Oklahoma | Richard Glossip v. the Death Machine

Glossip has been on death row for 25 years for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Now, he’s not only trying to save himself, but all Oklahoma Death Row inmates from what they deem inhumane executions When you’re executed in Oklahoma, the process begins 35 days before your death, according to inmate Richard Glossip. First, they take your belongings, then they transfer you to a block of four cells called Death Watch. If you’re the only one on the block, they put you in the first cell, where you’ll stay for a week. Then they’ll move you one cell over, and so on until you’re closest to the execution chamber. There’s a camera and a guard for each cell, bright lights are on day and night, and the only thing you’re allowed to bring is a Bible, family photos, and a pen and paper. Some days, there’s nothing; others, you’ll watch as another inmate goes off to die. Glossip has found himself on Death Watch three times over the last 25 years. He’s had three last meals, the same four items every tim

Iran: 18-year-old boy hanged in public

Public hanging of an 18-year-old boy
in Ghaemshahr, Iran, Sept. 14, 2013
Iran Human Rights, September 14: An 18-year-old boy was hanged in public in the town of Ghaemshahr (northern Iran) this morning.

According to the state run Iranian news agencies the 18-year-old boy was identified as Erfan Gholinejad and was convicted of a rape committed in April 2013. He was arrested in June 2013 according to the reports.

Depending on Erfan’s exact date of birth, there is a possibility that he was under 18 years of age at the time of committing the alleged crime. Iran Human Rights is currently investigating this matter.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Sept. 14, 2013

Photos of the execution (Warning: Graphic Content) - Source: HRA News

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