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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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.

# death-penalty - Friday 20 April, 2012

Gaza executions 'unlawful' says UN

Human rights office says death sentences were not approved by the Palestinian president as required.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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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.

# death-penalty - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

The EU’s foreign policy chief has voiced concerns over the trial of the men convicted for the April 2011 bomb which killed 15 people in Minsk.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament

The bill’s progress slowed after international outcry over the bill which carries severe penalties for homosexual acts.

# death-penalty - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

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.

# death-penalty - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Ohio executes man who killed three sleeping sons

Although attorneys argued that Brooks was a paranoid schizophrenic and not mentally competent to be tried for murder, he was executed by lethal injection for the 1982 killings of his three sons today in Ohio.

# death-penalty - Monday 3 October, 2011

Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape"

Youcef Nadarkhani faces a death sentence – but for rape, and not for converting from Islam to Christianity, it is now being claimed.

# death-penalty - Saturday 1 October, 2011

'Don't let me die in vain': Executed Troy Davis remembered at memorial

Supporters have gathered for Davis’ funeral today, after his execution for a murder he insisted he did not commit.

# death-penalty - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Troy Davis executed by lethal injection

The 42-year-old spent more than two decades on death row for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. His request for a polygraph test before his execution was denied.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Troy Davis' final appeal denied, execution to go ahead

After spending more than two decades on death row, Georgia inmate Troy Davis is to be killed by lethal injection today – despite Amnesty International insisting that the evidence against him has “fallen apart”.

# death-penalty - Friday 16 September, 2011

Texas execution halted, questions about role of race in sentencing

The execution of a man in Texas has been halted after his legal team produced the testimony of a psychologist from the original trial – in which it was said that black people were “more likely” to commit violence.

# death-penalty - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# death-penalty - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Calls for India to cancel first hangings since 2004

Human rights group Amnesty International has urged the Indian government call off two planned executions, which would be the first to occur in the country for seven years.

# death-penalty - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Denmark to lobby US states over use of drugs for death penalty

Minister says she will approach US states which use Danish-made drugs in their lethal injections.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Death penalty abolished in Illinois

Governor commutes death sentences of over a dozen inmates and abolishes the state’s death penalty.

# death-penalty - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Pakistan urged to drop blasphemy charges against 17 year old

The schoolboy faces death after allegedly scribbling blasphemous comments on an exam paper.

# death-penalty - Monday 17 January, 2011

Ashtiani's death sentence suspended, says human rights campaigner

Reports suggest death sentence of Iranian woman condemned for adultery and the murder of her husband was never actually confirmed.

# death-penalty - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know this morning: Water, water everywhere; a 31-year-old is injured in a Clondalkin shooting, and a drop in 2010 tourism.

# death-penalty - Friday 24 September, 2010

Virginia executes Teresa Lewis by lethal injection

Meanwhile, Georgia prepares to execute death row man who attempted suicide this week.

# death-penalty - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Execution delayed after man attempts suicide

Legal team have until tomorrow morning to make their case against death by lethal injection.

# death-penalty - 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.