A 2nd condemned inmate is asking a federal judge in Las Vegas to add him to legal challenges being made to the never-before-used method that Nevada prison officials want to employ for their 1st lethal injection in 15 years.Attorneys for Zane Michael Floyd said at a hearing Friday they want to add Joseph Weldon Smith to their effort to prove the state’s Leggi Tutto
Lawyers for Texas death-row prisoner Rodney Reed presented four days of testimony in a Bastrop County courthouse in an attempt to establish his innocence of the murder of Stacy Stites, as activists, religious leaders, and members of Reed’s family rallied in support of his case.The hearing, which
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.It was supposed to be a happy occasion enjoyed with family. But during the
Brinkman will remain on death row for the murder of a Stark County couple.COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing three North Royalton women. The court in a 7-0 decision on Wednesday said a three-judge panel in
In Norway, on Wednesday, July 21, commemorative events are held to remember the events ten years ago, when killer Anders Breivik took the life of 77 people, French news agency AFP and news portal France 24 report.On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, detonated a fertiliser bomb outside a government
Most U.S. adults support the death penalty for people convicted of murder, according to an April 2021 Pew Research Center survey. At the same time, majorities believe the death penalty is not applied in a racially neutral way, does not deter people from committing serious crimes and does not have
Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.The country's election authority announced its verdict after reviewing claims of electoral fraud by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.Mr Castillo, a
Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of the state on 16 July 2021 sentenced two police officers and three other persons to death for kidnapping in the state. The accused were sentenced to death for kidnapping an Uyo based cattle dealer one Alh Muhammed Umar
2 High Court judges – in Kota Bharu and Penang – have ruled that accused persons charged with drug trafficking that carries the death penalty cannot be given bail.Judicial commissioner Mohamad Abazafree Mohd Abbas said in Kota Bharu there was a specific provision in the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA)
MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao was voted out as leader of the country's ruling party on Saturday, weeks after challenging President Rodrigo Duterte over his position on China and record on fighting corruption.Pacquiao, 42, who is seen as a possible
North Korean state media has urged its young people against using slang from South Korea and told them to speak North Korea's standard language.There were also fresh warnings in North Korea's official newspaper against adopting the fashions, hairstyles and music of South Korea.It is part of a
Studies have consistently found that a system of criminal law in which the death penalty is available as a punishment is far more expensive than a system in which the most severe punishment is life without parole or a long prison term. Now, as the number of murder exonerations mounts across the
Sierra Leone's president said he would sign the abolition of capital punishment, fulfilling a personal campaign pledge. Some 99 people in the country are currently sitting on death row.Lawmakers in Sierra Leone voted on Friday to abolish the death penalty, becoming the latest African country to
From July 10 to 21, at least 14 inmates were executed in Isfahan Prison on drug-related charges.On Monday, July 19, 2021, the death sentence was carried out for Hossein Sadeghi on drug-related charges.Hossein Sadeghi was from Zahedan, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province. He had been
At 3:00 a.m. Central time on July 14, 2020, after his notice of execution had expired, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) strapped Daniel Lewis Lee to an execution gurney in the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. With the execution chamber curtains closed, correctional officials
The Myanmar junta’s military tribunals have sentenced 65 people to death following unjust trials since the military coup on February 1, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. State media and local groups have reported that 26 of those sentenced are currently detained, while 39 were convicted in
The Republican state lawmakers from southwest Ohio sponsoring bills in the Ohio House and Senate to end the death penalty both say they represent society’s changing views on capital punishment.Both state Sen. Stephen Huffman, R-Tipp City; and state Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, say they
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2021: MPs in Sierra Leone last week debated new laws that will abolish the death penalty in the case of persons convicted in Sierra Leone for murder under the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, robbery with aggravation under the Larceny Act, 1916, mutiny
China has repatriated about 50 North Korean escapees, including air force pilots and others who could face severe punishment including the death penalty, sources on the Chinese side of the border told RFA.The first such repatriations since Beijing and Pyongyang closed their borders in January
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 19, 2021: Sufi Hossein Mohammadi who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Zanjan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Zanjan Central Prison on the morning of July 18. His
A court in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, announced on Thursday that the man who killed a COVID-19 control volunteer in February, which at the time caused much sensation and anger among the public in China, was sentenced to death for intentional homicide.The man, Chen Chenglong
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 18, 2021: Raouf Rezaeifar, Mohammad Farokhi and Hashem Bavarmand who were on death row for drug charges have been executed in Isfahan Central Prison. At least 48 prisoners, including one woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in
Bangladesh has executed a hardline Islamist for a 2005 bomb attack in which 8 people died.Asaduzzaman Ponir, 37, was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Prison at 11pm on July 15, the prison's chief Mohammed Gias Uddin told AFP on July 16.Ponir was found guilty in 2008 of organizing the bombing of
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.It was supposed to be a happy occasion enjoyed with family. But during the
In the first 6 months of 2021, at least 117 people were executed in Iranian prisons. There has been a rise in the number of executions since the June presidential election, with at least 38 people executed in one month (18 June-18 July).Iran Human Rights’ statistics department has registered and
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge is expected to delve into the jury selection process at a hearing Thursday for the upcoming murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was chased and shot after he was spotted running in a Georgia neighborhood.Judge Timothy Walmsley
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian police officer was killed during unrest in the country's restive southwest amid ongoing demonstrations over water shortages, state media reported Wednesday, raising the death toll in the unrest to at least two people.Gunfire killed the officer in the
In a compelling new interview conducted by attorney and filmmaker Ted Corless, the late Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald Kogan lists the numerous reasons why he believed Florida’s death penalty should be abolished.“I have been a member of the Florida Bar for 63 years,” Kogan said in the
The Appeal Court has upheld the death sentence for former schoolmaster Prasittichai Khaokaew, who shot dead three people, one a child, and wounded four others while robbing a gold shop in Lop Buri province early last year.The ruling was read out in the Criminal Court today (July 20) and was video
Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.The country's election authority announced its verdict after reviewing claims of electoral fraud by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.Mr Castillo, a
Three days of Water shortage Iran protests in the southwestern Khuzestan, south Province have turned deadly, with the state security forces killing at least two protesters.Ghasem Khozeiri, 17, who was shot and wounded by security forces during Friday protests in Kuta Abdullah, Ahvaz, died later
The case of a father who is alleged to have brutally murdered his two babies has sparked outrage on the Chinese internet. The indictment in a case that is about to go to trial next Monday surfaced online, showing that a father and his new girlfriend in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality
A man known as the "Hollywood Ripper" was sentenced to death Friday for the gruesome killings of two women in their homes in the early 2000s.Michael Gargiulo, 45, was convicted in 2019 of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.Among his victims was 22-year-old Ashley
Executions in South Carolina came to a stop a decade ago when pharmaceutical companies stopped providing drugs for lethal injections. In a move to restart executions, the state updated its capital punishment law to include the choice of execution by firing squad, which made South Carolina the