In what is becoming a trend, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee blasted her colleagues this week after the high court's latest decision on a case challenging the state's lethal injection method.  Her rebuke of the court comes as death row inmates grapple with a hastened timeline in their uphill battle to stop their own executions, or at least Leggi Tutto
A.G. joins amicus brief in opposition to Missouri man’s request for death by lethal gasNever put it past Texas to throw its support behind state killings. Attorney General Ken Paxton joined 15 other states' attorneys general on Monday to file a joint amicus brief in support of the state of
GEORGE TOWN: An unemployed man was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a man at a coffee shop, here, two years ago.Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Shahrir Mohd Salleh ordered Lim Hup Yap, 44, to be hanged, after ruling that the defence failed
Dozens of school friends joined two Christian teenager brothers to hand in an 85,000-signature petition to the Home Office to prevent their deportation to Pakistan.Somer Umeed Bakhsh, 15, and his brother Areeb, 13, have lived in Glasgow with their parents Maqsood and Parveen since their family
A conversation with Matt Maly for Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death PenaltyMatt Maly, Operations Coordinator for Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, took time out to visit with the Nebraska City News-Press on Friday, Aug. 24, to discuss the Carey Dean Moore case and the
In a rare move, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Hayward police sergeant in 2015.OAKLAND, California — In a rare move, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty against a man accused of
A panel of judges in the district court of Medan found Meiliana, a 44-year-old Chinese-Indonesian woman guilty of blasphemy and sentenced her to 1.5 years in jail for allegedly complaining about the volume of the loudspeaker in her neighborhood mosque. The decision has been heavily criticized by
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the leader of his far-right junior coalition partner, Devlet Bahceli, have agreed to a proposal that could see the death penalty restored in Turkey, Cumhuriyet newspaper said on Tuesday.The 2 leaders want to see the death penalty restored for terrorism
On the last day of his life, Jackie Elliot was allowed visits until noon.The prisoner had half an hour with a religious adviser before he was strapped to a cruciform table, and intravenous leads were put in his arms.A sheet of plexiglass separated him from those who would watch what happened
Malaysia has a mandatory death penalty for murder, and if convicted the pair will be hanged.Kuala Lumpur―Two Chilean tourists facing the death penalty in Malaysia for allegedly murdering a man in a hotel are innocent and acted in self-defense, their lawyer said Monday.Felipe Osiadacz and Fernando
Nebraska last week completed its 1st execution in 21 years when it put 60-year-old Carey Dean Moore to death.Moore had been on death row for 38 years, and had stopped fighting the state's attempt to bring capital punishment back to life with his lethal injection death sentence.That's not the case
Canada supplies more visitors to Florida than any other country in the world, with more than 3 million of us visiting the Sunshine State each year. Yet, while the bustle and beauty of South Beach may be just a 3-hour flight from cities like Toronto, there is a sense in which the distance between
In Pakistan, juveniles are on death row and there is no data available that figures the exact number of juveniles on death row and those incarceratedA renowned Indian politician Shashi Tharoor, introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha for the abolishment of the death penalty in India for all crimes
Reinstatement of capital punishment could spell the death of Turkey's application to join the European UnionTurkish political leaders have agreed to restore the death penalty in the country for "terrorists" and killers of women and children, a move that - if implemented - would automatically put
Iran Human Rights (Aug 28 2018): At least three prisoners were hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison during the last week. Two prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai Shahr Prison yesterday.According to a close source, on Sunday, August 26, at least three prisoners were executed at
A Florida man, who described gay people as a “disgrace,” has been given the death penalty for murdering a gay couple he met on Craigslist back in 2010.Peter Avsenew, 32, was convicted last year of murdering Kevin Adams and Steven Powell at their home in Wilton Manors, reports Local 10 News.Adams
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -- In a rare and shocking twist of fate, a former police officer could find himself on death row.The ex-phoenix detective and his wife are being held behind bars, without bail, both accused of abusing and killing the detective's seven-year-old daughter. Germayne and Lisa Cunningham
The last person executed in Louisiana was a volunteer - Gerald Bordelon. He waived his right to appeal and begged the state to end his life. Louisiana obliged. At the age of 47, Bordelon was executed by lethal injection.Bordelon's unique "voluntary" execution was more than 8 years ago. It's been
A prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Sunday, August 26, a prisoner was executed at Ardabil central prison. The prisoner, sentenced to death on murder charges, was identified as Shahram Mohammadi, 37.Shahram Mohammadi
TEHRAN – Three individuals on Sunday stood trial on charges of disrupting Iran’s economy. These three had received government-subsidized foreign currency for importing goods, but sold the goods at unjustifiably high prices.Last Monday, Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said that 120
DNA tests have called into question the guilt of Marcellus Williams. And with the convicted killer's guilt still in doubt, Gov. Mike Parson should halt the Missouri man's execution.Williams was sentenced to death in 2001 for the brutal stabbing death of a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Prime accused Ram lured the 5-year-old victim, later killed her by smashing her head on the floor in 2015A Special Court of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)in Durg has awarded capital punishment to a 24-year-old youth convicted of killing a 5-year-old 'deaf and dumb' girl after
A comprehensive Virginian-Pilot investigationBradley Thomas had bipolar disorder and was in a severe depressive episode when he was arrested for a misdemeanor in Oregon. He had spit on his landlord's face and threatened her husband with a sword.While in jail, Thomas refused meals and medication
Zambia last executed someone in 1997, and neighboring countries have long outlawed capital punishment. Even as courts continue to condemn convicts to death row, many organizations are asking Zambians: Isn’t it time to abolish the death penalty?LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — On January 24, 1997, Frederick
Almost a decade since the last execution in Thailand, a 26-year-old man was killed by lethal injection for the frenzied stabbing of a teenager. And though no one is saying why the nation has suddenly reversed its position on capital punishment, rumours that it is connected to the royal succession
Above the din of disturbing news – that discordant banging you’re hearing, steadily getting louder and louder, that you can no longer ignore – that’s the drumbeat of the unfree.Dehumanized by the labels “prisoner,” “inmate,” and “convict,” even reduced to serial numbers like Victor Hugo’s Jean
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has begun a hunger strike in prison, accusing the authorities of harassing her family and friends in recent days."I see no other option but to start a hunger strike from August 23. It is the only way I can express my protest
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker sent serial killer Anthony Kirkland to Ohio's death row Tuesday, saying it was the right thing to do for legal and theological reasons.The reference to theology came weeks after Pope Francis strengthened the Catholic church's opposition to
Aside from their involvement in terror-related crimes, the attack on the ambush, which is located in Al-Khasos city in Qaluybia governorate, resulted in the death of a police officer and also left others injured.The court also sentenced 2 defendants to life in prison (25 years), a minor to 15
Prosecutors in Florida announced Monday they will not seek the death penalty against a father accused of hurling his five-year-old daughter from a St Petersburg bridge in 2015, killing her. Jon Jonchuck, 27, is scheduled to stand trial on September 24. He is charged with first-degree murder in
Letter to Imran Khan Highlights 6 Key Areas(New York) – Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan should make human rights a key focus of his government, Human Rights Watch said in a letter (pdf) made public today.Khan has an important opportunity to create a rights-respecting government
The execution of killer Carey Dean Moore will be remembered for what we didn't see - 14 minutes while the curtains were drawn.Strapped to the death gurney, Carey Dean Moore desperately heaved in oxygen, coughed, went red in the face and hands, then purple before his executioners pulled the
Some say inhaling nitrogen gas would be like dying on a plane that depressurizes in flight, swiftly killing all aboard. Now more than a quarter of Alabama's death row inmates have signed statements saying they would prefer that gas over lethal injection or the electric chair when facing
WASHINGTON – If he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh's impact could extend from cradle to grave.Because he would replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy, who occasionally sided with the court's liberal wing, Kavanaugh particularly could shift the balance on cases involving