A court in Iran has sentenced a 65-year-old convert to Christianity to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs” even as he is yet to be tried in the court for two other charges, a religious freedom watchdog group has reported. The U.K.-based group Article 18 reported this week that Ismaeil Maghrebinejad has 20 days to appeal Leggi Tutto
Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case, has challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind in the Supreme Court.The convict had moved a curative petition in the top court after a Delhi court issued a death warrant in his name and had
A Barguna court has sentenced a college teacher to death and a lawyer to life imprisonment for the murder of a teenage girl in 2017.Barguna's Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Hafizur Rahman announced the verdict on Sunday.The recipient of the death penalty, identified as
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida Supreme Court decision involving the death penalty has thrown between 100 to 150 cases into legal limbo, experts say.On Thursday, the court said it erred in 2016 when it ruled a jury must be unanimous in deciding a defendant convicted of murder should be sentenced
New Analysis by Top Forensic Experts Provides Powerful New Evidence Supporting Lee’s Longtime Claim That He Was Innocent of 1993 Murder LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Innocence Project, the ACLU of Arkansas, Hogan Lovells US LLP, and Little Rock attorney John Tull
We refer to your story “Group claims of brutal ‘neck-snapping’ procedure in Singapore jail when hanging fails” (16 Jan), on the statement by Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), claiming Singapore’s prison authority practises “brutal and unlawful hanging methods”.LFL’s statement contains falsehoods. It is
In a case prosecutors now describe as a “perfect storm” of injustice, Pennsylvania death-row prisoner Christopher Williams and his co-defendant Theophalis Wilson have been exonerated of a 1989 triple murder in North Philadelphia.On December 23, 2019, conceding that later-fired prosecutors had
Ministry of Home Affairs moves court appealing for a deadline of seven days.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on January 22 moved the Supreme Court to frame guidelines to execute death penalty of condemned prisoners within seven days of rejection of their mercy petitions.The move comes amid
New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved verdict on a plea seeking review of death penalty it awarded to a woman and her lover for killing her parents, two brothers and their wives and strangulating her 10-month-old nephew in Uttar Pradesh.A bench comprising Chief Justice S A
Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The number of Republican state lawmakers opposed to capital punishment is growing, a conservative group claims, as anti-death penalty activists look forward to continued momentum from the right on this issue in 2020. “The nation is down to only 25
The High Court yesterday upheld a life sentence for a man convicted of killing a three-year-old girl, known as “Little Light Bulb” (小燈泡), in a gruesome knife attack in Taipei in 2016.In the retrial, doctors for the prosecution said that Wang Ching-yu (王景玉), although diagnosed with schizophrenia
The Court of Cassation chaired by Judge Ahmad Al-Ajeel ruled in favor of the Court of Appeals to execute a Kuwaiti man accused of beating and torturing a child to death in a vehicle, and to imprison the mother of the child for 10 years with hard labor.The case file indicates the crime dates back
Iran has executed a drug kingpin nicknamed the "Crocodile of the Persian Gulf" and dismantled his smuggling ring, state media report.The "crocodile" was arrested in the middle of transferring more than 100 tonnes of drugs in international waters, officials said.The 36-year-old and an accomplice
Keith “Bo” Tharpe spent years on Georgia’s death row insisting a juror’s racist views had put him there.Tharpe — who finished what he expected to be his last meal on Sept. 26, 2017, before the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of his execution — died late Friday at the Georgia Diagnostic and
Condemned killer from Jackson Co set for executionA state court judge has denied a request for a stay of execution in the case of Donnie Lance. The 65 year-old Lance is on Georgia’s death row for 2 murders committed 22 years ago in Jackson County. His 39 year-old ex-wife and her 33 year-old
Landon Durham, 16, has been charged with capital murder. He will be charged as an adult, but the death penalty will not apply as he is under 18.A teenage boy has been charged with murdering his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers.Deputies responded to a home in Munford, Alabama, late on Tuesday
Nirbhaya case: 3 death row convicts now seek more documentsNew Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Advocate A.P. Singh, lawyer for three of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case again moved an application before a Delhi court seeking directions to the Tihar Jail authorities to supply him
Death sentence cannot remain open-ended, says Supreme CourtNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said the finality of death sentence is extremely important and a convict should not be under the impression, as recent events indicate, that it remains open-ended, which leads to its
Replacing the death penalty with death in prison is not true progress.Late last week, a clip of an interview from the New York Times with Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the rounds on social media. In it, Warren spelled out her position against the death penalty, citing the evidence of wrongful
A Delhi court dismissed a plea seeking permission to meet the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to convince them to donate their organs.Delhi court dismissed a plea seeking permission to meet the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to
SAN BERNARDINO —  The 62-year-old welder convicted in the brutal beating deaths of a Fallbrook family of four — including two young children — was sentenced Tuesday to death.Charles “Chase” Merritt, 62, was convicted in June of four counts of murder.The sentence was handed down by San Bernardino
Prosecutors on Monday demanded the death penalty for a 37-year-old woman accused of brutally killing her former husband and stepson last year.In a hearing at the Jeju District Court, prosecutors demanded the death penalty for Koh Yu-jeong, who allegedly murdered her former husband and 5-year-old
The Sharjah Criminal Court has called on the family of an Asian victim, who was murdered by his wife and lover and his chopped body parts dumped in industrial area no. 1, to appear in the court to decide whether to accept the blood money or proceed with execution of the death penalty.The case
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 25, 2019: At least two men were hanged on Thursday, January 23, at a prison in the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas. They were sentenced to death for drug smuggling. According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, on the morning of Thursday, January 23, 2020
In the basement of St. Paul's Ramsey County Jail 114 years ago next month, a trap door swung open and convicted killer William Williams, a rope cinched around his neck, fell through. The state of Minnesota was carrying out its 66th execution. And its last — unsurprisingly, considering how it
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday evening the continuation of its follow-up of the case of an Egyptian citizen accused of smuggling narcotic drugs into Saudi Arabia. While the case sparked controversy on social media websites, the death sentence against the Egyptian
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyers for Liberty is suing Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister for invoking the city-state’s anti-fake news law over a statement it made regarding the method of execution for the death penalty.The human rights lawyers’ organisation filed the originating summons at the High Court
Justices back away from a 2016 decisionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision that revamped the state’s capital-punishment system.The
On 27 January 1945, Soviet troops cautiously entered Auschwitz.Primo Levi - one of the most famous survivors - was lying in a camp hospital with scarlet fever when the liberators arrived.The men cast "strangely embarrassed glances at the sprawling bodies, at the battered huts and at us few still
Two Supreme Court judgments pronounced in 1982 and 2014, when read collectively, say that none of the four death row convicts in Nirbhaya case can be hanged before the last one has exhausted all legal options including the mercy plea. There must be a difference of 14 days between rejection of
The fate of the Department of Justice’s recently proposed federal execution protocol is now in the hands of the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently heard arguments on whether the government overstepped when it created a uniform protocol.The case, In the Matter of the
Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2020 / 12:30 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given a new trial, in light of evidence the bishops say suggests the inmate is actually innocent.“The deeply troubling facts of Mr. Dailey’s
The girl's mother said her husband had been raping their daughter for long which resulted in her pregnancy.A special court in Rajasthan's Kota awarded death penalty to a 45-year-old man for repeatedly raping and impregnating his 17-year-old mentally unsound daughter before killing her.At the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 19, 2020: A woman was hanged at Shiraz city’s central prison (Adel-Abad Prison) on January 14. She was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder charges around three years ago.According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, prisoner Maliheh Haji-Hosseini