TOKYO - Parents of a 4-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday for allegedly killing her with a toxic substance and antipsychotic drug at their home in Tokyo in March last year, police said.Kenichi Hosoya, 43, and his wife, Shiho, 37, were arrested after their daughter, Yoshiki, died from poisoning on March 13, with ethylene glycol and large amounts of olanzapine, a medicine prescribed Leggi Tutto
Even before France's National Assembly abolished capital punishment in 1981, the nation's Catholic bishops had already said the death penalty was incompatible with the GospelFrance has paid tribute to Robert Badinter, the Socialist politician who began his term as the country's Minister of
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 carried out executions last year.An attorney for a man scheduled to be
Countless cases lay bare the raw injustice of the death penalty in the United States. The case of Richard Glossip is certainly one of them. He’s been on Oklahoma’s death row since 1998, facing nine separate execution dates. He’s been given his final meal three times, and, in 2015, was saved from
Eight former Indian naval officers who had been put on death row due to unidentified allegations have been freed by a Qatari court. The foreign ministry in Delhi announced on Monday that seven of the guys had already left and returned to India.Authorities declared in January that their death
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 8, 2024: A 35-year-old man named Yousef had his fingers amputated for the theft of five sheep in Qom Central Prison.Condemning the cruel and unusual punishment, Iran Human Rights urges international pressure for the Islamic Republic to abolish such medieval
According to data, there were 541 and 490 death row inmates at the end of 2022 and 2021, respectively, and 16 7 and 146 death sentences were awarded in 2022 and 2021.New Delhi: As many as death row inmates are currently lodged in prisons across the country, the the highest at the end of a
Lethal injection only permitted method since death penalty reinstated in 1994TOPEKA — Attorney General Kris Kobach introduced a bill in the Kansas Legislature allowing the state corrections secretary to decide between intravenous injection of drugs or inhalation of a gas inducing suffocation when
“We didn’t see somebody go unconscious in 30 seconds. What we saw was minutes of someone struggling for their life." The first use of gas for execution in the US was on Feb. 8, 1924.In 1924, the US saw its first use of lethal gas in the execution of Gee Jon, a member of the Hip Sing Tong criminal
It doesn't matter what side of the capital punishment argument a person falls on, some conversations are universally important to have. That includes what it's really like for those who have gotten a date for their execution. Before that conversation, though, there are a few important things
President Vo Van Thuong has signed a decision to commute the death penalty to life in prison for five convicts.Hanoi (VNA) – President Vo Van Thuong has signed a decision to commute the death penalty to life in prison for five convicts.The decision was inked on February 6, following
KOTA KINABALU: Seven more prisoners on death row in Sabah had their death penalty set aside by the Federal Court here, including a man who murdered his parents over money.They are Yew Wui Lam, 43, Muhammad Halid Mappa, 62, Safruddin Nasir, 37, Abdul Samid Edward, 41, Mohd Faris Mohd Johan, 60
BOISE, Idaho — A bill that aims to make certain charges against children eligible for the death penalty moving forward at the Statehouse. I'm your Neighborhood Reporter Allie Triepke here at the Capitol where House lawmakers discussed House Bill 515, where they ultimately voted to send it to the
MOBILE, Ala. — Marco Perez was sentenced Friday to be executed, a Mobile County jury decided on Friday, one day after convicting 24-year-old Perez of capital murder in the death of Mobile police officer Sean Tuder in 2019, WKRG reported.The jury voted 11-1 in favor of the death penalty. At 24
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A Kurdish cleric from the Kurdish city of Bukan in western Iran (Rojhelat) was sentenced to death on charges related to his support for the antigovernment protests that engulfed Iran in 2022 following the death of Mahsa Zhina Amini. Mohammed Khezrnejad, 45
The most intellectually challenging film I have ever seen about capital punishment. Definitely a must-see. DPN review and YouTube trailer available in our 'Films & Documentaries' section — DPN editorAs far as European cinema goes, there are few figures quite admired in critical circles as
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 7, 2024: Two men named Ali Feizi and Rahmat Bigham who were on death row for drug-related charges, were executed in Zanjan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Zanjan Central Prison on 7 February
The Hrana website has reported a troubling surge in death sentences issued by the Iranian regime, with January 2024 setting a grim record compared to the same period in 2023, witnessing a staggering 35 death sentences. Shockingly, within the span of a single month, a total of 86 individuals faced
Former French justice minister Robert Badinter, who has died aged 95, saved many lives by dedicating his own to the fight against capital punishment, playing a pivotal role in banning the dreaded guillotine in 1981.Robert Badinter (pictured), born on March 30, 1928, was a prominent French lawyer
"The [Houthis] are ramping up their abuses at home while the world is busy watching their attacks in the Red Sea," said Niku Jafarnia, a Yemen researcher for Human Rights Watch.A court of the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen has sentenced 13 people to public execution on homosexuality charges, the
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's cabinet on Tuesday agreed to abolish the death penalty following months of debate in parliament, choosing instead to impose lengthy prison sentences for the worst offences.The cabinet passed a private member's bill introduced last year in the National Assembly to
Zhang Keping, who stabbed a colleague to death while drunk in 2022, was executed on Sunday after China's top court approved his death sentence.The execution was carried out by the Haidong Intermediate People's Court in Qinghai province, where Zhang was convicted of intentional homicide and
KOTA KINABALU: Five prisoners on death row in Sabah saw their capital punishment substituted to imprisonment by the Federal Court here.Today was the first sitting of the Federal Court hearing applications filed under the Revision of Sentence of Death and Imprisonment for Natural Life (Temporary
In less than three weeks, the execution of Texas death row inmate Ivan Cantu is scheduled, but not without a fight with the help of Martin Sheen and Sister Helen Prejean and the public policy advocacy group MoveOn. Sister Prejean and Sheen held a press conference on Monday, Feb. 12, to
Convicted killer Kenneth Eugene Smith's agonizing death on gurney left people wary of the new punishment, our first-of-its-kind poll revealsVoters are divided over the use of nitrogen gas in state executions, according to the first poll on the controversial method since it debuted in Alabama last
The Iranian authorities have sentenced four Baluch men to death on the charge of "armed rebellion" through involvement in "anti-revolution terrorist groups,” the Dadban legal group reported. The sentences were issued by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, which was presided over
Doomed to hang: At Newgate prison, 17 condemned men knelt in a circle waiting to learn their fate. But for James and John - the only ones accused of 'the detestable crime' of being sodomites - there was no mercy. Christ Bryant's haunting new book: "A True Story Of Prejudice And
Amidst mounting concerns over the fate of detained protester Reza Rasaei, Amnesty International issued a warning to Iranian authorities regarding his imminent execution.Rasaei, who denies any involvement, faces the specter of death following his conviction in connection with the killing of an
Human rights activists in Iran state that in January, the Iranian regime’s judiciary set a new record for issuing death sentences in the past year with 35 death sentences. The regime also executed 86 individuals in the same month.On February 8, the  Human Rights Activists News Agency
Convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin’s fiancée, the death row inmate hopes recanted testimony and other new details spur a review of his caseLIVINGSTON — In 20 days, state authorities are scheduled to drive death row inmate Ivan Cantu from the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, past freshly built
The communist state has a notorious record of imposing the death penalty 'quickly' and 'in large numbers' with a range of horrible methods used.China's brutal and secretive justice system has been thrust into the spotlight this week as we learned the fate of Australian writer Yang Hengjun, five
Sixty-two death row inmates in Zimbabwe could have their sentences commuted to life in prison when the government abolishes the death penalty in 2024.This was revealed after the first cabinet meeting of the year chaired by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday.The abolition is due to come into
Pakistan holds one of the largest death rows globallyISLAMABAD: Pakistan holds one of the largest death rows globally, with 6,039 prisoners awaiting execution nationwide, concentrated primarily in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Among them, 99% are male, while 62 are women.In a
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 3, 2024: Hossein Habibi was executed for murder charges in Urmia Central Prison. Another execution was reported at the prison that day.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia Central Prison (Darya) on 31 January. His