Texans have long taken pride in the fact that their state is “like a whole other country,” but the truth is, in many ways, it’s like a whole other Louisiana.Both are deep red states that share a border with one another. Both share an unflagging love for their distinct culture, their culinary traditions and their often-underachieving football teams.And now, with the ascent Leggi Tutto
SINGAPORE - A man who strangled his former fiancee in a budget hotel in Geylang in 2018 was hanged on Feb 28.The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said the capital sentence was carried out on Bangladeshi national Ahmed Salim, 35, who had petitioned to the President for clemency but was
Ahmed Salim, a 35 year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker, faces execution at dawn on 28 February, in Singapore’s Changi Prison. This is the first execution in 2024, despite growing calls for a moratorium on the death penalty.Ahmed Salim was sentenced to the mandatory death penalty in 2021 after
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho's longest-serving death row inmate is scheduled to be executed this week.Thomas Creech, 73, was sentenced to death for killing a fellow inmate inside a state prison in 1981. He has been convicted of five murders from several decades ago.Ahead of Wednesday's execution, local
SINGAPORE - Lawyer Too Xing Ji was in a taxi with a friend at dinnertime when he suddenly broke down in tears after sharing his experience of representing a prisoner on death row.This took place two weeks after Mr Too faced the Court of Appeal on May 23, 2019, and succeeded in getting a temporary
Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada last year ordered judges to fully implement all aspects of sharia -- including qisas punishment.GHAZNI: Two people were due to be publicly executed in a football stadium in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, provincial officials said, in the third and
Alabama has asked the state's Supreme Court to approve a date for death row inmate Alan Eugene Miller's execution, which would be carried out using nitrogen hypoxia. The request, filed Wednesday, comes just under a month after Alabama executed Kenneth Eugene Smith using nitrogen hypoxia
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO): February 19, 2024: Iraj Paaki, a man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Urmia Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia Central Prison on 19 February. His identity has been established
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana legislature convened for it's second special session Monday, with crime solutions at the forefront for lawmakers. Legislators are days away from deciding if the new execution methods will be legal with a bill filed by Republican state Rep. Nicholas Muscarello.One of
“In Saudi Arabia, public executions are carried out. If we are Muslims, our stance should be correct. What is happening in the world is not important; what Islam says is important."ISLAMABAD: The upper house of parliament has rejected a bill seeking public execution of sex offenders and rapists
The punishment for not wearing a hijab is largely financial, although there are new systems to report women not complying with hijab rules to the morality police.Iranian women are refusing to comply with hijab rules in Iran, ABC News reported, as reporters recently conducted an investigation in
Robert Badinter (1928-2024), avocat pénaliste, professeur de droit, homme politique, ministre, était également un farouche opposant à la peine de mort. Nommé garde des Sceaux (ministre de la Justice) à la suite de l'élection de François Mitterrand à la présidence de la République en mai
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he prepared to take office three years ago, Joe Biden’s incoming administration considered a host of possible options to fulfill a campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty.One idea was an executive order, according to people familiar with the matter. But the White
Delve into the extraordinary life of Shahjahan Bhuiyan, from executing death row convicts to penning his memoir 'How Was the Life of Hangman.' Explore his journey of redemption and reflection, challenging societal norms and sparking conversations on justice and rehabilitation.Imagine living a
The man was shot five times in front of the family of his victim at a sports stadium today.KABUL: Taliban authorities publicly executed a convicted murderer by gunfire in a sports stadium today, officials said, the third death penalty carried out in Afghanistan in a matter of days.The man – found
After it intersected with his job as an anesthesiologist, Dr. Joel Zivot devoted years to studying the death penalty. Now, he's concerned about a new form of execution, nitrogen hypoxia, which was used in Alabama for the first time in January.Dr. Joel Zivot first began researching the death
Sister Helen Prejean is trying to keep Texas from killing death row inmate Ivan Cantu. Prejean, the famed death penalty opponent, joined MoveOn.org in a virtual meeting last week to plead for a delay in Cantu’s execution, scheduled for Feb. 28.“Even if you’re for the death penalty, you believe in
Debate centered around competing visions: whether to provide imprisoned people more second chances or to toughen their penalties.Family members of murder victims wept, lawmakers’ voices broke and advocates packed into committee rooms as the state Legislature advanced over a dozen bills backed by
COLUMBUS, Ohio — While some lawmakers are seeking to revive Ohio’s death penalty through the use of nitrogen gas, Gov. Mike DeWine is continuing the state’s de facto moratorium on executions by rescheduling execution dates well into the future.DeWine announced Friday that he pushed back the
A man convicted of robbing a woman, murdering her, and desecrating her body has been executed, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Monday.The man, surnamed Zhang, was sentenced to death on charges of robbery, intentional homicide and corpse desecration as ruled by the Hubei Higher People's Court in
An investigation by the Associated Press reveals major brands' ties to prison labor.Although The Takeout often writes about fun fast food promotions like purple Grimace shakes or footlong cookies, we also know that some aspects of the industry remain extremely problematic. In addition to various
The incidents took place in Chittagong in 2020A Chittagong court has sentenced a madrasa teacher to death for raping four children of the institution.Judge Zainal Abedin of the Third Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Chittagong delivered the verdict in the presence of Nasir
Alabama in late January became the first state to use nitrogen gas in an execution, finding a new way to carry out a death sentence after drug companies refused to let their products be used in lethal injections.Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, was put to death Jan. 25 for the 1988 murder-for-hire
State media says men were convicted by court which has been criticised for punishing activists and protesters under guise of terrorismSaudi Arabia has executed 31 people so far in 2024.Seven Saudi men were executed on Tuesday, the highest number put to death in one day since 81 were killed in
After the recent nitrogen gas execution in Alabama of Kenneth Smith, state Attorney General Steve Marshall said that nitrogen gas “was intended to be — and has now proved to be — an effective and humane method of execution.”It is hard to imagine a statement so obviously disconnected from facts
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 22, 2024: Ahmad Esmaili, a man on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in Hamedan Central Prison.According to Hrana news agency, a man was executed in Hamedan Central Prison on 21 February. His identity has been reported as Ahmad Esmaili. He was
GHAZNI, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban carried out a double public execution Thursday at a stadium in the country’s southeast, where relatives of the victims of stabbing deaths fired guns at two convicted men while thousands of people watched.The Taliban’s Supreme Court ruled that the
Iran has sentenced to death 27-year-old Kurdish prisoner from Orumiyeh Shahin Vasaf on charges of espionage for Israel, a reliable source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). This is the first time a credible source confirms his death sentence, issued on 2 October 2023.Shahin
President Joseph Biden's stated opposition to the death penalty is running counter to his administration's decision on the fate of the racist who murdered 10 Black people in a Buffalo supermarket in 2022."It's really out of synch with what Biden said during his campaign," said Karen Pita Loor, a
The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman by shooting her three times in the headCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity
Idaho has passed a new bill that seeks capital punishment for child sex predators. The bill, known as HB 515, would carry out the death penalty for any conviction relating to sexual acts with children younger than 12 years old.Simultaneously, another bill, HB465, which would allow prosecutors to
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 16, 2024: Hajar Atabaki, a woman on death row for drug-related charges, was executed in silence in Qazvin Central Prison in January.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a woman was executed in Qazvin Central Prison on 20 January. Her
Inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Phillip Hancock has eaten his final meal. Fried chicken from KFC, no sides. It’s the last day of November. He’s due to be executed at 10 a.m. Outside the prison known as Big Mac, 11 anti-death penalty protesters in puffy coats huddle in a circle to
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama death row inmate filed a lawsuit Thursday that challenges the constitutionality of nitrogen gas executions, arguing that the first person in the nation put to death by that method shook violently for several minutes in “a human experiment that officials botched