In the Bible Belt, Christmas Isn’t Coming to Death Row

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It seems that Google made a few changes to the way images are shown on Google-powered blogs. Pictures and links to social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) will no longer be loaded if you are using an ad blocker. Please be advised that no commercial activity whatsoever (ads, links, etc.) is conducted by DPN on their website. Ads, if any shown, are selected and inserted on this page by Google, not by DPN. Disable your ad blocker if pictures and/or videos are no longer shown on DPN pages. Please note that this may not apply to all browsers.

When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  

NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.
This was not a surprising turn of events. In each case, recourse to the courts had been exhausted. In each case Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, declined to intervene, though there were many r…

Iran: Executions in Babol and Eslamabad-e-Gharb

Iran execution
Iran Human Rights (May 6, 2018): A prisoner was executed at Babol Prison on murder charges.

According to Rokna news agency, on the morning of Saturday, May 5, a prisoner was hanged at Babol Prison on murder charges.

The prisoner, identified as A. F., 27, committed murder over a financial dispute in 2015.

According to the state-run news agency, Javan, quoting Younes Hosseini Alemi, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mazandaran, “The defendant, A.F., son of Shidollah, who was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering J. A., was hanged at Babol Prison in the presence of the plaintiffs.”

Prisoner hanged at Eslamabad-e-Gharb Prison on murder charges

According to HRANA news agency, on the morning of Monday, April 30, a prisoner was executed at Eslamabad-e-Gharb Prison on murder charges. The prisoner was identified as A’zam Khazaei.

A close source told Iran Human Rights, “A’zam Khazaei had shot and killed her wife. Her wife’s relatives encourage her to divorce A'zam and marry someone else because A’zam had been imprisoned twice before.”

The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the state-run media so far.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges. 

There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 5, 2018

⚑ | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com.

Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE!

"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed,
but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Most Viewed (Last 7 Days)

Iran: Man executed in public, with children watching

Ohio board rejects condemned man’s request for mercy

Cruel, Not Unusual: Iran Prosecutor Backs Off Hint Of Fewer 'Divine' Amputations

French drugs suspect facing possible death penalty escapes Indonesian jail

Proposed South Carolina bill would make electrocution main method of execution for death penalty inmates

Third US trial finds Spaniard guilty of murdering 3

The toll of 50 years on death row

Death by Fentanyl: Should the Powerful Opioid Be Used in Lethal Injections?

Iran: Three Men Hanged in Public

Ohio Parole Board member quits, calls agency toxic and secretive