Nearly 400 individuals were tried in Iraqi courts between mid-2018 and late 2019 on terrorism charges for alleged affiliation to the Islamic State -including 33 minors who were found guilty, the United Nations said on Tuesday. In a new report, the UN raises “serious concerns” about ongoing unfair trials in Iraq against those accused of affiliation to the Islamic Leggi Tutto
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delayed three additional executions as the state continues to struggle to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.The Republican governor's latest warrants of reprieve were issued Friday for condemned prisoners Gregory Lott, John Stumpf, and
Louisiana cleans its execution chamber at the state penitentiary daily, but it's been more than a decade since a condemned prisoner has laid on the chamber's black-padded gurney to die.68 people sit on Louisiana’s death row, with no execution dates set. Though the state historically has been
Tennessee plans to execute three death row inmates this year, despite serious concerns about the state's lethal injection drugs.The inmates facing execution are Nicholas Todd Sutton (scheduled to be killed on February 20), Oscar Franklin Smith (scheduled for June 4), and Harold Wayne Nichols
The 26-year-old woman was drinking with her friend at her apartment when the latter committed the heinous actA 26-year-old mother, who witnessed her 8-month-old child being brutally beaten and beheaded by her 48-year-old accomplice, has lost her appeal against a maximum prison sentence, and now
An Arkansas city council has agreed to allow new tests on fingerprint and DNA evidence relating to a man Arkansas executed in 2017.The Jacksonville City Council voted Friday to allow the new tests on evidence that from Ledell Lee‘s family contends the tests could exonerate Lee of the 1993 slaying
An Iraqi lawmaker claimed on Saturday that an unspecified number among a group of 7 people, whom members of the so-called Islamic State had abducted, had been executed.The kidnapping occurred on Thursday when a sleeper cell of the terrorist organization set up a mock security checkpoint on a road
Death penalty cannot be executed separately against a single convict, when legal proceedings filed by other co-convicts in the same case are pending - this is one of the arguments raised by lawyers for the convicts in the Nirbhaya case to seek deferral of their executions.The lawyers cited Rule
Two brothers who killed their next-door neighbor in the town of Cherykau were sentenced to death this month by a Belarusian court.The country is the last in Europe to impose the death penalty.In interviews with Current Time, the convicts' mother and sister expressed their grief, saying that the
NEW DELHI:With just two days remaining for the execution of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the curative petition of Akshay, one of the convicts in the case, seeking a stay on the death sentence.A five-judge bench headed by Justice
The High Court yesterday confirmed the death sentence of 8 robbers out of 10 and commuted the death penalty of two to life imprisonment in a case filed for raping and killing a schoolgirl in Laxmipur in 2012.A gang of robbers swooped on the house of Krishna Lal Devnath at Dhutia village under
Paul Perez faces charges in 2007 cold caseA silence fell over the courtroom, amplifying the sound of every sniffle, as Paul Allen Perez stood in an adjoined holding cell waiting to be arraigned.The 57-year-old father is accused of killing five of his infant children between 1992 and 2001 —
A poll conducted by the Cabinet Office in November 2019 found that 80.8% of Japanese people feel that the death penalty is sometimes necessary.In a recent opinion poll on the death penalty, 9.0% of Japanese respondents answered it should be abolished in all cases, while 80.8% said that it was
Mi Hazánk Calls for Public Debate on Possibility of Reinstating Death PenaltyCommenting on a recent murder case in Sály, in north-eastern Hungary, László Toroczkai, leader of the far-right Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party, on Friday called for a social debate on the possibility of reinstating the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 1, 2020: At least 20 death-row prisoners have been transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison as a preparation for their execution. IHR urges the international community to react swiftly and properly to stop the mass executions.Iran Human
Capital punishment is a politicised, unjust, barbaric form of revenge. It is anything but justice.Every year, trial courts in India award dozens of death sentences. Many of these eventually get commuted to life sentences. You don’t hear much clamour to hang these people. You don’t see outrage on
An Arkansas city council has agreed to allow new tests on fingerprint and DNA evidence relating to a man Arkansas executed in 2017.The Jacksonville City Council voted Friday to allow the new tests on evidence that from Ledell Lee‘s family contends the tests could exonerate Lee of the 1993 slaying
On a busy day, Judge Ahmed might send several men to their deaths before lunchtime. At the Baghdad court where he works, he has presided over more than a thousand trials of suspected Isis members. Prisoners accused of belonging to one of the world’s most brutal terror organisations shuffle
No new date for the execution of the four death row inmates in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case has been issued yet.New Delhi: None of the Nirbhaya rape and murder convicts will be hanged on Saturday, a Delhi court has ruled, indefinitely postponing the execution of their death warrant after the
The application comes in the aftermath of the four Nirbhaya convicts separately and repeatedly approaching the courts for one relief or the otherThe Supreme Court on Friday admitted the government’s plea to issue some “victim and society centric” guidelines to prevent delay in execution of
A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 2 decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening, becoming the state's first inmate to be executed this year.Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, received a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson. His time of death was
Elderly man, 81, hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari with another inmate2 murder convicts including an 81-year-old man were hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Province at dawn on Monday, January 27. The state-run ROKNA news agency reported the executions but it did not specify in which prison the
The Board of Pardons and Paroles declined Tuesday to grant clemency to Donnie Lance, a 65-year-old inmate whose execution looms.Attorneys for Lance have motions before several courts to halt his death, but barring any last minute intervention, he is expected to be executed after 7 p.m. Wednesday
The Colorado Legislature appears poised to do away with the state’s death penalty. For a variety of reasons, we encourage lawmakers to keep moving toward that goal.To be honest, it doesn’t appear that our representatives in Denver need much arm twisting from this editorial board to convince them
The authorities at the Prison Department, however, said that there will be ample time to arrange a scaffold as and when required.After a fast track court in Asifabad district recently awarded capital punishment to three convicts in the Samatha rape case, the question of lack of a gallows to
They caught the accused moving suspiciously in the vegetable market and recovered a mobile phone from him.A 45-year-old Asian, who allegedly committed double murder, was identified and nabbed by the Sharjah Police after it was discovered that the mobile phone found in his possession belonged to
There has been a trend among death row convicts to get their execution delayed through appeals and curative petitions. What are the legal loopholes that allow them to prolong their sentences despite the chief justice saying it is extremely important in such cases to have finality?Court verdicts
Florida has sentenced more innocent people to death than any other state. We are three of them — living proof that our court system makes mistakes. But we hope our nightmare can be a wake-up call for Floridians to demand greater safeguards in capital cases. One essential safeguard — requiring a
The silk vest worn by King Charles I when he was beheaded, in 1649, is going to be put on public view for the first time in a decade.The Museum of London usually keeps the fragile garment under "restricted access", last exhibiting it in 2009.The blue vest, along with other items worn by the
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Authorities in Mauritania have arrested 10 men after a video appeared on social media of a gay couple appearing to take part in a traditional wedding ceremony, human rights groups said.Police later determined the gathering was a birthday party but the men remain in
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Eight men, including a chairman of two public-listed companies, have been charged at the Magistrate’s Court here with trafficking almost 5kg of methamphetamine.Ooi Chieng Sim, 51, and Jackson Boh Khim Hean, 33, together with five Myanmar men and a China national were charged with
On February 1, 2020, India may witness its first death penalty in 5 years as the 4 men convicted for the December 2012 rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, or ‘Nirbhaya’, are hanged as per a warrant issued by a Delhi sessions court. President Ram Nath Kovind had earlier rejected a mercy petition filed
New Jersey has banned the use of ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defence in the state.The controversial legal strategy, which is mostly used in assault or murder cases, allows people to defend themselves by claiming they were driven to violence after discovering their victim’s sexual orientation or
Dylann Roof: white supremacist appeals death penalty on mental health groundsRoof, who killed nine people at Emanuel AME church, argues he had schizophrenia when he represented himself at trialDylann Roof, a white supremacist responsible for the 2015 massacre of nine black church members in South