Clinton Young Free Pending Retrial After 20 Years on Texas Death Row

Former Texas death-row prisoner Clinton Young has been released from custody nearly twenty years after being sentenced to death for a double murder he has consistently said he did not commit. Young walked out of the Midland County Detention Center January 21, 2022, after the foundation posted bond to secure his freedom while prosecutors from neighboring Dawson County decide whether to retry Young on the charges.  The foundation crowdfunded contributions to cover 15% of the $150,000 cash bail to gain Young’s release. RELATED |  Texas | Former death row inmate Clinton Young released on bond The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (TCCA) granted Young a new trial in September 2021 following revelations that his prosecutor from the Midland County District Attorney’s office had also secretly served as a paid clerk to county judges who presided over Young’s trial and post-conviction appeals. In a video posted on the foundation’s Facebook page, Young removed his left sneaker and sock and stepped

Iran | 4 Prisoners Hanged in Urmia Central Prison

On Friday, December 31, 2021, 4 Kurdish prisoners, Hossein Abbaszadeh, Moghadam Alizadeh, Faizollah Ghorbani, and Hamdollah Alemi, were hanged in Urmia Central Prison. 

At least 9 people have been executed in Iranian prisons during the last 10 days.

The mass execution of 4 people in Urmia Prison on the last day of 2021 is another example of the Iranian regime’s disregard of the international community, which in its 68th resolution in the recent UN General Assembly condemned the clerical regime for its horrific human rights violations, especially executions and particularly the highest juvenile executions in the world. 

The number of executions recorded in 2021 is at least 100 more than that of 2020.

Any agreement, indulgent approach, or concession to a regime that operates only through executions, torture, and repression is a grave violation of the principles on which the United Nations and the European Union are founded on, and will only embolden the regime to continue and intensify such crimes. 

This regime must be ostracized from the international community, and its leaders must be brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Source: NCRI, Staff, January 3, 2022

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