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Texas: Gov. Abbott should grant death row inmate Rodney Reed a reprieve, before it’s too late

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Convicted murderer Rodney Reed is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 20, but Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to stop it.
As it stands, there’s no indication that Abbott will. He has only stopped one execution since becoming governor 5 years ago.
Reed was sentenced to death in 1998, after being convicted of the brutal 1996 rape and killing of a 19-year-old woman from central Texas, Stacey Stites. And though the governor has yet to weigh in on this specific case, he supports capital punishment, as do most voters in the state. According to a June 2018 poll from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune, fully three-fourths of Texans strongly or somewhat support the death penalty.
But the question at hand has nothing to do with the death penalty, per se. Granting a reprieve would simply be the right thing to do — and a necessary precaution against the doubts that would linger, if Reed is executed as scheduled.
Reed has consistently maintained his innocence, and legitimate questions …

Iran regime hangs 10 prisoners collectively

NCRI - The clerical regime in Iran on Wednesday hanged 10 prisoners collectively in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, west of the Iranian capital Tehran.

This shocking group execution in Gohardasht, also known as Rajai Shahr Prison, comes a week after the henchmen of the religious dictatorship raided and harassed inmates in the notorious prison.

The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is trying in vain to make up for the retreats he was forced to make last week in the nuclear projects, by severely violating human rights in order to to salvage his hegemony and grip on power.

Since mullah Hasssan Rouhani took office as President, more than 1,800 prisoners have been executed in Iran.

Turning a blind eye by the international community, especially the European Union and the United States, regarding the catastrophic human rights situation in Iran emboldens the mullahs’ regime to step up suppression and slaughter the Iranian people. 

Any relations with the Iranian regime have to be contingent upon improvement of the situation of human rights in Iran, including the release of all political prisoners.

Source: NCRI, July 23, 2015

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