Capital punishment

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There Is No Evil review – passionate plea against Iran’s soul-poisoning executions
Dissident Mohammad Rasoulof blasts against his country’s profligate use of capital punishment that includes making citizens carry out death sentences

Peter Bradshaw

30, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Singapore: indefinite stay of execution for man with learning disabilities after he gets Covid
Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, who has an IQ of 69, has been on death row since 2010

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

09, Nov, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Singapore court stays execution of man with learning disabilities
Rights groups condemned decision to execute Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, who has learning disabilities

Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Outcry after Oklahoma prisoner vomits and convulses during execution
Witnesses describe gruesome scenes as John Grant, 60, put to death on Thursday in state’s first judicial killing for six years

Ed Pilkington in New York

29, Oct, 2021 @5:12 PM

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For African nations, capital punishment is a grim colonial legacy that lingers on | Dior Konaté
On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the tide is turning in west Africa against this tool of colonial repression and racism

Dior Konaté

10, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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More than 150 global business leaders call for end of death penalty
Declaration, part of the Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty campaign, was first launched in March by Sir Richard Branson

Lauren Aratani

07, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Pleas for clemency grow ahead of Ernest Lee Johnson’s execution
Missouri Democrats Cori Bush and Emanuel Cleaver II join Pope in calls to governor for sentence to be set aside

Edward Helmore

04, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sierra Leone abolishes death penalty
MPs vote unanimously for abolition, making it the 23rd African state to end capital punishment

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

24, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘He died in agony’: how mistaken identity led to a man’s execution
Shocking documentary The Phantom, the story of Carlos DeLuna, an innocent man accused of murder, shines a light on the many problems with the death penalty

Ed Pilkington

05, Jul, 2021 @6:34 AM

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US halts all federal executions amid review of capital punishment
Attorney general Merrick Garland orders temporary pause following historic use of death penalty under Trump administration

Maanvi Singh and agencies

02, Jul, 2021 @1:16 AM

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Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal
The corrections department has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make cyanide gas, the same used in Auschwitz

Ed Pilkington

28, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Texas executes Quintin Jones by lethal injection without media witnesses
Prison agency officials didn’t notify reporters, marking first time in at least 40 years that press wasn’t present at an execution

Coral Murphy Marcos

20, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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