SINGAPORE — A 51-year-old man who admitted to stabbing his housemate in the chest with a kitchen knife, but has maintained that he did not intend to kill him, went on trial for murder on Tuesday (Feb 16).Mohammad Rosli Abdul Rahim is accused of causing 35-year-old Mohammad Roslan Zaini’s death on Aug 16, 2017 at their fourth-floor unit at Block 165A, Teck Leggi Tutto
It is the second case of blasphemy against Christians since the beginning of 2021. According to plaintiff Haroon Ayub Masih and Salamat Mansha Masih wounded the feelings of Muslims as they preached the gospel in Model Town Park. The first was arrested, while the second managed to flee but his
Abiron Begum Ansar was beaten to death by her employers in RiyadhA criminal court in Riyadh on Sunday handed a Saudi national the death penalty for the murder of a Bangladeshi domestic worker, in a rare trial exposing the abuse of migrant workers in the kingdom.Abiron Begum Ansar, a 40-year-old
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 14, 2021: Saeed Ali-Mohammadi, a prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Nour Prison, Mazandaran.According to Rokna, a male prisoner was executed at Nour Prison on the morning of Sunday, February 14. The identity of the
After a two-year struggle, the Court allows death row inmates to have a spiritual adviser present at their execution.Two years ago, in Dunn v. Ray (2019), the Supreme Court rejected a request by a Muslim inmate on death row to have an imam provide him with spiritual advice and comfort during his
A bill that would make the electric chair the default method of execution in South Carolina took its first steps Thursday to becoming law.The bill, which is aimed at combating a nationwide shortage in lethal injection drugs, was advanced by a subcommittee of lawmakers by a vote of three to two
(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) -- The Supreme Court today extended the stay order on the decision by former President Maithripala Sirisena to implement the death penalty on four drug convicts.The Court instructed that the stay order on the former President's decision be extended until 07 September
ISLAMABAD — In a landmark ruling, Pakistan's top court on Wednesday commuted the death sentences of two mentally ill prisoners who have spent decades on death row, the first such ruling in this conservative Muslim-majority nation.The decision by the Supreme Court was quickly hailed by Justice
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that if a prisoner on death row is unable to comprehend the rationale behind their punishment due to a mental illness, then carrying out the death sentence does not "meet the ends of justice".The apex court announced the verdict after reserving its judgement on
Court rules that his situation differs after he argues death row inmates not treated equallyThe High Court yesterday dismissed a bid by a convicted Singaporean drug trafficker to delay his impending execution. Syed Suhail Syed Zin, 44, had argued that death row inmates were not being treated
A Florida judge ruled a local school district had no responsibility to warn students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of the danger posed by a former student who would later be accused of a mass shooting that killed 17 peopleFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida judge has ruled
Biden could prohibit prosecutors from seeking death sentences and commute the sentences of the several dozen inmates on federal death row with the stroke of the pen.WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of civil rights and advocacy organizations are calling on the Biden administration to immediately halt
Patna: The principal and a teacher of a school here have been awarded death sentence and imprisonment for life, respectively, by a court for the rape of a Class 5 student.Special POCSO judge Awadhesh Kumar, in an order passed on Monday, announced capital punishment for the principal Arvind Kumar
A prisoner who has been sentenced to have his fingers amputated, was flogged Sunday at Urmia Central Prison.Hadi Rostami, the four fingers of whose right hand are due to be amputated, was flogged 60 times in Branch 8 of the Enforcement Unit of the Public and Revolutionary Court on Urmia
The letter below was received by Lisa Brown, mother of Christopher Vialva, who was executed by the federal government in September 2020. Lisa was present and witnessed the execution. Sure, this is probably a part of the protocol, but its lack of recognition that she was there, and the very idea
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An attorney for convicted murderer Richard Glossip believes potential new evidence could lead to his client’s innocence. The death row inmate’s legal team addressed a letter to Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater Thursday morning demanding access.Glossip’s
Willie B. Smith III remains alive on death row in Alabama, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that required Smith’s spiritual advisor to be in the execution chamber with Smith when he was given the lethal injection.The ruling came down around 11:08 p.m. Thursday night, with the Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama — Alabama is seeking to carry out what would be the first execution by a state in 2021, that of a 51-year-old inmate convicted of the shotgun slaying of a police detective's sister decades ago.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay blocking the Thursday night
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 9, 2021: The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a juvenile offender, on death row for a murder in the village of Derafshan, Isfahan.According to Rokna, the death sentence of a juvenile offender has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The prisoner, whose
The Marshall Project tracked every execution in America for more than five years. For condemned people, the path to death grew longer, more winding and erratic.For five and a half years, The Marshall Project has tracked every execution in America. Despite the trauma suffered in these cases—all of
Execution of a young woman in the Prison of Ardabil, northwestern Iran, marks the execution of the 113th woman during Rouhani’s tenure.The unidentified young woman, 23, was executed at dawn on Monday, February 8, 2021. She had been imprisoned since 5 years ago.There are 50 death-row inmates in
When Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s controversial Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a law that all but bans abortions in the state, she said “to the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 8, 2021: A male and a female prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, have been executed in Ardabil Central Prison. There is reason to believe that the female prisoner may have been a juvenile offender.According to Iran Human Rights, a female
Dhaka — A court in Bangladesh sentenced to death five members of an Islamist militant group on Tuesday for killing a US blogger critical of religious extremism six years ago.Avijit Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 while
Sorrow is reverberating across the country Sunday as Americans joined a Florida community in remembering the 17 lives lost three years ago in the Parkland school shooting massacreTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sorrow reverberated across the country Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined
Police have arrested a man on charges of raping an 11-year-old boy in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj.The arrested is Md Jahangir, 42, a resident of Kishoreganj.Bandar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Dipak Saha said the rape survivor's father filed a case against Jahangir on Saturday in this
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It’s been more than 1,000 days since a gunman with an AR-15 rifle burst into a Florida high school, killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.Yet, with Valentine’s Day on Sunday marking the three-year milestone, the trial of 22-year-old Nikolas Cruz is in limbo.One reason
Joseph Fultz became the second inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute to die from COVID-19 related symptoms in the past month. The 52-year-old Fultz was found unresponsive in his cell on Feb. 7th. Staff and emergency services personnel were unable to revive Fultz.According
Iraq on Tuesday hanged 5 people convicted on “terrorism” charges in a notorious southern prison, security sources said, despite an international outcry in recent months over the country’s execution record.The 5 men, all Iraqi, were executed in the Nasiriyah prison in Dhi Qar province, the only
Responding to the government of Botswana’s announcement that two people were executed on 8 February at Gaborone Central Prison after being sentenced to death in 2019 and losing their appeals in 2020, Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for East and Southern Africa said:“The
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the execution of Willie B. Smith III can go forward February 11 with COVID precautions. The court denied a motion by Smith to delay the execution because of COVID concerns.The federal district court in Alabama has also denied Smith’s challenge to Alabama’s
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man sentenced to death for killing 11 women and hiding their remains in and around his home has died in prison.Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, 61, was receiving end-of-life care at Franklin Medical Center for a terminal illness when he died Monday, the Ohio
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (PTI): A court here on Tuesday awarded the death penalty to a 23-year-old man for raping and murdering a five-year-old girl in December 2017.Judge B Suresh Babu of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge (MSJ)Court found Dinesh Kumar Dharne, a labourer, guilty under relevant sections of
Press Statement: The Botswana Prison Service wishes to inform the public that the execution of the death penalty passed on Wedu Mosalagae, 33 years, of Letlhakane village and Kutlo Setima, 29 years, of Ghanzi, was carried out this morning at Gaborone Central Prison. TWO MURDERERS EXECUTED Press