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# Death Penalty

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# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Prosecutors use photo of Boston bomber giving the finger to push for death penalty
One prosecutor says it shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as “unconcerned, unrepentant, and unchanged.”
# no reprieve
Two of Australia's 'Bali Nine' drug smugglers just lost their death-row appeals
The pair face the firing squad in Indonesia after their convictions.
# mass trial
Trial postponed for fifth time as Ibrahim pleads 'They're killing me here, they're torturing me'
The 19-year-old from Tallaght has been held in Egypt since August 2013.
# Your Say
Poll: Should countries be allowed to execute foreign citizens?
Two Australian citizens are currently facing this situation in Indonesia.
# Death Penalty
Utah has brought back the firing squad - so how does it work?
The firing squad will be used as a backup if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.
# Death Penalty
Which countries execute people? And how do they do it?
There were 3,000 estimated executions last year.
# Siege
Pakistan plans to execute 500 terrorists following school massacre
Six men were hanged at the weekend.
# Death Penalty
Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.
# Death Penalty
The State of Texas may have executed an innocent man - but won't pardon him
Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted of murdering his three daughters on the back of disputed evidence.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?
Concern has been raised by a number of incidents in which the injections did not go to plan.
# Death Penalty
US carries out first executions since botched lethal injection
The last minute appeals in Georgia and Missouri both failed, and the two men were put to death overnight.
# Death Penalty
Tennessee becomes first US state to bring back electric chair
It’s because European manufacturers have refused to provide common drugs for use in US executions.
# Capital Punishment
News organisations take Missouri to court over lethal injection policy
The origin of execution drugs has been brought into sharp focus after a number of botched killings.
# plea
After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty
Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.
# Clayton Lockett
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
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
US executes man who killed a farming couple in 1993
The bodies of the couple were not discovered until a year after the murder.
# forgiven
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
‘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.
# military crackdown
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.
# Court
Trial date set for Boston Marathon bombings suspect
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if found guilty.
# Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston marathon bombing suspect
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (20) has pleaded not guilty.
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.
# trade mission
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.
# India
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.
# Human Rights
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
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.
# Foreign aid
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
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
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.
# China
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.
# Texas
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.
# nidal hasan
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.
# Execution
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.
# long wait
Japanese man nears half century on death row
Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.
# ohio kidnap
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
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Shooting
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.
# Egypt
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.