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#Capital Punishment

# capital-punishment - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

American confesses to murder as he is executed

William Happ raped and strangled Angie Crowley in 1986 but only confessed as he lay on execution table.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies

Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Former death row inmates fight capital punishment

The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences Executions This post contains videos

Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

# capital-punishment - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?

As the US state of Maryland votes to abolish it, we’re asking: do you agree with capital punishment?

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day

Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?

Which is more appropriate, a death penalty or a life in prison without parole? Have your say…

Californians to vote on measure to abolish death penalty

Supporters of the measure argue it could save the state millions of dollars. No one has been executed in the state since 2006.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# capital-punishment - Monday 12 December, 2011

South African woman executed in China

Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.

# capital-punishment - Sunday 18 September, 2011

From The42 In pictures: the Kilmacud Crokes Sevens Capital Gains This post contains images

In pictures: the Kilmacud Crokes Sevens

Some of Gaelic football’s biggest names lined out for the annual tournament in the capital this weekend.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 4 August, 2011

British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction

Capital punishment debate petition has been generating support online, but needs 100,000 signatures before being considered for House of Commons debate.

# capital-punishment - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions

Legal analyst Andrew Cohen argues in The Atlantic that legal argument on lethal injections cannot continue without those involved in the debate seeing exactly what happens in the death chamber.

# capital-punishment - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Chinese student executed for road rage murder

The 21-year-old student stabbed a young mother to death after accidentally hitting her with his car so he would not have to pay compensation.

# capital-punishment - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Bahrain sentences four to death after anti-government demos

Four demonstrators are sentenced to death, and another three given life in prison, for killing police officers last month.

# capital-punishment - Monday 20 September, 2010

Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century

The state of Virgina is getting ready to execute a woman – despite claims that she suffers from severe learning difficulties.