Equal Justice Initiative to Open National Museum Dedicated to Victims of Racial Terror Lynching

March 21, 2018 at 11:42 pm (Uncategorized)

Fabulous project by Equal Justice Initiative about to be opened: Fabulous initiative: know your history: https://eji.org/news/museum-and-memorial-opening-april-26-2018


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Japan and the Sarin Attack

March 20, 2018 at 5:33 am (Uncategorized)

Victims urge Japan not to carry out the death penalty: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-20/aum-shinrikyo-members-closer-to-execution-over-sarin-gas-attack/9564962


Headshot of Hiroyuki Nagaoka who has oxygen hooked up to his nose.

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Justice in Orlando Plumbs the Depths

March 20, 2018 at 3:07 am (Uncategorized)

How can one have capital punishment when judges are incompetent or worse: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-clemente-aguirre-death-penalty-recksiedler-20180312-story.html

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Oklahoma to introduce new method of executing death-row inmates – from News.com.au

March 16, 2018 at 3:17 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, News, United States) (, , )

OKLAHOMA has rolled out plans for its newest morbid killing device for inmates in limbo on death row. Warning: Disturbing.

by Rohan Smith

WARNING: Disturbing content.

THE American state where a death-row inmate endured an agonising 43-minute-long botched execution is surging ahead with plans to kill more prisoners. But there’s a catch.

Oklahoma, where Clayton Lockett blew a vein while strapped to his death bed in 2014, doesn’t have the lethal injection drugs it needs.

So what does a state do when drugs are off the table? It invents new means of execution.

On Wednesday, officials in Oklahoma announced they plan to become the first US state to use gas to carry out capital punishment.

The proposal is that inmates condemned to death row will take turns in the chamber where a mask would be placed over their heads and nitrogen gas administered.

“We can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait on the drugs,” State Attorney-General Mike Hunter said.

“Using nitrogen will be effective, simple to administer, easy to obtain and requires no complex medical procedures.”

Full story here.

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ABC report on Plethora of Executions in Egypt

March 5, 2018 at 10:59 pm (Uncategorized)

Every Tuesday is execution day in Egypt as President Morsi’s coup regime uses capital punishment as its preferred weapon to crush political opponents: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-06/tuesday-is-execution-day-in-egypt/9512570?utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%3a8935&user_id=5b2ffa08f03425a05aff0a71803448967e7f88cd2a762fdc2a73d66d83100bf8&WT.tsrc=email&WT.mc_id=Email%7c%7c8935&utm_content=ABCNewsmail_topstories_articlelink

A woman sits on a sofa clutching a photo

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Protestors on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

March 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm (Uncategorized)

Sign the Petition: https://act.reprieve.org.uk/page/content/saudiexecutions?source=SaudiMBS1shareE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=reprieve&utm_content=2+-+You+can+sign+the+petition+here+with+just&utm_campaign=SaudiMBS1share

Saudi Arabia: Do not execute protesters

Urgent – We will deliver this petition to the Saudi Crown Prince when he visits London on 7th March.

18 young people could be beheaded at any time for the ‘crime’ of protesting against the Saudi government. Some were sentenced to death for attending protests when they were children. All were brutally tortured into confessing.

Saudi Arabia claims to be reforming under its Vision 2030 programme, but these executions could come at any time. Urge Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to commute their death sentences.

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More on the First Commutation since 2007

February 23, 2018 at 7:13 am (Uncategorized)

Governor Abbott shows mercy in Texas: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/02/22/texas-gov-greg-abbott-thomas-whitaker-death-sentence/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_Thomas Whitaker is set to die Thursday night after 6 p.m. for the 2003 murders of his mother and brother in Fort Bend County. His father, who was shot in the attack but survived, has pleaded for mercy. source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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Even Texas says “no” sometimes

February 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm (Uncategorized)

Texas governor commutes death penalty on advice from clemency board: https://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/texas-governor-abbot-commutes-death.html?spref=tw


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Court Intervenes on Competency Grounds

February 20, 2018 at 4:42 am (Uncategorized)

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a stay of execution in favour of Vernon Madison against Alabama on competency grounds: https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/the-supreme-court-stopped-alabama-from-executing-a-man-over?utm_term=.oxglVDl6OD#.qvXkBlkJml

Vernon Madison

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Good News from Gambia

February 19, 2018 at 10:20 am (Uncategorized)

Gambia announces moratorium on the death penalty: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gambia-justice/gambia-announces-moratorium-on-death-penalty-idUSKCN1G20V2


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