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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: Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
Iran Human Rights (JAN 16, 2017): A prisoner was hanged in the village of Bektash near Miandoab (northwestern Iran), reported official Iranian news agencies.

The public hanging was carried out on the morning of Monday January 16. 

The man, who was not identified by name, was convicted of murdering five members of a family in summer 2016.

According to the Prosecutor of Miandoab, Adel Gol-Hosseini, the man was sentenced to death within two months after his arrest.

Photos published in the Iranian media show hundreds of people watching the execution.

The website "Kurdistan Human Rights Network" identified the prisoner as Ali Aghayan, 24 years old.

At least 32 prisoners have been executed in different Iranian cities in the last six days.

Photos of the execution:



Source: Iran Human Rights, January 16, 2017

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