imageRelatives of other murder victims have joined the father of a Colorado prison guard in protesting the death penalty in Castle Rock. Bob Autobee has been a constant presence outside the court there this week as potential jurors line up for the upcoming trial of the inmate accused of killing his son, Eric Autobee, over a decade ago. On Wednesday, the... Relatives of other murder victims have joined the father of a Colorado prison guard in protesting the death penalty in Castle Rock. Bob Autobee has been a constant presence outside the court there this week as potential jurors line up for the upcoming trial of the inmate accused of killing his son, Eric Autobee, over a decade ago. On Wednesday, the husband of Mary Ricard
imageOpposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis has released a draft Bill which seeks to amend the constitution to cut the London-based Privy Council out of the appeal process in cases where a death sentence has been imposed. After declaring in his New Years message on Tuesday that immediate steps
imageGov. John Kitzhaber SALEM -- A second death-row prisoner is challenging Oregon to carry out the death penalty, saying he agrees with co-defendant and fellow inmate Gary Haugen that the legal system is broken and pursuing appeals is pointless. Jason Van Brumwell, who was
imageAskari Abdullah Muhammad A Florida man who killed a couple in the woods in 1974 and later murdered a prison guard was executed Tuesday, Jan. 7 via lethal injection after nearly 40 years on death row. He was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m.Hours before he was to be executed by
imageOhio Death Chamber COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is refusing to spare a condemned killer who raped and stabbed to death a pregnant woman and is sentenced to die by a lethal injection process never used in the United States.Gov. John Kasich's decision comes in the
imageTjostolv Moland and Joshua French Joshua French is accused of killing pal Tjostolv Moland while they were both in prison for another murder A British man waiting on death row in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will face trial tomorrow, accused of the murder of his
imageWhile Amama Mbabazi believes homosexuals are still 'abnormal', he says they should not face life imprisonment or the death penalty Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said homosexuals should not be killed. In the strongest political opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Iran Human Rights, January 5: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) today, Sunday January 5, reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The prisoner was identified as “A. J.” (30 year old) and was convicted of murdering “A. M.” said the
imageRepublican Gov. Rick Scott FLORIDA - Republican Gov. Rick Scott began 2014 the same way he spent much of 2013: signing a death warrant. Scott's 1st order of business in the new year was to set a date for the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted of abducting, raping
imageIndiana Death Chamber 2 southern Indiana teens accused of murder have turned down plea deals and will now face the death penalty. Following his advice of his attorney, Austin Scott, 18, turned down a plea deal Friday that had been offered by the state in Harrison
imageThe Florida Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's new lethal injection procedure, clearing the way for the execution of a death row inmate who argued it was ineffective and caused needless suffering. Askari Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, was due to be executed
imageBased on received information from inside the prison on Sunday, December 29, 6 prisoners sentenced to death in the notorious prison of Ghezelhesar in Karaj were sent to solitary confinement. It is believed that they are going to be hanged very soon. On the other hand, 6 Sunni political
imageMichael Lee Wilson A co-worker of a man beaten to death nearly 2 decades ago at the Tulsa convenience store where the 2 worked was executed by lethal injection Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.He was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. U.S. Central Time (2406 GMT)
imageOradour-sur-Glane, France The charges relate to Oradour-sur-Glane in central France, where 642 people were murdered by SS troops in 1944. Many were herded into a local church into which hand grenades were thrown before it was set on fire. Prosecutors in
imageEuropean Union Parliament, Strasbourg, France Despite unflagging support for the death penalty - the majority of Americans favor it, according to a recent poll - executions were down across America by 10 % in 2013, from 43 to 39, according to a year-end report by the Death
imageA Saudi court sentenced seven men to long jail terms and ordered them lashed 99 times each in front of a girls’ college after they were caught at a mixed party with alcohol in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Police raided a rest house in the western Saudi
imageA young Muslim in Mauritania is facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy and jailed for having written an article criticising the Prophet Mohammed, a judicial source said Monday. He was arrested on Thursday in Nouadhibou in the northwest of the country, an
imageA second man on death row for drug trafficking in Singapore has escaped the gallows after the high court ruled that he had only been acting as a courier, a media report said Monday. Instead, 30-year-old Subashkaran Pragasam has been sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane
Iran Human Rights, January 5: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) today, Sunday January 5, reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The prisoner was identified as “A. J.” (30 year old) and was convicted of murdering “A. M.” said the
imageSaudi police ready a square for public floggingsin the Saudi city of Khobar, Sept. 28, 2009. Riyadh: A Saudi court has sentenced a man convicted of defaming a Saudi-Kuwaiti singer by accusing her on Twitter of adultery to three months in jail and 80 lashes, a news website
imageNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes a solemnski lift ride during his inspection tour at theMasik Pass ski resort, near Wonsan, North Korea. Kim Jong-un’s uncle was killed after being stripped naked and fed to a pack of hungry dogs, according to reports in a Chinese
imageMyanmar's president on Thursday commuted the death sentences of some convicts and slashed the jail terms of others, but it was unclear whether any political prisoners would be freed through his order. President Thein Sein had granted pardons Monday to those convicted of or charged with a
imageVice President Jejomar Binay is again asking help in raising blood money for Joselito Zapanta, the overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia who could be executed any time this month for killing a Sudanese national. According to a post on Binay's Facebook page, Philippine ambassador to
imageAasia Bibi 4 1/2 years after she was first charged with blasphemy, what exactly is happening with Aasia Bibi and her case? People seem to have forgotten Aasia Bibi while she languishes in one jail or the other for the last 4 1/2 years. Her appeal for review of her
The Iranian regime hanged 3 prisoners on Tuesday (7 January 2014) in the main prison in the city of Qazvin. The 3 prisoners were not identified. The state-run media reported that they had been imprisoned on drug related charges. Since the beginning of 2013 till December 31, execution of at
imageRobert Patten, whose murder of rookie Miami police officer Nathaniel Broom in September 1981 landed him on death row, has died in prison of natural causes. The 56-year-old had been at the Florida State Prison awaiting execution for the murder since 1989. Patten had been at the prison's
imageThe father of a corrections officer killed more than a decade ago carried a sign Monday along a line of potential jurors, urging them not to impose the death penalty if they convict the inmate accused of the killing. Bob Autobee also carried a photo of his son, with a message to
imageAfter a contentious Sunday session, Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly (NCA) today resumed article by article voting on the new constitution. The assembly has been tasked with approving the entire 146-article document by January 13. Monday's plenary session was supposed to be
imageFiring squad executes soldier in Somalia'scapital, Mogadishu, January 6, 2014 Mogadishu, Somalia: A firing squad has executed a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicted him of murdering a school pupil last year. A crowd, including children
imageIn 2013, subsistence of Velayat-e faqih regime continued on gallows, group executions in prisons and city streets throughout the country, and torture and tormenting to death of the political prisoners.  The ruling mullahs employed at least 60 suppressive organs, including the
imageEighty-nine people, a majority of whom face the death penalty, stood a trial in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday for drug trafficking and other offences. The defendants, belonging to four related rings, were accused of bringing a total of over 1.47 tons of heroin, 35
imageA Vietnamese man who claimed to be a monk was arrested in Thailand as he allegedly attempted to smuggle 2.3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into that country on Wednesday, the Bangkok Post reported. Nguyen Van Thiet, 64, was caught with luggage in which the drug was wrapped in
image6 inmates on death row in Bogambara prison started a protest on a roof top demanding authorities either to hang or release them this afternoon. There are nearly 100 prisoners on death row at the Bogambara prison. The Prison and Rehabilitation Ministry has already taken steps to
imageA 23-year-old university student in China was sentenced to death penalty for hanging 2 prostitutes and having sex with their corpses. The student, identified simply as Lee, was studying design at Jilin University in Changchun. He previously told police that he had been failing a lot of