The 13th and last execution of a federal inmate under Donald Trump’s presidency has taken place in Terre Haute, Indiana.Dustin Higgs, 48, had been sentenced to death for the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge. His lawyers argued it was “arbitrary and inequitable” to execute him while Willis Haynes, the man who shot the women in 1996, was spared Leggi Tutto
President-elect Joe Biden says he’s against the death penalty now. A case involving the surviving Boston Marathon bomber waiting for him on Day One will test if he means it.The Justice Department under President Donald Trump is petitioning the Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentences of
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 14, 2021: Two brothers who were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for “premeditated murder” during a group fight, have been executed at Ardebil Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, two male prisoners were executed in the early hours of Wednesday
Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday.Johnson was sentenced to die after he was convicted of killing 7 people in 1992 as a part of the drug trade in Virginia. The weeks
The state has executed 113 people since 1976.Virginia state lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would abolish the state's death penalty.Virginia House of Delegates member Mike Mullin and state Sen. Scott Surovell introduced bills to their respective houses that would abolish the death
Lord John Mann asked “Where is the International Olympic Committee and world wrestling on this? (among others!)”Mounting pressure from British and American officials along with Iranian human rights groups on the International Olympic Committee and United World Wrestling has on Tuesday sparked a
It is one of three executions the U.S. Department of Justice had scheduled for the final full week of President Donald Trump’s administration, and would mark the first time the U.S. government has executed a woman since 1953.Whether it proceeds will likely fall to the U.S. Supreme Court, whose
Donald Trump’s appalling disregard and contempt for democratic values and institutions was witnessed by the watching world last week. The storming of the Capitol by an armed and violent Trump-supporting mob, incited by the President, in an attempt to terrorise Congress and stop the peaceful
(CNN) -- A federal judge granted Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, a stay of execution pending a competency hearing -- just hours before she was scheduled to die.Judge James Hanlon of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana wrote in the order granting the
Citing the teachings of the Catholic Church, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., called today on President Donald J. Trump to commute the scheduled executions of death row inmates next week, including a woman on Tuesday, at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute
The federal government’s historically aberrant execution spree has been fraught with irregularities and “has trampled over an array of barriers, both legal and practical,” according to an investigative report by the non-profit news organization, ProPublica.In a December 23, 2020 news story by
Seventy years ago, thousands of Germans gathered in the Bavarian town of Landsberg to demonstrate against the death penalty for Nazi war criminals. The event shows how little awareness of guilt there was among Germans.The people of Landsberg am Lech, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) west of Munich
Only five states carried out a total of seven executions across the United States last year. That is the fewest state executions in nearly 40 years. However, that is not the full story when it comes to the death penalty in America.In the second half of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and a
A back-and-forth legal battle continued into the final hours before Dustin Higgs, 48, convicted in a triple murder in Prince George’s County in 1996, is scheduled to be executed Friday, which would make him the last federal inmate to be put to death under President Donald Trump as he leaves
Feds spent millions to restart the death penalty and in the process revealed much about how they do it.When Scott Mueller drove to Indiana in July to see Daniel Lewis Lee die, he stayed at a Holiday Inn. The hotel was nice enough, and only a 10-minute drive from the federal execution chamber in
Higgs was sentenced to death for his role in a triple murder. A key witness later said the government’s case was “bullshit.”ON THE NIGHT Lisa Montgomery was executed by the Trump administration, Alexa Cave Wingate arrived at the Springhill Suites in Terre Haute, Indiana, at 9 p.m. The hotel sits
The incident caused outrage among Moroccans, the majority of whom asked for the severe punishment for the perpetrator.Morocco’s Court of Appeal in Tangier sentenced today a 24-year old man to death penalty for kidnapping, raping, and killing Adnane Bouchouf, a 11-year old boy in September last
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to clear the way for the execution of Lisa Montgomery, who is scheduled to die today by lethal injection — the first woman to face the federal death penalty in nearly seven decades. The request from the Justice Department came after a
Trump reinstated federal executions after nearly 20 years, with two slated for this week. When will the U.S. drop the practice and join other Western nations?If there's one thing that has defined the final days of the Trump administration, it's the lack of regard for human life. We saw that play
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, the incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., are unveiling legislation that would seek to end federal capital punishment, putting a focus on the issue as their party prepares to take over complete control of Congress, along
After an unprecedented execution spree, the administration hopes to end the lives of three people this week — including two recovering from COVID-19.Since President Donald Trump incited violent rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol last week, lawmakers and members of his own Cabinet have mulled
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 9, 2020: Two prisoners on death row for “drug-related” charges, have been executed in Qom Central Prison. A third prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was returned from the gallows after being granted a delay by the complainants in his
BOSTON Marathon Bomber Suing Colorado Supermax Prison For $250,000 for taking away his baseball hat and bandanaDzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 27-year-old Boston Marathon bomber, on Monday, January 4, as reported by The Boston Herald, had an eight-page, handwritten lawsuit presented to a federal court, in
For the second time in less than five weeks, the federal government has executed a death-row prisoner who likely was intellectually disabled, without affording him judicial review to determine his eligibility for the death penalty. Corey Johnson (pictured) was pronounced dead from lethal
The following article has been Google translated from Uktainian.In Belarus, for the first time in 2021, the death penalty was handed down. Viktor Skrundzyk was sentenced to death in Slutsk.This was reported by the human rights organization "Viasna".The decision was made by the Minsk Regional
The federal execution of a woman who was mentally ill was the act of a morally bankrupt administrationIn the early hours of Wednesday morning, Lisa Montgomery became the first woman to be put to death by the United States government for almost seven decades. At the Indiana penitentiary where she
Eddie Lee Howard was exonerated on Friday, January 8, 2021, marking the end of his 26-year fight for innocence. Mr. Howard, a Black man, was sentenced to death in 1994 after being wrongfully convicted of murdering an elderly white woman in Columbus, Mississippi, based almost entirely on now
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration early Wednesday morning executed Lisa M. Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, whose death marked the first federal execution of a woman in nearly 70 years.Ms. Montgomery, 52, was sentenced to death for murdering a pregnant woman in 2004 and
(CNN) -- Last Wednesday's insurrection left five dead. More than 3,000 Americans are dying on average each day from Covid-19, partly because of President Donald Trump's disregard for public health. Less known is that Trump has also unleashed a mad rush of federal executions, with three more
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Tuesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for a 2019 stabbing attack at a popular tourist site that wounded eight people, including foreign tourists and their guide.A state security court found the man guilty. It sentenced another man to life in prison and a third
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 10, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to death on “drug-related” charges, has been executed in Zahedan Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed on the morning of Saturday, January 9, in Zahedan Central Prison. His identity has been
“The Olympic Committee has as yet refused to take any serious actions against the regime in Tehran for its bloody assault against athletes.”The Iranian state’s opaque judiciary is slated to execute a second champion wrestler after it engaged in the widely criticized wrongful hanging of
A senior Iranian MP has called for implementation of hand amputation punishment for ‘petty thieves’, while referring to surge in robberies due to inflation and Iran’s high employment rate.“Unfortunately, nowadays we are witnessing an increase in robberies and petty thefts are on the rise because
An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday awarded Abdul Waheed, Rana Noman, and Nasir Sultani the death penalty in a case related to the uploading of sacrilegious material on social media.According to the details, the court sentenced 10 years imprisonment to the other accused Anwaar Ahmed, and awarded a