerian authorities’ relentless campaign of mass arbitrary arrests and a crackdown on activists and protesters risk undermining the credibility of Algeria's constitutional reform process, Amnesty International has said.It was referring to a committee appointed by President Abdelmadjid
June 2020 saw tighter clampdown on political prisoners and prisoners of conscience and mistreatment of human rights advocates.Beset by a whole host of economic, social, and political crises, the Iranian regime has been trying to rein in simmering social discontent by use of brute force.There have
WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to be used in their upcoming executions, a longtime advocate against capital punishment said the court "abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities.""This
Taliban fighters have executed 2 young men for shaving their beards in the insecure province of Faryab in the northwest, officials in the province said.“The terrorist Taliban hanged 2 young men just because they had shaved their beards, while the penalty for shaving of beard is not hanging in
A 71-year-old man who died last week while serving time on San Quentin’s Death Row tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first known death of a coronavirus patient inside California’s oldest state prison.Richard Stitely’s test results, announced by Marin County officials late Monday
The Supreme Court will not consider a challenge to new federal death penalty protocols proposed by the Justice Department, which could clear the way for the government to resume executions as early as July for the first time since 2003.The court, without comment, declined Monday to take up the