HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa granted clemency to more than 4,000 prisoners, including some who were on death row, in an independence day amnesty on Thursday.Zimbabwe marked 44 years of independence from colonial rule, which ended in 1980 after a bloody bush war. The country’s name was changed from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe.The presidential amnesty, the second in Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); April 18, 2024: Afshin Bagh Shirin, a man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Urmia Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia Central Prison on 13 April. His identity has been established as
KOTA BARU: A total of 54 prisoners escaped death by hanging, after the Federal Court, sitting at the High Court here today, commuted their sentences to imprisonment between 30 and 38 years.A three-judge panel led by the Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, in a unanimous decision waived the
KOTA BHARU: A former excavator driver escaped the death penalty after the Federal Court commuted his sentence to 38 years in prison and 12 lashes for killing a woman 16 years ago.The case was one of 28 cases reviewed during the Federal Court of Malaysia Conference at the Kota Bharu High Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments centering on an Arizona death row prisoner that could set new precedent to determining ineffective assistance of counsel. A Mohave County Superior Court jury convicted Danny Lee Jones for the 1992 murders of Robert Weaver and his daughter
The Osaka District Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by death row inmates that claimed same-day notifications of executions violate the Constitution — the first ruling of its kind.The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against the government in hopes of sparking a wider discussion on the rights of
THE HINDU BUREAU — Businessman and social activist Bobby Chemmanur, who has pledged to raise deliverance money to save Kozhikode native Abdul Rahim from death, continued his efforts on Thursday with a fund raising Yatra across Kerala.The Yatra reached Kochi on Thursday from Thiruvananthapuram
A Vietnamese real estate mogul has been handed the death penalty for her role in the biggest fraud case in the country's history.Vietnamese real estate tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced to death on Thursday as punishment for her role in a 304 trillion dong ($12.46 billion) financial fraud case
Prison authorities of the Islamic Republic have executed another young man amid a significant rise in the use of the death penalty.The inmate convicted of murder was executed at Khorramabad Prison on April 5, according to the Norway-based Iran Human Rights Organization.The inmate, identified as
Article 286 of the Criminal Code should be amended to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on those guilty of child abuse leading to death, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus has proposed.Under the current law, “a person who maltreats a minor under the age of 18, or impairs the
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s execution protocol allows for “surgery without anesthesia” if the typical process of finding a suitable vein to inject the lethal drug doesn’t work, lawyers for a death row inmate say in an appeal aimed at sparing his life.Brian Dorsey, 52, is scheduled for execution
The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and appellate attorneys for Death Row inmate Melissa Lucio agree that favorable evidence was “withheld” from the defense during her 2008 trial. She was convicted in July 2008 of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah Alvarez, and was sentenced
There’s an effort underway, in the current legislative session in Baton Rouge, to reverse course on the controversial execution method with Senate Bill 430.When Louisiana legislators approved the use of nitrogen gas asphyxiation as an execution method during a second special legislative session
The Islamic Republic has executed eight more prisoners over the past few days amid a significant spike in death penalties.On April 14, 2024, Hamedan Prison executed Arsalan Hashemi, a man convicted of drug offenses, according to human rights group HRANA.Hashemi had been sentenced to death in
On Tuesday, April 16, the driver identified as having deliberately run over 23-year-old doctoral student Badr Bouljoihel received the death penalty. In 2019, the accused was convicted for similar offenses, where the manslaughter was deemed involuntary.The criminal chamber of first instance of the
BAGHDAD, April 15 (Reuters) - Iraqi lawmakers postponed voting on Monday on a bill that includes the death penalty or life in prison for same-sex relations - a measure that diplomats from Western countries said could have serious consequences for Iraq's political and economic ties if it goes
Programme on state television discloses new details and punishments from espionage cases as part of a campaign marking National Security Education DayAuthorities in Beijing have revealed that a Chinese scientist who was convicted in 2015 of selling state secrets to foreign spy agencies was
The Constitutional Court announced that it is to hear a case on the constitutionality of the death penalty and has scheduled oral arguments on April 23, attracting widespread attention.However, instead of delving into the core debate of whether the death penalty contravenes the Constitution
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.Once public spectacles, state-sponsored
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday denied clemency for Brian Dorsey one day before the inmate's scheduled execution for killing his cousin and her husband nearly two decades ago.The governor's decision is "devastating," said Megan Crane, Dorsey's attorney, in an email. The clemency
Karen Conti was a fledgling lawyer in the early 1990s when she was asked to defend John Wayne Gacy, but she wanted "to look evil in the eye," so she took the case.As a fierce opponent of the death penalty, Conti became the only female lawyer on his death row defense team, which led to hours of
Across the country, few people have been on death row longer than Karu Gene White. White was 20 years old when he was convicted of taking part in the brutal murders of three elderly Breathitt County shopkeepers in February 1979. The following year, he was sentenced to death by execution. Today
A convicted killer on death row in Alabama told NBC News he no longer wants to delay justice for the families of the five people he murdered eight years ago and is ready to pay the ultimate price for his crimes.In his first-ever interview with a reporter, Derrick Dearman said he mailed nine
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - An Alabama House committee rejected a bill that would have impacted sentences for dozens of death row inmates.The proposal would have required courts to resentence people sentenced to death by a judge who overrode a jury’s recommendation of life in prison.That practice
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); April 15 2024: Marjan Hajizadeh and Esmail Hassaniani, a couple sentenced to death for drug-related charges in a joint case, were executed in Zanjan Central Prison. Marjan is reported to have been 16 at the time of arrest, which IHRNGO is working to confirm
PUTRAJAYA: A former contractor's death penalty for murdering his three-year-old stepson has been commuted to 35 years in prison.The Court of Appeal also ordered Khairul Izani Khairuddin, 36, also known as "Boy Tiger", to be given 12 strokes of the cane.He was ordered to serve the prison sentence
In a rare joint statement, the district attorney and the defense agreed that prosecutors withheld evidence that could point to a Rio Grande Valley woman’s innocence in the death of her toddler.A district judge who previously presided over a woman’s capital murder case recommended last week that
Prisoners are dragged from their cells at 4am without warning to be given a lethal injectionVietnam's use of the death penalty has been thrust into the spotlight after a real estate tycoon was on Thursday sentenced to be executed in one of the biggest corruption cases in the country's
Simpson died after a battle with cancer, his family said.O.J. Simpson, the former football great who was accused of and ultimately acquitted of the brutal 1994 slayings of his ex-wife and her friend, has died, according to his family. He was 76."On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson
Brian Dorsey is a “rare case where those of us who sit in judgment of a man convicted of capital murder got it wrong,” according to a former judge who upheld his death sentence.Brian Dorsey's appointed trial lawyers were paid a flat fee of $12,000 to represent him. Against the advice of another
The Last Week Tonight host looks into new ‘grim’ developments on the death penalty in the US, and identifies a secret supplier of lethal injectionsFor the third time in Last Week Tonight’s 11 seasons, dating back to the second-ever episode, John Oliver looked at the death penalty in the US on
In 2021, China lowered its age of criminal responsibility from 14 to 12 for "special cases" such as inflicting death by "extremely cruel means".China will put three minors on trial for allegedly murdering another child, a provincial prosecutor said Monday, in a case that has shocked the nation
SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced on Friday that he has ordered the county's 15 inmates on California's death row to be resentenced to life without parole (LWOP).In a statement, Rosen said he is using a state law that allows district attorneys to resentence
A man convicted of killing 2 people in Oklahoma more than 2 decades ago was executed Thursday, marking the state's 1st execution of the year. Michael Dewayne Smith received a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m., the