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This spasm of state murder is unprecedented. Lives should not be subject to the whims of prosecutors, judges and rogue outgoing presidents like Trump. The American people have spoken and elected Joe Biden to be our next president. In a civilized country, the process of smoothly handing over power from one side to the other would consist, at the bare minimum, of precluding irrevocable decisions by the outgoing administration. Attorney General William Barr’s reaction: Kill as many people as he can as quickly as possible. The Trump administration’s final spasms of state murder make one thing clear: Biden must abolish the federal death penalty. Every state should follow suit. No longer should lives be subject to the political whims of prosecutors, judges and rogue outgoing presidents. The current spate of executions at the federal level is unprecedented . When Orlando Hall was executed Nov. 20 , it was the first federal execution during a transition period between one president and the

Iran: Five executed in public for rape

Yasouj execution, Dec. 27, 2012
Iran Human Rights, December 27: Five prisoners were hanged publicly in southern Iran today December 27.

According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars five men were hanged in "Mehrvarzi" parks of Yasouj city in front of thousands of people.

The prisoners who were not identified by name were convicted of rape.

So far according to official Iranian reports at least 23 people have been executed in December 2012 in Iran.

Source: Iran Human Rights, December 27, 2012

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