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 and Powell were Leggi Tutto
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
Despite widespread rumors, the Saudi Shia activist Israa al-Ghomgham has neither been executed nor sentenced to death. After more than three years in pretrial detention, she is now on trial alongside her husband and 4 other activists on protest-related charges at Saudi Arabia's notorious
COLOMBO, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Thursday that he will initiate talks with Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan over extraditing five Pakistani nationals who were on death row in Sri Lanka.In a local media report, Sirisena said these Pakistani
In a new legal challenge to Tennessee's execution process, death row offenders say using a firing squad would be more humane than the state's current lethal injection method. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says the state tortured Billy Ray Irick to death when he was injected with toxic
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
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Il avait échappé à son exécution in extremis au printemps 2015, moins d’un an après l’élection du président Joko Widodo. Trois ans plus tard, Serge Atlaoui, 54 ans, sait à quel point les mois qui viennent, rythmés par la campagne
To ensure Texas can keep executing prisoners, it does not have to reveal the supplier of its lethal injection drug to a group of Arkansas death-row inmates, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.Since Texas adopted lethal injection as its method of capital punishment in 1982, it has executed several
During those three months, he kept up appearances by pretending to be his wife on social mediaA man in Shanghai has been sentenced to death after murdering his wife and hiding her body in a freezer in their home for the following three months while he assumed her identity on social media and in
President Donald Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday that illegal dealers of the opioid fentanyl should be sentenced to death when convicted, according to two people familiar with the matter.Sessions met Trump at the White House to discuss overhauling prison sentences, hours
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
While Franco has lain in splendour 37 miles (60km) outside Madrid, until recently, an estimated 140,000 of his opponents lay in unmarked graves around the country, buried where they were summarily executed during and after the civil war. The last of these executions was carried out in 1975.Spain
Even as the brouhaha over the Saudi-Canada diplomatic spat plays out, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is vigorously pursuing the death penalty for 29-year-old human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham, along with four others. This unprecedented development, which may lead Israa to become the first
Florida’s approach to the death penalty is deepening its outlier status on this human rights issue and has now added an extra layer of arbitrariness to its already discriminatory and error-prone capital justice system, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.“While several US
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