FEATURED POST

Tennessee execution: Billy Ray Irick tortured to death, expert says in new filing

Image
Editor's note: Reporter Dave Boucher was one of seven state-required media witnesses at Irick's execution. 
Billy Ray Irick felt searing pain akin to torture before he died in a Tennessee prison in August, but steps taken in carrying out his execution blocked signs of suffering, according to a doctor who reviewed information about the lethal injection.
In new court filings entered late Thursday amidst an ongoing legal challenge of Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol, Dr. David Lubarsky said statements from people who witnessed the execution indicated the controversial drug midazolam failed to ensure Irick could not feel pain during his death.
As a result, the death row inmate “experienced the feeling of choking, drowning in his own fluids, suffocating, being buried alive, and the burning sensation caused by the injection of the potassium chloride,” Lubarsky wrote in the filing.
The document also says the state did not follow its own lethal injection protocol, raising questio…

Iran: Two Hanged in ‌Baluchestan, Man executed in Tabriz

Public hanging, Iran
Iran Human Rights (Jul 2, 2018): One prisoner was hanged at Saravan Prison on Saturday morning and another one was hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on Sunday morning. 

Both prisoners were charged with murder.

According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday, June 30, a prisoner was hanged at Saravan Prison on murder charges.

Habibollah Sarbazi, Baluch human rights activist, told IHR, “The prisoner, sentenced to death on murder charges, was from Paskouh, Saravan.”

According to Baluch Activists Campaign, the prisoner was identified as Ahmad Zumakzehi, son of Karim Daad.

Furthermore, according to HRANA news agency, on the morning of Sunday, July 1, another prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges.

The prisoner was identified as Ebrahim Jahantigh, 26, from ward 4 of Zahedan Central Prison. He was transferred to the solitary confinement on Saturday, June 30.

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

Prisoner hanged in Tabriz


Iran Human Rights (Jul 3, 2018): A prisoner was executed at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges.

According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday, July 3, a prisoner was executed at Tabriz Central Prison. 

The prisoner, charged with murder, was identified as Mohammad Aali, 52, from a village near Tabriz.

The prisoner, having been in prison for five years, was transferred to the solitary confinement from ward 9 of Tabriz Central Prison on Monday.

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, July 3-4, 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)

New Hampshire death penalty stands as override falls short

Idaho Department Of Correction Can Keep Lethal Injection Drugs Secret, Judge Says

Double Dose: 2 executions in Texas next week

Florida: Trial for man accused of throwing daughter from Pinellas County bridge delayed

20 Minutes to Death: Record of the Last Execution in France

Nebraska: Convicted killer Anthony Garcia has been sentenced to death

'No Time To Sleep' to depict last day of death penalty inmate

Belarus: the Last Refuge for the Death Penalty in Europe

The Machinery of Death Is Back on the Docket

Virginia: Convicted killer, already facing death penalty, admits slaying 2 girls in Illinois in 2005