More than 1,000 death sentences have been carried out since King Salman assumed power in 2015Saudi Arabia has executed a man during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which a rights group said on Monday had not occurred in years.The execution took place on March 28 — five days into the fasting month — in the Medina region which includes Islam’s second Leggi Tutto
When Alabama prison officials executed Joe Nathan James Jr. on July 28, 2022, the process lasted more than three hours, reportedly one of the longest lethal injections ever documented. Months later, in September, the state tried and failed to execute Alan Eugene Miller. And again, in November
Dr. Joseph Thornton, a psychiatrist who formerly treated death row prisoners as the medical director of a Florida maximum security prison, called for an end to the death penalty for those with severe mental illness: “We should not be executing anyone, let alone the sick and the broken,” he
— Under the revised law, the 11 offences that previously carried the death penalty may instead be punished with life imprisonment— Judges, however, can still hand out the death sentence based on their discretion in a particular caseMalaysian lawmakers on Monday voted to scrap the mandatory death
After the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021, the UK government made a promise to take in those who had helped UK forces during the war, and those most vulnerable to persecution.But many of the most at-risk, including "thousands" of LGBT Afghans, were left behind, according to Nemat
A leaked audio file from a meeting of Iranian regime insiders indicates that at least 80 people detained during nationwide protests are in danger of execution.The recording is from a recent meeting of the Coalition Council of Islamic Revolution Forces, a conservative coalition of parties that
The death sentence of a prisoner in Bandar Abbas named Parviz Brahui was carried out on drug charges. And another prisoner named Turkzadeh was executed in Hamadan prison.Execution of a prisoner in Bandar AbbasAccording to the Balochistan media, at dawn on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, a Baloch
The Iranian Supreme Court upheld on Wednesday the death penalty for four men convicted of "collaborating" with Israel, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan online website said."The defendants, Hossein Ordukhanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmoudabad, Milad Ashrafi Atbatan, and Manouchehr Shahbandi Bejandi were
A Utah judge has granted a new trial to death-row prisoner Douglas Carter, finding that prosecutors knowingly withheld from the defense evidence that police coerced false testimony from two key witnesses, coached them to lie, provided them “thousands of dollars in financial benefits” to implicate
SINGAPORE – A man who was convicted of drug trafficking for handing two packets of heroin to his pregnant wife escaped the gallows on Thursday, after the Court of Appeal overturned his death sentence in a 3-2 decision.Roszaidi Osman, 50, was instead sentenced to life imprisonment, after the
Alabama is pausing the use of the execution method after two botched attempts, but physicians need to refuse to ever participate in making them possible.Lethal injection is not a medical act, but it impersonates one. The method of judicial execution works by shuttling medicines, repurposed as
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 28, 2022: Hossein Kheirollahi, Saheb Rasouli and an unidentified man have been executed in Isfahan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Isfahan Central Prison on November 26. Their identities have been
According to Palestinian Authority law, any death sentence must be approved by President Mahmoud AbbasSix residents of the Gaza Strip were charged with "collaboration" with Israel, with two of them being given the death penalty, a Hamas court announced on Monday.The Supreme Military Court, of
Alabama has lifted a moratorium on executions after a series of botched lethal injections. The state will resume executions even as some say it is still not ready to do so.SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Alabama says it is ready to resume executions after a three-month moratorium. The pause was prompted by a
In 2022 the Iranian regime faced a unique popular uprising, which was met with excessive force from its security forces. Hundreds of individuals, including men, women, and children, were killed by live ammunition and metal pellets, while thousands were injured or detained without cause, solely
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing the case Monday of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that's the latest clash of religion and gay rights to land at the highest court.The designer and her supporters say that ruling against
Officials forced shocked residents of Hyesen city near the border with China to watch the firing at an airfieldTerrified residents expressed grave shock as North Korean authorities publicly executed three teenagers by firing including two who allegedly watched and distributed South Korean movies
Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country’s strict female dress code, local media said Sunday.Women-led protests, labelled “riots” by the authorities, have swept Iran since the
People arrested for widespread anti-government demonstrations have been sentenced to death on various chargesIn Iran, protests triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s morality police continue unabated. ​​​​​​​Since the unrest began in late September
Since the 2021 coup, over 2,500 people have been killed by the dictatorship and more than 13,000 people have been detained.On Thursday, the Myanmar press reported that a military court sentenced eleven dissidents to death, including seven university students.This sentence is the first of its kind
The Dec. 15 execution of Gerald Pizzuto Jr. has been delayed, as the Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) doesn’t have the chemicals to carry it out.Pizzuto was convicted in the 1985 murders of a woman and her nephew in Idaho County.IDOC served Pizzuto with a death warrant earlier this month
Montgomery, Alabama — Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection
Kevin Johnson executed for the 2005 murder of a Kirkwood police officer A Missouri inmate convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the
The Supreme Court’s liberal wing was so thoroughly convinced that prosecutors illegally withheld evidence in the case of a botched-prison-escape-turned-murder that they would have reversed a convicted man’s death sentence without even hearing argument. The Court’s conservative majority refused to
— Secrecy impedes "the public's ability to judge what is being done in its name," expert saysIn 2011, Jeffrey Motts was executed in South Carolina. More than a decade later, the state hasn't carried out another execution because officials have struggled to obtain the drugs needed for lethal
Oklahoma’s attorney general and attorneys for death row inmate Richard Glossip filed a joint motion to reschedule his May execution date for next year.The motion comes after Glossip’s defense attorneys gained access Jan. 27 to a box of evidence that prosecutors previously withheld from the
PHOENIX (AP) — The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting nine people in the Phoenix metro area over an 11-month span has been pushed back again, this time to February 2024.Aaron Saucedo, 28, was arrested in April 2017 in connection with serial street shootings that began in August 2015 and
CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said. Three others received lengthy prison sentences.IRNA said the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard announced the arrests of a network of
Hussein Abo al-Kheir, a Jordanian man and father of eight who has been on death row since 2015 on a drug-smuggling conviction is at risk of imminent execution, Amnesty International said today, as Saudi Arabia resumes executions for drug-related offences after a two-year moratorium.Since 10
Indonesia’s parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalize sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed to Reuters.The legislative overhaul will also ban insulting the president or state institutions and expressing
Governments, UN Must Take Urgent Action to Protect ThemNovember 30, 2022 – At least three juveniles are among 15 individuals in the Iranian city of Karaj who are facing charges that could carry the death penalty in Iran’s “Islamic Revolutionary Court” system, which has a documented history of
The Jiangxi Provincial High People's Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to Lao Rongzhi for her involvement in the deaths of seven people.The high court heard her appeal in August, nearly a year after the sentence was handed down by the Intermediate People's Court of
Executions carried out daily where Saudi authorities lifted 21-month unofficial moratorium, UN High CommissionerThe United Nations (UN) and human rights organizations have called on Saudi authorities to abolish the death penalty for drug-related crimes in Saudi Arabia.International rights
Kenneth Eugene Smith, the man who survived Alabama’s latest execution attempt, is claiming in a new court filing he was strapped to a gurney for 4 hours, injected with an unknown substance and poked with needles until the state eventually called off the execution just before midnight.Smith, 57