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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…

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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