Capital punishment

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‘Can you spell lynching?’: lawyer’s shocking note in Texas execution case
Appeals court submission exposes racial toxicity in case of John Balentine, a Black man sentenced to death for 1999 triple murder

Ed Pilkington

05, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Rate of executions in Saudi Arabia almost doubles under Mohammed bin Salman
Last six years among bloodiest in kingdom’s modern history despite push to modernise

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @7:11 PM

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Texas death row inmates sue state over ‘brutal’ solitary confinement conditions
Class action lawsuit alleges prison authorities inflict ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ in breach of constitutional rights

Ed Pilkington

27, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Top Tennessee pair fired after damning review of state’s execution protocol
Report revealed multiple executions in recent years carried out without proper testing of lethal injection drugs

Maya Yang

21, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘The nation’s executioners’: the US supreme court’s shift towards capital punishment
Conservative super-majority especially unwilling to consider appeals, in stance that has flown under the radar

Ed Pilkington

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Transgender Missouri inmate executed for fatal stabbing
Two members of Congress campaigned for Amber McLaughlin’s sentence to be commuted over alleged shortcomings in trial

Edward Helmore and agencies

04, Jan, 2023 @1:43 AM

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Trial of New York truck attack suspect spotlights Biden’s execution policies
Prosecutors seek the death penalty for a truck driver from Uzbekistan who allegedly killed eight people in New York

Victoria Bekiempisin New York

30, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Actor, doctor, engineer: stories of Iranians sentenced to death over killing at protest
Five men apparently unknown to each other were probably forced to give false confessions

Deepa Parent and Ghoncheh Habibiazad

30, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What is it like to survive an execution by lethal injection?
Alabama’s corrections department has bungled the procedure on three recent occasions, with IV teams failing for hours on end, adding immense distress to a difficult situation

Ed Pilkington in New York

28, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Surreal spectacle’: US botched 35% of execution attempts this year
Annual review reveals that 35% of the 20 execution attempts carried out this year were visibly problematic

Ed Pilkington

16, Dec, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Australian among 40 foreign nationals held in Iran’s jails amid escalating protests
Regime refuses to provide consular access as it does not recognise dual nationality, Dfat says

Ben Doherty

24, Nov, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Saudi execution spree continues as fears rise for Jordanian on death row
David Davis asks foreign secretary and Saudi ambassador to intervene in reprieve for Hussein Abo al-Kheir

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

22, Nov, 2022 @7:01 PM

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