FEATURED POST

U.S. plans to carry out eighth federal execution this year in November

Image
Under Trump, a Republican running for re-election in November, the Justice Department has already executed twice as many men this year as all of Trump’s predecessors combined going back to 1963. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice plans to execute Orlando Hall, a convicted murderer, on Nov. 19, according to a notice filed with a federal judge overseeing challenges to the department’s lethal injection protocol.
The United States has already carried out seven executions this year after President Donald Trump’s administration revived the punishment in the summer, ending a 17-year hiatus.
Hall, 49, was a marijuana trafficker in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, who in 1994, alongside accomplices, kidnapped, raped and murdered the 16-year-old sister of two Texas drug dealers he suspected had stolen money from him, according to court records.
He and three other men kidnapped Lisa Rene from the apartment she shared with her brothers in Arlington, Texas, in an act of revenge after they paid her brothe…

Iran | Prisoner Executed in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 30, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Shiraz Central Prison. 

According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of 27 September, a male prisoner was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (Adelabad). 

His identity has been established as Ali Ahmadi, a Kazeroud native who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

Ali Ahmadi was arrested for murder in 2018 and had remained behind bars until his execution.

At the time of publication, his execution has not been announced by domestic media or official sources in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, September 30, 2020


⚑ | 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)

Perez Hilton alleges Sultan of Brunei's son Abdul Azim is gay in bombshell video claim

Gay Travel Index 2020 | In 15 countries, homosexuals face the death penalty

Saudi Arabia | Execution caught on video

Texas executes Rickey Lynn Lewis

Philippines: A moral, ethical issue for our people

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

U.S. plans to carry out eighth federal execution this year in November

Japan Justice Ministry to notify victims of death row executions

Egypt | 49 Executions In 10 Days

Alabama woman sentenced to death for poisoning, torturing her step kids appeals case