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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: Six executions, one in public, carried out on November 10

Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Imprisonment and cash fine for those arrested in Sardasht protest

Five prisoners were hanged in Kerman Prison (southern Iran) and a 24-year-old man was hanged in public in Chalmeh Sang village near Mashhad (northeast Iran). 

Another prisoner was hanged in public on November 9 in Shiraz, southern Iran.

In another development, the Iranian Judiciary sentenced 12 people to one year imprisonment, each, and payment of cash fine. 

They had been arrested in a 2015 demonstration in protest to the harrowing death of Farinaz Khosravani in Sardasht.

Residents of Mahabad, Sanandaj, Sardasht and other cities of Iranian Kurdistan poured into the streets and staged a demonstration on May 3, 2015, in protest to the death of Farinaz Khosravani who threw herself off the fourth floor of a hotel where she worked to escape being sexually assaulted by an agent of the Intelligence Department. 

The regime clamped down harshly on the protest and made many arrests but has taken no action yet against the Intelligence agent who is responsible for the death of Ms. Khosravani.

The Iranian Resistance urges international human rights bodies to condemn the flagrant violations of human rights by the Iranian regime. 

The NCRI calls on the public and youths in Iran to stand up to executions, torture and suppressive measures by uniting in solidarity against the clerical regime.

Source: The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, November 11, 2016

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