Iran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. The execution comes as other detainees also face the possibility of the death penalty for their involvement in the protests, which began in mid-September, first as an … Continue reading IRAN: Mohsen Shekari identified as first protester executed since the ‘hijab unrest’
Japan hanged three death-row inmates on Tuesday, its first executions in two years, amid growing criticism by human rights groups of the country's use of the death penalty. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of the three, Yasutaka Fujishiro, was convicted of killing seven people and setting fire to their house in 2004, while the … Continue reading Japan executes 3 death-row inmates in first use of capital punishment since 2019
In the U.S. state of Illinois, the dramatic close to a brutal kidnapping and murder case has made headlines around the world. Brendt Christensen will spend the rest of his life in jail, spared of the death penalty. It is his punishment for what he did to Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying back in 2017. Arriving … Continue reading Man who killed a Chinese student in Illinois escapes capital punishment
United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to halt the imminent execution of six men sentenced to death for activities related to the 2011 Arab Spring. They said that since the Saudis were all under age 18 at the time, imposing the death penalty on them would violate international law, … Continue reading Capital Punishment: World leaders urge Saudi Arabia to halt 6 executions
A woman has been publicly raped and beheaded in the Democratic Republic of Congo on allegations that she served fish to rebels in the war-torn region. The deceased was killed by gunmen who, as shown in a horrific online footage, claimed she served them "forbidden food." According to a report from France 24, militants from a … Continue reading Woman ‘sexually abused and beheaded’ in public for serving Fish in Congo
The American state of Florida is set to execute Mark James Asay with an experimental injection. His death warrant comes for the first time in over 18 months, since debates on his execution were considered by the nation's Supreme Court. Assay has been imprisoned on charges of racially motivated murders. He will be forced to … Continue reading Florida to execute Mark James Asay, the White Supremacist who committed two Racially Motivated Killings In 1976
Death sentences for terrorism are often handed down after unfair trials by special courts that disrespect human rights and the rule of law, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday in remarks commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty. Image shows the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. According to a report from The Associated Press, … Continue reading UN Chief says death penalty for terrorism is often unfair
The government of People's Republic of China says it will not abolish the death penalty, adding that the country plans to use capital punishment only on 'a very small number of extremely serious criminal offenders.'" According to a report from The Associated Press, China's government published a report September 12, stating that authorities will “strictly … Continue reading China admits it executes ‘small number of Criminals’
Turkey has received warnings from the EU, NATO and other world bodies, against imposing the capital punishment on those alleged to have taken part in Friday's failed coup. The consequences of not heeding the warnings can never be over emphasized. Restoring the death penalty against those involved in the failed coup would rule out future membership … Continue reading Turkey Ordered Not To Impose The Death Penalty On Coup Plotters.
This article examines capital punishment in murder cases, one case in particular. While many people support the death penalty and have good reasons to support such a controversial issue, I will offer deeply personal and compelling evidence to demonstrate why I do not support capital punishment - Patti McMann (Author). Image: Death penalty in the … Continue reading Capital Punishment vs Life Imprisonment (Michael’s Murder).
The year 2014 has a mixed record on death penalty. Executions declined globally from 2013 to 2014 is a sign as well as a positive result from public opposition that has continued to build up around the world against capital punishment. Yet, a few countries that continue to impose the death penalty handed down more such sentences. … Continue reading Executions down, but not for Juvenile Offenders