Inmate who survived execution attempt dies; COVID suspectedAn Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said.At the time of the 2009 procedure, condemned prisoner Romell Broom was only the second inmate nationally to survive an execution after they began in modern times.Broom Leggi Tutto
In yet another inhuman crime, the Iranian regime executed another woman in the lead-up to 2021. She and her family’s struggle to provide $28,000 blood money failed at the latest moment.On December 27, Iranian authorities executed 43-year-old Zeinab Khodamoradi at Sanandaj Central Prison in
I hope that President-elect Joe Biden quickly commutes all federal death sentences to life in prison. I hope that he directs every United States Attorney he appoints to seek life sentences rather than executions in future cases.He can do this without Congressional agreement.But if Biden announces
SHANGHAI — At least seven people were killed and seven others injured on Sunday (Dec 27) when a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in a small city in northeast China.The suspect, identified only by his surname Yang, was detained by the police in Kaiyuan, Liaoning province, state broadcaster
In a new blow to Iranians’ human rights, particularly the right to life, Iranian authorities plan to hang people on gambling-related charges. On December 26, deputy chair of the Parliament (Majlis) Judicial Commission Hassan Nowruzi acknowledged that the Majlis Judicial Commission has recently
Execution of Lisa Montgomery may now be rescheduled for after Donald Trump leaves officeA judge has further delayed the planned execution of the only woman on federal death row in the US.In a ruling that will potentially leave the Trump administration with no choice but to postpone the execution
Tokyo (AFP) -- A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" has withdrawn an appeal of his guilty verdict and death sentence over the murder of nine people, a court official said Wednesday.Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, "submitted the motion" on Monday to drop the appeal filed by his lawyers, a court
In a last-ditch effort to stay alive, Dustin Higgs, a federal death row prisoner set to be put to death next month as part of the Trump administration’s flurry of executions in its final days in office, has petitioned the president for clemency.In his petition, Higgs points out that it is beyond
A total of 12 inmates were executed in the week spanning from December 12 to 19.2 prisoners by the names of Behnam and Shoaib Rigi were executed at dawn on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in the Prison of Zahedan, in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.Shahab Javid was executed on Thursday, December 17
The North Korean government goes above and beyond to stop access of its population to outside information. With strict punishments in place, not all however, are deterred from tuning in to a little information.Reported by RFA, an American agency for global media, a fishing boat captain was
A woman executed in the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, capital of southwestern Province of Khuzestan. This is the 110th woman executed during the tenure of Rouhani as the mullah’s president.A report from inside Sepidar Prison says one of the women imprisoned in this jail was executed early this week
An inmate was executed on Thursday morning, December 17, 2020, in the Central Prison of Qom.The executed prisoner was Shahab Javid. He had been arrested and detained ten years ago in 2010 on the charge of kidnapping and rape. He was sentenced to death on these charges.He had been taken to the
Pudukottai (TN), Dec 29 (PTI) -- A young man was on Tuesday awarded double death sentence by a court in the district for the rape and murder of a seven-year old Dalit girl last year. Mahila Court judge R Sathya sentenced to death Samuel alias Raja under the Protection of Children from Sexual
TOKYO -- There have been no executions of death row inmates in Japan throughout 2020, making it the first time in nine years where capital punishment was not carried out in the country.This was confirmed on Dec. 28, as the penal detention facilities act stipulates that the death penalty is not to
Family's lawyer in Singapore M Ravi "really happy", looking forward to working closely with new counsel Singapore — A lawyer in China has stepped forward to represent free of charge Siti Aslinda binte Junaidi, a Singaporean woman facing execution there for drug trafficking.Lawyer M Ravi, who is
Prosecutors on Friday (Dec 25) demanded the death penalty for the man indicted for his murder of a Malaysian student in southern Taiwan.The prosecutors have asked the trial court to impose the death penalty and deprive him of civil rights for life, the Ciaotou District Prosecutors Office in
Private executioners paid in cash. Middle-of-the-night killings. False or incomplete justifications. ProPublica obtained court records showing how the outgoing administration is using its final days to execute the most federal prisoners since World War II.In its hurry to use its final days in
As part of Slate’s project on the 80 most influential Americans over 80, we spoke to some members of the list to reflect on aging, work, and life in their ninth decade and beyond. Sister Helen Prejean, 81, is a Catholic nun and activist for the abolition of the death penalty. She came to fame
At least 14 of the roughly 50 men held in the secure facility at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., have tested positive. Staff members involved in executions have also gotten sick.WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through death row at the federal penitentiary in Terre
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 20, 2020: Three prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.According to Rokna, three male prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison on December 16. The report does not specify the exact identities
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 19, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison on the morning of Thursday, December 18. His identity has
Pragas Krissamy was among three men sentenced to death by the High Court last year for their involvement in a transaction of 19.42 gram of heroin in 2017.SINGAPORE: Malaysian man of Indian origin was spared the gallows after he was acquitted in a drug trafficking case by a Singapore court
The defense team for a man dubbed Japan's "Twitter killer" appealed Friday against the death penalty handed down earlier this week over the 2017 serial murders of 9 people who posted suicidal thoughts on social media.The move came despite Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, having said during his trial at
SULTAN, December 29 (Sputnik) - The upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament has ratified the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which represents a formal commitment to abolish the death penalty, a Sputnik correspondent has reported.In late
A man who raped a 10-year-old girl was sentenced to death by the Guangxi High People's Court on Monday after a retrial, with the court withdrawing its previous ruling that he deserved a suspended death sentence.The high court announced the death sentence for Yang Guangyi, 31, a native of the
Just a day after Christmas, the Iranian regime raised its 2020’s death penalty’s record to 254 cases with four new executions, including three Iranian Baluchi prisoners.On December 26, Iranian authorities executed at least four prisoners, according to the human rights association No to Prison –
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 26, 2020: Political Prisoner, Abdulhamid Mir-Balouchzehi’s lawyer, Mostafa Nili has announced news of his client’s execution on his Twitter page. Iran Human Rights condemns his execution in the strongest terms.IHR Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “In
The convict, a labourer from Jalna, had stabbed his wife, who was nine months pregnant, her mother and maternal aunt with a knife in Ambad.A sessions court had, on June 18, sentenced the convict to death for the heinous crime.The HC bench noted that the act committed by the accused was not
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced two persons to death for killing six-year-old Khandaker Samiul Azim Wafi in June 2010.One of the convicts is the child's mother, Humaira Akhter Ayesha, and the other is Shamsuzzaman Arif alias Bakku. Both are currently absconding.Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of the
The body of the girl, which was buried near a pond, was later recovered following the arrest of the accused.A court in Assam on Monday awarded death penalty to a man for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl two years ago.The additional district and sessions court in Biswanath district
WASHINGTON - Iranian authorities have damaged the gravesite of a wrestler-turned-opposition activist whom they executed in September, in the latest escalation of what an informed source describes as a government harassment campaign against the wrestler’s family.In a Friday interview with VOA
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 18, 2020: A new wave of executions has commenced in Iranian prisons after several Baluch prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.Historically, there has been an increase in executions over the Christmas and New Year
James Odle, 71, was sentenced to death in 1983 for the murders of 19-year-old Rena Aguilar and Pinole police Officer Floyd "Bernie" Swartz.CORCORAN, CA— Condemned California state prison inmate James Odle, 71, died Friday of natural causes, officials with the state's Department of Corrections and
States carried out fewer executions in 2020 than in any year since 1983, but the federal government carried out more than it had in over a century.In part because of the effects of the pandemic on the criminal justice system, the number of executions in the United States fell this year to the