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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 …

Pakistan executes three inmates

February 4, 2016: Two prisoners were executed in Pakistan, in two different prisons. 

Key facilitator of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, terrorist Bilal Ahmed alias Abu Abdullah was executed in Kohat Central Jail early in the morning. 

Bilal s/o Faiz Ahmed was arrested two years back from his native village Suraj in Sialkot. 

Bilal aka Abu Abdullah was sentenced to death by military court Kohat after he was found guilty. 

Security sources said he was key facilitator of TTP and involved in terrorist activities against Pak Army across the country. 

Another death row convict was sent to the gallows at the Central Jail Multan on early morning, Dunya News reported.

Death row prisoner Muhammad Jora alias Mittho was hanged for killing a man named Nazir in 1996 over an old enmity. Mittho’s dead body was later handed over to his relatives.

Muhammad Jora alias Mittho was awarded death sentence by Session Court Muzaffargarh which was upheld by the superior courts. 

His mercy appeal was also rejected by the President upon which Session Court Muzaffargarh issued a death warrant and he was executed at the Central Jail Multan. 

Sources: Dunya News, thenews.com.pk, Feb. 4, 2016


Inmate Executed in Bahawalpur prison

February 9, 2016: A death row prisoner was sent to the gallows at the New Central Jail Bahawalpur on early morning, Dunya News reported.

Death row convict Haider Shehzad was executed for killing a man named Muhammad Amin over a dispute. 

The dead body of Shehzad was handed over to his relative after the execution. 

Source: Dunya News, February 9, 2016

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