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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: Mass Execution of 11 Prisoners in Two Days in Mashhad, Rasht and Khorramabad

NCRI - The inhuman clerical regime in an inhuman crime hanged six prisoners at Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad on November 6, 2016. 

On the same day, Ali Mozaffari, head of the 'Judiciary' in Khorasan Razavi province, described execution, massacre and suppression in line with "enhancing public safety" and threatened more strict actions, saying: "With any disorder, oppositional disorder, breaking public comfort ... he will deal decisively ". (State run Young Reporters Club – November 6)

On November 5, three prisoners in Rasht Central Prison and two prisoners in Khorramabad Parsilon Prison were hanged. 

Father of Aref Ali Nasab, 27, who was executed in Rasht prison, had pleaded for his stay of execution before his execution in a tape. 

Aref’s friends in Rasht Malavan football team also made a large banner calling for his execution to be canceled.

Iranian Resistance calls on all human rights organizations to take urgent action to deal with the trend of mass and arbitrary executions in Iran. 

The dossier of human rights in Iran should be referred to the UN Security Council, and deals with this regime must be made contingent upon a halt to executions.


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