AL-MUKALLA: A court in Houthi-held Sanaa on Tuesday condemned a women’s rights rights activist to death for spying, sparking an uproar in Yemen and abroad against the Iran-backed militia.Abdul Majeed Sabra, a Yemeni lawyer, told Arab News that the Specialized Criminal Court of First Instance in Sanaa sentenced Fatema Saleh Mohammed Al-Arwali, an activist and head of the Yemeni branch of the Leggi Tutto
Prosecutors in Japan are seeking the death penalty for the suspect in an arson attack in 2019 that killed 36 people in one of the country’s deadliest crimes for decades.Shinji Aoba, who was not arrested until he had recovered from the burns he sustained in the attack on an animation studio in
PUTRAJAYA: A 76-year-old former security guard on death row was among nine men who saw their death sentences commuted to 30 years’ jail under the temporary jurisdiction accorded to the Federal Court by law.A five-member review panel chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat allowed the
A jobless man in China who hurled bricks from a high-rise building – one of which killed a woman on the street below – should be given the death penalty, prosecutors say.The man has admitted he had a grudge against society and was trying to kill indiscriminately so that he would be arrested and
A jobless man in China who hurled bricks from a high-rise building – one of which killed a woman on the street below – should be given the death penalty, prosecutors say.The man has admitted he had a grudge against society and was trying to kill indiscriminately so that he would be arrested and
Oklahoma executed Phillip Hancock on November 30, 2023, following Governor Kevin Stitt’s rejection of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board’s recommendation that his sentence be commuted to life without parole. The governor’s indecision left Mr. Hancock waiting anxiously right up to the time of
Against a backdrop of high-profile innocence cases and the U.S. Supreme Court’s seeming indifference to them, the 2023 Gallup poll found that more Americans now believe that the death penalty is administered unfairly than fairly.  Use of the death penalty remained geographically
The Florida governor approved the executions of six people this year, and the state imposed five new death sentences.Florida governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis made a return to capital punishment in his state a key element of his "tough on crime" campaign messaging this past
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 1, 2023: Newly obtained information shows that two of the men executed with Ayoub Karimi in Ghezelhesar Prison on Wednesday were sentenced to death for drug-related charges and the other four were on death row for murder. This is the fifth group execution in
High-profile human trafficker Yu Huaying appealed for leniency in sentencing for the abduction of 11 children in the 1990s, as she pleaded guilty during her 2nd trial for the crime held by the High People's Court of Guizhou province on Tuesday.Yu, her defense lawyer and prosecutors expressed
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections was preparing Wednesday to carry out the state's 11th execution since lethal injections resumed two years ago.Phillip Dean Hancock was set to be executed Thursday morning for fatally shooting two men in Oklahoma City in 2001.The execution was set for 10 a.m
The following article was Google translated from the Japanese. Read the original article here. On the 28th, a lawsuit was concluded at the Osaka District Court in which two death row inmates demanded a total of 22 million yen in damages from the government, alleging that the practice of
As one of only five states that executed people this year—and one of only seven states that sentenced people to death—Alabama remains an outlier in its continued use of the death penalty, according to the Death Penalty Information Center’s Year End Report.The death penalty’s nationwide decline
An Iranian female LGBT activist arrived safely in an undisclosed country after her release from prison on bail following the cancellation of her death sentence.Zahra Sedighi-Hamedani, known as Sareh, “expresses her gratitude to all LGB activists who accompanied her on this difficult journey to
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 3, 2023: Fereydoun Nasirinejad, a Baluch man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Jiroft Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Baluch man was executed in Jiroft Prison on 4 December. His identity has been
A new report by a human rights group which closely follows how many prisoners are executed in Iran each month offers a chilling look at the surge in capital punishment there.The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights has documented at least 100 executions in Iran over the past month, indicating a
Last Friday, the Death Penalty Information Center issued its year-end report. The message is mixed.The report offered evidence of the substantial progress achieved by abolitionists during 2023 in their fight to end capital punishment in the United States. At the same time, it presented a bleak
Authorities renewed a reminder to Filipinos flying out to be vigilant against drug syndicates and refuse to carry any uninspected package from other peopleChina has executed two Filipinos for drug trafficking despite high-level Philippine government appeals to commute their death sentences to
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 29, 2023: Morad Biranvand was executed for drug-related charges in Khorramabad Central Prison. Prior to execution, he granted forgiveness to his mother’s murderer, saving his life from death row.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was
Execution went ahead despite Board of Pardon and Parole granting clemency to the condemnedA 59-year-old man was executed in the US state of Oklahoma on Thursday for a double murder that he claimed was committed in self-defense.Phillip Hancock was put to death by lethal injection at the Oklahoma
Elwood Hubert Jones was scheduled to be executed at 10 am local time, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. His execution date has been vacated pending retrial. 71-year-old Elwood was convicted of murdering 67-year-old Rhoda Nathan in the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash, Ohio. Elwood spent 26 years on
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested four people, including a man who killed his teenage daughter on instructions from family elders because she had appeared in a picture on social media, police said on Wednesday.The police said the 18-year-old woman was shot dead
Iran Human Rights (IHRNG); November 27, 2023: Reza Rastkhiz who was on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Shiraz Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Shiraz Central Prison (Adel Abad) on 26 November. His identity has been
The inmate was charged with attempted murder and has been transferred to a different corrections facility in TucsonTUCSON, Ariz. — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the killing of George Floyd, has returned to the prison where he was stabbed 22 times last month.The
Texas and Florida accounted for more than half of the executions this year, with Florida putting six inmates to death and Texas executing eight, according to a report by the Death Penalty Information Center.Only three other states conducted executions in 2023: Alabama (two), Missouri (four) and
Iranian media say the governorate of the central city of Qom has issued a directive mandating female employees in government offices adhere to strict Islamic dress codes, specifically wearing a black chador, a large piece of cloth that is wrapped around the head and upper body leaving only the
The chairperson of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs is urging Congress anew to consider the reimposition of the death penalty, especially for drug-related offenses, after China executed 2 Filipinos for drug trafficking.2 Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking in China were executed in
Innocence cases dominated much of the media’s attention on death penalty cases in 2023. While these prisoners were largely unsuccessful in the courts, there was unprecedented support for their claims from state legislators, prosecutors, judges, and other elected officials, some of whom declared
According to data analyzed by the DPIC, 79% of the death row inmates executed in 2023 had some disability or impairment, including serious mental illness, brain injury, developmental brain damage, or an IQ in the range considered intellectually disabled; and/or chronic serious childhood trauma
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 30, 2023: A November 2019 protester named Kamran Rezaei has been executed in Shiraz Central Prison. In the last week, a “Woman, Life, Freedom” protester, a Kurdish political prisoner and a 1980s political prisoner were executed in Iran.Condemning Kamran
Since its advent more than 40 years ago, lethal injection has become by far the most common method of enacting capital punishment in the United States, accounting for the vast majority of executions since the penalty was reinstated in 1976.The US government and 27 states reserve the death penalty
The Iranian authorities executed at least 10 prisoners over the past two days, a human rights group says, as the country’s clerical rulers are increasingly using capital punishment. According to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights Organization, Ayoub Karimi, a Kurdish prisoner who spent 14 years
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 29, 2023: Eghbal Fathollahi and Mohsen Amrayi were executed for drug-related charges in Ghezelhesar Prison, Karaj. Two other men were returned to the general population after obtaining last minute extensions in their case.According to information obtained by
JOHOR BAHRU: The High Court has fixed Dec 11 to deliver its verdict on a maid and her husband who are accused of murdering their employer three years ago.Judge Datuk Abu Bakar Katar made the decision after Indonesian nationals Ekalia and Bartolomeus Fransceda, both 23 years old, changed their