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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: Five executed on drug charges

Public execution in Iran
Iran: Medieval and barbaric punishments
Four prisoners were reportedly hanged on Saturday September 24 at Tabriz Central Prison (East Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran).

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 26 2016): Four prisoners on death row for drug related offenses were reportedly executed at Tabriz Central Prison early morning on Saturday September 24.

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the names of the prisoners are: Abdolkarim Bapiri, Mehdi Molaie, Salah Ghaderian, and Ali Mohtabipour.

These four prisoners were reportedly arrested by Iranian authorities in 2013 on drug related charges. 

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about their executions.

A prisoner was reportedly hanged on drug related charges at Taybad Prison (Razavi Khorasan province, eastern Iran).

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 26 2016): A prisoner sentenced to death on drug related charges was reportedly hanged at Taybad Prison early morning on Sunday September 25.

According to a report by the unofficial news agency, HRANA, the prisoner is Hadi Oskouie, 31 years old. 

The report says that one of Hadi's brothers was recently executed at the same prison on similar charges.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about Sunday's execution.

Source: Iran Human Rights, September 26, 2016

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