A new report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) highlights Taliban human rights violations that have received little attention: the use of corporal punishment and the death penalty.Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021 until November 2022, UNAMA documented 18 cases of corporal punishment, all lashings and mostly for so-called moral crimes. These include Leggi Tutto
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran hanged two men Monday convicted of blasphemy, authorities said, carrying out rare death sentences for the crime as executions surge across the Islamic Republic following months of unrest.Iran remains one of the world's top executioners, having put to death
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution after Oklahoma’s attorney general urged that Mr. Glossip not be put to death, citing problems with his murder trial.The Supreme Court on Friday granted a stay of execution for the death row inmate Richard Glossip after Oklahoma’s attorney
Su abogado considera que los jueces que han intervenido en este caso han cometido «errores» al valorar las pruebasEl abogado de Pablo Ibar ha solicitado al Tribunal de Apelaciones de Florida que revoque la sentencia a cadena perpetua que confirmó el pasado mes de abril contra este ciudadano
An execution warrant has been issued for Alabama Death Row inmate James Barber. It’s the first execution set since the state failed to carry out two planned executions last fall, and the first with new rules in place allowing the governor to choose the execution date.Barber, 64, has been on death
A Florida man was executed Wednesday for breaking into a woman’s home and stabbing her to death in 1986, a crime committed months after he was released from prison for a rape.Darryl B. Barwick, 56, was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday following a lethal injection at Florida State Prison
Virginia killed more than 1,300 people who were convicted of serious crimes before deciding, in 2021, that it would join 22 other states that abolished the death penalty. Before that time, prisoners on death row met with spiritual counselors like minister Russ Ford.“These people did some horrible
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 2, 2023: Aminollah Karimi Ghaljayi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, has been executed in Mashhad Central Prison.According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was sentenced to death for drug-related charge sin Mashhad Central Prison (Vakil Abad) on 1
Uganda’s Parliament passed a revised Anti-Homosexuality Bill on Tuesday, retaining executions for certain same-sex activity and introducing harsher penalties for some categories of ‘offences’.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had declined to sign into law an earlier version of the Bill after the
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); April 29, 2023: Three Baluch men were executed for drug-related and murder charges in Zahedan Central Prison and Iranshahr Prison.According to Hal Vash, two Baluch men were executed in Zahedan Central Prison and one in Iranshahr Prison on April 29. The two men executed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s state parole board voted Wednesday not to recommend clemency for death row inmate Richard Glossip, even though the state attorney general said he doesn’t think the condemned man received a fair trial.The board voted 2-2 to not recommend that Republican Gov. Kevin
HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore on Wednesday executed a man accused of coordinating a cannabis delivery, despite pleas for clemency from his family and protests from activists that he was convicted on weak evidence.Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sentenced to death in 2018 for abetting the trafficking of 1
A man was lynched by a blood-thirsty mob in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Saturday, according to an ANI report. The deceased was accused of blasphemy during a rally of former prime minister Imran Khan's political outfit Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A spine-tingling video of
Iran has executed a Swedish-Iranian man accused of being behind a deadly 2018 attack on a military parade.Habib Chaab was a founder of a separatist group calling for independence for ethnic Arabs in Iran's south-western Khuzestan province.He had been living in exile in Sweden for a decade when he
Iranian authorities have transferred the father of a protester executed in 2020 to the criminals' ward of Qazvin prison in the country’s north-west, IranWire has learned.Hossein Afkari was arrested on May 2, with the judicial or security institutions giving no reason for the move. Political
According to rights groups, Iranian authorities executed at least 582 people in 2022, 75 percent more people than the previous year. Iranian authorities executed at least 10 people across the country on May 3, while seven others face imminent execution after being transferred to solitary
The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced yesterday that a death sentence against a young man from the Shia minority had been carried out, nearly seven years after his arrest.The ministry said that it had carried out the death sentence against Manhal Al-Ribh, who was convicted of "joining a
KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Singapore’s Court of Appeal will deliver its verdict today on whether the island republic’s Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) and Prison Authorities committed a serious procedural breach in the investigation process involving a dozen plaintiffs who were convicted of
Six Libyans are facing the death penalty for converting to Christianity and proselytising under laws increasingly being used to silence civil society and human rights organisations, say activists.The women and men – some from Libya’s minority ethnic groups, including the Amazigh, or Berbers, in
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill allowing the death penalty in child rape convictions, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that banned capital punishment in such cases.DeSantis, a Republican, also signed two other components of his criminal justice legislative package during a
Iran's judiciary has charged three people with "waging war against God," a charge that could carry the death penalty, over the alleged killing of a member of the Basij paramilitary force during protests last year. "Three of the defendants in this case have been charged with waging war against God
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate whose scheduled execution in May is opposed by the state’s top prosecutor as well as celebrities such as Kim Kardashian was set to ask the state’s parole board Wednesday to spare his life.Richard Glossip has long maintained his innocence in the
The United Nations Human Rights Office has pressed Singapore to "urgently reconsider" its scheduled execution of a man over one kilogram of cannabis.Singaporean Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, is set to be hanged tomorrow after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic 35.9 ounces of cannabis, twice the
Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 6, 2023: Salahedin Majidi and Abdollah Khan Mohammadi, two men sentenced to death for drug-related charges, were executed in Salmas Prison.According to Iran Human Rights, two men were executed Salmas Prison on 6 May. Their identities have been established as
In an unusual move, the Oklahoma attorney general had agreed with inmate Richard Glossip's request after concluding that his conviction should be thrown out.WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate who claims he is innocent in an unusual case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prominent death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean, whose book “Dead Man Walking” was turned into a movie, on Wednesday joined others calling on Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to grant death row inmate Richard Glossip a 60-day reprieve from his scheduled execution.Prejean
The UIA-IROL is outraged by the repressive measures recently taken against prominent Singapore attorney M. Ravi Madasamy (M Ravi) in a decision handed down by the Singapore Supreme Court, in an appeal filed by the Law Society of Singapore seemingly because of this representation of clients
In the last 30 years, exoneration cases have exposed the very real shortcomings of the American legal system.The Innocence Project has represented innocent people who were wrongly convicted of murder and condemned to death in cases that were compromised by police and prosecutorial misconduct
A fourth person is scheduled to die by lethal injection this year in Missouri, which is one of just a handful of states that has recently carried out executions. Johnny A. Johnson, 45, was sentenced to death for the attempted rape and murder of 6-year-old Casey Williamson, who was killed July 26
As its Southeast Asian neighbors take steps away from capital punishment, the Lion City is doubling down on a discredited anti-drug policy.When Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was first elected in 2014, TIME magazine featured him on one of its October covers under the headline “A New
New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday submitted before Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud-led bench of the Supreme Court that it is considering appointment of an expert committee to examine whether a less painful method of execution of convicts sentenced to death, than hanging by neck
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for an ex-elementary school principal convicted of killing three people, including a toddler, during an armed gold shop robbery in 2020.The court ruled Wednesday that Prasitthichai Khaewkao did not deserve a reduction in his original
Florida administers executions by lethal injection or electric chair. In 2000, then-Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed legislation making lethal injection the state’s default method of execution amid controversy over the electric chair. The last inmate Florida executed by electrocution was Allen
A Singaporean man who is due to be hanged this week for abetting an attempt to smuggle cannabis is one of a growing number of death row prisoners who have to represent themselves after their appeals because they cannot access lawyers, activists have said.Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sentenced to