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Democrats Should Stop Saying Some People Should Die in Prison

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Replacing the death penalty with death in prison is not true progress.
Late last week, a clip of an interview from the New York Times with Sen. Elizabeth Warren made the rounds on social media. In it, Warren spelled out her position against the death penalty, citing the evidence of wrongful convictions and racism associated with capital punishment. Then she added: “I think that people who have committed truly heinous crimes should die in prison. I think that is how we give them the maximum, maximum punishment that we can: keep them in prison for all their days.”
Warren’s answer echoes a similar response by Bernie Sanders, who thinks those who commit “horrific” crimes should “spend the rest of their days” in prison. This position is widely accepted as the progressive stance on the death penalty: Nearly every person vying to be the Democratic presidential nominee agrees that life without parole should replace the death penalty.
But answers like Warren’s and Sanders’ represent a continua…

Iran: At least Two People Executed in Mashhad; One Possibly a Juvenile Offender

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Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 20, 2019: According to the Iranian official media, two people were executed at Mashhad prison, northeastern Iran, Sunday.

According to the official news outlet Iran Online, a man was executed for murder and assault a minor girl on Sunday, November 17, 2019. 

It is mentioned that the man, called J, was 26 at the time of the execution. 

However, the date of the crime was November 24, 2010. 

Therefore, he might be under 18 at the time of committing a crime.

Iran Human Rights is investigating the case and will report the result as soon as possible. 

Other report published by the Iranian newspaper, Khorasan, shows that another man, called Javad A, 31, was also executed on Sunday for murder.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, November 20, 2019


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