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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: 2 terrorists hanged in Sahiwal jail

Authorities on Thursday hanged 2 terrorists here at a high security jail.

According to reports, Abdullah Baloch, a resident of Darya Khan, Bhakkar, and Sohail Ahmed, a resident of Ahmedpur Sharqia, Bhawalpur, were arrested and an inquiry was undertaken under Section 59(6) and 4 of the Army Act against them. 

Upon completion of inquiry, a special military court awarded them death penalty on 7th January 2016 which was later confirmed by army chief. 

President of Pakistan also rejected their mercy petitions on 22nd of January and both convicts were hanged yesterday.

Bodies of both men - Abdullah Baloch and Sohail - were handed over to their heirs after execution.

Source: The Nation, March 25, 2016


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