NEW YORK CITY — The newly released UN Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned Iran’s lethal homophobia in connection with a Jerusalem Post exposé on Tehran’s public hanging of man based on an anti-gay charge. According to Javaid Rehman, the UN Rapporteur who released his report on Leggi Tutto
After 35 years, two death sentences and a thrown-out conviction, a case comes to an end.BROOKSVILLE — Paul Hildwin waited for nearly 35 years. He waited in jail and then prison and then jail again. He waited for, and then survived, a death warrant.He got cancer twice. He got sick of the iron and
The young men, who were reportedly tortured in prison, have been acquitted by a military court in CairoFour Egyptians who were arrested as teenagers escaped the death penalty on Monday after a court in Cairo acquitted them of all their charges, a rights group confirmed. Ammar el-Sudany, Belal
THE TRIALS OF GABRIEL FERNANDEZ is streaming on Netflix now and for those who have not made it through the full series or haven't yet watched are curious to know what happened to Gabriel Fernandez's parents following his death. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about his parents Pearl
“There are a lot of people working hard to pull off an execution successfully, and they don’t want to go through all of that just to be cheated out of it at the last minute by the guy committing suicide.”I began serving my 22-year sentence for theft of property at Tennessee’s Northeast
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 5, 2020: A “homeless” man who had been arrested for robbery, was last week hanged after he had “confessed to committing murder” under interrogations. The prisoner who is identified as Hamid by the Iranian Davat-Online website, was hanged at Ghezel-Hesar Prison of
The death warrant was issued a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta, the last of the four death row convicts.New Delhi: The four convicts, who got death penalty for the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi - dubbed Nirbhaya - more
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) After President Ram Nath Kovind rejected here on Wednesday the mercy plea of the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case convict Pawan Gupta, Nirbhaya''s parents have demanded immediate implementation of the capital punishment awarded in the case.Welcoming the rejection
Pawan Gupta had filed a mercy plea before President Ram Nath Kovind on March 2 after the Supreme Court dismissed the curative plea filed by him last week. In his plea he urged the court to convert his death sentence to life imprisonment on the basis of his juvenility at the time of
RANCHI: A court in Jharkhand on Tuesday awarded the death penalty to three men convicted for their involvement in the rape and murder of a 6-year-old minor girl. The court's verdict has come just 28 days after the incident.Dumka district court judge Taufikul Hassan convicted the three -- Mithu
He was the only convict among the four who had not exhausted his legal remedies of filing a curative petition and subsequent mercy plea with the President.The execution was scheduled to take place on March 3 at 6am.The decision comes after a bench of justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismissed an application seeking stay on execution of death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case.The four convicts - Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Kumar - are scheduled to be hanged at 6am on March 3.After the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 8, 2020: Two men, including a disabled person, were hanged on Saturday, February 29, at Mashhad Central Prison (also known as Vakil-Abad prison).According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, death-row prisoners Ahad (Vahid) Salehi and Nader Hosseini were hanged on
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 8, 2020: Two men, including a disabled person, were hanged on Saturday, February 29, at Mashhad Central Prison (also known as Vakil-Abad prison).According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, death-row prisoners Ahad (Vahid) Salehi and Nader Hosseini were hanged on
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a Florida couple who allegedly starved their 13-month-old daughter to the point that she died weighing two pounds less than she did at birth.The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Tayla Aleman had the flu, pneumonia, and several severe
Weeks ahead of the execution in Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts moved a plea in the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking restoration of all his legal remedies alleging his lawyers misled him.New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Weeks ahead of the
Nathaniel Woods executed as accomplice in 2004 police murdersA Birmingham man was executed Thursday evening on a 2005 conviction of being an accomplice to the murder of three police officers.Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. after an execution that lasted 15 minutes. Woods was
Hours after a federal judge denied a stay request in the upcoming execution of Alabama prisoner Nathaniel Woods, the son of Martin Luther King Jr. released an open letter to Gov. Kay Ivey asking her to intervene in the case.Woods is slated to be killed via lethal injection on Thursday for his
The governor said the case of the three men waiting to die by lethal injection are not “ripe” for his review because he hasn’t received any clemency requests. But he doesn’t necessarily need anything to take action.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis could use his broad powers to commute the sentences of
18 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Ring v. Arizona opinion held that a judge cannot unilaterally call for the death penalty; the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial requires that jurors first determine the ultimate punishment is warranted.But because the justices later clarified
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina once had one of the county’s highest rates of execution, even putting two prisoners to death in one night.But now the state hasn’t executed a prisoner in nine years and currently lacks the drugs to carry out lethal injections for any of the 37 inmates on the
Responding to today’s death sentences of 37 defendants by the Cairo Criminal Court following their conviction on terrorism-related charges, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:“There is no doubt that those sentenced to
✔ Click here to Google translate this story into your own languageDu 2 au 5 mars, Europe 1 propose de revivre un moment d'histoire : le combat de Robert Badinter contre la peine de mort. Dans l'émission "Hondelatte raconte", l'ancien ministre de la Justice revient notamment sur son échec lors du
Sharma filed a petition, with the help of his lawyer AP Singh, under Sections 432 and 433 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and sought commutation of his death penalty into a life imprisonment sentence.New Delhi: In yet another effort to defer the date for execution in the 2012 Delhi gangrape
The movement against the death penalty in present-day India faces a tremendous challenge in terms of extensive public clamour for swift executions, removal of appeals, and even support for summary executions. With the imminent execution of the four convicts in the Delhi gang rape and murder case
New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI) The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to a man accused of abducting and killing three minor siblings in February 2011 in Ratnapur town of Chhattisgarh.A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit said it was the apex court''s opinion that the offence committed by
California governor has signed moratorium on executions, but state attorneys will still seek to put John T. Earnest on death row for Passover attackSAN DIEGO, California — Prosecutors in California plan to seek the death penalty against a former college student accused of carrying out a 2019
Nathaniel Woods was condemned by a judge even though a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on his sentence. Advocates are urging the governor to intervene before his execution on Thursday.Nathaniel Woods never pulled the trigger, but prosecutors said he was just as guilty as the man who did
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian filmmaker who just won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear has been summoned to serve a one-year prison sentence over his movies, his lawyer said Wednesday.Mohammad Rasoulof's sentence came from three films he made that authorities found to be “propaganda against the
CAIRO (Reuters) - Top Egyptian militant suspect Hisham al-Ashmawy was executed on Wednesday following his conviction over several high-profile attacks, the country's military spokesman said.Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, led the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to examine the validity of Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) that provides for a death row convict to be "hanged by the neck till he is dead".A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde refused to entertain the plea challenging validity and legality
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind dismissed on Monday a mercy petition filed by Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four death-row convicts in the infamous Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Indian media reportedNEW DELHI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 02nd March, 2020) Indian President Ram Nath Kovind
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) -- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL by former Bombay High Court judge Michael Saldanha, seeking directions for donation of organs by four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, saying "death is the saddest part and the organ donation has to be
Oklahoma is prepared to “aggressively” address federal court battles over the state’s plan to return to the usage of lethal injection in executions, state Attorney General Mike Hunter told a group of district attorneys last week.Hunter announced earlier this month the state, which said for about