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To beat the clock on the expiration of its lethal injection drug supply, this past April, Arkansas tried to execute 8 men over 1 days. The stories told in frantic legal filings and clemency petitions revealed a deeply disturbing picture. Ledell Lee may have had an intellectual disability that rendered him constitutionally ineligible for the death penalty, but he had a spate of bad lawyers who failed to timely present evidence of this claim -…

Three death row convicts hanged in various Pakistan cities

LAHORE (Dunya News) - Three death row prisoners were hanged on early Tuesday morning in the jails of Attock, Mianwali and Jhang, Dunya News reported. 

The dead bodies of the prisoners were handed over to their families.

According to details, death row convict Sultan was executed in the District Jail Attock. 

Sultan had killed his wife in 2007 over a family dispute.

Death row prisoner Ghulam Gilani was hanged in the District Jail Mianwali in a double murder case. 

Ghulam Gilani had killed two of his nephews over a family dispute in 2004.

Another death row convict was executed in the District Jail Jhang. 

Prisoner Allah Ditta was hanged for murdering his friend over a small dispute in 1999.

Source: dunyanews, January 19, 2016


Inmate hanged in Sialkot

January 14, 2016: A death row prisoner was hanged in District jail Sialkot in the wee hours.

Prison sources said, murder convict Sajid was hanged under tight security, for killing a person in Gujranwala in 2003.

His body was handed to family members after completing legal formalities.

Source: jasarat.org, January 14, 2016

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