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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Friday 12 April, 2019

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions

The west-coast state hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, but 25 inmates have exhausted all of their appeals.

# death-penalty - Friday 8 February, 2019

Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber

The state had a Christian chaplain present instead.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted of drug smuggling.

# death-penalty - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months

Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.

# death-penalty - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Texas executes Mexican man who killed his wife and two young children

Mexico and human rights groups have long maintained that Roberto Ramos was not informed of his legal rights.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection

Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.

# death-penalty - Friday 27 July, 2018

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

# death-penalty - Friday 22 June, 2018

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack

Four people died in the attack at a Starbucks café in 2016.

# death-penalty - Sunday 22 April, 2018

India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12

Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.

# death-penalty - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

# death-penalty - Friday 23 February, 2018

Death row prisoner who hired hitman to kill his family given last-minute reprieve

His father appealed for his life.

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

# death-penalty - Saturday 20 January, 2018

'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'

Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

# death-penalty - Monday 2 October, 2017

Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial

Kim Jong-nam was killed by a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia last February.

# death-penalty - Friday 25 August, 2017

Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder

Mark Asay took 10 minutes to die.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

# death-penalty - Thursday 25 May, 2017

A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time

Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.

# death-penalty - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

# death-penalty - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.

# death-penalty - Monday 24 April, 2017

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer

Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.

# death-penalty - Monday 17 April, 2017

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days

A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

# death-penalty - Saturday 25 March, 2017

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

# death-penalty - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

# death-penalty - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

# death-penalty - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof

Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

White supremacist Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing nine black churchgoers

The US Justice Department said he is the first person to get the death penalty for federal hate crimes.

# death-penalty - Monday 9 January, 2017

Ohio obtains hundreds of vials of lethal injection drugs so executions can continue

Drugmakers have, by and large, put their drugs off-limits for executions.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'There's nothing wrong with me psychologically': Mass killer Dylann Roof refuses to apologise

Roof shot dead nine people in a church in South Carolina in 2015.

# death-penalty - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Ireland's death penalty was a 'quaint throwback' but not everyone wanted to get rid of it

Thirty years ago, there were some political considerations.

# death-penalty - Saturday 31 December, 2016

30 years ago most Irish people wanted garda killers to be executed

The death penalty wasn’t abolished in Ireland until 1990.

# death-penalty - Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

# death-penalty - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Woman says she smothered three sons as she "didn't want to see them suffer"

Brittany Pilkington’s defence are attempting to have her police confession excluded by the court.

# death-penalty - Friday 19 August, 2016

Texas plans to execute a man who never killed anyone

Jeffrey Woods is said to be severely mentally disabled and have an IQ of a child.

# death-penalty - Saturday 11 June, 2016

'Hanging is too mild for such a savage': The story of the youngest man executed by the Irish State

William O’Neill was executed four days after Christmas, on the 29 December 1927. He was 19 years old.

# death-penalty - Friday 13 May, 2016

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

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