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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: 27 executions in three days

Iran: 27 executions in three days
A woman, four Baluchis and eight Kurds were among those executed

The total number of those executed since the beginning of September amounts to 75

The Iranian regime hanged at least 27 prisoners in three days, September 27-29, 2016, in Gohardasht, Orumiyeh, Minab and Khorrambad prisons.

Among the eight prisoners hanged together in Orumiyeh, there was a woman by the name of Molouk Noori. Seven other prisoners were Kurds from Orumiyeh.

Seven prisoners were hanged in the Central Prison of Minab (southern Hormuzgan Province). They aged between 25 and 30, and four of them were Baluchis.

In another criminal measure, eleven prisoners were hanged in Gohardasht Prison (northwest of Tehran). Two of them had been relocated to Gohardasht in a sudden nightly transfer from Khorin Prison of Varamin.

The number of those executed since the beginning of September thus amounts to 75.

The families of those executed in Orumiyeh staged a protest outside Darya Prison which led to an armed clash with the SSF Special Unit.

The Iranian Resistance underlines the fact that the clerical regime depends on savage executions to be able to continue its suppression of the populace. The NCRI calls on the people of Iran and particularly the youths to protest against such criminal sentences in solidarity with the families of execution victims.

The Iranian Resistance urges the United Nations and EU member states to end their passive approach to the rising trend of executions in Iran and make their relations with the clerical regime contingent on end to executions.

Source: The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, September 29, 2016

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