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

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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 reasons to justify intervening. Billy Ray Irick suffered from psychotic breaks that raised profound doubts about his ability to distinguish right from wrong. Edmund Zagorksi’s behavior in prison was so exemplary that even the warden pleaded for his life. David Earl Miller also suffered from mental illness and was a survivor of child abuse so horrific that he tried to kill himself when he was 6 years old.
Questions about the humanity of Tennessee’s lethal-injection protocol were so pervasive following the execution of Mr. Irick that both Mr. Zagorski and M…

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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