US President Donald Trump has called for any person convicted of killing a police officer to be “quickly” executed. Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for those convicted of killing a police officer. Speaking at a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington on Wednesday, the Leggi Tutto
Associated Press -- State lawmakers are circulating bipartisan legislation to restore capital punishment in Delaware.The legislation, expected to be introduced soon, specifies that the death penalty could not be imposed unless a jury, unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt, finds at least one
The Belarusian Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of murdering 2 women, despite calls from the European Union for Minsk bring an end to capital punishment.The court pronounced its decision in the case against Alyaksandr Asipovich on May 14.Human rights activist Andrey
Thomas Edward Silverstein, a federal prisoner whose ability to wreak havoc in even the most restrictive high-security conditions played a significant role in the creation of the modern supermax prison, died on Saturday, May 11, after more than three decades spent in solitary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not halt the execution of convicted murderer Don Johnson, declining to take up a legal appeal that questioned the three drugs used in Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol.The decision clears the way for the execution of
A Pakistani namely Imran Haider son of Ghulam Hussain has been executed with death in Reform Jail, Dhaban Area, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.According to an Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan spokesman, the executed culprit went from Sialkot International Airport, Pakistan to King Abdul Aziz
The death penalty remains on the books at least another year. Democrats in the state legislature have momentarily given up their effort to see the punishment eliminated in the state of Colorado.Senators Angela Williams and Julie Gonzales, both Democrats, introduced the legislation in early March
A pair of Supreme Court justices on Monday issued new statements on a March ruling that blocked the execution of a Texas inmate who was not permitted to have a spiritual adviser present at this death.The court had ruled in favor of the inmate, Patrick Henry Murphy, who was convicted for the
Death row inmate Donnie Edward Johnson is scheduled to be executed on May 16. But with days to go, he still hasn't decided how he wants the state to kill him.Because Johnson, 68, was convicted of a murder that took place before 1999, he can choose between two methods: lethal injection
Nearly a year in office, Datuk Liew Vui Keong acknowledges that Pakatan Harapan’s pledged legislative reforms will take time to realise but pointed out the complexity of the task.The minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of legal affairs noted that some traced back to British colonial
A 6-year-old lawsuit that claims high heat indexes on Louisiana's death row subjects 3 ailing condemned killers to cruel and unusual punishment, and leaves them at risk of serious illness or even death, has been conditionally dismissed by a federal judge in Baton Rouge.U.S. District Judge Brian
Death row prisoners are the poorest and most marginalised and can’t afford proper legal representationIn a country where people die of heat waves, extreme cold, homelessness, hunger, malnutrition and extrajudicial executions, abolishing the death penalty is going to be a challenge because life is
Bob Clement remembers walking past his father's bedroom inside the governor’s mansion when he was a boy. Gov. Frank Clement was on his knees leaning against his bed, praying.A man was about to die.The life-or-death decisions placed on the shoulders of Tennessee’s governors weighed mightily on the
At least 6 men have been hanged for drug offences in Iran since late April, raising concerns about a “new wave of drug-related executions” in a country that recently legislated to reduce the punishment.On April 27, Kamal Shahbakhs was hanged at Kerman Central Prison for drug offences after having
The Justice Department says in a new legal opinion that the Food and Drug Administration does not have authority over drugs used in lethal injections, a stance sure to be challenged by death-penalty opponents.The department’s Office of Legal Counsel said that “articles intended for use in capital
A local Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced a convicted Islamic State member to death for killing multiple Iraqi soldiers and for the rape of a Yezidi (Ezidi) girl in Nineveh.The Iraqi Higher Judicial Council in a statement said that the Nineveh Criminal Court issued a “death sentence on a man
A man has been charged with treason and could face the death penalty after he threatened to decapitate President Joko Widodo in a viral video taken during a demonstration protesting the outcome of the presidential election.Hermawan Susanto was among several hundred supporters of presidential
Can a movie change your political convictions?Maybe, but first you have to see it, which is why I’m always skeptical of message-films like “Trial by Fire.” Based on the true story of a Texas man executed for murdering his three young daughters by setting fire to his home, it’s a powerful
(CN) – Echoing concerns she has raised in other capital cases, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday slammed her colleagues’ decision not to hear the appeal of a Tennessee inmate set to be executed next year.  Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman was convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder for
A man convicted of brutally murdering an elderly woman more than 2 decades ago has received another execution date.The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has set 41-year-old Ruben Gutierrez’s execution for July 31.Gutierrez murdered 85-year-old Escolastica Harrison at the Harrison Mobile Home
The Florida Supreme Court on Friday rejected a stay of execution and turned down a series of legal arguments made on behalf of condemned killer Bobby Joe Long.Gov. Ron DeSantis last month signed a death warrant for Long and scheduled the execution for May 23.Long was sentenced to death in the May
The inmate's attorney asked to halt the execution while a court weighs the appropriateness of the death penalty for people under 21 at the time of the crimeAn Alabama inmate's attorney has asked the governor to halt his Thursday lethal injection while a Kentucky court weighs the appropriateness
Poway Gunman Said He Did it Because ‘the Jewish People are Destroying the White Race’(JTA) — The gunman who killed a woman and wounded three others at the Chabad of Poway told a 911 dispatcher he had done it because “the Jewish people are destroying the white race.”Prosecutors described the call
The European Union (EU) has called on Taiwan to introduce a temporary moratorium on the death penalty after a bilateral meeting on human rights in Brussels on Tuesday.The European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU's diplomatic service, said in a statement after the second annual EU-Taiwan
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, upheld the death sentence against two men on May 6, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. A court convicted the men, Ali al-Arab and Ahmad al-Malali, of terror offenses in a mass trial on January 31, 2018.Bahrain ended a de facto
Johnson will be executed by lethal injection on Thursday, May 16, 2019Gov. Bill Lee has denied Don Johnson’s request for clemency, and will not intervene to stop Johnson’s execution on Thursday.“After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnson‘s request for clemency, and after a
Speaking at a news conference, John Dysinger said he was part of a group that attended a clemency meeting with Gov. Bill Lee's staff on behalf of Don Johnson. He said the meeting was scheduled to last an hour but stretched to 3."I felt like the governor's staff heard us out very well. They were
When Brunei controversially announced that it was imposing death by stoning to homosexuals, several Hollywood celebrities including George Clooney, Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John, who called out a boycott over hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei.The boycott has proven to be effective as the
More than 300 tiny pieces of human tissue from prisoners executed by the Nazis have been buried in Berlin.The samples were found in microscopic slides at a property that belonged to Hermann Stieve - an anatomy professor at the Charité university hospital.Heirs of the doctor, who died in 1952
The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were exposed again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled a bid by a convicted murderer in Alabama to put off his execution.Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the nine-member court's five conservatives, wrote a
2 individuals, both with previous a record of drug-related offences, may face the death penalty after they were arrested for allegedly being in possession of drugs.Port Dickson OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said cops arrested the first suspect, a 39-year-old male, at the Lukut Industrial area at
A Fort Worth man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 10 years ago now has an execution date scheduled for October.Stephen Barbee, who has maintained his innocence for years and argued that his confession to police was coerced, is now slated to die on Oct
Saiful Malook, the lawyer who pleaded the case of Aasia Bibi is all set to fight the case of a Christian couple who are now on death row for committing blasphemy.Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Masih were given death sentence under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) read with Section 34
The attorney general and Minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, has reiterated President Barrow’s public moratorium that makes the application of the death penalty null and void, saying all the 22 death row inmates will serve life imprisonment instead.The attorney general acknowledged that the