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No Second Chances: What to Do After a Botched Execution

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Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. The state shouldn't get a second chance.
The pathos and problems of America's death penalty were vividly on display yesterday when Ohio tried and failed to execute Alva Campbell. Immediately after its failure Gov. John Kasich set June 5, 2019, as a new execution date.
This plan for a second execution reveals a glaring inadequacy in the legal standards governing botched executions in the United States.
Campbell was tried and sentenced to die for murdering 18-year-old Charles Dials during a carjacking in 1997. After Campbell exhausted his legal appeals, he was denied clemency by the state parole board and the governor.
By the time the state got around to executing Campbell, he was far from the dangerous criminal of 20 years ago. As is the case with many of America's death-row inmates, the passage of time had inflicted its own punishments.
The inmate Ohio strapped onto the gurney was a 69-year-old man afflicted with serious ailm…

Iran Court Sentences Woman to Death by Stoning; Prisoner Hanged in Southern Iran

Iran Human Rights (DEC 9 2015): A court in the north of Iran has reportedly sentenced a woman to lashings, 25 years in prison, and also death by stoning for allegedly assisting in the murder of her husband, Arash Babaieepour Tabrizinejad.

Her sentence was reportedly issued by Branch 2 of a criminal court in Gilan. 

A local Iranian official website, quoting the Prosecutor of Siahkal (a city in the province of Gilan), has identified the woman as only "A.Kh".

A prisoner with an alleged murder charge was reportedly hanged at Bandar Abbas Central Prison on the morning of Monday December 7. 

A report by the Judicial department in the province of Hormozgan identifies the prisoner as A.B. 

The prisoner was reportedly charged with murder and also sentenced to death in 2008. 

The death sentence was reportedly issued by Branch 1 of Hormozgan's Criminal Court and confirmed by Branch 13 of Iran's Supreme Court.

Source: Iran Human Rights, December 8-9, 2015

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