U.S. President Donald Trump's administration argued in a federal appeals court on Wednesday that it should be allowed to execute condemned inmates without delay after a lower court ordered the executions be put on hold to hear legal challenges. The administration's efforts to resume federal executions last year after a nearly 2-decade pause were stymied by legal challenges from Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 16, 2020: Two brothers were executed on January 15, at the central prison of Urmia city, West Azerbaijan province. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, January 15, two brothers were hanged at the central prison of Urmia city, West Azerbaijan
The Association for Community and Dialogue is concerned about reports that a group of Malaysians has requested that a referendum be held on the abolition of the death penalty.A group representing the kin of murder victims, including the families of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and lawyer
The Sudanese cabinet expressed it unease following a court decision to execute a 15-year-old boy, local media reported.Abbas Muhammad Nur, was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing his friend in the Rifa’a region in 2013, when he was 15 and a half year old.Sudan Alintibaha newspaper
Alejandro Giammattei, who is against same-sex marriage and abortion, has been sworn in as president of Guatemala.Giammattei was sworn in yesterday (January 14) following his surprise win in the presidential election of August 2019, the Washington Post reports. He replaced outgoing president Jimmy
John Gardner, 64, is set to be put to death for the 2005 murder of his estranged wife. His lawyers have argued the crime wasn't eligible for the death penalty.Texas, the state that has put to death more people than any other by far, is scheduled to carry out the nation’s first execution of the
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (TNN) - State Representative Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) filed a bill Tuesday that, if passed into law, would remove the death penalty as an option in Oklahoma courts.House Bill 2876 will be considered during the 2020 legislative session.“Oklahomans are becoming more
Saudi Arabia executed 184 people in 2019, the most in a calendar year since Reprieve began tracking executions six years ago.Of these executions, which are officially announced by the Saudi Press Agency, 88 were Saudi nationals, 90 were foreign nationals, and 6 were of unknown nationality.On
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino maid Jeanelyn Villavende was raped before she was killed in Kuwait last month by her employers, according to the autopsy conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation.The NBI autopsy also showed that the 26-year-old from Norala, South Cotabato, who began working
Special court that sentenced him to death is ‘unconstitutional’, rules the high court. Former Pakistan army chief was last month sentenced to death by a special courtDubai: Former Pakistan Army Chief and ex-president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has got relief on Monday by the Lahore High
Justice JS Verma committee found that the penalty may not be a deterrentIt seems all set.The death warrants have been issued, and the hangman from Meerut and ropes from Bihar are being brought to hang the rape convicts in the Delhi gang-rape case of 2012. All preparations for their hanging seems
The pair’s final hope of staying alive is to plead for clemency from strongman president Alexander Lukashenko - but he has already publicly branded them “scum”. They were found guilty of stabbing teacher Natalya Kostritsa around 100 times before setting her house on fire.Two brothers have been
Harold Nichols and Oscar Smith are now set to die on June 4 and Aug. 4, respectivelyThe Tennessee Supreme Court has set 2020 execution dates for 2 men, putting them in line behind Nick Sutton, who is set to be executed on Feb. 20.Oscar Smith, who was sentenced to death in Nashville for the
LFL advisor N Surendran says alleged hanging method is a "flagrant breach of Article 9 of the Singapore Constitution"This article contains a graphic depiction of the alleged process of state execution by hanging in Singapore, which may be distressing to certain readers. Readers’ discretion is
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department engaged in a deep-dive vocabulary discussion as it tried to convince appeals court judges Wednesday that it has the authority to decide how to execute prisoners on federal death row, regardless of the rules in the states where inmates were convicted. The key
“The pathological joy among the people and bystanders in anticipation of an imminent execution is a key to the continuation of the death rap in a collectively uncivilised world,” said French existentialist Albert Camus, in ‘Reflections on the Guillotine’. What the great existentialist wrote
The government’s declaration came as Mukesh, one of the four convicts in the case, on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the death warrant issued against him.The Delhi government on Wednesday told the High Court that execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder
The man who created Ohio’s 1981 death penalty law says it’s likely that the state’s last execution ever has already happened.Ohio’s most recent lethal injection happened 18 months ago, in July 2018. The state is scheduled to execute its next next death row inmate in July, but that seems unlikely
Pressure on the Iranian government increases as angry anti-government protests with rises in the country. Protestors make headlines joining in the protest for the second day calling justice for the mistake military shooting down of a Ukranian passenger jet killing around 176 passengers.Thousands
The four convicts will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar Jail.Days ahead of their actual hanging, a dummy execution of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case was carried out at Tihar Jail on Sunday, prison officials said.A Delhi court had pronounced on Tuesday that the
“If he needs a firing squad, then let him have it,” district attorney says.A condemned killer from Gwinnett County has sued Georgia’s prison system, saying he should be executed by firing squad because his veins are so narrow that an attempted lethal injection could cause him excruciating
The police investigators in Tanah Karo District, North Sumatra Province, have arrested the police chief of Payung Subdistrict, First Inspector Samson Susaei Sembiring, for allegedly involving in drug trafficking activities.The suspect was apprehended following the arrests of three drug users in
The European Union condemned the new death sentences that the Mogiliov court of Belarus passed to brothers Ilya and Stanislav Kostev. The EU website reports."The death penalty violates the inalienable right to life, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is the highest
Georgia has been executing condemned prisoners since before the nation’s founding.The first person put to death was Alice Riley, who was hanged in Savannah on Jan. 19, 1734. An indentured Irish servant who protested her innocence until the end, she was charged with participating in the murder of
A Georgia murderer scheduled for execution on Thursday was granted clemency just six hours before his death and will now serve life in jail without parole.The State Board of Pardons and Paroles made the ruling early Thursday afternoon that Jimmy Meders, 58, would not undergo execution by lethal
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive.John Gardner, 64, received a lethal injection at 6:30 p.m. CST at the state penitentiary in
PETALING JAYA: The special committee looking into the abolishment of the mandatory death penalty has assured the families of murder victims that the court will still have the discretionary powers to decide on whether to impose the sentence.The statement is in response to views expressed by the
Sixth attempt in the last dozen years is expected to succeedLawmakers on Tuesday took the first step toward repealing the death penalty in Colorado.Lead sponsors Sens. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver, and Jack Tate, R-Centennial, introduced the repeal bill, which calls for capital punishment to be
Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.5 years after '93 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed, India will again witness the use of capital punishment on January 22, when the four convicts of the 2012
Pressure on the Iranian government increases as angry anti-government protests with rises in the country. Protestors make headlines joining in the protest for the second day calling justice for the mistake military shooting down of a Ukranian passenger jet killing around 176 passengers.Thousands
DENPASAR, Indonesia — An Indonesian court sentenced an American man to 9 1/3 years in prison on Monday after finding him guilty of selling cocaine and marijuana on the resort island of Bali.Police said Ian Andrew Hernandez of California was arrested last May with 10 small plastic packs containing
Supporters of Darlie Routier — the former Altoona woman on death row in Texas after being convicted of the 1996 murder of 1 of her young sons — for years encouraged the state of Texas to run the images of an unidentified bloody fingerprint found at the murder scene.Dallas County Judge Gracie
Although Sultan Qaboos' sexuality has been open to question for decades, the recent death of the 79-year-old Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said on Friday night has re-ignited a conversation surrounding his life. Ruling Oman since 1970, Sultan Qaboos' sexual identity has been has often been the
A Glendale man convicted of fatally shooting his estranged wife in 2014 has been given the death sentence. Maricopa County prosecutors announced Thursday that Edward Littleton McCauley, 63, was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder two months ago.Police say McCauley told