A new group consisting mainly of lawmakers, former top investigators and family members of crime victims has been formed to discuss the nation’s death penalty system.The group intends to submit proposals to the government as early as this autumn with the aim of sparking a national debate.While more than 80% of the people in Japan approve of the death penalty, there is Leggi Tutto
A court in Pakistan has sentenced a 22-year-old student to death on charges of blasphemy over Whatsapp messages.The court in Punjab Province said he had shared blasphemous pictures and videos with the intention to outrage the religious feelings of Muslims.A 17-year-old was sentenced to life
The defence counsel further argued that “one person could not inflict fatal injuries on the four deceased and the two other injured and, thus, it was a case of robbery and dacoity by unidentified persons and the appellant had been wrongly implicated in the said case”.Calling it “the rarest of the
MOGADISHU (HORN OBSERVER) – In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, the Banadir Regional Court in Mogadishu handed down the death penalty to a man convicted of burning his wife to death in January. The announcement came during a brief court session attended by representatives from both
The Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out the executions of two prisoners, amid a significant rise in using the death penalty.Executed on March 4 at Shiraz Central Prison were an Afghan citizen, known only by the first name Iman, and an Iranian national named Mostafa Jamil Samadi, as reported
Last Wednesday, the state of Texas likely executed an innocent person when it put Ivan Cantu to death. Sadly that is nothing new for either Texas or the United States.In death penalty states, executing the innocent is just a price they pay to keep the machinery of death running. Nothing is
Less than two months after the Los Angeles Innocence Project took up the case of convicted murderer Scott Peterson, a judge in San Mateo County, California, has scheduled a status hearing.The court confirmed Peterson will be represented by the LA Innocence Project, and it is believed the status
Manuel Guerrero Aviña, a dual British-Mexican citizen, has been arrested in Qatar after falling victim to a police-led Grindr sting.The former British Airways manager was detained on 4 February 2024 after replying to a fake message on the app.Gay sex in the conservative Muslim country is
The Court of Appeals in Kuwait confirmed a death sentence for a catastrophic wedding fire, highlighting discussions on safety and justice.In a gripping testament to the severity of the legal system in Kuwait, the Court of Appeals yesterday confirmed a death sentence for Nasra al Enezi, found
Taipei, March 1 (CNA) The Taiwan Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life sentence given to a mass shooter who killed four people in Nantou, pending a ruling on the constitutionality of the death penalty.Lee Hung-yuan (李鴻淵) was originally sentenced to death by the Nantou District Court for severely
SINGAPORE – The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence imposed on a 33-year-old Singaporean man who was found guilty of heroin trafficking in 2022.A total of 25 packets of drugs were found in a drawer in Shen Hanjie’s bedroom on Nov 20, 2018, containing 34.94g of pure heroin.The apex court
As the Rev. Jeff Hood was leaving for work one day back in January, his children begged him for one thing: to come back alive.“The kids would cry and say they didn’t want me to die,” Rev. Hood told OSV News.The plea was well-founded: Rev. Hood, ordained in the Old Catholic Church (which separated
Meant to terrorize people, the sentences are making the judicial system a joke, rights groups say.Lawyers and human rights experts in Myanmar have condemned the junta’s liberal use of the death penalty, including several recent cases where anti-junta activists received multiple death
TOKYO — A couple arrested on suspicion of fatally poisoning their 4-year-old daughter were served fresh warrants by Tokyo police on Wednesday for allegedly killing the husband's 41-year-old sister six years ago in a similar way, investigative sources said.Kenichi Hosoya, 43, and his wife Shiho
Men executed in accordance with Shariah law, despite appeals from human rights organizationsFive Pakistani nationals have been reportedly executed in Saudi Arabia following convictions for murder and robbery, according to reports from foreign media sources.The individuals were implicated in a
Eight times, a medical team in an Idaho prison tried to establish an intravenous line to deliver a lethal injection to condemned inmate Thomas Creech. But their attempts failed, giving Creech an unsettling reprieve. The incident last week raised sharp questions, such as: Who serves on the medical
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan faces the death penalty in a trial that began Tuesday over alleged fraud amounting to $12.5 billion — nearly 3% of the country’s 2022 GDP and Vietnam’s largest financial fraud case on record.The 66-year-old chair of the real estate company
A report by Iran Human Rights said that at least 834 people have been executed in Iran in 2023.The 16th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) provides an assessment and analysis of the 2023 death penalty trends in 2023 in the Islamic
A British backpacker, Andrew John Brett, faces legal consequences for narcotics sale on Thailand's Koh Tao, highlighting safety and crime concerns.A shocking revelation has come to light, as a British backpacker, Andrew John Brett, faces severe legal consequences following his arrest for the
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iranian authorities executed at least ten prisoners in February, a large decrease from the previous month, a human rights watchdog reported on Saturday.“In February 2024, the death sentences of at least 10 prisoners were carried out in the prisons of the Islamic Republic
ATLANTA — A man who killed his former girlfriend three decades ago is set to be put to death in March in what would be Georgia's first execution in more than four years.A judge on Thursday signed the order for the execution of Willie James Pye, who was convicted of murder and other crimes in the
A military court in northern Somalia has sentenced six Moroccan nationals to death on terrorism charges, prosecutors and court officials tell VOA.A judge at the court in the town of Bossaso handed down sentences Thursday to nine suspects, including seven foreigners.“Six Moroccans, convicted of
KUNA, Idaho (AP) — For nearly an hour, Thomas Eugene Creech lay strapped to a table in an Idaho execution chamber as medical team members poked and prodded at his arms and legs, hands and feet, trying to find a vein through which they could end his life.After eight attempts Wednesday, the prison
Constitutional Court to discuss death sentences in late AprilTAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are no plans to execute convicts during the period running up to the May 20 inauguration of President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Friday (March 8).He told lawmakers that most of the
The Pardon and Parole board has denied clemency for death row inmate Michael Smith in a hearing on Wednesday.Smith is convicted of two separate murders from 2002, a metro mother and a store clerk, and is the next person scheduled to be put to death in Oklahoma.Supporters of Smith claim
The governor also signed bills that eliminate parole for adults who commit crimes after Aug. 1 and dramatically cut the availability of good behavior credits in prisonNEW ORLEANS — Gov. Jeff Landry signed into law Tuesday a bill allowing executions by nitrogen gas and electrocution, opening the
JAKARTA: A total of 166 Indonesians are currently on death row abroad for offences relating to drugs and murder, mainly in Malaysia and the Middle East, Antara news agency reported.The report citing a Foreign Ministry official said the highest number of cases have been recorded in Malaysia
On February 28, 2023, the Oklahoma House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee unanimously passed a bill that would pause all pending executions and prohibit new death sentences while an independent task force reviews current Oklahoma death penalty procedures. House Bill 3138, also
Two Christian brothers facing blasphemy charges in Pakistan were cleared, following allegations that had prompted many Muslims to riot in their neighborhood last AugustTwo Christian brothers who were facing blasphemy charges in Muslim-majority Pakistan have been cleared of all allegations and set
Bryan Jefferson Lising dela Cruz and Hazel Ann Baguisa Morales face potential capital punishment in Japan, sparking concern from the Philippine government and international observers.Two Filipinos, Bryan Jefferson Lising dela Cruz and Hazel Ann Baguisa Morales, find themselves embroiled in a
Brutal executions are on the rise in Saudi Arabia under the reign of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with human rights activists calling the score of beheadings and crucifixions a 'relentless killing spree'.The Saudi authorities have killed hundreds in capital punishments since the Crown
Louisiana is on the cusp of resuming death penalty executions for the first time in more than a decade after the Legislature gave final passage Thursday to a bill adding electrocution and nitrogen gas suffocation as legal options to kill condemned prisoners.Republican Gov. Jeff Landry, who made
They claim it’s ‘untested, dangerous and inhumane,’ while a proponent calls it ‘painless’ and not subject to shortagesLINCOLN — A proposal to use nitrogen gas to carry out executions in Nebraska brought out a parade of opponents to capital punishment on Wednesday.Opponents, ranging from the ACLU
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who had long claimed his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence was executed Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin.Ivan Cantu received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at