Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 16, 2024: Akram Karimpour, a Kurdish man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Hamedan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Kurdish man was executed in Hamedan Central Prison on 16 January. His identity has been established as 37-year-old Akram Karimpour from Saqqez.Informed sources told Iran Human Rights Leggi Tutto
A group of Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the death penalty and advocated for legislation that  would abolish it in Missouri during a Tuesday press conference at the state Capitol — characterizing it as an issue of restraining government overreach and protecting
International call for immediate action to save the lives of prisoners sentenced to death, especially political prisonersThe inhumane regime of the mullahs, fearing a potential uprising, persists in its campaign of terror through brutal executions and the issuance of medieval-style death
"This Justice Department is far more reluctant to use the death penalty, certainly than the Trump administration was, and far more cognizant of the problems, but it's not willing to throw away the death penalty altogether."WASHINGTON - Just a few months after he took office, Attorney General
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 11, 2024: Meisam Habibi, a man on death row for murder, was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on 11 January. His identity has been established as
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Relatives of victims of a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket have been called to federal court Friday for a “substantial update” in the legal case against the gunman, their attorney said.The meeting between Department of Justice representatives and victims of
Iranian Kurdish man Reza (Gholamreza) Rasaei is at imminent risk of execution in relation to the September-December 2022 nationwide protests. On 16 December 2023, Branch 17 of the Supreme Court upheld his conviction and death sentence for “murder”, which were issued by a criminal court
Experts from the United Nations have called on the United States to halt what would be the nation’s first execution by nitrogen gas, warning that it could cause severe suffering and possibly be considered torture. The state of Alabama plans to put Kenneth Eugene Smith to death on January 25 using
TOKYO - Japan has had a complicated relationship with tattoos over its history. Unlike in most Western countries where it’s simply considered a form of expression or drunkenly poor decisions, currently body art is generally looked down upon in Japanese society despite having some of the best
SINGAPORE: A 65-year-old man was charged in court on Sunday (Jan 7) with murdering his neighbour, a 43-year-old woman, in a Bukit Batok flat on Jan 6.Quek Eng Hock is said to have killed the woman, whose identity is protected by a court gag order, at a unit at Block 460B Bukit Batok West Avenue
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee who became a global star competing at his sport’s highest level while running on carbon-fiber blades, was released from prison on Friday after serving nearly nine years for killing his girlfriend, the model Reeva
A Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) court sentenced local man Nguyen Liao Hung Tran, 30, to death for having 5.8 kg of drugs delivered to him from Germany by mail.He was sentenced for transportation and illegal possession of drugs.Tran was at home in District 4 on the afternoon of May 13, 2022, when a post
A prisoner has died at a high-security federal facility in Indiana, according to prison officials.It was the second time since December that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons reported a death at the U.S. Penitentiary-Terre Haute.RELATED | Man found dead on federal death row planned suicide in final
Iran Human Rights IHRNGO and 16 other organizations have signed the following statement as part of 'Impact Iran'. The text of the statement is as follows:We, as Impact Iran, urge the international community to join us in demanding an immediate halt to the imminent executions and overturn the
Kaohsiung, Jan. 12 (CNA) A 63-year-old man accused of stabbing a married couple to death in September last year was indicted for a double homicide Friday, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office.Capital punishment is being
January 11, 2024 – There are serious concerns for a group of young men detained in Iran, some facing the death penalty despite a lack of concrete evidence, who are in extremely poor condition after enduring torture and confinement in a prison where they have witnessed a surge in executions.“All
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will be allowed to put an inmate to death with nitrogen gas later this month, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, clearing the way for what would be the nation’s first execution using a new method the inmate’s lawyers criticize as cruel and experimental.U.S. District
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has secured a commitment from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to review the case of a Filipina migrant worker on death row for drug trafficking, a Palace official said on Thursday.In a Viber message to Malacañang reporters, Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 8, 2024: Mohammad Hossein Geravand and Kiumars Gholami, two men on death row for drug-related charges, were executed in Ghezelhesar Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj on 8 January
KMT accuses DPP of dodging issue, government says penalty to be carried out in line with lawTAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than five days until Taiwan elects a new president and legislature, representatives of the major political parties continue to trade jabs over the continued use of the
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 6, 2024: Naghi Zayerfar, a man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Maragheh Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Maragheh Prison on 2 January. His identity has been established as Naghi Zayerfar
Missouri executed four people in 2023. Amber McLaughlin, Michael Tisius, Johnny Johnson and Leonard Taylor, who maintained that he was innocent, all died by lethal injection. The state is one of five in the country that has carried out executions last year.A bill in the Missouri General Assembly
The U.S. prison bureau transferred Nasih Ra'id to Terre Haute in 2005. A man who died on federal death row last month told loved ones he planned to kill himself in the weeks before U.S. prison staff reported finding his body.  Friends of Nasih Khalil Ra’id said he had
The atrocities of the Iranian regime against Iran’s women have become so disgraceful that even the regime’s own media and analysts are becoming worried about their consequences.On January 13, the state-run Setareye Sobh Daily ran a piece titled, “Harsh punishments will cause discontent,” in which
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is sending more and more prisoners to the gallows every day, fearing the people’s uprising. Today, on Tuesday, January 9, two prisoners named Mohammad Ali Mirzaei and Mahmoud Mirzaei were hanged in Qezelhessar prison. On Monday, January 8, three prisoners
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a white supremacist who killed 10 Black people in a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket, they said in a court filing Friday. Payton Gendron, 20, is already serving a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole after he
(Bangkok) – Singapore’s government carried out its highest number of executions in more than a decade and sought to intimidate anti-death penalty activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2024. The government silenced critical voices in the lead-up to the 2023 presidential
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10: The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Dr. Khaled Al-Omeira, sentenced a Kuwaiti man to death by hanging.The accused was convicted of killing his wife, dismembering her body into several small parts because she told him that she was pregnant with his child, and throwing
According to statements from several federal death row prisoners, the new “adverse conditions” on death row in Terre Haute, Indiana, contributed to the December 1, 2023 death of Nasih Khalil Ra’id. Fellow prisoners say Mr. Ra’id, whose given name at birth was Odell Corley, died by
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One Tennessee lawmaker hopes to add one more charge to the list of ones warranting the death penalty in the Volunteer State.House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) has filed a bill to include rape of a child under 12 years old to the list of offenses that can
All women in Iran have been required by law to cover their neck and head since shortly after the 1979 Islamic RevolutionIranian authorities have whipped a woman 74 times for “violating public morals” and fined her for not covering her head, the judiciary said.“The convicted, Roya Heshmati
IranInternational Death Penalty News — Throughout 2023, Iran carried out at least 850 executions. Executions in Iran are often criticized due to concerns over the treatment of prisoners, using executions to eliminate dissenting voices, and the lack of access to legal representation. The
Amnesty International has appealed to Iran's judiciary, urging an immediate halt to the execution plans for Mojahed Kourkour and the revocation of his death sentence.Facing an imminent threat of execution in connection with the 2022 popular uprising, Kourkour received the distressing news on
Nebraska would become the fourth state where condemned prisoners could be suffocated to death by forcing them to breathe pure nitrogen gas under a bill introduced at the Legislature on Thursday.Sen. Loren Lippincott’s proposal (LB970) would require the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services