MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) assured two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on death row in Brunei of the government’s continuing support.DMW Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac visited OFWs Edgar Puzon and Cyrile Tagapan at the Maraburong Prison Facility 1 in Keriam, Tutong District, Brunei Darussalam last Wednesday.“I conveyed the message of the President to our two kababayans ( Leggi Tutto
In spite of its seven-year streak in not executing its death row inmates, Indonesia last year issued 114 death sentences, a report by Amnesty International has found.JAKARTA – Despite its seven-year streak in not executing any death row inmates, Indonesia last year issued 114 death sentences, a
Alabama is set to execute a man convicted of bludgeoning an elderly couple to death 20 years ago to steal prescription drugs and $140 from their homeMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is set to execute a man Thursday evening who was convicted of bludgeoning an elderly couple to death 20 years ago to
Six years ago, Louisianans were weighing the merits of requiring juries to arrive at unanimous verdicts, then the law in every other state save for Oregon.The most vocal opposition to the idea came from district attorneys, some of whom warned that a slew of hung-jury verdicts would result if
Iran is at the forefront of a surge in recorded executions in 2023, as revealed by the latest report from Amnesty International.“In Iran, the authorities intensified their use of the death penalty to instill fear in the population and tighten their grip on power, carrying out executions across
A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced to death a former executive of one of the country's largest state-controlled asset management firms for accepting "extremely large" bribes, state media reported.Bai Tianhui, the former general manager at a subsidiary of bad-debt manager Huarong Asset
The Islamic Republic's authorities have executed a young man for an alleged murder he committed at the age of 16. On May 18, 2024, 20-year-old Ramin Sa'adat was executed at Miandoab Prison for a murder committed when he was 16 years and five months old, according to Kurdpa news
A conservative plan for Donald Trump’s potential second term calls for the swift execution of everyone on federal death row, continuing the historic federal execution spree that took place during the Trump administration.Buried in a 2023 plan from the Heritage Foundation, dubbed Project 2025
Some Indonesians have voiced support for the drug traffickers to be executed. As of October last year, Indonesia had 509 death row inmatesA raid on a suspected drug lab in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, allegedly operated by Russian and Ukrainian nationals, has reignited discussion about
Parvez Tak, stepfather of Bollywood actor Laila Khan, has been awarded the death penalty for the murder of the actor, her mother and four siblings in 2011.The Mumbai sessions court on Friday sentenced Parvez Tak to death for the murder of his stepdaughter and Bollywood actor Laila Khan, her
Iwao Hakamada, who in a rare example is being retried over a 1966 murder case, will be given a verdict on Sept. 26, the Shizuoka District Court said Wednesday, which could see him finally acquitted more than five decades after he was sentenced to death by the same court.In the last trial session
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 20, 2023: Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic and a member of the "Death Committee," died yesterday in a helicopter crash.Honoring the memory of thousands of men and women who have fallen victim to the crimes of Ebrahim Raisi and the Islamic
Jamie Mills Executed Despite New Evidence That Prosecutors Falsified Case Against HimThe State of Alabama executed Jamie Mills by lethal injection today despite new evidence that prosecutors obtained his conviction illegally by falsely telling the judge and jury they had not made a deal with the
The 11th Circuit Court of Criminal Appeals denied two defense motions Tuesday seeking a delay in the execution of Jamie Ray Mills. The ruling sets the stage for Mills, 50, to be executed this week by the state of Alabama by lethal injection.The defense can still seek a stay from the U.S. Supreme
The Islamic Republic alone carried out 74 percent of all documented executions worldwide in 2023, Amnesty International reported. With 853 executions, a 48 percent increase from the previous year, Iran sits behind China as the world's leading executioner."In Iran, the authorities
Recorded executions soared to their highest number in almost a decade in 2023 with a sharp rise across the Middle East and in Somalia, where executions increased by more than six times, Amnesty International said today as it released its annual report on the global use of the death
In an interview with Vatican News, death row prison chaplain and author, the Rev. Joseph B. Ingle, reflects on his pastoral work and advocacy and talks about the time he was part of an effort to gain pardon for Robert Sullivan, a death row inmate in the 1980s, that involved Pope John Paul II who
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 24, 2024: Arvin Ghahremani, a young Jewish man on death row for murder, is at imminent risk of execution in Kermanshah Central Prison after his appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court. His relatives say key errors in the case were intentionally ignored and Arvin’s
SINGAPORE: Yong Vui Kong is alive and well, though still incarcerated, as he sees the 15th year since a last-minute appeal saved his life from the gallows.Vui Kong’s story was well publicized after he was arrested for possession of 47.27 grams of heroin. This occurred in 2007 when the Malaysian
Travis Mullis was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2011, three years after sexually assaulting, choking and stomping to death 3-month-old Alijah Mullis in Galveston.An execution date was set for a Brazoria County man convicted of brutally stomping his infant son to death
Home Minister Targets Anti-Death Penalty ActivistsThe Singaporean government since mid-April has issued at least four execution notices to individuals convicted of drug-related offenses. They are among 36 death row prisoners taking part in a legal action relating to their constitutional right to
Opponents of the bill, including Gov. Jeff Landry, bucked Jewish faith leaders who said nitrogen gas evokes the Holocaust.A few months after Louisiana lawmakers legalized executing death row prisoners by nitrogen gas suffocation, an effort backed by Jewish faith leaders to remove that method from
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 20, 2024: Mojtaba Pouyande, Mostafa Aghayi, Nader Ghorbani and an unidentified Afghan national were executed for murder and drug charges in Shiraz Central Prison.According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, four men were executed in Shiraz (Adel Abad)
NASIRIYAH (Iraq), May 31 — Iraq executed eight people convicted of “terrorism”, a security source and health official said today, the third such group put to death in the country in little over a month.Courts have handed down hundreds of death and life sentences in recent years to Iraqis
Dalian (China): He Zehua, former deputy chief of China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, has been sentenced to death, with a two-year reprieve, for taking huge amounts of bribes, media reports said on Wednesday.The sentence was handed down by the Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian
Malaysia's top court commuted the death sentence imposed on a Japanese woman for drug trafficking to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, following a judicial reform that eliminated mandatory capital punishment for illicit drug trade and several other serious offenses.In a unanimous decision, a panel
Today, Amnesty International released its annual report on the state of death penalty around the world. Compiled by a brilliant team of experts, advocates, and human rights defenders, the report makes for sobering reading.According to Amnesty’s data, at least 1,153 executions took place worldwide
Missouri executed four people in 2023. Amber McLaughlin, Michael Tisius, Johnny Johnson and Leonard Taylor, who maintained that he was innocent, all died by lethal injection. The state is one of five in the country that carried out executions last year.David Hosier, who once walked the halls of
Letters from Death Row Iwao HakamadaThe odds were always stacked against Iwao Hakamada. Prosecutors in Japan have a 99-percent conviction rate for individuals charged with crimes. And for inmates who insist they are innocent, getting a court to grant a retrial has been extremely rare.Hakamada
Travis Mullis was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2011, three years after sexually assaulting, choking and stomping to death 3-month-old Alijah Mullis in Galveston.An execution date was set for a Brazoria County man convicted of brutally stomping his infant son to death
Arvin Nathaniel Ghahremani’s family and international human rights groups fight to commute his death sentence, highlighting Iran’s severe judicial practices and discriminationThe Iranian government has postponed the execution of Arvin Nathaniel Ghahremani, a 20-year-old Jewish man from the
International laws and treaties impose obligations on countries that still implement the death penalty to ensure that individuals facing this punishment are granted their full rights, including the right to seek pardon.Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states
TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors on Wednesday (May 22) sought the death penalty in the retrial of a man reputed to have been the world's longest-serving death row prisoner until his release in 2014, local media reported.Former boxer Iwao Hakamada, now 88, spent nearly five decades on death row after
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The man responsible for the racially-motivated mass shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo is due back in federal court on Tuesday morning.Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Payton Gendron, the White supremacist who killed 10 Black people in the