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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…

Iran: Ongoing executions, torture and floggings in holy month of Ramadan

Medieval punishments: Public flogging in Ira (file photo)
Medieval punishments: Public flogging in Iran (file photo)
The inhumane mullahs' regime is continuing its use of mass executions, barbaric punishments, floggings and widespread arrests during the holy month of Ramadan, which is considered amongst Muslims in Iran and all other Islamic countries as a period of friendship, kindness and benevolence.

Iranian authorities on June 15 sent 5 prisoners to the gallows in the central prisons of Bandar Abbas (southern Iran) and Yasouj (southwestern Iran). I

n the early days of Ramadan (2nd week of June) a deprived worker was horrifically flogged in public in the town of Ghir and Karzin in Fars Province (central Iran) under the pretext of eating during fasting hours. 

A number of other people in various cities including Hamedan, Isfahan and Islam Shahr have been arrested for similar reasons.

In another development, Mr. Iman Rashidi Yeganeh lost his life on June 10 after enduring 4 months of detention in appalling conditions in Parsiloun Prison of Khoram-Abad (western Iran) and being deprived of any medical care. He was mistakenly arrested back in March due to a name similarity. 

However, the criminal judge of the mullahs' so-called court refused to release this prisoner despite learning of his innocence and in the light of warnings issued by physicians.

The mullahs' inability and incapacity to temporarily put a lid on oppression, torture and executions, even in the sacred month of Ramadan, makes it crystal clear that the criminals ruling Iran cannot safeguard their rule for even 1 day without nooses and the use of torture against the people.

The Iranian Resistance calls on international human rights organizations to condemn the crimes of this regime and focus their efforts to entirely banish and expel the mullahs from the global community. The senior leaders of this regime, being a disgrace for modern humanity, must be placed before justice for their crimes against humanity.

Source: NCRI, June 19, 2016

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