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

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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 sentenced to 'quisas' executed at Aligudarz prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 1, 2020: A prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed at Aligoudarz Prison.

According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of October 30, a male prisoner was executed at Aligoudarz Prison. 

His identity has been established as Saeed Bolouri, a Lorestan native who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

An informed source told IHR: “Saeed Bolouri has been in detention since 2016 for the murder of his landlord. The dispute was over the 80 million Toman security deposit that the landlord had to return to Saeed, but 3 months after moving out, his deposit wasn’t returned to him and ultimately, the dispute led to an argument and the murder of the landlord with a knife.”

"Saeed's family was willing to pay [the amount is known and protected by IHR] for the diyya (blood money), but the victim's family would not consent and demanded retribution," the source added.

At the time of publication, the execution of Saeed Bolouri has not been announced by domestic media or officials 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, October 1, 2020


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