The Muslim world and non-Muslim African nations lead the way in criminalising homosexuality, a new report has confirmed.The annual State Sponsored Homophobia report found that the death penalty is the legally prescribed punishment for consensual same-sex sexual acts in Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria (12 Northern states only), Saudi Arabia and Yemen.Under the Iran Islamic Penal Code, the death Leggi Tutto
An inmate scheduled to be executed just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office has tested positive for coronavirusWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prisoner scheduled to be executed just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office has tested positive for coronavirus, his lawyer said
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 16, 2020: The death sentences of around 50 prisoners who have been convicted of “drug-related” charges, have been upheld on appeal and they are at imminent risk of execution.According to Iran Human Rights, around 50 death row inmates in Ward 15 of Urmia Central
The new EU global sanctions regime might be applied against Iran following the execution of a journalist and the pending death sentences against prisoners without due process.The execution by hanging on Saturday of journalist Rouhollah Zam after a televised trial was condemned by the EU in the
All four Democrats running for governor in Virginia say they support abolishing the death penalty, including one candidate, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who allowed several executions to proceed during his term.While in office, McAuliffe said he personally opposed capital punishment, but felt
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (KRON) – Condemned inmate Noel Jesse Plata has died after being found unresponsive in his prison cell this morning at San Quentin State Prison.Prison officials say they tried to save his life, and outside medical assistance was called in.Plata, 45, was admitted to the prison
A Japanese court sentenced a convicted murderer dubbed the, "Twitter Killer," to death early Tuesday.Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was found guilty by the Tokyo District Court for the murder of eight women and one man, according to reports. Shiraishi also robbed and sexually assaulted the eight women
Iran on Sunday summoned the envoys of Germany, current holder of the European Union's rotating presidency, and of France over criticism of the execution of an Iranian journalist, Iranian media reported.The Foreign Ministry voiced Iran's protest to the 2 ambassadors over French and EU criticism of
In the December 2020 episode of Discussions with DPIC, anesthesiologist Dr. Joel Zivot from Emory University Hospital speaks with Death Penalty Information Center Executive Director Robert Dunham about his discoveries from the autopsies of more than 200 executed prisoners. Those autopsies
Alfred Bourgeois was put to death by lethal injection for murdering his 2-year-old daughter.The Justice Department on Friday executed Alfred Bourgeois, a 56-year-old inmate sentenced to death for murdering his 2-year-old daughter in 2002.Mr. Bourgeois’s execution was the 10th carried out by the
Mr Zam is one of several people to have been put on death row over participation or links to protests that rocked Iran between 2017 and 2019.Iran on Saturday executed Ruhollah Zam, a former opposition figure who had lived in exile in France and was implicated in anti-government protests, days
Alfred Bourgeois was executed by the federal government Friday evening at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the Bureau of Prisons.Bourgeois, 56, was sentenced to death in 2004 for torturing and killing his 2-year-old daughter in Texas. He was pronounced dead at
Takahiro Shiraishi, 30, was handed the death penalty on Dec. 15 over a 2017 serial murder case in the Kanagawa prefecture city of Zama. The bodies of nine men and women were found in his apartment, and he was tried for robbery, forcible sexual intercourse and murder, among other crimes.On the
The Trump administration has resumed federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. I witnessed the latest one.TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — On Thursday evening, I sat in the lobby of a Marriott hotel in Terre Haute, Ind., as Shawn Nolan and Victor Abreu tried to save a man’s life. Both wore bluejeans
2020 was abnormal in almost every way, and that was clearly the case when it came to capital punishment in the United States. The interplay of four forces shaped the U.S. death penalty landscape in 2020: the nation’s long-term trend away from capital punishment; the worst global pandemic in more
This article was originally published in The Globe Post on December 11, 2020.At 24 years old, the Iranian Saba Kordafshari is currently serving a sentence matching her age for merely taking off her hijab on the streets of Tehran. She will spend her youth in prison for standing up for women’s
Iran on Monday faced a growing international backlash over its execution of the France-based dissident Ruhollah Zam, with Western governments accusing Tehran of abducting him abroad to be put on trial. Zam was hanged on Saturday after being sentenced to death over his role in protests during the
Local prosecutors seek resumption of death penalty in OhioNow that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has instructed lawmakers to choose a different method, local prosecutors are taking offense to the governor’s “unofficial moratorium” on capital punishment in the state.DeWine last week said it’s “pretty
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 12, 2020: Two prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed at Esfarayen (North Khorasan).Quoting Mr Nadernejad, the Esfarayen Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, the North Khorasan branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Tehran summoned the German ambassador on Sunday for "unacceptable interference in Iran’s internal affairs," after the European Union condemned the regime's execution of Ruhollah Zam, a prominent journalist. Mr Zam was executed on Saturday morning after he was convicted in June for “corruption on
Responding to the news that the Iranian authorities hanged dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam today, Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said:“We are shocked and horrified to learn that the Iranian authorities executed dissident
(CNN) -- Anger over federal executions continued to grow Friday after two Black men died by lethal injection within nearly 24 hours.Alfred Bourgeois was executed the day after Brandon Bernard. Bernard's death sentence was criticized by celebrities and politicians who fought until the end to halt
Alfred Bourgeois is scheduled to be the second of five federal executions that the Trump administration is rushing through before Joe Biden takes office in January.The 56-year-old Louisiana trucker has spent the last 17 years on death row after murdering his two-year-old daughter, JG, in Texas in
The number of states voting for UN resolutions on halting executions worldwide continues to grow, signalling that consensus is building towards ending the death penalty once and for all, Amnesty International said today.The plenary session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) today adopted a
Her sister claims MFA has not seen Azlinda for about a year and that no lawyers have been engaged to defend her during the last 5 yearsLawyer M Ravi sought help from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday (Dec 14) regarding the case of a Singaporean convicted of drug trafficking and
(CNN) -- More than three dozen members of Congress are calling on Joe Biden's incoming administration to prioritize abolishing the death penalty in all jurisdictions, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the transition team for the President-elect and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.While
Iran’s decision to hang media activist Ruhollah Zam on Saturday was an appalling violation of human rights that followed a deeply flawed trial process, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Monday. “I am appalled at the execution in Iran on 12 December of
Fifty-two. That’s how many people await execution—people who are being legally tortured by a federal government and a broken criminal-legal system that shouldn’t have the power to force death on any human being.There is no place for the death penalty in a just, humane society.On December 10, at
A Bangladeshi painter was sentenced to death on Monday (Dec 14) after he was found guilty of murdering his Indonesian girlfriend.He killed her for refusing to leave a new man she was seeing.Ahmed Salim, 31, had strangled domestic worker Nurhidayati Wartono Surata in a room at the Golden Dragon
A Chattogram tribunal on Monday sentenced eight people to death for killing a nine-year-old girl after rape in 2018.Chattogram Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 Judge Jamiul Haidar handed down the verdict.The tribunal also fined the convicts Tk one lakh each.The condemned convicts
The Trump administration continued its unprecedented series of post-election federal executions Friday by putting to death a Louisiana truck driver who severely abused his 2-year-old daughter for weeks in 2002, then killed her by slamming her head against a truck’s windows and dashboard.Alfred
Alfred Bourgeois was executed by the federal government Friday evening at the Federal Correctional Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the Bureau of Prisons.Bourgeois, 56, was sentenced to death in 2004 for torturing and killing his 2-year-old daughter in Texas. He was pronounced dead at
Every presidential administration rushes to rack up a last few accomplishments as it enters its final weeks, but at no time in U.S. history has the race to finish an agenda also included killing a slew of federal prisoners.Since July, when the federal government executed the first prisoner in
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Trump administration plans to continue its unprecedented series of post-election federal executions Friday by putting to death a Louisiana truck driver who severely abused his 2-year-old daughter for weeks in 2002, then killed her by slamming her head against a truck's