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#Death Penalty

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Trial postponed for fifth time as Ibrahim pleads 'They're killing me here, they're torturing me'
# Mass Trial
# Mass Trial

Trial postponed for fifth time as Ibrahim pleads 'They're killing me here, they're torturing me'

Mar 29th 2015, 4:46 PM 26,528 Views 244 Comments

The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?

Mar 25th 2015, 9:03 AM 16,752 Views 86 Comments

Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.

Utah has brought back the firing squad - so how does it work?
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Utah has brought back the firing squad - so how does it work?

Mar 25th 2015, 6:05 AM 27,996 Views 57 Comments

The firing squad will be used as a backup if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?

Mar 8th 2015, 10:30 AM 40,540 Views 72 Comments

There were 3,000 estimated executions last year.

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre
# Siege
# Siege

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre

Dec 22nd 2014, 9:52 AM 15,582 Views 54 Comments

Six men were hanged at the weekend.

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly

Sep 4th 2014, 9:09 PM 23,871 Views 91 Comments

They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.

The State of Texas may have executed an innocent man - but won't pardon him
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The State of Texas may have executed an innocent man - but won't pardon him

Aug 10th 2014, 5:30 PM 42,608 Views 43 Comments

Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted of murdering his three daughters on the back of disputed evidence.

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?

Jul 24th 2014, 8:56 AM 11,303 Views 89 Comments

Concern has been raised by a number of incidents in which the injections did not go to plan.

US carries out first executions since botched lethal injection
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

US carries out first executions since botched lethal injection

Jun 18th 2014, 7:41 AM 8,631 Views 25 Comments

The last minute appeals in Georgia and Missouri both failed, and the two men were put to death overnight.

Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair

May 23rd 2014, 7:24 PM 15,756 Views 85 Comments

It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy

May 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 13,116 Views 65 Comments

The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty
# Plea
# Plea

After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty

May 8th 2014, 7:14 PM 20,941 Views 115 Comments

Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty
# Clayton Lockett
# Clayton Lockett

White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty

Apr 30th 2014, 7:39 PM 24,032 Views 122 Comments

President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday

Apr 24th 2014, 9:52 PM 42,654 Views 180 Comments

The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:09 PM 30,122 Views 168 Comments

The bodies of the couple were not discovered until a year after the murder.

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son's killer was about to be hanged
# Forgiven
# Forgiven

Photos: Mother stops execution as her son's killer was about to be hanged

Apr 17th 2014, 10:15 PM 46,166 Views 72 Comments

The dramatic photographs show the public execution in Iran which was stopped at the last minute when the victim’s mother intervened.

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

‘Killing sprees’: Number of people executed worldwide spiked in 2013

Mar 27th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,555 Views 66 Comments

Amnesty International say it is due to a large number of people being put to death in Iran and Iraq.

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial
# Military Crackdown
# Military Crackdown

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

Mar 24th 2014, 9:07 AM 13,466 Views 46 Comments

A court has sentenced the Morsi supporters to death, most of whom are on the run.

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect
# Court
# Court

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect

Feb 12th 2014, 3:42 PM 8,324 Views 1 Comment

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect

Jan 30th 2014, 7:26 PM 10,252 Views 106 Comments

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (20) has pleaded not guilty.

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 93 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Jan 7th 2014, 10:47 PM 10,145 Views 125 Comments

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death
# India
# India

India to hold vigils to mark anniversary of gang-rape victim's death

Dec 29th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,644 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old physiotherapy student died this day last year, nearly two weeks after being attacked by a gang of men on a moving bus in Dehli.

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Iraq executions top 150 this year so far

Nov 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 5,956 Views 20 Comments

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

Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Man who shot porn mogul Larry Flynt given last-minute stay of execution

Nov 20th 2013, 8:47 AM 21,066 Views 31 Comments

A judge in the US has questioned the use of the drug that was to be used to put the white supremacist serial killer to death.

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns
# Foreign Aid
# Foreign Aid

Ireland ceased funding for Iran anti-drug programme over death penalty concerns

Nov 8th 2013, 8:51 AM 5,253 Views 39 Comments

The country donated €600,000 to the initiative between 2005 and 2011, when the decision was made to cease supporting it.

American confesses to murder as he is executed
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

American confesses to murder as he is executed

Oct 16th 2013, 7:00 PM 29,902 Views 215 Comments

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

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death

Aug 28th 2013, 8:13 PM 8,285 Views 30 Comments

Major Nidal Hasan was found guilty of the premeditated murder of 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009.

Man who threw toddler to her death asks to be executed
# China
# China

Man who threw toddler to her death asks to be executed

Aug 24th 2013, 1:23 PM 29,330 Views 63 Comments

The man took the 2-year-old child from her pram and threw her to the ground after her mother refused to make way for him to park his car.

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty
# Texas
# Texas

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:42 PM 6,832 Views 34 Comments

Nidal Hasan had openly declared he carried out the killings, fuelling suspicions he is actively seeking the death penalty.

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer
# Nidal Hasan
# Nidal Hasan

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer

Aug 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 10,383 Views 16 Comments

Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US
# Execution
# Execution

Mentally disabled inmate on death row gets stay of execution in the US

Jul 15th 2013, 10:00 PM 24,661 Views 116 Comments

The 52-year-old was already serving life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend when he bludgeoned a fellow prisoner to death in 1990.

Japanese man nears half century on death row
# Long Wait
# Long Wait

Japanese man nears half century on death row

Jul 13th 2013, 5:30 PM 11,945 Views 16 Comments

Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case
# Ohio Kidnap
# Ohio Kidnap

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

May 10th 2013, 8:42 AM 11,448 Views 111 Comments

Prosecutors say that charges will be sought against Ariel Castro for every act of sexual violence, rape, every day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, attempted murder and aggravated murder alleged.

Man who killed girlfriend's baby in sex assault looking for mercy
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Man who killed girlfriend's baby in sex assault looking for mercy

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:04 PM 24,862 Views 67 Comments

Steven Smith may face death penalty in Ohio should intent to kill be proven.

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?

Mar 16th 2013, 11:55 AM 15,425 Views 205 Comments

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

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty
# Shooting
# Shooting

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty

Jan 30th 2013, 7:18 PM 7,330 Views 14 Comments

Major Nidal Hasan is accused of going on a shooting spree in 2009 that left 13 dead and 32 wounded at the army base in Texas.

At least 22 dead following clashes in Egypt over football riot verdicts
# Egypt
# Egypt

At least 22 dead following clashes in Egypt over football riot verdicts

Jan 26th 2013, 3:00 PM 5,959 Views 6 Comments

Earlier a court in Port Said sentenced 21 people to death over the violence that led to 74 deaths at a football match in the coastal town last year.

Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster

Jan 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 6,554 Views 4 Comments

A policeman has reportedly been killed in violence in the coastal city of Port Said following the announcement of the verdicts.

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences
# India
# India

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences

Jan 23rd 2013, 2:25 PM 3,859 Views 6 Comments

India’s sex crime laws were being reviewed following the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi.