The following story was originally published in April 2019. “Capital punishment as seen in America has always been a discriminatory practice,” the 2020 presidential hopeful said. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, has called for the abolishment of the death penalty. Buttigieg, while speaking at Leggi Tutto
Democrats Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are widely known as the most liberal lawmakers vying to be the party’s presidential nominee in 2020. Both believe in healthcare, higher education, and childcare for all. They often cite that the country lags behind most other countries of the world in
Judicial processes demand dispassionate equity that gives due regard to substantive requirements of sentencingMukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma have been given seven days to exercise all their legal rights, after which they will, in all probability
The judge has set next January to begin jury selection in the long-awaited trial of 5 men accused of plotting the terrorist attacks. But big logistical challenges remain.This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.After a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck
EL PASO, Texas — The confessed shooter who in August targeted Mexicans at an El Paso Walmart, killing 22 and injuring dozens more, will face federal hate crime charges that carry a potential penalty of death.A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday against Patrick Crusius, 21, of
Responding to the adoption of a resolution in Pakistan’s lower house of Parliament calling for public hangings of people convicted of the sexual abuse and murder of children, Amnesty International’s Deputy South Asia Director, Omar Waraich, said:“The sexual abuse and murder of children are among
A double murderer whose case became part of California’s renewed debate over capital punishment died Wednesday in a hospital long before his death sentence could be carried out.An autopsy will determine what killed 71-year-old Thomas Potts, but officials said foul play was not suspected.Potts had
The National Assembly (NA) passed a resolution calling for the public hanging for rapists of children or minors.The resolution had a majority vote although Pakistan’s Peoples Party (PPP) opposed it.The resolution stated that child abuse convicts or child rapists be given the death penalty and
When courts abdicate moral authority and sacrifice judicial acumen, other bodies arrogate to themselves the authority to deliver justice on the terms which they justify as the call of society.The Delhi elections are scheduled for February 8. As usual, political parties are outpacing each other in
Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Thakur are at immediate risk of being hanged after they were convicted for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi in 2012. The President of India has rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh and Vinay.Write a letter in your own
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has used a secretive court established to try terrorism cases as “a weapon of repression” to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics and minority Muslim Shiites, including some who were sentenced to death and executed, Amnesty
Akshay Thakur had filed the petition on Saturday lastNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, the third of the four convicts in Nirbhaya  gangrape case. The death row prisoner had filed the appeal on Saturday, hours after President Kovind turned down
“States with a very powerful death penalty on drug dealers don’t have a drug problem,” the president claimed, falsely.President Donald Trump is campaigning on criminal justice reform efforts that reduce sentences for nonviolent offenders, while suggesting he’d like the American justice system to
The last 3 men scheduled for execution in Georgia said they did not commit the killing and that DNA testing that was not available at the time of trial could prove it. In 2 of the cases, victim family members supported the request for testing. Prosecutors opposed the requests, and the courts
Mehak Kumari who had earlier admitted to willfully marrying Ali Raza and denied any external pressure behind her conversion to Islam has now retracted this statement of hers and alleged that she was forcefully converted to Islam.Radical Islamists and clerics in Pakistan have demanded the
State lawmakers are working on a bill that would speed up the appeals process for those convicted of killing law enforcement officers. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth told reporters this week that he and other lawmakers are working with the Attorney General’s office to try and speed up this
Shamima Begum, now twenty, went to war-torn Syria, as a fifteen-year-old, to join the Islamic State as an ISIS brideShamima Begum, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, went to the Syrian war zone, in 2015. She went to Raqqa in northern Syria attracted by the Islamic State, where she married a
The Centre reasoned that the convicts were trying to delay their execution to let them, at a later stage, come back to the court and request commuting the death sentence on grounds of delay in hanging.The Supreme Court on Friday deferred a hearing on the appeal filed by the central and Delhi
Refusing to set an execution date of the Nirbhaya convicts, Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed Tihar Jail's petition seeking execution date- Feb 20Refusing to set an execution date of the Nirbhaya convicts, Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed Tihar Jail's petition seeking
A group of current and former prosecutors are backing an effort to end capital punishment in Virginia.Bills are currently being considered in the House and Senate that would abolish the death penalty, both for future prosecutions and for the three men still on death row.No judge or jury has
Iranian officials on Tuesday announced that a man accused of spying for the CIA will soon be executed.The country's judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, accused Amir Rahimpour of being "a CIA spy," saying he attempted to share "part of Iran's nuclear information" with the United States'
Last week’s convictions may lead to her eventual freedomLOUISVILLE — Mary Jane Veloso, on death row in Indonesia for more than nine years, is finally celebrating at least a partial legal victory.The two Filipinos who recruited her, Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, were recently convicted of
It’s been nearly a quarter-century since Oregon put anyone to death but the state remains ready.The Oregon Department of Corrections execution chamber lies deep inside the state’s oldest prison in Salem. The entrance to the three-room suite is unmarked. A window on the door is covered.The space
Calling death penalty where a death row convict is executed by hanging him/her neck a "colonial hangover", an 88 year old freedom fighter has moved to Supreme Court challenging its legality.An 88-year-old freedom fighter has moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a provision in the Code of
Kyle Joekel, found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 ambush shooting deaths of two St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office deputies, was given a death sentence by a jury late Sunday morning.Joekel, 35, had little reaction to the decision at the heavily guarded St. John
IN an apparent response to ghastly cases of child sexual assault in the country — including the recent brutal killing of an eight-year-old in Nowshera — the National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution with a majority vote calling for publicly hanging those found guilty of sexually abusing and
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The State of Georgia is seeking the death penalty for four of the five defendants in the Crocker Case, according to the Superior Court Clerk’s Office in Effingham County.With a change in the direction from the prosecution, Elwyn Crocker Sr., Candice Crocker, Mark
BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- China has pledged to intensify the crackdown on crimes against health and emergency response workers in a bid to create a safe environment for both doctors and patients amid epidemic control, according to a circular issued Friday.The circular, jointly released by the
Five French jihadists sentenced to death in Iraq have appealed to the UN to pressure France to bring them home, their lawyer has said, adding they were suffering inhumane treatment.The prisoners are suffering "inhumane and degrading treatment inside Iraq's prisons," lawyer Nabil Boudi told AFP
Texas on Thursday executed a man who was convicted for shooting and killing his 29-year-old wife and his two daughters, as well as his father-in-law and sister-in-law shortly after smoking crack in 2002.Abel Ochoa, 47, was executed with lethal injection and pronounced dead at the state’s death
Abel Ochoa was high on crack when he methodically shot his wife and their 2 children, as well as his sister-in-law and father-in-law. Another relative survived.[This story has been reconstructed based on documents of Dallas County Courts, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. District
France's highest constitutional body began examining a complaint Tuesday from a Frenchman seeking a law change to allow a pardon for his father who was executed in 1957 for killing a policeman in an armed robbery.The law in France, which abolished capital punishment in 1981, prohibits the "legal
The Republican speaker of the Ohio House said his caucus is discussing a possible repeal of Ohio’s death penalty, but his counterpart in the Senate said such a measure is unlikely to pass this year, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Ohio hasn’t conducted an execution since 2018, first because a
The HC dismissed the govt' plea challenging the court's order staying the execution of the convicts and rejected its request to hang the 4 convicts separately.The Delhi High Court on Wednesday passed its order on a plea filed by the Home Ministry and Tihar Jail authorities on February 1