According to IHR sources, death-row prisoner Mohammad Cheraghi was hanged on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Rajai-Shahr prison.  He was sentenced to death for murder charges.  The second prisoner who was identified by his first name, Mehrdad, was suffering from a mental disorder. He was also sentenced to death for murder charges. Moreover,  Leggi Tutto
Tennessee has executed seven men in the past 18 monthsFor a while as the hour of Nick Sutton’s electrocution approached on Thursday night, no one stood outside the prison to cheer on his execution.As a few dozen people gathered in their normal spot in a field outside Riverbend Maximum Security
Pawan is the only convict among the four who has not yet filed the curative petition and other legal remedies available to him.In a fresh twist to the Nirbhaya case, 1 of the 4 death row convicts-Pawan Gupta-whose legal remedies are still pending, refused to meet legal aid counsel Ravi Qazi in
The complaint contained in an Amnesty International investigation launched in 2011. Cases of 95 people analysed revealing violence and even the use of the death penalty. A "systematic" use to silence dissent.  Shiite minority among targets.Riyadh (AsiaNews) - Saudi Arabia uses a special secret
The Nirbhaya convict has filed an application for providing him medical treatment on account of his mental illness.Nirbhaya convict Vinay today moved an application before the Additional Sessions Court praying that he be given "high level treatment" for mental illness, insanity and schizophrenia
Victims' family members — and former prison officers who say Sutton saved their lives — have pleaded for Sutton's lifeGov. Bill Lee will not stop Thursday's electrocution of Nick Sutton, making way for the fourth execution of a Tennessee prisoner since the governor took office in January
Death row inmate Nicholas Todd Sutton has been moved into a cell next to Tennessee's execution chamber, where he is scheduled to die by electrocution Thursday night.Sutton, 58, has been placed on death watch, a three-day period of increased supervision and security ahead of an inmate's execution
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is taking its effort to curb school violence on the road to help thousands of educators, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others learn how to identify people who may be threats.The latest stop in the Secret Service tour is this week
Today's death warrant was issued after the Tihar jail authorities informed the trial court that three of the four convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Singh -- have exhausted all legal optionsNew Delhi: The four convicts, who got death penalty for the gangrape and murder
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Monday (Feb 17) called for a 30-year-old man to be given the death penalty for allegedly murdering 19 disabled care home residents in one of the country's worst mass killings.Satoshi Uematsu, a former care home employee, did not dispute his involvement in the 2016
WYOMING — With opposition to capital punishment mounting across the country, Wyoming toed the water but ultimately struck down any hope of repealing the death penalty.Support for abolishing the death penalty in Wyoming appears to be growing but it wasn’t enough to turn the tide this time around
Oklahoma will resume executions by the lethal injection method, officials said Thursday.The surprise announcement came at a news conference by Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and Corrections Department Director Scott Crow.Efforts will continue to develop a way to carry out the
Gaborone (Botswana), Feb 22 (AFP) Botswana has hanged a 29-year old man for murdering his employer, prison services announced, despite mounting calls by rights groups to abolish the death penalty.Mmika Michael Mpe is the second convict to be executed since President Mokgweetsi Masisi took office
The judicial postponements, mercy petitions and reviews in the Supreme Court and High Courts, which have delayed the hanging of the convicted rapist-murderers of Nirbhaya, have once again ignited a national controversy over the ethics, efficacy and utility of capital punishment as a tool of
Tennessee executed death row inmate Nicholas Todd Sutton in the electric chair Thursday night, marking the fifth time the state has used the method since 2018. Sutton, 58, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. CST, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction. Media witnesses said Sutton looked
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the issuance of black warrants for execution of death penalty by trial courts even before the expiry of 60-day time period for filing of appeal by convicts in the apex court.A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde referred to the 2015 verdict
LAHORE: An Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore on Wednesday handed over the death penalty to three accused over their involvement in the 2014 Wagah border blast which killed 60.The court announced the death penalty saying that the convicts should be hanged five times owing to the severity of
In declaring that the state of Oklahoma would resume capital punishment after a five-year hiatus, officials rekindled a debate that seems to grow more and more intense and isn’t likely to change any time soon.Death penalty opponents harshly criticized the announcement by Gov. Kevin Stitt and
YOKOHAMA – A man on trial for murdering 19 residents and injuring 26 other people in 2016, at a knife rampage at a care home for the mentally disabled, said Wednesday he would not launch an appeal regardless of the ruling.During the trial at the Yokohama District Court in Kanagawa Prefecture, the
New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) A Delhi court Monday said it will shortly pronounce order on the pleas seeking fresh death warrants for the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana reserved the order after hearings during which Mukesh
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In the backdrop of procedural delay in the Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court has decided to fast-track the hearing of criminal appeals involving death penalty.A circular was issued on Friday by the apex court saying all appeals must be listed for hearing not later than six
2 prisoners were hanged on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz.The 2 prisoners had been convicted in a common case of murder and rape.Hadi Mahi and Sadeq Akbarpour were arrested in 2016 and subsequently sentenced to death. They were detained all the time in Adelabad
Vinay Sharma through his counsel made a last ditch effort to escape from the gallows claiming that all the relevant records were not brought before the President including that he had been subjected to torture and ill-treatment in jail due to which he had developed mental illness.New Delhi: One
The court of additional sessions judge Dharmender Rana had reserved the order after hearing arguments from both sides in the matter.Advocate AP Singh, lawyer of convict Vinay Sharma in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, on Saturday alleged that Tihar Jail filed a fabricated report in the
The plea moved by a retired High Court judge and 2 others also urges for directions to the Government so that the Nirbhaya death row convicts are given the option of organ donation.A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court urging for a direction to allow the four death row convicts in the
Lesbian couple 'Fad' and 'Nanz', from Saudi Arabia, feared being killed in their home country, but have now found happiness in LondonA lesbian couple who fled Saudi Arabia because they feared the death penalty have declared their love for each other on TV.The two women, who now live in London
Nationally, electrocution is outdated. But four of the past five condemned men put to death in Tennessee have chosen it over injection. A fifth is scheduled for execution this week.NASHVILLE — Nicholas Sutton, like other death row inmates in Tennessee, has a choice in how the state will end his
The chance of there being “just mercy” for Nathaniel Woods—facing lethal injection on March 5 for the killing of three Birmingham police officers—is as good as the chance Alabama will ever reform its dismal, no-justice-to-be-found-anywhere legal system; it ain’t gonna happen.A Hollywood movie and
A bill that would repeal the death penalty in Colorado is closer to the governor's desk after it advanced through the House Judiciary Committee on a 6-3 vote.Even those witnesses who came to the committee's hearing on Tuesday to argue for keeping the death penalty acknowledged they were likely
On Nov. 7, 1960, William Tines was electrocuted in the Tennessee electric chair.  The next execution in Tennessee was Robert Glen Coe in 2000. During this 40- year period, Tennessee continued its historical trend of executing fewer citizens than any other Southern state. From 2000-2017 the slow
SKYNEWS - The Chinese authorities have criminalized the intentional concealment of the new Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms or distortion of information about the patient's condition. It is reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to a statement by a Chinese court.The court ruling also said that
Nathaniel Woods is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local time on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. 44-year-old Nathaniel was sentenced to death for his part in the murder of three Birmingham police officers: 58-year-old Carlos Owen, 40-year-old
On Friday, a three-judge Supreme Court bench dismissed Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma’s appeal against the President’s rejection of his mercy petition.On Friday, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna dismissed Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma’s
Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) -- A special district court in southern Tripura on Thursday pronounced death sentence for two youths accused of brutal gangrape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.Special Public Prosecutor Paltu Das said special district court in Udaipur (southern Tripura) judge A.K. Nath