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# Death Row

This year
Iran sentences three more to death over Amini protests
The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini.
Last year
Two inmates convicted of murder executed in US
Murray Hooper was 76-years-old when he was put to death.
US Supreme Court rejects appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate
Benjamin Cole was sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of his daughter, Brianna.
All time
Japan executes three prisoners for first time since 2019
Japan and the US are the only members of the G7 group of developed countries that still use the death penalty.
Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.
Man (37) who was convicted of two murders executed in Texas jail
In his last words, Mark Soliz apologised “for the grief and the pain that I caused”.
Temporary reprieve for more than 700 death row inmates as California suspends executions
The west-coast state hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, but 25 inmates have exhausted all of their appeals.
Death row inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection, second inmate to do so in last two months
Both David Earl Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection.
Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail
The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release
Man put to death by electric chair in Tennessee after last minute appeal denied
Zagorski was sentenced to death for the 1983 murders of two men.
Man executed in Nebraska prison using untested lethal injection
Carey Dean Moore received a lethal concoction containing diazepam, fentanyl and potassium chloride.
'Botched' execution in Alabama amounted to 'torture', lawyer claims
No vein could be found to administer the lethal injection to 61-year-old Doyle Hamm.
'I can feel that': First US inmate executed in 2018 claimed drug used to kill him 'burned'
Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls in the 1980s and 1990s.
US death row inmate to get pillow to help him breathe during execution
Alva Campbell was sentenced to death for gunning down a teenager he held hostage.
A US prisoner will face the death penalty tonight - for the eighth time
Tommy Arthur was first sentenced to death back in 1983 for a murder he denies committing.
Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.
Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas
Actor Johnny Depp has been one of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against capital punishment.
State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days
A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.
US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
Georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate
Brandon Astor Jones (72) had been in jail for over 36 years.
Man on death row barred from having a six-pack of beer with his last meal
“His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item…”
Man who became paralysed in jail to be executed tomorrow, despite maintaining his innocence
Amnesty International is calling for the scheduled hanging to be stopped.
This man's execution has been put on hold at the last minute as new evidence emerges
The court said it granted the request “in order for this court to give fair consideration” to his claims.
Man executed for raping and killing teenage girl 26 years ago
His victim was just 15 years old when she was murdered.
Susan Sarandon is trying to save this man from the death penalty. Here's why...
Richard Glossip was convicted of murder after the man who confessed to the crime claimed Glossip hired him to do it.
Brothers wrongfully convicted for killing little girl 'want a normal life' after 30 years behind bars
The brothers are trying to come to terms with the changes that occurred in the outside world while they were on death row.
Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k
New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.
Irish priest says man executed in Indonesia 'had no idea he was on death row'
“When we said your death sentence will be implemented, he said, ‘What death sentence? I will not be sentenced to death.’”
After 30 years on death row, Alabama man Anthony Ray Hinton walks free
“They had every intention of executing me for something I didn’t do … I shouldn’t have sat on death row for 30 years.”
Woman's execution delayed because of problems with the lethal injection
Kelly Gissendaner was due to be put to death last night.
Working to exonerate innocent people in American prisons
There are 2.2 million people in America’s prisons – and the Innocence Project works to free those who shouldn’t be there.
Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?
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.
Man freed from Death Row after 26 years as judge rules he was innocent
The 64-year-old was freed following new information which showed he was not present at the murder he was accused of.
These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can't be re-homed
The unwanted dogs at Monaghan Pound are just one example of the problem across the country, which became particularly worrying around Christmas time.
Acquitted death-row inmate to inspire Irish teenagers with his "story of hope"
Kerry Max Cook, who spent 22 years in prison until he was proven innocent, will share his story with youth outreach movement Soar tomorrow night.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the shooting in south Dublin, David Norris’s potty mouth and garda recruitment.
Japanese man nears half century on death row
Questions emerging over guilt of world’s longest-serving condemned inmate.
Column: Ending the death penalty – a view from Texas
Former inmates are among those gathering to fight capital punishment at a world congress event that begins today, but Kirstin Houle from Texas says theirs is a daily struggle they know they will win.
Former death row inmates fight capital punishment
The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.