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 themselves newly disillusioned with use of the death penalty in their state. This year is the 9th Leggi Tutto
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
There’s still no decision on whether the federal government will seek the death penalty for the man who shot and killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo Tops grocery store on May 14, 2022.In a status conference Tuesday morning, prosecutors said the question of the death penalty has recently moved to
Men’s bodies hung on an electricity pole and later dumped in the trash as crowds call ‘traitors’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’Members of a Palestinian armed group executed two men in the West Bank city of Tulkarem Friday night accused of collaborating with Israel, as a mob cheered them on, according to
Oscar Pistorius, the South African-born Paralympic sprinter convicted in his girlfriend’s murder, has been granted parole after nearly a decade behind bars.The 37-year-old, who fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, meets the requirements for parole in South Africa and will be
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 24, 2023: Milad Zohrevand, a Malayer protester arrested during the “Woman, Life, Freedom” nationwide protests, was secretly executed for murder charges in Hamedan Central Prison. At least 684 people have been executed in Iran in 2023. Executions have surged
Khamenei’s regime stands as not only one of the world’s major violators of human rights but also as a leading state supporter of global terrorism.In the midst of the tragic scenes of violence and bloodshed unfolding in Gaza, a parallel and systematic effort is taking place in Iran, where the
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 family of a young Iranian man executed last week over the alleged killing of a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during nationwide protests continues to face harassment and intimidation from the authorities.According to reports published on social networks, Milad
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 25, 2023: Newly obtained information shows that Hamidreza Azari was 16 years old at the time of the alleged murder he was executed for in Sabzevar Prison.According to newly obtained documents witnessed by Iran Human Rights, Hamidreza Azari who was executed in
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 23, 2023: Rasoul Gorgij and Shahmorad Davoudi, two Baluch men on death row for drug-related charges, were executed in Mashhad Central Prison.According to Haal Vsh, two Baluch men were executed in Mashhad Central Prison (Vakil Abad) on 23 November. Their
Iran has secretly executed a man sentenced to death in connection with last year's anti-government protests, informed sources have told BBC Persian.Milad Zohrevand, 21, was put to death on Thursday morning at a prison in the western city of Hamadan, they said.Human rights group Hengaw also said
A Clermont County judge is considering 41 motions in the murder trial for Chad Doerman, the man accused of executing his three sons at their family home.A pre-trial hearing was held Monday in Clermont County Common Pleas Court before Judge Richard Ferenc.Prosecutors said Doerman lined up the
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
A fellow inmate of Iranian rapper Saman Yassin has given harrowing details of a mock execution by hanging that the artist was subjected to in Tehran’s Evin prison.Yassin was a vocal critic of the Islamic Republic before his arrest 14 months ago and supported the anti-government protests that
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, was stabbed by another inmate Friday at a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a statement to CBS
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 24, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unnamed 18-year-old man for murder in Sabzevar.According to the judiciary’s Mizan news agency, a young man was executed in Sabzevar on 24 November. The exact location of the unnamed man’s execution has
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could be granted parole on Friday after spending nearly 10 years in prison for murder.It’s the latest turn in the story of the double-amputee Olympic runner who was one of the world’s most admired athletes before he killed his girlfriend by shooting
The Hamas terrorists who perpetrated the Oct. 7 atrocities could be charged with mass terrorism, murder with exceptional cruelty, assisting an enemy in war, but likely not genocideIn the immediate wake of the savage October 7 massacres committed by Hamas and amid the IDF’s operations to liberate