Thursday's execution of Donnie Johnson raises more questions about how the state carries out lethal injections, according to Nashville attorney David Raybin, who helped craft Tennessee's death penalty law. Johnson was executed for killing his wife, Connie, in 1984. With Johnson's execution, Tennessee has now carried out 4 executions within a year, while the death penalty has been put Leggi Tutto
A Tennessee death row inmate died in prison on Friday, less than 3 months before his scheduled execution and less than a day after a fellow inmate was executed .Charles Wright, 64, was pronounced dead of natural causes at 11:57 a.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville
Lawyers for Liberty has called for a halt to the execution of yet another Malaysian in Singapore, scheduled for next Friday.In a statement, its adviser N Surendran also urged the Malaysian government to make strong representations for the death sentence imposed on P Pannir Selvam, 32, to be
Alabama executed a convicted murderer on Thursday, a day after the state enacted a near-total ban on abortions — two actions on contentious social issues that often have people across the political spectrum invoking the sanctity of human life.“It’s a contradiction that I always observed,” said
Tennessee executes Donnie Edward Johnson by lethal injectionDeath row inmate Donnie Edward Johnson died at 7:37 p.m. CDT Thursday after Tennessee prison officials executed him by lethal injection. He was 68.He was the 136th person put to death by Tennessee since 1916 and the 4th person since the
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A man convicted of murder in a quadruple killing after a dispute over a pickup truck is set to be executed in Alabama.Forty-one-year-old Michael Brandon Samra is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at the state prison in Atmore.Samra and friend Mark Duke
US President Donald Trump has called for any person convicted of killing a police officer to be “quickly” executed.Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for those convicted of killing a police officer.Speaking at a ceremony for fallen law enforcement officers at the National Peace
Bob Clement remembers walking past his father's bedroom inside the governor’s mansion when he was a boy. Gov. Frank Clement was on his knees leaning against his bed, praying.A man was about to die.The life-or-death decisions placed on the shoulders of Tennessee’s governors weighed mightily on the
At least 6 men have been hanged for drug offences in Iran since late April, raising concerns about a “new wave of drug-related executions” in a country that recently legislated to reduce the punishment.On April 27, Kamal Shahbakhs was hanged at Kerman Central Prison for drug offences after having
The Justice Department says in a new legal opinion that the Food and Drug Administration does not have authority over drugs used in lethal injections, a stance sure to be challenged by death-penalty opponents.The department’s Office of Legal Counsel said that “articles intended for use in capital
“Significant legislative developments have driven these most recent changes to the Protocol.”Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and Police Scotland have published the -revised – 5th edition of their 15-page Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.It outlines the procedures
Speaking at a news conference, John Dysinger said he was part of a group that attended a clemency meeting with Gov. Bill Lee's staff on behalf of Don Johnson. He said the meeting was scheduled to last an hour but stretched to 3."I felt like the governor's staff heard us out very well. They were
Iraq so far is holding roughly a dozen French nationals who fought for the Islamic State. France's response: Keep them.Now that the Islamic State (IS) is considered largely contained, the next challenge is what to do with the thousands of jihadis captured and awaiting trial, many of them in
“Fire talks to you. It does not lie.”In Edward Zwick’s new film “Trial By Fire,” opening Friday, these words are spoken by an arson investigator testifying in the murder trial of Cameron Todd Willingham, the Corsicana man accused of burning his three young children to death two days before
Iran Human Rights (IHR); May 16, 2019: Mohammad Reza Haddadi, a juvenile offender on death row in Iran, has been denied access to medical care outside prison despite suffering from severe intestinal bleeding.According to IHR sources, Mohammad Reza Haddadi, a prisoner on death row in Shiraz
The Supreme Court meets in private to decide last-minute pleas from death-row inmates to stop their executions, and what happens behind the maroon velvet curtains often stays behind the maroon velvet curtains.But that changed Monday, with justices issuing a flurry of explanations and
TOKYO -- Japan's Supreme Court says the country's lay judge system has been well received by the public since it was introduced 10 years ago but improvements are needed to get citizens more interested in the administration of justice and ease citizen judges' burdens.Surveys conducted annually
Associated Press -- State lawmakers are circulating bipartisan legislation to restore capital punishment in Delaware.The legislation, expected to be introduced soon, specifies that the death penalty could not be imposed unless a jury, unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt, finds at least one
The European Union (EU) has called on Taiwan to introduce a temporary moratorium on the death penalty after a bilateral meeting on human rights in Brussels on Tuesday.The European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU's diplomatic service, said in a statement after the second annual EU-Taiwan
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, upheld the death sentence against two men on May 6, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. A court convicted the men, Ali al-Arab and Ahmad al-Malali, of terror offenses in a mass trial on January 31, 2018.Bahrain ended a de facto
Johnson will be executed by lethal injection on Thursday, May 16, 2019Gov. Bill Lee has denied Don Johnson’s request for clemency, and will not intervene to stop Johnson’s execution on Thursday.“After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnson‘s request for clemency, and after a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it would not halt the execution of convicted murderer Don Johnson, declining to take up a legal appeal that questioned the three drugs used in Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol.The decision clears the way for the execution of
A Pakistani namely Imran Haider son of Ghulam Hussain has been executed with death in Reform Jail, Dhaban Area, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.According to an Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan spokesman, the executed culprit went from Sialkot International Airport, Pakistan to King Abdul Aziz
Legal advocacy group Lawyers For Liberty today accused the Singapore government of bulldozing through procedures to hang another Malaysian who was found to merely be a drug courier and not a mastermind in illicit substances.The group’s adviser N. Surendran said Pannir Selvam, 32, is scheduled for
Frank Zeidler, a German national who was allegedly caught smuggling 2.1 kilograms of hashish into Bali inside his luggage, could be facing well over a decade in prison after the prosecutor in his case demanded that he be sentenced to 15 years on Monday.The 56-year-old was arrested in Bali’s
Alabama executes Michael Samra, convicted of killing 4 in 1997An Alabama death row inmate was executed by lethal injection Thursday night, more than 22 years after the quadruple slaying of a family in Pelham.Michael Brandon Samra, 42, was executed at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in
Salé (Morocco) (AFP) -- A street vendor, a plumber and a carpenter are among two dozen jihadist suspects who return to a Moroccan court Thursday, charged in connection with the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers.Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren
He had loyally served in the police force for 10 years but was dishonorably discharged last December, not for accepting bribes or disobeying his superiors but because of his sexual orientation.The 29-year-old brigadier, identified as TT, is a homosexual, which he had kept a secret for years until
Being young does not make you less in need of safe and secure housing.The government’s housing benefit policy is forcing under-35s into unsafe and inadequate housing that puts many young women at risk, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southampton, published with the
The Belarusian Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of murdering 2 women, despite calls from the European Union for Minsk bring an end to capital punishment.The court pronounced its decision in the case against Alyaksandr Asipovich on May 14.Human rights activist Andrey
Thomas Edward Silverstein, a federal prisoner whose ability to wreak havoc in even the most restrictive high-security conditions played a significant role in the creation of the modern supermax prison, died on Saturday, May 11, after more than three decades spent in solitary
“These changes ensure that the needs of female detainees are addressed.”The Home Office has announced that it is set to ensure all menstruating women, and others with personal health and hygiene needs, are ‘treated with dignity’ while in custody.Police forces will have to ask female detainees
A local Iraqi court on Thursday sentenced a convicted Islamic State member to death for killing multiple Iraqi soldiers and for the rape of a Yezidi (Ezidi) girl in Nineveh.The Iraqi Higher Judicial Council in a statement said that the Nineveh Criminal Court issued a “death sentence on a man
A man has been charged with treason and could face the death penalty after he threatened to decapitate President Joko Widodo in a viral video taken during a demonstration protesting the outcome of the presidential election.Hermawan Susanto was among several hundred supporters of presidential