RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has commuted the death sentences of three men to 10 years in prison, the country's Human Rights Commission said in a statement on Sunday.According to the statement, Ali Al-Nimr Dawoud Al-Marhoun and Abdullah Al-Zaher had been “resentenced’ to 10 years imprisonment” and the time they had already served would be included.“Al-Nimr was arrested in February 2012. Therefore, his Leggi Tutto
As momentum builds to abolish the federal death penalty, the loved ones of those killed in Terre Haute have just started to grieve.Less than 4 hours before Corey Johnson was scheduled to die — the second of three people killed in the federal death chamber the week before President Donald Trump
On a campaign webpage on criminal justice reform, Biden did pledge “to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level, and incentivize states to follow the federal government’s example.”CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden, the first sitting U.S. president to openly oppose the death
Police intervened after the girls’ parents filed complaints against the teacher.Rabat – Moroccan police arrested a 44-year old primary school teacher for his alleged involvement in indecent assault and sexual harassment against eight girls in El Kelaa des Sraghna, 320.5 kilometers from
Since 2016, there has been a steady increase in the proportion of death penalty cases involving sexual offences.In 2020, 50 (65%) out of 77 cases of the total death sentences imposed by trial courts involved sexual offences, making it the highest in five years, a recent report by Project 39A, a
Raymond Riles has been on death row longer than anyone in America. He's one of many who have languished there for decades with severe mental illnesses.Raymond Riles arrived on Texas’s death row in 1976, the year President Gerald Ford lost his reelection bid and the first “Rocky” movie debuted in
On Wednesday, the Virginia Senate approved legislation to abolish the death penalty, bringing the state one step closer to becoming the 23rd state to do so. The upper chamber of the General Assembly voted 21-17 on the bill along party lines. The Virginia House of Delegates must still vote on the
Edward Busby Jr. is like many the state of Texas has put to death in the past 40 years.He is a person of color who grew up poor, abandoned by his parents and surrounded by violence and drug use. He suffers from intellectual impairments and mental health problems. Occasionally, people like him are
The Trump administration executed thirteen men and women within six months—the most consecutive civilian executions by the federal government or any state in the 244-year history of the United States.Joe Biden and Donald Trump diametrically disagreed about most issues during the 2020 presidential
An Arkansas judge who was prohibited from hearing death penalty related cases after he demonstrated against executions said Monday he won't seek reelection next year.Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said he planned to retire when his term on the bench expires Dec. 31, 2022. Griffen
State is expected to vote on a bill to end 413-year history of capital punishment, a practice rooted in slavery and racial lynchingEarl Washington came within nine days of being put to death by the state of Virginia. The date was set, the arrangements finalized. He would be taken to the death
On Monday, 27 January 2021, the Court of First Instance of Deir al-Balah issued a death sentence by hanging against ‘A. Kh ‘A. (25), from Jabalia refugee camp, who was convicted of murdering A. ‘A. N., on grounds of a financial dispute in July 2017.The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)
After being sentenced to death and managing to survive in one of the harshest prisons in Thailand — and after a long legal battle in the Israeli Supreme Court led by Adv. Nechama Tzivin — Israeli citizen Yigal Makhlouf will soon be transferred to Israel and then be released after a few
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia moved another step closer to ending capital punishment on Friday when the state House joined the Senate in voting to abolish the death penalty.Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam supports the legislation, which would make Virginia the 23rd state to stop executing death row
SEREMBAN: Two men have been charged with causing the death of a man by splashing acid on him while two others were charged with abetting the act in separate Magistrate’s Courts here.No plea was recorded from Mohd Fitri Zan, 24, and Mohd Zairizan Zainal, 40, after the murder charge was read to
Lawmakers heard arguments Wednesday morning about a bill to revise Montana’s death penalty law in a way that would allow the state to resume administering lethal injections.House Bill 244 would strike the state’s current lethal injection requirements and broaden the variety of drugs Montana can
Texas’ top criminal court halted a man’s execution Wednesday, exactly 1 week before he was scheduled to die.Lawyers for Edward Busby, 48, had appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, arguing Busby’s execution would be illegal because he is mentally disabled, the Marshall Project
A Dana Point lawyer has filed a civil lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom accusing him of overstepping his authority with a 2019 executive order that created a moratorium on the state’s death penalty.Jim Lacy, a longtime Republican activist, argues that Newsom did not have the power to halt the
Bill to be presented in Senate for approvalA bill seeking to hang child rapists in public across the country was passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday.A member of the committee, PML-N law-maker Javed Abbasi, said that the bill proposes the death penalty for anyone
At least 27 prisoners were executed in Iran in January 2021. The executed include four political prisoners, six drug offenders, 16 people convicted of murder and one accused of rape.At least 10 of those executed are Baluch citizens. This figure does not include prisoners who are secretly executed
Almost 60 % of Ohioans support replacing the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a poll conducted late last year and released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the advocacy group Ohioans to Stop Executions.In addition, a
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Reuters) - By the grave dug for Dustin Higgs, the 13th and final prisoner executed by former President Donald Trump’s administration, a woman began to wail, doubling over and stomping her right foot as his coffin was lowered into the frozen ground.“They killed my brother!”
“This regime cannot last even for a day without torture and execution.”On Saturday, Iran’s regime executed Baluch political prisoner Javid Dehghan Khald, 31, in Zahedan central prison, southeast Iran. His execution brought the number of executions to eight within a week, suggesting a
REPRIEVE, Press release, Feb. 7, 2021 -- Ali al Nimr - who was arrested and sentenced to death for attending a pro-democracy protest as a teen in Saudi Arabia - has had his sentence reduced to 10 years by the Specialized Criminal Court today.A Royal Decree published last year announced the end of
For decades, Ralph Petty spent his days as a prosecutor for the Midland County District Attorney’s Office trying criminal cases before a slate of judges and winning hundreds of convictions in the process.The chain-smoking assistant DA was known as a legal scholar to his peers in this west Texas
The Supreme Court (SC) denied on Friday an appeal against the death penalty of a man convicted of raping an eight-year-old girl.The apex court upheld the death sentence which had previously been awarded to the accused.The appeal had been filed Ali Haider alias Pappu, a resident of Vehari.A
That figure does not include the cost of the extensive litigation over the legality and constitutionality of the executions in each of the cases.The Federal Bureau of Prisons spent nearly $4.7 million dollars on the first 5 executions carried out by the Trump administration in July and August
France had rejected their demand to halt air strikes against the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.ALGIERS: A trial in Algeria over the murder of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel by jihadists in 2014 was postponed Thursday due to the prime suspect's ill health, judicial sources
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 3, 2021: Jabbar Nemati, a prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Adelabad Prison in ShirazAccording to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of February 2, a male prisoner was executed in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz. The
High-profile serial killer Wang Shujin was executed in Hebei province on Tuesday after his death sentence for rape and intentional killing was approved by the Supreme People's Court.Wang, a native of Hebei, was sentenced to death for multiple counts of intentional homicide by the Handan
A British-Iranian anthropologist who was sentenced to over nine years in prison in Tehran for his “subversive” research has returned to the UK after fleeing Iran in a daring escape across the mountainous border to Turkey.Kameel Ahmady, an academic renowned for researching child brides and female
In October 2019, Iranian dissident Ruhollah Zam was running a widely followed news site based in France, accompanied by his family and benefitting from refugee status as well as security in his country of exile.But just over a year later, on December 12, 2020, Zam was hanged in Iran, an execution
The Bureau of Prisons consulted Dr. Lindsley for his expert opinion on pentobarbital sodium as a humane means of execution.After a 17-year hiatus in federal executions, 13 death row inmates were executed under the Trump administration—3 in January alone. This recent slate of executions and a new
The spouse of a political figure faces the death penalty after being charged in court for trafficking and producing drugs.The New Straits Times reported Lyiana Roslee, 34, as facing three charges at the Magistrate’s Court in Ampang earlier today, after several cannabis plants were discovered in a