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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Thursday 15 May, 2014

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

May 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 13,097 Views 65 Comments

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

# death-penalty - Thursday 8 May, 2014

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty
# Plea
# Plea

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty

May 8th 2014, 7:14 PM 20,780 Views 115 Comments

Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty
# Clayton Lockett
# Clayton Lockett

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty

Apr 30th 2014, 7:39 PM 24,009 Views 122 Comments

President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.

# death-penalty - Thursday 24 April, 2014

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

Apr 24th 2014, 9:52 PM 42,611 Views 180 Comments

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:09 PM 29,873 Views 168 Comments

The bodies of the couple were not discovered until a year after the murder.

# death-penalty - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son's killer was about to be hanged
# Forgiven
# Forgiven

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son's killer was about to be hanged

Apr 17th 2014, 10:15 PM 45,124 Views 72 Comments

The dramatic photographs show the public execution in Iran which was stopped at the last minute when the victim’s mother intervened.

# death-penalty - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Mar 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,528 Views 66 Comments

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

# death-penalty - Monday 24 March, 2014

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial
# Military Crackdown
# Military Crackdown

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

Mar 24th 2014, 9:07 AM 13,446 Views 46 Comments

A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect
# Court
# Court

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect

Feb 12th 2014, 3:42 PM 8,305 Views 1 Comment

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty.

# death-penalty - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect

Jan 30th 2014, 7:26 PM 10,235 Views 106 Comments

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (20) has pleaded not guilty.

# death-penalty - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 71 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Jan 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 10,109 Views 125 Comments

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

# death-penalty - Sunday 29 December, 2013

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death
# India
# India

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death

Dec 29th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,620 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died this day last year, nearly two weeks after being attacked by a gang of men on a moving bus in Dehli.

# death-penalty - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 5,948 Views 20 Comments

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution

Nov 20th 2013, 8:47 AM 20,959 Views 31 Comments

A judge in the US has questioned the use of the drug that was to be used to put the white supremacist serial killer to death.

# death-penalty - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns

Nov 8th 2013, 8:51 AM 5,221 Views 39 Comments

The country donated €600,000 to the initiative between 2005 and 2011, when the decision was made to cease supporting it.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

American confesses to murder as he is executed
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

American confesses to murder as he is executed

Oct 16th 2013, 7:00 PM 29,845 Views 215 Comments

William Happ raped and strangled Angie Crowley in 1986 but only confessed as he lay on execution table.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death

Aug 28th 2013, 8:13 PM 8,275 Views 30 Comments

Major Nidal Hasan was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009.

# death-penalty - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Man who threw toddler to her death asks to be executed
# China
# China

Man who threw toddler to her death asks to be executed

Aug 24th 2013, 1:23 PM 29,314 Views 63 Comments

The man took the 2-year-old child from her pram and threw her to the ground after her mother refused to make way for him to park his car.

# death-penalty - Friday 23 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty
# Texas
# Texas

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:42 PM 6,813 Views 34 Comments

Nidal Hasan had openly declared he carried out the killings, fuelling suspicions he is actively seeking the death penalty.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer
# Nidal Hasan
# Nidal Hasan

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer

Aug 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 10,368 Views 16 Comments

Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.

# death-penalty - Monday 15 July, 2013

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US
# Execution
# Execution

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US

Jul 15th 2013, 10:00 PM 24,646 Views 116 Comments

The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.

# death-penalty - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Japanese man nears half century on death row
# Long Wait
# Long Wait

Japanese man nears half century on death row

Jul 13th 2013, 5:30 PM 11,909 Views 16 Comments

Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.

# death-penalty - Friday 10 May, 2013

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case
# Ohio Kidnap
# Ohio Kidnap

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

May 10th 2013, 8:42 AM 11,435 Views 111 Comments

Prosecutors say that charges will be sought against Ariel Castro for every act of sexual violence, rape, every day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, attempted murder and aggravated murder alleged.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Man who killed girlfriend's baby in sex assault looking for mercy
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Man who killed girlfriend's baby in sex assault looking for mercy

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:04 PM 24,817 Views 67 Comments

Steven Smith may face death penalty in Ohio should intent to kill be proven.

# death-penalty - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?

Mar 16th 2013, 11:55 AM 15,285 Views 205 Comments

As the US state of Maryland votes to abolish it, we’re asking: do you agree with capital punishment?

# death-penalty - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty
# Shooting
# Shooting

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty

Jan 30th 2013, 7:18 PM 7,315 Views 14 Comments

Major Nidal Hasan is accused of going on a shooting spree in 2009 that left 13 dead and 32 wounded at the army base in Texas.

# death-penalty - Saturday 26 January, 2013

At least 22 dead following clashes in Egypt over football riot verdicts
# Egypt
# Egypt

At least 22 dead following clashes in Egypt over football riot verdicts

Jan 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 5,924 Views 6 Comments

Earlier a court in Port Said sentenced 21 people to death over the violence that led to 74 deaths at a football match in the coastal town last year.

Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster

Jan 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 6,523 Views 4 Comments

A policeman has reportedly been killed in violence in the coastal city of Port Said following the announcement of the verdicts.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences
# India
# India

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences

Jan 23rd 2013, 2:25 PM 3,817 Views 6 Comments

India’s sex crime laws were being reviewed following the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi.

# death-penalty - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court
# India
# India

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

Jan 3rd 2013, 7:48 AM 4,517 Views 17 Comments

Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.

# death-penalty - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal
# New Delhi
# New Delhi

Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

Dec 23rd 2012, 9:07 AM 21,936 Views 17 Comments

The newspaper reports about the victim’s statement to police come as authorities ban related protests in New Delhi.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped
# Anti-gay Bill
# Anti-gay Bill

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Nov 13th 2012, 3:51 PM 12,611 Views 74 Comments

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Oct 10th 2012, 7:15 AM 10,341 Views 99 Comments

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

# death-penalty - Monday 1 October, 2012

Muslims accused of blasphemy after attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Muslims accused of blasphemy after attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan

Oct 1st 2012, 5:17 PM 7,411 Views 50 Comments

Sections of the country’s blasphemy laws carry life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Death penalty confirmed for sole surviving Mumbai attacks gunman
# India
# India

Death penalty confirmed for sole surviving Mumbai attacks gunman

Aug 29th 2012, 1:45 PM 3,625 Views 11 Comments

Mohammad Kasab is expected to lodge a final appeal for clemency with the new President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ

Aug 8th 2012, 8:51 AM 6,047 Views 66 Comments

Lawyers for 54-year-old Marvin Wilson had argued that he should have been exempt from capital punishment because he had an IQ of 61.

# death-penalty - Monday 30 July, 2012

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of murder
# Colorado
# Colorado

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of murder

Jul 30th 2012, 9:04 PM 8,199 Views 42 Comments

The 24-year-old suspect has been formally charged with a total of 142 counts over the deadly shootings at a Colorado cinema earlier this month.

Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud
# Iran
# Iran

Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud

Jul 30th 2012, 3:00 PM 9,144 Views 78 Comments

Scandal centred on bank loans through allegedly forged or illegally-obtained letters of credit to buy several state companies.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution

Jul 24th 2012, 12:23 PM 9,204 Views 23 Comments

Warren Hill, who is intellectually disabled,was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner.