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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 Regime's Inhumane Punishment of Death by Stoning Continues

Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
Iran: Barbaric and medieval punishments
NCRI - Criminal Court of the Western Lorestan province in Iran, condemned a man and a woman accused of so called ‘unethical relation’ to medieval capital punishment of death by stoning.

According to the verdict of the Criminal Court Branch 1, in Lorestan Province, the sentence of ‘death by stoning’ has been issued, for Mr. KH. A and Mrs. S-M.Th. The state run website called Kashkan reported on February 2, 2017.

The source said: "At the moment the sentence is issued by the lower court and the track is communicated to the attorneys of the defendants and added, in this case the role of the city administration chief, the Public Prosecutor Bureau, feta police intelligence and police has been outstanding in gathering evidence, arresting suspects and transferring the case to legal authorities.

The source also stated that the two accused are already in custody, awaiting final approval of the sentence by the court.

It is noteworthy that Amnesty International earlier this year in Jaunary, has called out the mullahs’ dictatorship and asked other international human rights charities and governments to condemn these atrocities.

In a statement, Amnesty International wrote: “Iran’s persistent use of cruel and inhuman punishments, including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year, exposes the authorities’ utterly brutal sense of justice.”

Source: NCRI, Feb. 4, 2017

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