Según informes, el gobierno iraní ejecutó al menos a 582 personas en 2022, lo que supone un aumento del 75 por ciento respecto al año anterior, en lo que un informe ha calificado de "máquina de ejecuciones" del país.En un informe elaborado por dos grupos de derechos humanos, Iran Human Rights (IHR), con sede en Noruega, y Together Against the Death Penalty Leggi Tutto
The US State Department said Thursday it is “disappointed” by a Chinese court’s decision to uphold the death sentence for American citizen Mark Swidan and called for his immediate release.“Today the People’s Republic of China’s Jiangmen Intermediate Court denied wrongfully detained US national
Some have hoped that Malaysia’s move to abolish the mandatory death penalty last week would put pressure on Singapore to soften its notoriously hardline stance on capital punishment.But Kirsten Han, a journalist and member of the Transformative Justice Collective (TJC), a Singapore justice reform
A man on death row in Florida for the 1989 killing of a couple was executed Wednesday evening, the Florida Department of Corrections said in a news release.Louis Gaskin was sentenced to death in 1990 for the fatal shooting of Robert Sturmfels, 56, and Georgette Sturmfels, 55, on December 20,1989
The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), with the support of the Foreign Office of the Federal Government of Germany, recently undertook a project examining the U.S. death penalty through a human rights lens. DPIC has added a series of human rights pages to its website, reframing three
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards for the first time is for an end to the death penalty in Louisiana. Edwards took his public stance during his final State of the State address on Monday, April 10.“For the first time, I’m calling on the legislature to end the death penalty,” Edwards
Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, who tried Nazis for genocidal war crimes and was among the first outside witnesses to document the atrocities of Nazi labor and concentration camps, has died. He had just turned 103 in March.Ferencz died Friday evening in Boynton
Stephen Oliphant’s recent study on the death penalty’s effect on homicide rates published in Criminology & Public Policy found “no evidence of a deterrent effect attributable to death penalty statutes.” Oliphant first discusses deterrence theory, which “posits that punishment, or the threat
Prosecutors have demanded execution by firing squad for a teenage girl they say was caught smuggling drugs into Bali in her luggage.Manuela Vitoria de Araujo Farias, 19, from Brazil, was allegedly caught with 3kg of cocaine as she flew into the holiday island of Bali popular with Australian
It took a jury about 40 minutes to decide that Louis Gaskin should die.Dubbed by the media the Ninja Killer because of the dark outfit he wore during his crimes, Gaskin had been found guilty of shooting Robert and Georgette Sturmfels as he burglarized their Flagler County home. His defense
The Deep South has long been where America’s death penalty has killed the most people. Ask almost anyone about capital punishment and they are likely to bring up Alabama, Florida, or Texas. As a 2018 New York Times headline noted, “There’s a Lot of Killing in the Thou Shalt Not Kill States.”Since
TALLAHASSEE — In what could be Florida’s third execution in less than three months, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a death warrant for a man convicted of murdering a Bay County woman in 1986.Darryl Barwick, now 56, is scheduled to be executed May 3 at Florida State Prison, according to
A 2021 Amnesty International study found Japan to be one of just 18 countries worldwide executing prisoners. A former prison guard looks at the death penalty as it is implemented in Japan today, examining its impact on all those involved.On July 26, 2022, a death sentence was carried out at the
The Ministry of Justice on Wednesday announced plans to clear the way for the execution of inmates who have been on death row for over 30 years through a law revision.Those who are sentenced to the death penalty will no longer be able to avoid execution according to the revision proposed by the
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently incarcerated at the so-called “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”A decade after the fatal 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a new Netflix true-crime docuseries is revisiting the unprecedented investigation and pursuit of the two home-grown terrorists that paralyzed the New
(Bangkok) – Malaysia’s abolition of the mandatory death penalty is an important step toward aligning with international human rights norms and growing global opposition to capital punishment, Human Rights Watch said today.On April 11, 2023, the Dewan Negara, or upper house of parliament, passed
If the United States Supreme Court had gotten its way, Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip would have been executed long ago. In 2015, it turned down his challenge to the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol and seemed to clear the way for the state to execute
SPA now says man believed to have been executed during holy month was killed days before, following outrageSaudi Arabia’s official news agency appears to have changed an announcement about a controversial Ramadan execution to suggest it took place before the start of the holy month.On 30 March
Prosecutors have demanded execution by firing squad for a teenage girl they say was caught smuggling drugs into Bali in her luggage.Manuela Vitoria de Araujo Farias, 19, from Brazil, was allegedly caught with 3kg of cocaine as she flew into the holiday island of Bali popular with Australian
Haroddin Shokri, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder during a group fight, has been executed in Qom Central Prison (Langroud).According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Qom Central Prison on April 4. His identity has been established as
SALT LAKE CITY — Four inmates on death row have filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah, challenging its capital punishment statutes.The lawsuit, filed in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court and obtained by FOX 13 News, asks a judge to strike down the death penalty in the state. It was filed by
Anibal Canales’ jury didn’t know him, only his crimeAlmost every person on Death Row grew up neglected and surrounded by violence. In many cases, their court-appointed attorneys didn’t present their childhood histories to the juries determining their fate. Texas prosecutors and judges have often
The request follows amendments passed in Kuala Lumpur on Monday as part of which there will be alternatives to the death penalty.MANILA — The head of a congressional panel on Tuesday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to act with dispatch in
Iran hanged 75 percent more people in 2022 than the previous year, two rights groups said on Thursday, warning this "killing machine" risked putting even more people to death this year after protests rocked the country.The figure of at least 582 executions was the highest for Iran since 2015 and
The man charged in the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history tried for years to avoid a federal jury trial, which would decide whether to convict him of shooting to death 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Ultimately those efforts failed, and jury selection is less than two weeks
Last December, Christopher Dunn asked the United States Supreme Court to order his release from prison or at least grant him a new trial. He is serving a life sentence in Missouri for a crime he did not commit, and he is hoping the court will agree to take up his case this spring.Dunn contends
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has ramped up executions under Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, with a man known as the “ninja killer” set to die Wednesday for the 1989 slayings of a couple visiting the state from New Jersey.Louis Bernard Gaskin, 56, was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. by lethal
Human rights groups yesterday reiterated calls for a pardon of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmate, who has been incarcerated for 35 years.Chiou Ho-shun was arrested in September 1988 following the disappearance of 10-year-old Lu Cheng, whose body was never found.3 other men arrested in
Iranian authorities have begun installing cameras in public places to identify unveiled women, the police have announced.Identified women will receive a text about the consequences of not covering their hair with a hijab, police said.This would help prevent "resistance against the hijab law"
PETALING JAYA: Judges should be given blanket discretion over whether to impose whipping for penal offences which prescribe the punishment, a lawyer said.However, A Srimurugan said whipping cannot be removed altogether from the statute books as it still serves as a deterrent to would-be
CNN — Oklahoma’s attorney general is asking for a new trial in the case of death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has spent a quarter of a century in prison for the death of his boss in 1997.“While the State has previously opposed relief for Glossip, it has changed its position based on a careful
Similar measures passed in the House before, only to fall flat in the more conservative Senate chamberAUSTIN (TEXAS TRIBUNE) - In a state where mental illness is prevalent on death row, the Texas House of Representatives has again passed a measure to bar the death penalty for some people with
The 1,318 inmates on death row may be spared the gallows following a law passed by the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (April 3) to allow for a review of their mandatory death sentences."We cannot shy away from the conversation as to the fate of those on death row under the moratorium against the death
John Oliver condemned the continued use of solitary confinement in American prisons on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. The incarceration method, used any given day on 50,000 inmates in the US (almost definitely an undercount, given poor data collection), keeps people in a solitary cell