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Innocent on Death Row? New Evidence Casts Doubt on Convictions

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Rodney Reed’s death sentence was suspended. But researchers say other current cases raise similar doubt about the guilt of the accused.
The number of executions in the United States remains close to nearly a three-decade low. And yet the decline has not prevented what those who closely track the death penalty see as a disturbing trend: a significant number of cases in which prisoners are being put to death, or whose execution dates are near, despite questions about their guilt.
Rodney Reed, who came within days of execution in Texas before an appeals court suspended his death sentence on Friday, has been the most high-profile recent example, receiving support from Texas lawmakers of both parties and celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West, who urged a new examination of the evidence.
Mr. Reed has long maintained that he did not commit the 1996 murder for which he was convicted. And in recent months, new witnesses came forward pointing toward another possible suspect: the dead…

Pakistan: Two hanged in Sahiwal

February 23, 2016: Two death row convicts were sent to the gallows in the Central Jail Sahiwal on early morning while execution of another death row prisoner was postponed, Dunya News reported.

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

According to details, death row prisoner Faiz was executed for killing a man named Barkat in 1992.

Death row prisoner Ramzan was hanged for murdering three women in 2004.

Meanwhile, the execution of death row prisoner Ghulam Murtaza was postponed after the two rival parties reached a settlement.

Source: Dunya News, Feb. 23, 2016

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