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#Death Penalty

# death-penalty - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution
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Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution

Jul 24th 2012, 12:23 PM 9,204 Views 23 Comments

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?
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# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?

Apr 24th 2012, 10:09 AM 7,263 Views 183 Comments

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
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

Californians to vote on measure to abolish death penalty

Apr 24th 2012, 7:29 AM 2,163 Views 23 Comments

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
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# Gaza

Gaza executions 'unlawful' says UN

Apr 20th 2012, 10:24 AM 1,604 Views 14 Comments

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

# death-penalty - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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

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

Mar 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,479 Views 56 Comments

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
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# Belarus

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

Mar 18th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,430 Views 35 Comments

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
# Uganda
# Uganda

Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament

Feb 7th 2012, 5:27 PM 3,616 Views 54 Comments

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'
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# Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Dec 12th 2011, 7:48 PM 12,050 Views 96 Comments

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

South African woman executed in China
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# China

South African woman executed in China

Dec 12th 2011, 3:18 PM 5,089 Views 35 Comments

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
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# Execution

Ohio executes man who killed three sleeping sons

Nov 15th 2011, 9:27 PM 4,919 Views 27 Comments

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"
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# Iran

Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape"

Oct 3rd 2011, 12:38 PM 696 Views 5 Comments

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
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# Troy Davis

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

Oct 1st 2011, 4:47 PM 1,048 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Troy Davis

Troy Davis executed by lethal injection

Sep 22nd 2011, 8:30 AM 3,015 Views 71 Comments

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
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# Death Row

Troy Davis' final appeal denied, execution to go ahead

Sep 21st 2011, 8:39 AM 3,346 Views 33 Comments

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
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# Texas

Texas execution halted, questions about role of race in sentencing

Sep 16th 2011, 9:59 AM 536 Views 1 Comment

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
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# Death Penalty

British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction

Aug 4th 2011, 11:37 AM 1,279 Views 15 Comments

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

# death-penalty - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Calls for India to cancel first hangings since 2004
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# India

Calls for India to cancel first hangings since 2004

May 31st 2011, 11:32 AM 477 Views 1 Comment

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

# death-penalty - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Death penalty abolished in Illinois
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# Death Penalty

Death penalty abolished in Illinois

Mar 9th 2011, 7:30 PM 871 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pakistan urged to drop blasphemy charges against 17 year old

Feb 3rd 2011, 4:05 PM 579 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Iran

Ashtiani's death sentence suspended, says human rights campaigner

Jan 17th 2011, 8:07 PM 388 Views 0 Comments

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

# death-penalty - Friday 24 September, 2010

Virginia executes Teresa Lewis by lethal injection
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# Death Row

Virginia executes Teresa Lewis by lethal injection

Sep 24th 2010, 10:55 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Death Row

Execution delayed after man attempts suicide

Sep 23rd 2010, 11:00 AM 185 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Death Penalty

Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century

Sep 20th 2010, 5:59 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

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