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Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 15 comments

Amnesty International hails Maryland's abolition of death penalty

Annapolis - Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley yesterday signed abolition of capital punishment into law in Maryland in a move welcomed by campaigners Amnesty International. Maryland becomes part of a worldwide trend away from state-sanctioned execution.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 20 comments

Ohio inmate claims he's too fat to be executed

Columbus - According to papers filed in federal court, Ronald Post, 53, is too obese to be executed by lethal injection and carrying out his death sentence would be tantamount to torture.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Many questions remain in suspended sentence of China's Gu Kailai

Hefei - After being sentenced to death, Gu Kailai, wife of former Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai, had her sentence suspended by the court. She will most likely now face life in prison for last year’s murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Briton sentenced to death in UAE after drug conviction

Dubai - A 21-year old man from the UK has been sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates, after he and a Syrian national, 19, were convicted on drug charges in the Gulf state.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

Four alleged gay men sentenced to death in Iran

Four men in a southwestern province in Iran have been sentenced to death for “sodomy," according to a recent report by the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA).
In the Media by Gaz McGuinness - 10 comments

Canadian blogger sentenced to death in Iran; journalists detained

Tehran - Iranian Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence imposed on Canadian resident and web developer, Saeed Malekpour. No explanation was given for the reinstatement that was annulled in June 2011. Malekpour is one of many bloggers sentenced in 2012.
In the Media by Malysa Stratton Louk - 1 comment

Mesothelioma and the unspoken death sentence of 9/11 survivors

New York - Over 400,000 tons of asbestos blew into New York on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the Manhattan Twin Towers, killing over 2,500 people. First responders and fleeing survivors were immediately put at risk for mesothelioma cancer.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Russia leads calls to spare Tariq Aziz the death sentence

Baghdad - Citing humanitarian grounds, the Russian foreign ministry has requested that Iraq not carry out the death sentence that was imposed on Tariq Aziz yesterday by an Iraqi court.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 5 comments

Death sentence imposed on Tariq Aziz

The Iraqi Supreme Court has sentenced former Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz to death. For years, Aziz was the international face of Iraq, often seen on TV screens during the Iraq War of 2003.
In the Media by Andrew John
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