Murtaja Qureiris, who was arrested at age 13 for participating in protests in eastern Saudi Arabia, is now facing execution at age 18. Saudi authorities arrested him three years after the 2011 Arab Spring protests, CNN reports. Qureiris has spent nearly four years in pretrial detention. He was 10 when at least one of the offenses … Continue reading Saudi Arabia condemns 13-year-old protester to death
The family of a Canadian man, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling, say their worst fears have been confirmed. In November, Mr. Lloyd was given a 15-year jail term sentence for smuggling 222kg of methamphetamine, but the court said the sentence was too lenient. In a … Continue reading Parents of Canadian drug smuggler say his death penalty was ‘horrific’
Canada has updated its travel advisory for China to warn citizens about the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws after a court sentenced a Canadian tourist to death on Monday. "Exercise a high degree of caution in China due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws," the note reads, citing "death … Continue reading Canada warns citizens against traveling to China
A British woman who was arrested in Egypt nearly a month ago is wallowing in pain and misery. She was wrongfully remanded for possessing painkillers. Following her arrest in the North African country, she was found to be carrying drugs which were later identified as Naproxen and Tramadol. Laura Plummer (Image via FarrahGray) According to … Continue reading British woman spends 2 months in an Egyptian prison for possessing painkillers; could face 25 years in jail or death
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
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’
Image shows Huang Qingheng at a court hearing. A Chinese young woman who was busted as part of a transnational child trafficking gang, has been executed by a court in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tuesday. According to reports from local tabloids, Huang Qingheng's execution was sanctioned by China's Supreme Court. Huang, whose nationality was … Continue reading Child Trafficker executed in Southern China
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).