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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

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

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

# death-penalty - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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

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.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993

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

# death-penalty - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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

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

# death-penalty - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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

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

# death-penalty - Monday 24 March, 2014

Egypt sentences 529 people to death after mass trial

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

# death-penalty - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty.

# death-penalty - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (20) has pleaded not guilty.

# death-penalty - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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

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.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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

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.

# death-penalty - Sunday 29 December, 2013

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

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.

# death-penalty - 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.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

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

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.

# death-penalty - Friday 8 November, 2013

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

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

# death-penalty - 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.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death

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

# death-penalty - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Man who threw toddler to her death asks to be executed

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.

# death-penalty - Friday 23 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter found guilty, faces death penalty

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

# death-penalty - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

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

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.

# death-penalty - Monday 15 July, 2013

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

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.

# death-penalty - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Japanese man nears half century on death row

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

# death-penalty - Friday 10 May, 2013

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

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.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

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

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

# death-penalty - 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?

# death-penalty - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty

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.

# death-penalty - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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

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

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

# death-penalty - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences

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

# death-penalty - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court

Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.

# death-penalty - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

The newspaper reports about the victim’s statement to police come as authorities ban related protests in New Delhi.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped

Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.

# death-penalty - 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.

# death-penalty - Monday 1 October, 2012

Muslims accused of blasphemy after attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan

Sections of the country’s blasphemy laws carry life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Death penalty confirmed for sole surviving Mumbai attacks gunman

Mohammad Kasab is expected to lodge a final appeal for clemency with the new President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ

Lawyers for 54-year-old Marvin Wilson had argued that he should have been exempt from capital punishment because he had an IQ of 61.

# death-penalty - Monday 30 July, 2012

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of murder

The 24-year-old suspect has been formally charged with a total of 142 counts over the deadly shootings at a Colorado cinema earlier this month.

Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud

Scandal centred on bank loans through allegedly forged or illegally-obtained letters of credit to buy several state companies.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution

Warren Hill, who is intellectually disabled,was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner.

# death-penalty - 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…

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