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Texas: Rodney Reed granted indefinite stay of execution

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Stay of execution came just hours after parole board unanimously recommended 120-day reprieve
The Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed was granted a stay of execution on Friday, 5 days before he was scheduled to be put to death for a murder he insists he did not commit.
The Texas court of criminal appeals blocked the execution indefinitely and sent the case back to the trial court in Bastrop county, where Reed was sentenced in 1998 for the murder of Stacey Stites two years earlier.
The court had previously rejected multiple appeals, but Reed’s lawyers argued that fresh evidence bolstered his claim of innocence. 
They said in a statement that they “are extremely relieved and thankful … this opportunity will allow for proper consideration of the powerful and mounting new evidence of Mr Reed’s innocence”.
Millions of people, including a clutch of celebrities, have rallied behind Reed’s cause, helping to generate momentum and public attention as the execution date of 20 November loomed an…

Iran: Man Hanged at Kashan Prison

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Iran Human Rights (IHR) - July 24, 2019: A man was hanged at Kashan prison for murder last weekend. 

According to IMNA News, on the morning of Sunday, July 21, a man was executed at the Iranian city of Kashan’s prison. 

Kashan’s Deputy Attorney General, Rouhollah Dehghani, said, “the defendants confessed he had a relationship with the victim’s wife. He and the victim’s wife conspired to commit the murder.” 

The wife was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment. 

IMNA News has not mentioned any name but Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran revealed the executed man’s name as Majid Mosleh, 30. 

At least 110 people were executed in Iran in the first half of 2019. 

Only 37 of the executions have been announced by authorities or Iranian media. 

Iran Human Rights (IHR) could confirm 73 more through its sources. 

IHR only reports the unannounced executions if it could confirm those with two separate credible sources. Therefore, the actual number of executions may be even higher than reported.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, July 24, 2019


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