All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘executions’

Ohio Executions Temporarily Halted By Judge

There will be no executions carried out in the state of Ohio until after August 15th. This two and a half month window of time was granted by a federal judge so that arguments over the state‚Äôs new lethal injection methods could continue. The legal fight is being waged over the decision of Ohio to increase the dosage of the …

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Oklahoma Execution Was Inhumane, Says White House

In a press conference held earlier today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett “fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out,” according to the AP. He went on to say that everyone could see that this was the case. On Tuesday evening, Lockett died of …

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Kim Jong-un Executed His Uncle’s Entire Family

For those who ever harbored doubts (compliments of Dennis Rodman) about the cold and calculating leader of N. Korea can rest assured, he is a cold and calculating man. Aljazeera news reported today, that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of his uncle’s entire family. The family includes children and relatives, some serving as ambassadors to Cuba …

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California Executions Moratorium Upheld, Again

In 2006, a U.S. Distroct Court judge in California ruled that if a lethal injection execution was performed incorrectly, it could lead to cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the eighth amendment to the U.S. constitution. Since that time, no execution of a prisoner has taken place in California, and the issue has been tied up in courts. …

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Oklahoma Execution Carried Out as Supreme Court Remains Silent

The execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate took place as planned at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the inmate, Michael Hooper, had tried to escape his death sentence by challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection process. On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Hooper’s request for a stay of execution. Hooper’s is the fourth execution …

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Iranian Court Upholds Death Sentence For Web Developer

The highest court in Iran has upheld a death sentence for a web developer for “being part of a ‘network of decadence on the Internet.’” Specifically, the Iran’s Supreme Court maintains, is that Saeed Malekpour, a Iranian-born 35-year-old who is a permanent resident of Canada, developed and promoted porn sites. Malekpour was visiting Iran to visit his ailing father when …

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