Two women are reportedly among the applicants hoping to fill the vacant post of Zimbabwe’s “public executioner”, under the neighbouring country’s Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service.The state-owned “Sunday Mail” newspaper reported that Zimbabwe has 66 inmates on death row but the country, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has not carried out executions since the infamous Stephen Chidhumo Leggi Tutto
The government insists the death penalty effectively curbs drug crimesSingapore executed 11 individuals this year on drug-related offenses, while an estimated 63 prisoners are currently on death row.Concerned about the judicial executions, a group of activists and human rights defenders under the
A group of 227 parliament members in Iran has called on the Judiciary to issue death sentences for people arrested during the ongoing antigovernment protests.The parliament, elected in a non-competitive election in February 2020, is packed with hardliners and Revolutionary Guard officers.In a
A world cup overshadowed by the realization that it happens in a country that treats people harshly for daring to love who they want, where women are treated like second-class citizens. and which helps jihadists in their quest to destroy freedomWith just a few days left before the start of the
Oklahoma has once again put off the execution of Richard Glossip, the seventh time his pending execution has been stayed or reprieved.On November 3, 2022, Governor Kevin Stitt issued a new reprieve, staying Glossip’s scheduled December 8, 2022 execution date “to allow time for the Oklahoma Court
The gunman (pictured) who murdered 17 people at a Florida high school was formally sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After a months-long trial, a jury in October recommended Nikolas Cruz, 24, be sentenced to life in prison for the February 2018 massacre at
Punithan Genasan can walk free.A 37-year-old Malaysian man, Punithan Genasan, who was convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to death in 2020, has been acquitted by the Court of Appeal.The court made its decision after considering an appeal with new evidence.Judgment and acquittalThe court
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 31, 2022: Sajad Zeinivandnejad and an unidentified woman have been executed for murder charges in Boroujerd Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Boroujerd Prison on October 23. His identity has been established as
Larry Keller covered the execution of Jesse Tafero in 1990 for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Tafero was convicted of killing Florida Trooper Phillip A. Black and his friend, Donald Robert Irwin.Larry Keller covered the execution of Jesse Tafero in 1990 for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.It
British tycoon Richard Branson has rejected an invitation to debate Singapore’s interior minister on the death penalty but doubled down on criticism that grew over the execution of a Malaysian man.The Ministry of Home Affairs invited Branson, a long-time campaigner against capital punishment
The 5 protesters on trial are among hundreds of Iranians detained because of the anti-government movement sweeping Iran since September.The trial of 5 Iranians charged with offences that can carry capital punishment over protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death opened Saturday in Tehran, the
Asahi Shimbun editorials have called for the death penalty to be abolished. Although it seems unlikely that Japan will abolish capital punishment any time soon, changes in the related procedures should be made.Even condemned convicts are individuals whose dignity and rights should be protected
Under proposed amendments to the law, if a prisoner or their lawyer has abused court processes, they will not be allowed to file a post-appeal application unless there is new evidence.A new Bill introduced in Parliament on Monday (Nov 7) will clarify the court processes for capital cases that
On November 5, 2022, in Shiraz, Adel-Abad prison officials executed 3 inmates. 2 have been identified as Amir Ghoncheh and Jafar Tourjan, who were convicted of drug-related crimes.Also, Haal Vsh reported the execution of 4 inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in Birjand Prison on Wednesday
Tracy Beatty is scheduled to die by lethal injection on November 9th in Huntsville, Texas for the 2003 murder of his mother.This is not Tracy Beatty’s 1st scheduled execution. He was previously scheduled to be executed in 2009, 2015, and 2020. All were stayed.Beatty has been on Texas death row
Paris — Iranians staged new protests Thursday in defiance of a crackdown by authorities, as a rights group said an 18-year-old had become the latest teen killed in clashes in the northwest. Iran has been gripped by protests for more than six weeks — sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini after she
The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights warns that Saudi Arabian authorities have sentenced 53 individuals to death, including 8 minors.The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (EOSHR) revealed that Saudi authorities have sentenced 15 political prisoners to death, bringing the
The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of John Montenegro Cruz, a man sentenced to death for the 2003 fatal shooting of Patrick Hardesty, a Tucson police officer.Cruz, who was attempting to evade arrest, shot the officer five times at close range.He was convicted
A judge sentenced William Van Poyck to die for the 1987 murder of a Glades prison guard. He was executed decades later. Jane Musgrave covered the execution of William Van Poyck in 2013 for The Palm Beach Post.I remember a black hearse that looked like something out of a 1940s gangster movie
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's two-day sentencing hearing begins Tuesday with the families of the 17 people he murdered getting their chance after almost five years to address him directly about the devastation he brought to their lives.After they and the 17
2/3 of Black women and more than 1/2 of Black men have been struck from jury service in Duval County death penalty cases, more than double the rate at which white prospective jurors are excluded, a study of capital jury selection in the Florida county has found.The study, Racialized Impacts of
The illusion of a humane execution is causing more pain, and wasting taxpayer money.One year ago, on Oct. 28, 2021, John Marion Grant was put to death by lethal injection; specifically, a 3-drug combination of a barbiturate to anesthetize (midazolam), curare to paralyze (vecuronium bromide), and
Laws to tackle the menace of new psychoactive substances (NPS) will be tightened in the coming months, reflecting Singapore’s uncompromising stance against drug trafficking.Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said on Saturday the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will propose
Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Zahedan tried a female Baluch university student on November 1, 2022. Faezeh Barahui, 24, studies at Azad University of Zahedan. She was arrested on October 3. She is accused of “leading the riots.” The Court’s verdict will be announced in 20 days.Faezeh
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday acquitted three people sentenced to death by a Delhi court after they were convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old girl in Delhi's Chhawla area in 2012. This case of rape and murder is 10 years old.In fact, after being found guilty of raping and
The Ministry of Home Affairs accused the British billionaire of ‘pontificating from a distant mountaintop, and then avoiding a serious discussion when challenged’; In declining Singapore’s invitation to a TV debate on the death penalty, Branson said the parley ‘reduces nuanced discourse to sound
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 1, 2022: Jalal Mulaii, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Zanjan Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, man was executed in Zanjan Central Prison on November 1. His identity has been
Saudi officials ignored Nepal’s requests for clemency for Bibek Dahal, who was convicted of murder and bestiality.When a citizen is executed in a foreign land, it’s Nepal’s duty to protest, an official says.Despite Nepal’s repeated request for clemency, Saudi authorities have beheaded a Nepali
A judge sentenced William Van Poyck to die for the 1987 murder of a Glades prison guard. He was executed decades later. Jane Musgrave covered the execution of William Van Poyck in 2013 for The Palm Beach Post.I remember a black hearse that looked like something out of a 1940s gangster movie
Below is my response to an open letter I received from Singapore‘s Home Affairs Ministry on 22 October, reacting to my previous statements on the death penalty in Singapore.Dear Minister Shanmugam,I thank you and the Ministry for Home Affairs for contacting me last week. I have enormous respect
Outrage around the school shooter’s sentence reveals tensions between what some victims’ families want and the justice system’s limits.After a Florida jury voted to sentence Nikolas Cruz to life in prison earlier this month for the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Texas voters are among a minority of Americans whose ballots include the state's courts. And this year, Texans could potentially shake up the Court of Criminal Appeals, which has the power to appeal the sentences of the 191 inmates currently on death row.Texas is 1 of 7 states that elects its own
State may still seek death warrant for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr.The Idaho Supreme Court says it will not reconsider the clemency case of a terminally ill man who is facing execution for his role in the 1985 slayings of 2 gold prospectors near McCall.The high court made the decision Friday in Gerald
Has the death penalty prevented the supply of illicit drugs in the city-stateSingapore is a representation of humanity’s techno future. The city-state is one of the top Asian cities in terms of wealth, with a highly educated population and impressive infrastructure and public services.But in the