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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 -…

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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