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#Executions

# executions - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 13th 2019, 7:18 AM 14,558 Views 25 Comments

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

# executions - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
# Executions
# Executions

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

Apr 29th 2017, 11:47 AM 12,477 Views 48 Comments

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

# executions - Friday 21 April, 2017

Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions
# Ledell Lee
# Ledell Lee

Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions

Apr 21st 2017, 7:07 AM 34,099 Views 57 Comments

Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April.

# executions - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 18th 2017, 10:37 AM 10,911 Views 24 Comments

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

# executions - Monday 17 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 17th 2017, 12:46 PM 11,693 Views 14 Comments

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

# executions - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 29th 2017, 7:50 AM 19,497 Views 38 Comments

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

# executions - Monday 9 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 15,522 Views 50 Comments

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

# executions - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Six countries with the most executions and Ireland's diplomatic links to them
# Executions
# Executions

Six countries with the most executions and Ireland's diplomatic links to them

Dec 29th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,956 Views 30 Comments

Although state killings are legal in some countries, there remains a lot of secrecy around the figures recording instances of it.

# executions - Monday 4 January, 2016

Islamic State's alleged latest video features an English-speaking boy threatening to kill 'non-believers' in the UK
# Executions
# Executions

Islamic State's alleged latest video features an English-speaking boy threatening to kill 'non-believers' in the UK

Jan 4th 2016, 8:21 AM 20,073 Views 51 Comments

The video purports to show the execution of five men who confess to charges of “espionage”.

# executions - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Isis threatens Britain in new executions video
# Message To Cameron
# Message To Cameron

Isis threatens Britain in new executions video

Jan 3rd 2016, 9:17 PM 30,814 Views 73 Comments

In the footage, an English-speaking IS fighter calls British Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile”.

# executions - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences
# Executions
# Executions

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 men, including a prominent cleric, for terror offences

Jan 2nd 2016, 2:36 PM 18,762 Views 129 Comments

All bar two of those executed were Saudi citizens. The executions have sparked international condemnation in the region.

# executions - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions
# Palmyra
# Palmyra

Islamic State is using a Roman amphitheatre as a stage for executions

May 28th 2015, 8:31 PM 20,501 Views 78 Comments

20 men they accused of fighting for the regime were killed.

# executions - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Seven foreigners condemned to death sang hymns before being executed by firing squad

Apr 29th 2015, 8:33 AM 25,986 Views 88 Comments

Australia has withdrawn its ambassador, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott says relations between the two nations have entered a ‘dark hour’.

# executions - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?

Mar 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 39,854 Views 72 Comments

There were 3,000 estimated executions last year.

# executions - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012
# Put To Death
# Put To Death

China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012

Oct 21st 2014, 8:47 AM 7,595 Views 15 Comments

The total for the rest of the world combined was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.

# executions - 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 13,099 Views 65 Comments

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

# executions - 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 11,917 Views 16 Comments

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

# executions - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
# Executions
# Executions

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

Apr 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,261 Views 21 Comments

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

# executions - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny
# Syria
# Syria

Eight killed in Syrian prison mutiny

Jul 24th 2012, 8:54 AM 1,214 Views 0 Comments

Opposition Syrian National Council claims regime forces opened fire on detainees during a peaceful sit-in protest.

# executions - Sunday 22 July, 2012

'Kiss my ass': Most memorable last words
# Last Words
# Last Words

'Kiss my ass': Most memorable last words

Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 21,045 Views 23 Comments

What are some of the things that have been uttered to the executioner?

# executions - Friday 20 July, 2012

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria

Jul 20th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,276 Views 19 Comments

Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.

# executions - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia beheads five people for murder, drug smuggling

Jun 26th 2012, 2:40 PM 10,481 Views 76 Comments

Four Saudi citizens and one Syrian national have been executed, according to Saudi authorities.