The Trump administration on Thursday carried out its 9th federal execution of the year and the 1st during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years, putting to death a Texas street-gang member for his role in the slayings of a religious couple from Iowa more than 2 decades ago. 4 more federal executions, including one Friday, are planned in the weeks before President-elect Leggi Tutto
A federal judge in Indiana has declined to put a hold on upcoming federal executions, finding that although the executions likely present a COVID-related risk, the inmates who sued to stop the executions have not shown that they personally will be at risk of contracting the virus.Chief Judge Jane
October saw the State Security Force’s violent approach towards Iranian citizens, even torturing them in public. This comes in tandem with the clerical regime’s expansion of its repressive plans to contain increasing social discontent, particularly on the eve of the anniversary of the protests in
A recent report from a social worker in Iran has shed more light on the abysmal conditions inside Iranian jails.The shocking report by Mr. Ali Mohammadzadeh who aids victims of addiction in prisons reveals new dimensions of the crimes committed years against inmates in the clerical regime’s
"The armor of capital punishment is rotting away, revealing a ghoulish presence that has nothing to do with preventing crime. It is bloodlust, nothing more."Thursday was a day of infamy at the Florida Supreme Court. Over one anguished dissent, five arch-conservative justices discarded a nearly
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said he will not -- and cannot -- give up jurisdiction of a potential death-penalty case despite a state Supreme Court order barring him from presiding over matters involving capital punishment.Neither the prosecution nor defense has questioned
BAMAKO - Two jihadists were found guilty and sentenced to death by a Malian court on Wednesday for the killing of over two dozen people in attacks targeting Westerners in 2015.The shocking attacks were among the first to explicitly target bars and restaurants popular with foreigners in Mali
Lin Jiancai will be executed for torturing and murdering his girlfriend's two-year-old son. He received his sentence wearing a protective suit, a face mask and gogglesA child killer has been sentenced to death in China wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment).Evil Lin Jiancai was given
The police had said that Sanjay Kumar Yadav carried out nine murders to cover up the killing of a woman related to a family.Sanjay Kumar Yadav, accused of killing nine persons of a family and dumping their bodies in a well at Telangana’s Warangal district, was awarded the death sentence on
Sri Lankan Opposition leader, Sajith Premadasa, has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty for “terrorists and drug dealers”.The call for reimplementing the death penalty, which has currently been on a hiatus for the past 44 years, follows discussions between Sri Lanka’s Justice
The US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a victory for President Donald Trump a week before the presidential election.Mr Trump's fellow Republicans voted 52-48 to approve the judge, overcoming the unified opposition of Democrats.Her appointment seals for the
SAN DIEGO — The question of capital punishment continues to hang over the federal prosecution of John T. Earnest, the 21-year-old man charged with opening fire inside a Poway synagogue last year, killing one and wounding three others.Earnest is already facing the death penalty if found guilty in
As President Donald Trump's days in the White House wane, his administration is racing through a string of federal executions.Five executions are scheduled before President-elect Joe Biden's 20 January inauguration - breaking with an 130-year-old precedent of pausing executions amid a
Ernest Porter spent 33 years in a 7-by-12-foot cell with a roughly 6-inch-wide window. He was allowed out for 10 hours a week — but leaving the cell meant being strip searched and then shackled. Exercise meant time spent in a cage, alone or with one other prisoner.That was life on death row in
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch’s office is seeking the death penalty against a Haywood County man charged with murdering his girlfriend's infant.Dylan Green is accused of killing 10-month-old Chloe Evans in July of 2019.At a hearing on Friday, prosecutors
LONDON — Peter Romans dropped his chin to his chest and sobbed Thursday morning as a judge's words echoed through the Madison County courtroom: Not guilty. A three-judge panel had deliberated about four hours before rendering not guilty verdicts on each of 11 charges Romans faced that accused him
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 29, 2020: Four prisoners sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed in Urmia Central Prison. Another prisoner who was due to be executed with them, committed suicide using a sharp object.According to Iran Human Rights, four prisoners
In 2nd trial, Taiwan High Court had reduced punishment for perpetrator from death to life imprisonmentThe Taiwan Supreme Court on Monday (Oct. 26) decided to revoke the sentence of life imprisonment for Chen Po-chien, the defendant in the Taipei Huashan murder case.The ruling sends it back to the
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has found a compounding pharmacist to prepare the drug pentobarbital for lethal injections, officials said Tuesday, moving the state closer to resuming executions after a six-year hiatus.Finding a pharmacist to prepare lethal injections was one of the barriers the state
A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged today with capital murder in the boys' deaths.Donny Ray Jackson Jr, 40, was also charged with two alternative counts of first-degree murder, Leavenworth County
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Payne believes his son is innocent of murder.He believes that for 33 years, his son has been wrongfully imprisoned, facing the death penalty.And he believes that God has allowed it, choosing this family like the biblical Queen Esther for God's glory to be
Convicted of his involvement in the May 2003 terrorist attacks in Casablanca, Said Mansour was sentenced on Monday to death. Living in Denmark since 1984, the 59-year-old man was stripped of his Danish nationality and then extradited to Morocco, where he was tried.Spanish news agency EFE recalls
Although one year has passed since a tribunal delivered its verdict in Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, her family’s wait to see the execution of the verdict is yet to end.During a visit to the victim’s residence, the UNB correspondent found that police are providing security
The night Gordon Ray Church was killed had started out innocently enough.It was November 22, 1988, and Church was a 28-year-old Southern Utah State College student on his way to meet friends for dinner. But first, he told his friends, he was stopping at a 7-Eleven for a pack of cigarettes.His
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett is expected to join her Supreme Court colleagues on Monday to hear arguments for the first time.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the high court began hearing cases by phone in May. That means the public won't see the new justice, but they'll be able
A grand jury has indicted a Florida woman for first-degree murder in the drowning death of her autistic 9-year-old sonMIAMI -- A grand jury has indicted a Florida woman for first-degree murder in the drowning death of her autistic 9-year-old son, and prosecutors said they will pursue the death
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 29, 2020: Iranian media have reported the execution of a prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, without providing the exact date and identity of the prisoner.According to semi-official news website Javan
A Pakistani Christian's wife and family have gone into hiding after he was sentenced to death for allegedly committing blasphemy against Islam. The Independent Catholic News (ICN) reports Asif Pervaiz, 37, was sentenced to die last month after finally receiving his trial after his arrest seven
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 28, 2020: According to Iran Human Rights, early this morning, October 28, a male prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison. The identity of the prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been established as Hadi Hosseini
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen will be heading back to the Arkansas Supreme Court over its earlier order that he is not allowed to hear capital cases.The Supreme Court ordered him off capital cases in 2017 after he participated in a prayer vigil outside the Governor’s Mansion that included people
The leader of the world’s 2nd largest Christian denomination has joined with the Roman Catholic Church in declaring the death penalty fundamentally incompatible with Christian teachings. In an interview with Vatican News on October 20, 2020, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, the
SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday threw his support behind the appeal of a man on death row convicted of murder, arguing in an amicus brief that “racial discrimination infects the administration of California’s death penalty.”The decision to intervene in the death row case follows a
The High People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City last Friday rejected an appeal and upheld the death penalty against a 29-year-old woman for having illegally transported narcotics from Cambodia into Vietnam for 19 times.On February 27 last year, border guard officers at My Quy Tay Border Gate in Duc
Dailey maintains he never confessed to Paul Skalnik, described as a 'professional snitch' and dead now, about killing 14-year-old Shelly BoggioA Vietnam War veteran, who has spent more than three decades of his life on death row, insists he was convicted for the murder of a teenage girl based on