On the night of September 14, 2009, Sonam mixed some sedative in the dinner ('rotis') and milk of her family members and strangled them with rope with the help of Navin after they fell unconscious. Terming them "monsters", a Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a teenage girl and her boyfriend, who killed Leggi Tutto
Convicted killer Robert Van Hook executed at Lucasville prisonConvicted of the horrific murder of a Cincinnati man, Robert Van Hook died by lethal injection on Wednesday in Ohio's 1st execution in more than 10 months.The 58-year-old Van Hook was pronounced dead at the Southern Ohio Correctional
The complicity of state-affiliated doctors in Iran in facilitating the execution of young prisoners in the country has been condemned by the World Medical Association.This follows the execution last month of 19-year-old Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi who was sentenced to death in 2014. The WMA says his
The secrecy surrounding executions in Japan, including the opaque procedure leading up the decision on whom on death row to hang and when, is a problem that was once again highlighted in the July 6 execution of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and 6 other former members of the cult convicted
A string of cases in which missing children were found dead has reignited calls to reinstate the death penalty in Turkey, but some see political motives behind the outcry.The Turkish media in recent weeks has been awash with stories of missing children, some of whom have met a tragic end. On July
The General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province announced that a prisoner had been executed in Sari Prison, reported the state-run ILNA news agency on July 5, 2018.Younes Hosseini Alami said that the convicted person, identified as L.M., was sentenced to death for murder, and was
The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has written to President Maithripala Sirisena raising concerns over moves to implement the death penalty on convicts involved in drug trafficking.Commission Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said in the letter that the death penalty is a serious human rights
A Fort Worth killer once deemed too insane to execute now has a date with death.Emanuel Kemp of Tarrant County is slated for execution on Nov. 7 in the Huntsville death chamber, according to prison spokesman Jeremy Desel.The high-school dropout had been out of prison for just five days when he
Caring for Carers, new report, Social Market Foundation, family carers, The state ‘cannot continue its increasing reliance on the family’.The current social care system is putting pressure on families to step in and provide care for relatives where the state does not.Such family care is an essential element of the current overall system of social care yet it is
Two Indonesian gay men were caned in public last week despite the government’s pledge that such barbaric punishment would not be continued. The men were whipped 80 times each with a rattan cane as onlookers hurled abuse and insults.15 people were caned outside of a mosque in the country’s
With the execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader and six of his followers, Japan looks to leave behind an era of tragedy. On July 6, 2018, Japanese authorities executed seven members of the religious movement Aum Shinrikyo (Aum true religion, or supreme truth), which carried out the 1995 Tokyo subway
Louisiana authorities are seeking a court order that would rule out any executions in the state for at least one more year.A lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection protocols has blocked Louisiana from carrying out any death sentences since 2014. Its last execution was in 2010.In a court
The Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a primary court ruling sentencing to death a 36-year-old former village headman for murdering an 18-year-old schoolgirl during a rape attempt in Kalasin's Kamalasai district in 2015.The ruling also included an order for Ban Si Than former village headman
Saudi Arabia had the third highest execution rate in the world in 2017, after China and Iran, according to Amnesty International. Saudi Arabia has executed 73 people this year, 150 in 2017.Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug
The next person executed by Tennessee will almost certainly suffer symptoms similar to drowning, if the state uses the lethal injection drugs it intends to purchase, attorneys for 33 death row inmates argued Monday in court. An expert medical witness testified in Davidson County Chancery Court
Christopher Young was executed for the 2004 murder and robbery of a San Antonio convenience store clerk. A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected
Joseph Garcia is scheduled for execution in August.Citing a court's clerical mistake, prosecutors this week asked for a new execution date for Texas 7 escapee Joseph Garcia.The condemned Dallas County killer was scheduled to die on Aug. 30, but on Wednesday the court approved a new Dec. 4 date
Mohammad Hossein Maleki, the manager of Asre-Javan website and its Telegram channel, was sentenced to death on the charge of "corruption on earth."According to a close source, Mohammad Hossein Maleki, 47, from Shahin Shahr in Isfahan, was arrested by the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on
Tennessee plans to kill Billy Ray Irick next month by lethal injection. If the execution goes through on August 9, a few weeks before his 60th birthday, he will be the 7th person put to death in the state since 2000, the year executions returned to Tennessee. On death row at Riverbend Maximum
For the past 3 months, Christopher Anthony Young has awoken in his 10-by-6 foot concrete cell on death row and had to remind himself: He's scheduled to die soon.As the day crept closer, the thought became more constant for Young, who's sentenced to die for killing Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in
OTSU, Shiga -- A court has ordered a retrial for a deceased man who was convicted of murdering a 69-year-old woman in 1984 in western Japan, endorsing new evidence and suspecting that he was forced into confession after being beaten by police officers.The decision by the Otsu District Court in
Today, July 13, 2018, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, by a vote of xxx, rejected Christopher Anthony Young’s application for clemency. Young faces execution by the State of Texas on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.Earlier this year, the Board unanimously recommended clemency for Thomas Whitaker, a
The Ministry of justice says the list of convicted drug traffickers who were sentenced with capital punishment is ready to be produced before the President, today.The list has been compiled by the Justice Ministry in accordance with an order issued by the President.President, yesterday (11)
Lawyer says president must grant amnesty or expect more unrest as man acted in self-defense amid illegal, violent land grabActivists and religious followers have asked the Vietnamese government to respect private property ownership after several farmers received severe sentences including the
Recent mass shootings in the United States have tended to confirm Canadians' sense that such events can't happen here. Similar events in Canada are not numerous, but those that have occurred are not well known. In particular, the biggest mass murder in Canada before Air India is almost unknown
Southeast Asian authorities are not shy about doling out the death penalty to punish drug traffickers, and yet narcotics abuse has not abated. If anything, it is on the rise, which begs the question of whether the region's war on drugs is working.The latest report on global trends from the United
A young man was publicly flogged in eastern city of Kashmar, in Razavi Khorasan Province, the state-run Young Journalist Club website reported on Tuesday.The young old victim, identified by the state media as M.R was sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking alcohol beverages 10 years ago at the age of
Outgoing Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san on his final day in office yesterday rejected a suggestion that he was forced out because he would not order executions.At a farewell ceremony held by the ministry, Ciu was asked about his thoughts on the death penalty and his handling of several
"I take upon myself the rule of training to abstain from taking the life of living beings." - The First PreceptMy father, Mahanama Samaraweera MP, knew 2 people who were to be hanged for murder.They were from Matara, his electorate. So, like everyone else in the district, he also knew something
COLOMBO: EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead.Last week President Maithripala Sirisena said repeat drug offenders would be hanged as part of his administration's
TRANSCRIPT, July 14, 20188:22 AM ET, Heard on Weekend Edition SaturdayNPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center about Nevada's attempt to use fentanyl for an execution.RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:States around the country have been struggling to acquire drugs
A 19-year-old man is scheduled to go before a Crawford County circuit judge today, charged with smothering his infant daughter then trying to revive her by shocking her with a live extension cord.Tyler Buchanan was charged Monday with capital murder in the June 12 death of his 2-month-old baby
Lawyers challenging Tennessee's lethal injection guidelines on Thursday suggested the state's rules surrounding executions were unclear and incomplete, issues they believe could spur the illegal torture of inmates.On the 4th day of a civil trial brought by 33 Tennessee death row inmates
Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday confirmed the death sentence to another 12 "hardcore terrorists," who were involved in heinous offenses related to attacking armed forces, law enforcement agencies, destruction of educational institution and killing of innocent civilians