Iran this week hanged a young woman convicted of murdering her husband, whom she married while still a child, defying international pressure for her to be pardoned. The Islamic regime in Iran is engaged in a war against its own people as it executes them for minor offenses or no offense at all. Since the beginning of the year, Iran executed at Leggi Tutto
A judge in Alabama will decide if a new method of execution using pure nitrogen gas can be used for the first time.Two other states are considering the method as an alternative to lethal injections, after a spate of botched executions in the US.But lawyers for Kenneth Eugene Smith, convicted of a
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 20, 2023: Samira Sabzian, a woman sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Ghezelhesar Prison.Condemning Samira’s execution, IHRNGO urges the international community for a serious reaction to the high rise in executions. Director
Hassan Khalkhal Zard, a 32-year-old Iranian man who has languished behind bars for 11 weeks, is facing the death penalty for his online activities, IranWire has learned.Khalkhal Zard was arrested on October 1 by intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and is now being
A famous serial killer of China, Lao Rongzhi, was reportedly executed on Monday after a death penalty for murdering 7 people, including a child. China’s notorious female serial killer, Lao Rongzhi, was executed on Monday in East China’s Jiangxi Province. Between 1996 and 1999, she was
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 15, 2023: Kheirollah Nahtani, a Baluch man, was secretly executed for drug-related charges in Zahedan Central Prison.According to Haal Vsh, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 14 December. His identity has been reported as 38-year-old
A North Texas man has earned his Master's degree, a feat made extra special when you consider he was once on death row for a murder he did not commit.His exoneration offered him a 2nd chance.Ryan Matthews, the new owner of a master's degree in business analytics from Texas Woman's University, had
Texas once again led the nation in executions in 2023. A large proportion of the prisoners put to death suffered from some form of mental illness or cognitive disability.Texas put eight people to death over the course of the past year, accounting for fully one-third of the nation's executions. It
A Florida man accused of shooting 2 of his co-workers and then holding them hostage before beating and stabbing them to death using an assortment of office supplies pled guilty to 1st-degree murder just days into his trial.Jose Rojas, 55, also said in a 3-page letter to the judge that he would
A proposed death penalty repeal bill in the Ohio legislature is drawing attention to the state’s five-year pause on executions, and leading state officials from both parties to question whether the death penalty system is working. Ohio Attorney General David Yost summed up the situation
Most of planet Earth stopped carrying out executions long ago. Some of the few nations that still do so are China, Iran, Saudi Arabia — and the United States of America. Yet even here, most states have stopped killing their own people by either law or practice.Only five states have done so this
Iranian authorities have postponed the execution of a victim of child marriage who had been sentenced to death for killing her husband, according to local human rights activists.Samira Sabzian was set to be hanged on December 13 in Qarchak prison, Tehran province, but the Norway-based Iran Human
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 20, 2023: Najibollah Dahmardeh, Baluch man on death row for drug-related charges, was secretly executed in Ghaemshahr Prison.According to Haal Vsh, a Baluch man was executed in Ghaemshahr Prison in Mazandaran province on 20 December. His identity has been
Texas, long considered the death penalty capital of the United States, has undergone a remarkable transformation in its approach to executions. And what is happening in the Lone Star State is a harbinger of the fate of capital punishment across the country.A year-end report issued on Dec. 14 by
On January 25, Alabama intends to put Kenneth Smith to death using nitrogen hypoxia as its method of execution. If it does so it will be the first time that this method has been used in an American execution.Alabama’s plan is just the latest chapter in a long-running American saga of efforts to
Chad Doerman, 32, has been indicted on 21 charges in connection with the shooting deaths of his young boys and is awaiting trial at Ohio's Clermont County JailChad Doerman, the Ohio dad accused of killing his three young sons in an execution-style shooting in June, is behind bars at the Clermont
Idaho paid $50,000 for 15 grams of pentobarbitalAttorneys for 2 men on Idaho death row have challenged the state prison system’s effort to withhold the date that officials bought drugs intended for use in a future execution, asking a federal judge to step in and force disclosure of the
Khalil Majedi, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison on 13 December. His identity has been established as 36-year-old Khalil Majedi from
On Wednesday, December 13, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Thornell v. Jones, its first death penalty case to be heard at oral argument in the 2023 term. Unlike most death penalty cases that seek Supreme Court review, the petitioner here is the state of Arizona, which asks the Court
A report highlights the continuous failures of the state's capital punishment system, which executed 8 people this year despite a declining death row population.Despite declining death penalty usage, Texas still led the nation in executions this year, according to a new report that highlights the
A prominent Christian leader, along with 14 other Christian leaders and their families, was arrested in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania earlier this month. These leaders represent a significant portion of the nation’s small Christian community, estimated to be around 1,000
Controversy has erupted in Iran after hardliners demanded specifically designed gowns conforming to hijab rules to be made compulsory in hospitals and operating rooms.Twelve versions of Islamic surgical gowns have been designed for female patients in the operating room to comply with Sharia
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Wednesday executed a bank guard who was convicted of fatally shooting a senior cleric in April following months of unrest, state media reported.Ayatollah Abbas Ali Soleimani, 77, was the most senior member of the clergy who was killed after protests and a bloody
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 19, 2023: An Afghan national and a Baluch minority were executed for drug-related charges in Karaj Ghezelhesar Prison. At least three others are at imminent risk of execution at the prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were
During this time, particularly individuals such as women, juvenile offenders, protesters, and political prisoners whose executions could elicit stronger reactions under normal circumstances are at greater risk.Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 16, 2023: Samira Sabzian’s postponed execution is
KAMPALA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - As a Ugandan court hears a challenge on Monday to one of the world's harshest anti-LGBT laws, there's more at stake than the simple constitutionality of the statute.LGBT activists say the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) has given Ugandans an implicit licence to abuse and
The convict burnt the corpses in an attempt to cover up his crimeSaudi authorities have executed a citizen after he had been convicted of fatally stabbing his mother and sister and burnt their bodies.The execution was carried out on Saturday in Medina, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.The
Earlier this year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed CS/HB 1297 into law, which made sexual assault and battery on children 12 or younger a capital offense, taking effect in October. Florida's Fifth Judicial Circuit could see the first application of the new law in a case now.Florida's
Iran executed 1 person on charges of espionage for Israel’s Mossad intelligence service in Sistan and Baluchestan province, state media reported on Saturday.“This individual, while consciously engaging with foreign services, including Mossad, deliberately collected classified information and
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 10, 2023: Mehdi Nasiri and Abbas Ketabi were executed for drug-related charges in Qom Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men were executed in Qom Central Prison on 9 December. Their identities have been
Picotas, rollos, cruceros y humilladeros nos recuerdan en el urbanismo de pueblos centenarios de la región su pasado: se trata de símbolos de justicia de antañoGuillermo Herrero, responsable de la iniciativa nos trae en la sección Tras las huellas de la Sierra, símbolos de la
Federal Court also sentences him to 15 years’ jail and three strokes of the cane for rape.PUTRAJAYA: A former security guard was spared the gallows when the Federal Court commuted his death sentence to 33 years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane for the murder of his 17-year-old lover eight
The state of Alabama plans to execute a prisoner in January using nitrogen hypoxia, a process so novel and untested that state officials required the man's spiritual adviser to sign a waiver that said he could be exposed to the gas. The acknowledgment form, exclusively obtained by NPR, also
Child Bride Samira Sabzian who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of her husband, is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, 13th of December. Her 2 children visited her in prison for the first time to bid goodbye and she has now been transferred to solitary confinement in