FEATURED POST

Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

Image
The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Pakistan: At least 287 executions since December 2014

Pakistan: an execution frenzy
At least 287 executions since December 2014
November 2, 2015: Pakistan executed a man convicted of murder in Sahiwal, Samaa reported.

“In 2003, Imtiaz Hussain had murdered a man over a dispute. He was hanged until death,” sources quoted central jail authorities as saying.

Since the de facto ban on capital punishment ended on 17 December 2014, at least 287 people, including twenty-six convicted terrorists, have been executed across the country. 

October 27, 2015: Two death row prisoners were hanged in the jails of Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur while the execution of two convicts was postponed.

Double murder convict Abdul Majeed was hanged in the District Jail of Dera Ghazi Khan. He had killed his brother Ali Ahmed and nephew Abdul Aziz in November 2002 over a property dispute.

Another prisoner, Muhammad Azam, was executed in the New Central Jail of Bahawalpur for murdering his rival in 1997 over an old enmity while the execution of Muhammad Khadim Hussain was postponed on court’s order.

Meanwhile, the execution of Ibrar Hussain in the District Jail Toba Tek Singh was postponed after the rival parties reached a friendship agreement. He had killed Muhammad Akram in 1997.

Since the de facto ban on capital punishment ended on 17 December 2014, at least 286 [as of October 27, 2015] people, including twenty-six convicted terrorists, have been executed across the country. 

Sources: Dunya News, APP/DND, 92 News, Hands off Cain, October 27, 2015; Samaa Tv, November 2, 2015

- Report an error, an omission: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Most Viewed (Last 7 Days)

Nevada law says chief medical officer must advise on executions despite ethical clash

Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man?

Iran: Three Hand Amputations, Four Hangings Carried Out in Qom

Iran: Woman Asylum Seeker Lashed 80 Times After Being Deported From Norway

Poorly executed - Indiana inmate challenges state's lethal cocktail change

Iran: Three executions carried out, two in front of large crowds

Two Myanmar migrants make final appeal in Koh Tao murder case

20 Minutes to Death: Record of the Last Execution in France

Arkansas death-row inmate tries to drop appeal blocking execution; request denied

"I cannot execute convicted murderers," Tanzania's president declares