Death Penalty

08.07.2020

Belarus, Historic Moment: The Supreme Court Cancels a Death Sentence

Belarus, Historic Moment: The Supreme Court Cancels a Death Sentence

On June 30th the Supreme court of Belarus has upheld Viktar Skrundzig’s appeal by cancelling his death sentence issued three months earlier by the Slukts City Court and by arranging a review of his case and a retrial. Skrundzig was found guilty for murdering two elderly persons, burned to death… »

03.11.2018

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Death penalty for Pittsburgh terrorist is wrong

Sentencing Robert Bowers to death isn’t likely to honor the victims. What’s worse, it might build up the case for capital punishment for terrorists in Israel. Prosecutors are reportedly planning to seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, suspected of murdering 11 Jews in a mass shooting attack as… »

11.10.2017

‘The death penalty has no place in the 21st century’ – UN chief Guterres

‘The death penalty has no place in the 21st century’ – UN chief Guterres

The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on the 10th of October, calling on all countries which have not forbidden the extreme practice to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” underscored… »

11.01.2016

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

Iran’s criticism of the Saudi mass executions is outrageous hypocrisy. Tehran is also guilty of barbaric killing methods and, indeed, of putting to death eight times as many prisoners as Riyadh in 2014. It condemns Saudi Arabia for persecuting Shia Muslims, yet it persecutes Sunnis. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali… »

28.05.2015

Nebraska abolishes death penalty, overrides governor’s veto

Nebraska abolishes death penalty, overrides governor’s veto

Lawmakers in Nebraska officially abolished the death penalty, overriding the governor’s veto and successfully countering his intense lobbying efforts on the issue. It is the first conservative state to end capital punishment since North Carolina in 1973. Governor Pete Ricketts (Republican) vetoed a bill eliminating the death penalty on Tuesday,… »

13.10.2014

On World Day against Death Penalty, Strong Calls to End ‘Cruel Practice’

On World Day against Death Penalty, Strong Calls to End ‘Cruel Practice’

  Human Wrongs Watch 10 October 2014 – The continuing application of the death penalty is a “cruel practice” that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Member States to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights” and impose moratoriums on executions. In a video … »

05.03.2014

“The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime”: Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son’s Killer

“The Death Penalty is a Hate Crime”: Bob Autobee Speaks Out to Spare Life of Son’s Killer

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! (See original article in full) We are joined by Bob Autobee, a Colorado resident who is opposing the death penalty for the prisoner who killed his son Eric, a prison guard, in 2002. During the original trial, Autobee supported a death sentence for… »

17.02.2013

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

Bangladesh blogger murdered amid massive protests

While thousands of demonstrators continued their agitation and occupation of the streets and in particular the protest hot spot of Dhaka’s Shahbagh Squre intersection, a blogger activist was stabbed – his efforts joined those caught up in the hysteria of a mass demand for a death sentence for Jamaat leader… »

20.12.2012

Record vote against death penalty at UN

Record vote against death penalty at UN

A record 111 countries voted Thursday for a moratorium on capital punishment at a keynote UN General Assembly human rights meeting. Although not legally binding, campaigners say the vote held every two years sends a strong signal to the slowly shrinking number of nations — including China, Iran and the… »

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