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Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America.

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Anthony Ray Hinton was mowing the lawn at his mother's house in 1985 when Alabama police came to arrest him for 2 murders he did not commit. One took place when he was working the night shift at a Birmingham warehouse. Yet the state won a death sentence, based on 2 bullets it falsely claimed matched a gun found at his mother's home. In his powerful new memoir, "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," Hinton describes how racism and a system stacked against the poor were the driving forces behind his conviction. He also writes about the unique and unexpected bonds that can form on death row, and in particular about his relationship with Henry Hays, a former Klansman sentenced to death for a notorious lynching in 1981. Hays died in the electric chair in 1997 - 1 of 54 people executed in Alabama while Hinton was on death row.
After almost 30 years, Hinton was finally exonerated in 2015, thanks to the Equal Justice Initiative, or EJI. On April 27…

Qatar court sentences Nepali man to death for murdering Qatari national

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June 4, 2018-A court in Qatar has sentenced death penalty to a Nepali man by a firing squad for murdering a Qatari national Umair Mohammed Umair Al Ramzani Al-Nauimi.

A joint bench of Primary Court (Criminal) presided by Judge Mustafa Al Bedahewi sentenced the capital punishment to Anil Chaudhary of Aurahi-1, Mahottari. 

Chaudhary was arrested on the first week of April, 2017 for his alleged involvement in the murder of a Qatari national.

Meanwhile, the Nepali Embassy in Qatar has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Qatar seeking to save the life of the convicted.

Prior to the incident, Chaudhary was working at a car ash company as a general labour. He is now being kept at the Central Jail.

Likewise, the Nepali Embassy in Qatar has sought 30,000 Riyal (around Rs 600,000) from the Nepal government as fees to defend Chaudhary at the Supreme Court. 

The Foreign Ministry has forwarded the request to Labour Ministry which has forward it to Foreign Employment Promotion Board where the matter is being discussed.

This is the 1st instance of a Nepali killing a local in Qatar. However, 10 Nepali migrant workers convicted of killing fellow Nepalis are serving their respective jail sentences at various prisons.

Source: Kathmandu Post, June 4, 2018


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