Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 23, 2022: Mohammad Morad Fazeli, sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Shirvan Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Shirvan Prison (North Khorasan province) on May 22. His identity has been established as 37-year-old Mohammad Morad Fazeli who was sentenced to qisas ( Leggi Tutto
2021 saw a worrying rise in executions and death sentences as some of the world’s most prolific executioners returned to business as usual and courts were unshackled from Covid-19 restrictions, Amnesty International said today in its annual review of the death penalty.At least 579 executions were
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 22, 2022: Esmail Shahbakhsh, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug offences, was executed in Zahedan Central Prison. According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on the morning of May 21. His identity has been reported as
The Supreme Court observed that the death sentences are most often imposed by the trial courts in a retributive to ensure that the circumstances of the accused should be considered while the case is at trial stage. The Apex court has thus, talked of the practical guidelines to ensure that the
While the State of New York abolished the death penalty in 2004, capital punishment is still a federal court option, depending on potential charges.BUFFALO, N.Y. — The country's top federal prosecutor reiterated Friday that the U.S. Justice Department will be investigating the mass shooter case
The seizure of nearly 18kg of heroin in a Malaysia-registered car at the Woodlands Checkpoint is reportedly the biggest haul of its kind in the city-state in two decades.Recently, three suspected Malaysian drug offenders were nabbed in Singapore after an attempt to smuggle nearly 18kg of heroin
Dariush Rahimi, a 32-year-old man arrested on charges of murdering a policeman, has been sentenced to public execution by the Khorasan Razavi Criminal Court.According to Khorasan newspaper, 32-year-old Dariush Rahimi was convicted of killing a policeman while stealing a motorbike on 25 February
Frank Atwood is the next man scheduled to be executed in Arizona, on June 8. He was sentenced to death in Pima County in 1987 for the murder of an 8-year-old girl, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson.Because Atwood’s crimes occurred before the gas chamber was outlawed in Arizona in 1992, he has a choice
TEHRAN — Vahid Muharrami stumbled upon the plans for his own execution while working on the prison computer system.An inmate in northwestern Iran, he had been tapped by prison officials to help with computer work at the facility because of his technical expertise. That’s how, in August 2020, he
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian.Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car
Death penalty should be resorted to by courts only if the crime is an “uncommon” one, the Supreme Court has held.No mitigating circumstances of the convict should should be able to overcome the aggravation or, for one, the brutality of the crime, the court explained. The crime should be of a
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 15, 2022: A man only named as Mostafa Kh was executed for murder in Mashhad Central Prison, official sources have reported.According to Rokna, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on the morning of May 11. Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for
Washington (CNN)--The Supreme Court said Monday that state prisoners may not present new evidence in federal court in support of a claim that their post-conviction counsel in state court was ineffective in violation of the Constitution.The ruling is a major defeat for two inmates on death row who
As debate on whether to abolish death penalty or not continues, one of Malawi’s legal expert has trashed a call by Malawi Law Society (MLS) for a referendum on death penalty.This comes following a public hearing on whether the country should abolish death penalty or not which was held on Friday
Ahmedreza Djalali, sentenced to death for allegedly aiding Mossad in assassination of two nuclear scientists, was set to be executed last week to death for allegedly spying for Israel. TEHRAN, Iran — Lawyers for Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, accused of espionage and threatened with
After 37 years of silence, a South Carolina prison doctor who was In the execution chamber when eight prisoners it was his duty to treat were put to death has for the first time publicly discussed his conflicting roles.In an interview with Chiara Eisner of the Columbia newspaper, The State
A federal judge is set to decide soon if he will dismiss death row prisoner Zane Floyd’s challenge to his execution.U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware said last month that the challenge from the quadruple convicted killer could be dismissed now that some of the drugs the state intended to use
Farshad Nematzadeh, Mehdi Shirchian and Mr Eshaghi were executed for drug-related charges in Amol Prison.According to HRANA news agency, three men were executed in Amol Prison on the morning of May 18. Their identities have been reported as Farshad Nematzadeh, Mehdi Shirchian and a man only
A death-row inmate waiting for news of execution, potentially with notice of only 30 minutes, is subject to a form of physical and psychological torture, and that torture is being perpetuated by the state. In a country where the death penalty exists, whether or not a current moratorium holds, for
In the third of the DPRU's (Death Penalty Research Unit, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law) series of Q&As with death penalty experts from around the world, Kirsten Han, an anti-death penalty advocate in Singapore, tells DPRU Research Officer Jocelyn Hutton about her current work and about
The suspect in the mass shooting at Tops on Jefferson Avenue is due in court Thursday for a felony hearing. But there are two things that may happen before then, absolving the need for the felony hearing."I expect that he'll be indicted, but I also expect that the Department of Justice and the
Ghobad Khodakarami Executed for Murder in KhorramabadGhobad Khodakarami, a retired teacher sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison.According to HRANA news agency, a man was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on the morning of May 7. His
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 16, 2022: Mohammad Bameri, a Baluch man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Iranshahr Prison after he was unable to pay the €33k diya (blood money).According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Iranshahr
“What did you come to us for? You came to protect us? From whom? You ‘protected’ me from my husband, whom you killed.”A 21-year-old Russian soldier was found guilty Monday of killing an unarmed civilian in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial since Russia’s invasion. He was sentenced to life in
A Nigerian high court has sentenced a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging. Nielsen was convicted and sentenced Friday for the murder of his Nigerian wife and their young daughter in 2018. Rights activists, who have protested the murder, praised the court's ruling.Justice Bolanle
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 19, 2022: Ghobad Narouyi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug offences, was executed in Birjand Central Prison.According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed in Birjand Central Prison on the morning of May 17. His identity has been
Death row prisoner Frank Atwood is requesting the state execute him in the gas chamber, but with nitrogen gas, as opposed to the cyanide specified in the Arizona Department of Corrections protocols.Atwood is scheduled to be executed on June 8. He was sentenced to death in Pima County in 1987 for
A man who was sentenced to death escaped the gallows today when the Federal Court here sentenced him to 17 years in jail and 10 strokes of the rotan on a charge of possessing 855.8 grams of methamphetamine.The decision was made by a three-judge panel comprising the Chief Justice of Malaya Tan Sri
An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced to death a man accused of the murder last month of a Coptic priest in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, judicial sources said.The Alexandria court’s ruling is subject to approval by the mufti of the republic.The sources said the defendant was found
Belarus has introduced the death penalty for planning an attack or "attempting an act of terrorism", according to a decree issued Wednesday — charges that target many opposition activists, including its exiled leader."Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed the law providing on the
The fallout following Tennessee’s aborted attempt to execute Oscar Smith on April 21, 2022 continues to grow, as state prosecutors disclosed that their pleadings had misrepresented facts in a federal lethal injection lawsuit and public records revealed that at least two members of the execution
A number of leading LGBT organisations have called on 11 countries to end the threat of the death penalty as a punishment for queer people.ILGA Asia, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and 5 other organisations condemned the use of violence against LGBT people in a statement issued to
Cuba's one-party legislature Sunday passed a new Penal Code, which was considered to be “modern” and adjusted to the country's socialist “reality,” it was announced in Havana.Although the new legal instrument was designed in tune with international criteria on human rights according to local
A judge late Monday evening halted Tuesday's scheduled execution of a Georgia man for the killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago.Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, was scheduled to be executed on May 17 at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson by injection of the sedative pentobarbital. He killed