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Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty
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Virginia becomes 23rd US state to abolish the death penalty

Mar 24th 2021, 10:02 PM 13,409 Views 22 Comments

The state had previously had the second highest number of executions in the US.

Man executed by the US in Trump’s final days in office despite pleas for clemency
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Man executed by the US in Trump’s final days in office despite pleas for clemency

Dec 11th 2020, 9:31 AM 37,312 Views 66 Comments

Four more federal executions are set to be carried out before Joe Biden is inaugurated next month.

US judge halts federal executions hours before resumption
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US judge halts federal executions hours before resumption

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 7:50 PM 70,612 Views 81 Comments

The US government was expected to appeal against the decision in a bid to carry out the first such execution since 2003.

Texas resumes executions after months-long shutdown due to Covid-19
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Texas resumes executions after months-long shutdown due to Covid-19

Jul 9th 2020, 8:26 AM 33,549 Views 74 Comments

Billy Joe Wardlow, convicted for murder, was given the lethal injection yesterday evening.

Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence
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Missouri executes man whose last words were to maintain his innocence

May 20th 2020, 7:38 AM 57,908 Views 74 Comments

Walter Barton was convicted of murder at a fifth trial in 2006 but maintained his innocence.

Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors
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Saudi Arabia makes move to abolish death penalty for minors

Apr 26th 2020, 6:37 PM 30,559 Views 80 Comments

The decision follows another ordering judges to end the practice of flogging.

Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death
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Man who murdered 19 people at disability care home in Japan is sentenced to death

Mar 16th 2020, 10:39 AM 16,810 Views 17 Comments

The court ruled that the former employee of the facility deserved no leniency.

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast
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Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:25 AM 28,396 Views 28 Comments

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays
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The US government is to start executions again and five murderers have already been given deathdays

Jul 25th 2019, 9:39 PM 41,624 Views 98 Comments

The executions will be carried out by a single lethal injection.

US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty
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US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty

Jun 12th 2019, 8:29 AM 51,391 Views 34 Comments

Timothy Jones Jr. was convicted of five counts of murder last week.

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order
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Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

Apr 12th 2019, 11:09 AM 19,711 Views 26 Comments

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery
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'A human rights pariah': Brunei implements death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Apr 3rd 2019, 7:08 AM 28,196 Views 79 Comments

The laws will make Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.

Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions
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Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions

Mar 13th 2019, 7:18 AM 14,563 Views 25 Comments

The west-coast state hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, but 25 inmates have exhausted all of their appeals.

Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber
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Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber

Feb 8th 2019, 12:02 PM 47,233 Views 74 Comments

The state had a Christian chaplain present instead.

'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China
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'Hostage politics': Campaigners condemn death penalty for Canadian citizen in China

Jan 15th 2019, 8:40 AM 14,044 Views 16 Comments

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was convicted of drug smuggling.

Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months
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Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months

Dec 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 31,916 Views 46 Comments

Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.

Texas executes Mexican man who killed his wife and two young children
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Texas executes Mexican man who killed his wife and two young children

Nov 15th 2018, 8:02 AM 16,390 Views 23 Comments

Mexico and human rights groups have long maintained that Roberto Ramos was not informed of his legal rights.

Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection
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Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection

Aug 15th 2018, 7:57 AM 34,752 Views 64 Comments

Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.

UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed
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UK suspends cooperation with US over fears 'The Beatles' Isis suspects could be executed

Jul 27th 2018, 11:11 AM 28,269 Views 98 Comments

The two suspected British jihadists were captured by US-backed Syrian forces.

Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack
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Indonesian cleric sentenced to death over terror attack

Jun 22nd 2018, 2:36 PM 14,399 Views 17 Comments

Four people died in the attack at a Starbucks café in 2016.

India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12
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India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,722 Views 4 Comments

Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections
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Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Apr 12th 2018, 2:50 PM 21,355 Views 65 Comments

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

Death row prisoner who hired hitman to kill his family given last-minute reprieve
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Death row prisoner who hired hitman to kill his family given last-minute reprieve

Feb 23rd 2018, 10:43 AM 31,747 Views 32 Comments

His father appealed for his life.

Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death
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Florida killer yells 'murderers!' as he is put to death

Feb 23rd 2018, 8:31 AM 40,526 Views 118 Comments

Eric Scott Branch killed a 21-year-old in 1993.

'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'
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'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'

Jan 20th 2018, 2:15 PM 57,993 Views 87 Comments

Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial
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Two women accused of assassinating North Korean leader's half brother plead not guilty at start of trial

Oct 2nd 2017, 7:40 AM 19,338 Views 0 Comments

Kim Jong-nam was killed by a toxic nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia last February.

Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder
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Man put to death using new lethal injection for racist murder

Aug 25th 2017, 7:01 AM 27,825 Views 48 Comments

Mark Asay took 10 minutes to die.

Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US
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Last-minute appeals for mentally ill prisoner due to be executed tomorrow in the US

Jul 5th 2017, 10:51 PM 29,430 Views 73 Comments

William Morva was convicted of killing a police officer and a prison guard.

A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time
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A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time

May 25th 2017, 8:10 PM 22,438 Views 27 Comments

Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
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Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert

Apr 30th 2017, 3:25 PM 40,443 Views 23 Comments

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
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Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

Apr 28th 2017, 7:04 AM 18,526 Views 33 Comments

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night
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US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

Apr 25th 2017, 6:45 AM 19,113 Views 45 Comments

This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.

Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire
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Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire

Apr 24th 2017, 7:26 AM 11,107 Views 23 Comments

The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.

Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer
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Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer

Apr 18th 2017, 10:37 AM 10,911 Views 24 Comments

Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.

State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days
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State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days

Apr 17th 2017, 12:46 PM 11,696 Views 14 Comments

A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.

Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days
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Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days

Mar 29th 2017, 7:50 AM 19,497 Views 38 Comments

Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
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US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Mar 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,091 Views 47 Comments

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
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'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 17,053 Views 57 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black
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Court orders new trial for death row inmate who psychologist said was more dangerous because he is black

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:29 AM 19,265 Views 18 Comments

“Our law punishes people for what they do, not who they are.”

'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof
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'Go straight to hell': Victims' families confront mass murderer Dylann Roof

Jan 11th 2017, 10:36 PM 22,441 Views 27 Comments

Some shouted at him, while others offered forgiveness for the mass shooting in South Carolina in 2015.

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