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Texas Should Not Have Executed Robert Pruett

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Update: Robert Pruett was executed by lethal injection on Thursday.
Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas Thursday. He has never had a chance to live outside a prison as an adult. Taking his life is a senseless wrong that shows how badly the justice system fails juveniles.
Mr. Pruett was 15 years old when he last saw the outside world, after being arrested as an accomplice to a murder committed by his own father. Now 38, having been convicted of a murder while incarcerated, he will be put to death. At a time when the Supreme Court has begun to recognize excessive punishments for juveniles as unjust, Mr. Pruett’s case shows how young lives can be destroyed by a justice system that refuses to give second chances.
Mr. Pruett’s father, Sam Pruett, spent much of Mr. Pruett’s early childhood in prison. Mr. Pruett and his three siblings were raised in various trailer parks by his mother, who he has said used drugs heavily and often struggled to feed the children. Wh…

Iran: Man arrested two weeks ago hanged in public

Man publicly hanged 2 weeks after his arrest, Neyshabur, Iran. Sept. 30, 2016
Man publicly hanged 2 weeks after his arrest, Neyshabur, Iran. Sept. 30, 2016
A man was hanged in public in the Razavi Khorasan province (northeastern Iran) on Friday September 30. 

A crowd of people reportedly watched the execution.

Iran Human Rights (October 2 2016): A man who was arrested about two weeks ago on murder and rape charges was hanged in public in the city of Neyshabur. 

According to the Iranian state-run news agency, Mehr, the execution was carried out in public in front of a crowd of people on the morning of Friday September 30. 

The report identifies the prisoner as Mehdi N., 37 years old. 

Such a short time between the arrest and execution of an individual indicates lack of due process, which according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR), is not uncommon in Iran. 

IHR suspects "Mehdi N." may have not received a fair trial or the chance to defend himself.

Source: Iran Human Rights, October 3, 2016

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