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Texas: With a man's execution days away, his victims react with fury or forgiveness

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For the past 3 months, Christopher Anthony Young has awoken in his 10-by-6 foot concrete cell on death row and had to remind himself: He's scheduled to die soon.
As the day crept closer, the thought became more constant for Young, who's sentenced to die for killing Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in 2004.
"What will it feel like to lay on the gurney?" he asks himself. "To feel the needle pierce my vein?"
Mitesh Patel, who was 22 when Young murdered his father, has anxiously anticipated those moments, as well. He wonders how he will feel when he files into the room adjacent to the death chamber and sees Young just feet away through a glass wall.
For years, Patel felt a deep hatred for Young. He wanted to see him die. Patel knew it wouldn't bring his father back. But it was part of the process that started 14 years ago when Young, then 21, gunned down Hash Patel during a robbery at Patel's convenience store on the Southeast Side of San Antonio.
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Iran: Man Hanged in Khoy Central Prison

Public execution, Iran
Iran Human Rights (Mar 12, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Khoy Central Prison on rape charges.

According to a report by HRANA, on the morning of Sunday, March 11, a prisoner was executed at Khoy Central Prison on rape charges.

The prisoner was identified as Javad Golneyyat, and he had two young girls.

A close source said, “Mr. Golneyyat was sentenced to death on rape charges. He was executed at Khoy Central Prison this morning. He denied the accusation. That’s why his family and I went to prison today and asked the prison warden to delay the execution but all our efforts were in vain, and he was executed anyway.”

The execution of this prisoner, which is confirmed by IHR sources, has not been announced by the state-run media so far.

Source: Iran Human Rights, March 14, 2018


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