NEW ORLEANS - Conservative death penalty opponents gathered in New Orleans on Friday for two days of discussions on how best to convince their political allies in Louisiana and other right-leaning states that capital punishment should be abolished. The organization, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, which has been lobbying against capital punishment for several years, billed Leggi Tutto
Johannesburg - Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola may have all but crushed growing calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty this week after he described the campaign as flawed.Lamola said he would not be tempted by populist calls for the return of the death
The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawallen, on Friday, granted amnesty to 150 inmates at the Gusau Maximum Security Prison.The governor’s media aide, Yusuf Idris, in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES said Mr Matawalle made the “kind gesture” during a visit to the prison. He said it was to enable
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 6, 2019: At least 38 people were executed in August 2019 in Iran. In sum, between January 1 and August 31, 2019, at least 185 people have been executed in the country. The number shows an increase compared to the same period last year. According to the Iran
The controller general, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS),  Ahmed Jafa’aru  yesterday  revealed that Nigeria now has 2,742 inmates on death row.Jafa’aru made the revelation while briefing newsmen about the key provisions of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act which was recently assented to by
Prosecutors released video of Nikolas Cruz's interrogation hours after he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14, 2018.Defense lawyers for Nikolas Cruz want to boot Broward State Attorney Mike Satz off the case for refusing to even entertain waiving the death penalty — and
The Catholic bishops in Texas are aiding efforts to stop the execution of a man whose case has captured Pope Francis’s attention amid a shift in the church to reject the death penalty in all circumstances.As the Supreme Court prepares to decide in October whether to hear the case of Argentina
Para el gobierno de Donald Trump, una solución ante los tiroteos masivos que una y otra vez producen masacres de inocentes y enlutan al país parece ser también matar lo más rápido que sea posible.En este caso, la ejecución expedita de aquellas personas que sean halladas culpables en tribunales
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the Iranian government to introduce a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, according to its report on the situation in the field of human rights in Iran.The report includes information received from the Iranian government, state media, NGOs
The Ex-Muslims of North America have just launched their first billboards in Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston with signs aimed at like-minded people: Those who were raised Muslim, and no longer believe its theology, but who may be hesitant to say so out loud for a variety of reasons.The signs are
Thirteen people died over Labor Day weekend as a result of mass shootings. Eight were killed on Saturday when a 36-year-old gunman rampaged through Midland and Odessa, in West Texas. On Monday, five members of the same family were killed in Elkmont, Alabama; a 14-year-old boy — who was also a
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Se acelerará la ejecución de los condenados cuando se les declare culpables de una masacre indiscriminadaEl Gobierno de Estados Unidos prepara una nueva normativa penal que acelerará la ejecución de los condenados a pena de muerte
33 years after a trial a federal appeals court described as “a mixture of disturbing prosecutorial misconduct and woefully inadequate assistance of counsel,” a Las Vegas trial court freed Paul Browning from Nevada’s death row. On August 21, 2019, Clark County District Judge Douglas Herndon ­— who
Once filled with hatred and anger toward a truck driver who killed his son, Tadaari Katayama now is an unlikely anti-death penalty advocate.Katayama, 63, has jointly set up a citizens group seeking to end capital punishment after engaging in activities to support crime victims and interacting
The Florida Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man convicted of brutally killing his cellmate in a reportedly racially motivated attack at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in 2012.In 2017, Shawn Rogers was sentenced to death after he was convicted of
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas death row inmate who was spared from execution two years ago asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to allow new DNA testing of evidence that his attorneys say could exonerate him.Attorneys for convicted murderer Stacey Johnson and for the state appeared
In the coming weeks, 6 North Carolinians currently on death row will find out if they will get new hearings and be re-sentenced to life without parole.The defendants, including five men and one woman, maintain that racial bias played a role in their sentencing.Back in 2009, state legislators
Investigators found her body along a trail in Little Elm one morning in March 2016. It looked like she had been stabbed around the neck, according to an arrest affidavit. When they checked inside the woman’s purse, investigators found identification for Anjanette Harris and a sonogram photo. She
The mother of a US Navy veteran who is being held in Iran spoke to the media in recent days to express serious concerns over her son’s condition. The remarks came shortly after Swiss consular officials were permitted to visit the prisoner, for the first time in three months, after which they
When William Barr, the attorney general, announced plans to put five federal prisoners to death by the end of January, he set in motion what could be the U.S. government’s first executions since 2003. In fact, the federal government has carried out the death penalty only three times in the past
Anthony Avalos was the fastest runner in his fourth-grade class at El Dorado Elementary School in Lancaster.He earned a place on the honor roll, and his teacher, Harmony Bell, noticed an uncommon emotional maturity for a boy his age. He often collected his thoughts before speaking, asking Bell if
A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed Wednesday for fatally stabbing an 89-year-old woman and her daughter more than 16 years ago in their Fort Worth home.Billy Jack Crutsinger, 64, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 2003 killings of Pearl Magouirk and
PETALING JAYA: A video plea by a death row inmate who was convicted of murder 17 years ago is making the rounds on social media.In the clip believed to have been recorded on Monday, a man identifying himself B Anand Nambiar pleaded with the public to help him escape the death penalty, saying he
Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has gone on trial in a military court in Yaoundé, along with 90 of his supporters. Kamto, who was the runner-up in last year’s presidential election, is accused of insurrection and rebellion, and could face the death penalty.Kamto arrived in court
One of the world’s most virulently anti-LGBTQ+ figures has died.Robert Mugabe, the former dictator of Zimbabwe, has reportedly passed away at the age of 95 at a hospital in Singapore, where he had been receiving treatment for the past five months. Mugabe was deposed in 2017 after holding power
Lawyers for Randy Halprin, a member of the "Texas Seven," are requesting a stay of his execution amid allegations that the judge who handled his case made racist and anti-Semitic comments during his time on the bench.Lawyers for "Texas Seven" gang member Randy Halprin, who is Jewish, requested a
Iran Human Rights (September 5, 2019): Unofficial sources have informed Mehdi Khazaeian’s family that his execution will be carried out soon. Mehdi Khazaeian is a juvenile offender whose death sentence has been upheld by the Supreme Court and can be implemented at any time. According to close
We are taking a closer look into a tweet by Governor Greg Abbott where he’s asking the legislature to speed up the death penalty process for convicted mass murderers.This is following the mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa.According to a death penalty lawyer, death penalty cases in Texas are
Death row inmate argues fetal alcohol spectrum disorder renders him unfit for execution2 weeks after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the execution of mentally disabled Dexter Johnson, another Texas death row inmate is hoping for the same outcome. Mark Soliz filed several documents
The Denver attorney will represent the shooting suspect who is accused of killing 22 peopleDenver criminal defense and civil rights attorney David Lane will represent the man accused of fatally shooting 22 people and injuring more than 20 others last month at a Walmart in El Paso.Lane confirmed
Crutsinger had pushed to stop his execution based on claims of bad lawyering during his trial and in the appellate process.In 2003, an 89-year-old woman and her 71-year-old daughter were stabbed to death in their Fort Worth home. On Wednesday, Texas executed Billy Crutsinger for the
Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, says an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) has been set up to look at how the criminal justice system can be more ‘victim-centric’.Speaking at an event on Tuesday (3 September), Nkoana-Mashabane said that the IMC would, as
A teenager could face the death penalty after he was charged with five counts of murder for shooting dead his family.The 14-year-old confessed to shooting his 38-year-old father John Fisk, his stepmother, Mary Sisk, 35; his 6-year-old stepbrother; his 5-year-old stepsister; and his 6-month-old
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Late Monday night, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that he is working on a legislative package and “expedited executions for mass shooters would be a nice addition.”“You just cannot expedite something like that,” criminal defense attorney Darla Davis said. "You shouldn't