Private equity firm Onex Corp partly owns company that makes mask for use in untested nitrogen hypoxia execution methodA Canadian company is facing criticism for allegedly supplying the equipment for a state execution in the United States, in a case that has drawn outrage for the reliance on a seemingly untested method of execution.On Thursday, Alabama plans to kill inmate Kenneth Smith Leggi Tutto
The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for Alabama officials to execute a death row prisoner using nitrogen gas, a method critics say is untested and lacks sufficient safety protocols.Kenneth Eugene Smith, convicted in a 1988 murder-for-hire scheme, asked the high court to intervene days
Iran's execution on Tuesday of a ninth young man, Mohammad Ghobadlou, for the 2022 protests has angered Iranians and rights groups, who call it “state-murder”.“Mohammad Ghobadlu’s execution is an extrajudicial killing according to international law and the Islamic Republic’s own laws,” Mahmoud
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 23, 2024: After spending 14 years on death row, Kurdish-Sunni political prisoner, Farhad Salimi was executed for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god) and efsad-fil-ar z(corruption on earth) in Ghezelhesar Prison.Iran Human Rights condemns the execution of
CNN — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up the extraordinary appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate named Richard Glossip, a man who even the state attorney general said should not be executed.Last May the justices halted the pending execution while legal challenges played out.Glossip
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 22, 2024: Yousef Sobhani and Akbar Javadzadeh who were on death row for drug-related charges in the same case, were executed in Rasht Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Rasht Central Prison on 7
HANOI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced nine people to death after being convicted of involvement in one of the country's largest drug trafficking cases in months, state media reported.They were found guilty of trafficking 105 kg (231.49 lb) of methamphetamine and heroine
The death penalty survived decades of decline. Now it’s back, thanks to capital punishment-prone prosecutors and a compliant Supreme Court.For years, the death penalty in the United States appeared to be on an irreversible decline, perhaps even headed to extinction. Death sentences have fallen by
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for an Alabama inmate set to be the nation’s first person ever put to death by nitrogen gas asked a federal appeals court Friday to block the upcoming execution using the “untested methods.”Kenneth Smith, 58, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, when a
Scott Peterson was convicted of killing his wife and unborn child in 2004.The Los Angeles Innocence Project has taken up the notorious case of convicted wife killer Scott Peterson in new court filings, ABC News was first to report on Thursday. The group is seeking new evidence from the original
U.S. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Payton Gendron, the then-18-year-old man who in 2022 killed nearly a dozen Black shoppers at a Tops Friendly Market grocery store in Buffalo, New York.In a court filing Jan. 12, Trini Ross, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York
In a significant ruling that underscores the Indian judiciary’s nuanced approach to capital punishment, the Karnataka High Court has commuted the death sentences of three men convicted of a 2013 double-murder to life imprisonment. The bench, comprising Justices Sreenivas Harish Kumar and
From bite marks to shaken babies, the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences is debunking bad science.Kate Judson is a lawyer who often deals with crimes that did not occur. As the executive director of the Wisconsin-based Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences (CIFS), her job is to examine
The US Office of the Special Envoy for Iran has strongly condemned this week’s “unjust” execution of a young Iranian man who was sentenced to death in connection with nationwide protests against the clerical establishment.Mohammad Ghobadlou, 23, was handed capital punishment for allegedly running
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 23, 2024: State media reported the execution of “Woman, Life, Freedom” protester Mohammad Ghobadlu in Ghezelhesar Prison. He was awaiting retrial after his death sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court, per his lawyer.Iran Human Rights condemns Mohammad
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 18, 2024: Kamran Khoroush, a man 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 16 January. His identity has been
Sixty correctional officers and prison staff say a Missouri man who faces execution in April should be granted clemency. Brian Dorsey is scheduled to die by lethal injection on April 9. The 51 year old was convicted in the 2006 killing of his cousin Sarah Bonnie and her husband Ben
Kenneth Smith, to be executed in Alabama by untested gas method, tells Guardian of nightmares from failed lethal injectionOn Tuesday morning, Kenneth Smith will be moved within the Holman correctional facility in Alabama to the “death cell”, the bluntly named holding unit where condemned
A Christian persecution watchdog has issued a warning about the increasing severity of global persecution, revealing that 365 million Christians currently experience ongoing discrimination due to their faith.Open Doors published these findings in its annual assessment of countries where believers
The recruitment of the Spaniard as ambassador reflects the country’s ambitious expansion plan, which aims to use tennis to boost the image-cleansing process it has embarked on with the spectacles of football, golf and Formula 1The 2022-2023 Amnesty International report on Saudi Arabia associates
A doctor on what’s new — and what isn’t — about the latest death penalty experiment.Next week, Alabama prison officials plan to escort Kenneth Eugene Smith from his cell, strap a mask to his face and replace his breathing air with nitrogen gas. It would likely be the first execution of its kind
A Japanese court sentenced a 21-year-old man to death on Thursday for the 2021 murder of two and arson, in the first case of capital punishment being given to an offender who was a minor at the time of the crime but whose name has been revealed under a 2022 revision of the Juveniles Law.The
The three-member panel becomes the first not to commute a death sentence under the temporary jurisdiction conferred by law.PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today upheld the death sentence for a man who killed his three daughters in 2002.In doing so, the panel became the first to deny an application
BATAVIA, Ohio (WXIX) - The defense team for a Greater Cincinnati father charged with murdering his three young sons at their home last summer wants the court to throw out all statements he made following his arrest during his “entire interrogation because the Detectives violated Mr. Doerman’s
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday called on the Iraqi government to declare a moratorium on all executions “with a view to abolish the death penalty,” after the emergence of reports of the mass execution of 13 inmates in a prison in Nasiriyah, southern Iraq.Thirteen
Aoba had a "delusion" that the studio known by its fans as KyoAni stole his ideas, prosecutors said, a claim the company has denied.A Japanese man who admitted to starting a fire that killed 36 people at an anime studio in 2019 faces a possible death sentence on Thursday when a court delivers its
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 18, 2024: Imani Shabani, Bahman Fathollahzadeh and an unidentified Afghan man were executed for drug-related charges in Ghezelhesar Prison, bringing the number of executions to four that day. A prisoner named Khasmorad Saeedi Geravand had a heart
This rush to execute before revisiting a condemned practice not only appears hypocritical but also cruel.Later this week, unless the extraordinary happens, the State of Alabama will execute Kenneth Eugene Smith. His case, entangled in a web of legal technicalities and ethical debates, epitomizes
The execution of Louis XVI, in application of the death sentence of the former king of France and Navarre and former king of the French pronounced by the Members of the National Convention at the end of his trial, took place on Monday 21 January 1793 at 10:22 a.m., in Paris, on the Place de la
Tropical reefs, safaris, the pyramids: LGBT travel companies deliver dream vacations, even to places where being out and proud could land you in prison.A romantic island getaway in the Maldives. A safari in Kenya. A visit to the pyramids in Egypt.Apart from being popular on bucket lists, these
Ahead of the first ever nitrogen execution, next week, it’s worth revisiting what we know about the lead executioner, who will oversee this experiment. He was fired from state police after he assaulted women and owed money to people with criminal records.A former Alabama State Trooper fired two
The Missouri Supreme Court is considering how to apply a rarely used state law intended to prevent wrongful executions. Marcellus Williams (pictured), a death row prisoner who maintains his innocence, could face execution if the state’s high court allows Governor Mike Parson to dissolve a board
Italian, Spanish Super Cups Played in Riyadh to Divert Attention From AbusesForget Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist brutally murdered in a Saudi consulate, and all his colleagues jailed, censored or harassed in Saudi Arabia; don’t think about women’s and LGBT rights in the kingdom; and ignore the
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed 74 charges against the person who killed five people and injured 19 others at a Colorado Springs LGBT club in 2022 — including 50 hate crime charges.Documents filed Tuesday in federal court indicate that the shooter intends to plead guilty to the federal