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, was set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 17 at William C. Holman Leggi Tutto
Why Iran’s football (soccer) team in Qatar refused to sing the national anthem in its first game, which was their subtle gesture amid popular protests.Every country has national symbols that represent its rich culture and history, traditions, and unique attributes of the land and its people. The
Three death row inmates in Japan are seeking an injunction against their executions, claiming the death penalty by hanging is cruel and unconstitutional.The three convicts held at the Osaka Detention House in western Japan filed a lawsuit demanding such an injunction. They were convicted more
TEHRAN – An Iranian rapper who expressed support for anti-regime protests is charged with “corruption on Earth” and could face the death penalty, judicial authorities confirmed on Sunday.A U.S.-based rights group had tweeted on Saturday that Toomaj Salehi’s trial had begun “without a lawyer of
Qatar is among 11 states listed as having “effective” or “probable” death penalty policies for same-sex sexual acts, alongside regional neighbours Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.London’s transport system is not allowing advertising that “portrays Qatar as a desirable destination”
Saudi Arabia may have pulled off a miracle by defeating Argentina at the FIFA World Cup, leading to much rejoicing among its citizens, but in the last 10 days, the Kingdom also earned the distinction of public brutality when it invoked its medieval Islamic laws to behead 12 people in public by a
A district court judge has denied a request from an Idaho man on death row to delay his execution scheduled for December.Idaho County District Court Judge Jay Gaskill heard arguments Tuesday morning on a motion to stay the execution of Gerald Pizzuto Jr. and issued his decision later in the
Seven people were shot dead Tuesday night inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, in an attack that unfolded within an hour of the store’s scheduled closing time, city officials said early Wednesday.The shooter is dead, city officials said.Investigators were sweeping the store overnight into
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking a pause in executions and ordering a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system after an unprecedented third failed lethal injectionBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review
Iran on Sunday sentenced to death a 6th person connected to the mass protests that have taken the country by storm, accusing the defendant of “drawing a cold weapon with the intention to kill” during the recent demonstrations in the capital Tehran.The death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini on September 16
Algerian Public Prosecution requested, on Saturday, the death penalty against more than 70 people charged with torturing a man, burning him alive and mutilating his body on 11 August 2021 in the Kabylia region, after they wrongly accused him of causing of a fire, according to local media.Those
Iran's clerical regime signaled in Friday sermons that it will not compromise in meting out tough punishment to protesters, calling them rioters and enemies.The message was delivered by Tehran’s Friday Prayer Imam and firebrand cleric Ahmad Khatami, who said according to religious principles, any
The Islamic Republic’s parliament is honing regulations that would enable the authorities to execute anyone who speaks or sends images to foreign media outlets. Since the current wave of protests began in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, the authorities have been trying to
An Australian man facing the death penalty after being caught at Bali international airport with heroin has apologised for his actions, just hours before a court is due to hear his case.An Australian man facing the death penalty after being caught at Bali international airport with heroin has
The Taliban have flogged a group of people in a crowded football stadium for “moral crimes” including gay sex.Twelve people, including three women, were lashed in front of thousands of onlookers in the eastern Logar province, a Taliban official has informed the BBC. According to the source they
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from a 19-year-old woman to allow her to watch her father’s death by injection, upholding a Missouri law that bars anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution.Kevin Johnson is set to be executed Tuesday for killing Kirkwood, Missouri, Police
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 18, 2022: Mohammad Nabi Suleimani and Abdullah Sufi, two Baluch men who had always denied the drug charges against them, were executed in Torbat Jam Prison despite a prison protest to prevent their death.According to Hal Vash, two Baluch men were executed in
Saudi Arabia must adopt a moratorium on executions for drug-related offenses, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the recent resumption of capital punishment for these crimes. Spokesperson Liz Throssell said executions have been taking place almost daily over the
Ohio's Legislature is currently considering strongly bipartisan bills to abolish capital punishment. This is the first time in decades that such bills have received serious consideration.The ongoing push to end the death penalty reflects declining support for a punishment that has been shown to
Across this country, proponents of capital punishment are playing defense. They are doing so because the death penalty has been tarnished by mounting concerns about executing the innocent, by pervasive racial bias throughout the system, and by the prevalence of botched executions.The governing
Saudi Arabia beheading by sword, executes 12 people in 10 days: With this the total number of people executed this year to at least 132, exceeding those of 2020 and 2021 combined.Saudi Arabia executed 12 people in 10 days for drug offences after a 2-year hiatus, according to a rights
Paris (AFP) – Iran, already one of the world's most prolific users of the death penalty, is planning to use capital punishment as a means to quell the protest movement by spreading a climate of fear in the population, activists warn.The judiciary has already confirmed six death sentences over the
UN Human Rights Office Condemns Execution of 7 People in Kuwait, Including an Ethiopian Woman*The United Nation Human Rights Office, in a statement it issued yesterday, has condemned the execution of 7 people in Kuwait on Wednesday.Liz Throssell, spokesperson of the UN Human Rights Office
Six-and-a-half months ago, a gunman descended on Buffalo's East Side Tops and, through an act of racist violence, shattered a community's sense of security and peace. In his wake, 10 people were killed and countless lives were irrevocably changed.In the early moments before the horrific details
A notice posted in the North Korean capital earlier this year and seen by NK News this week warns that those who spread “rumors” about COVID-19 and Pyongyang’s quarantine policies could face the death penalty.The notice, dated May 29, 2022, came around two weeks after the country admitted it was
With Kevin Johnson scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 29, 2022, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a stay of execution from state-appointed special prosecutor Edward Keenanat 1:30 p.m. Monday.Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty [MADP] and the
Qatari authorities are ignoring international law by failing to inform embassies when their citizens are arrested, detained or are pending trial for a death sentence.Our new data reveals that between 2016 and 2021 at least 21 people were under sentence of death in Qatar. Of the 21, only three
Johnson killed a Kirkwood police officer, William McEntee, in 2005. Johnson was 19 at the time of the crime.ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The fate of a Missouri man will be determined next week.Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed on Nov. 29, but a last-minute hearing may slow down the
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a
Oklahoma has pushed back the clemency hearings of two men on death row, John Hanson and Richard Glossip. Glossip’s execution date was also moved back, and Hanson’s execution date will likely have to be changed. Both men were scheduled to have clemency hearings on Nov. 9, 2022, and to be executed
Dubai, November 22 — A Pakistani man convicted of murdering an Indian couple in Dubai during a break-in and robbery attempt in 2020, has lost his appeal against death sentence.The 28-year-old construction worker was found guilty of murdering businessman Hiren Adhiya and his wife Vidhi, both in
DOHA/DUBAI Nov 21 (Reuters) - Iran's World Cup soccer team declined to sing their national anthem before their opening match against England on Monday after many fans back home accused the squad of siding with a violent state crackdown on persistent popular unrest.Protests demanding the fall of
The Hamas movement continues to violate Palestinian law in carrying out death penalties in the Gaza Strip.The issuance of death sentences in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas-affiliated authorities continues to raise controversy among rights activists.On Oct. 19, the Court of First Instance in the Gaza
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 16, 2022: Vahid Pakzad, Keyvan Tajadod and an unidentified man have been executed in Shiraz Central Prison.Three Men Executed in ShirazShiraz Central Prison on November 12. Two of the men have been identified as Vahid Pakzad and Keyvan Tajadod. Vahid was