FEATURED POST

Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

Image
Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

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

Report an error, an omission: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com

Most Viewed (Last 7 Days)

Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

Texas executes Robert Pruett

Texas: Houston Man Condemned in Family Murder Plot Loses High Court Appeal

8 years since last Thai execution, future of death penalty uncertain

Iran: Young man has hand judicially amputated over jewelry theft

Man convicted in Texas prison guard’s death to be executed

Pakistan's angel of death

Why Indonesia Delays Execution of Death Row Convicts

Texas death row inmate gets new sentencing hearing because lawyer refused to present his case

Malaysia: Over 80 Iranians await execution over drug charges in dire conditions