Capital punishment

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British Sikh 'tortured' in India after arrest must be freed, say MPs
Nearly 140 parliamentarians warn trumped-up charges could result in death penalty for Jagtar Singh Johal

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Feb, 2021 @7:47 PM

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Pakistan ends death penalty for prisoners with severe mental health problems
Supreme court ruling welcomed by rights activists who say it opens the way to broader prison reforms

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

12, Feb, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Civil and human rights groups urge Biden to end federal death penalty
Coalition is calling on president to commute sentences of all 49 federal death row inmates

Ed Pilkington

09, Feb, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Virginia all but certain to become first southern state to abolish death penalty
State house’s vote makes abolition assured, a historically important step since capital punishment emerged from the south as a legal alternative to lynching

Ed Pilkington in New York

05, Feb, 2021 @6:51 PM

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Virginia may be first in south to abolish death penalty and abandon ‘legalized lynching’
State is expected to vote on a bill to end 413-year history of capital punishment, a practice rooted in slavery and racial lynching

Ed Pilkington

02, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Joe Biden urged to commute sentences of all 49 federal death row prisoners
Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush lead calls for commutations days after Trump administration finished rush to execute 13 people

Edward Helmore in New York

24, Jan, 2021 @8:23 AM

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'This is not justice': supreme court liberals slam Trump's federal executions
Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer issue stinging dissents after Dustin Higgs becomes 13th and last inmate killed by administration

Richard Luscombe

16, Jan, 2021 @10:47 PM

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US executes Corey Johnson for 1992 Virginia murders
Lawyers for Johnson, who was convicted of killing seven, said lethal injection would cause him pain due to lung damage from Covid

Guardian staff and agencies

15, Jan, 2021 @1:56 PM

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The Guardian view on Trump's executions: vicious to the end | Editorial
Editorial: The federal execution of a woman who was mentally ill was the act of a morally bankrupt administration


13, Jan, 2021 @6:33 PM

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China sentences top banker to death for corruption and bigamy
Former head of China Huarong Asset Management given no option for reprieve

Helen Davidson and agencies in Taipei

05, Jan, 2021 @1:30 PM

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‘A lifetime of torture’: the story of the woman Trump is rushing to execute
Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was found guilty of an ‘especially heinous’ crime – but those who have looked deeply into her agonized life see it differently

Ed Pilkington

05, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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US judge again delays execution of woman on federal death row
Execution of Lisa Montgomery may now be rescheduled for after Donald Trump leaves office

Jedidajah Otte

26, Dec, 2020 @1:07 PM

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