Death penalty

Iran top court accepts protester's appeal against death sentence

Iran has already executed two people involved in unrest that erupted in September after the death in custody of Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini.

By REUTERS
31/12/2022
Yair Netanyahu makes a stormy appearance at Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court, December 2018.

Netanyahu speaks out against son's call to try prosecutors for treason

Yair Netanyahu called to try prosecutors who charged his father for treason, and if found guilty, sentenced to death.

Iran Supreme Court accepts rapper Yasin's appeal against death sentence

Iran hanged two protesters, Mohsen Shekari and Majid Reza Rahnavard, earlier this month.

By REUTERS
24/12/2022

Over a third of all US executions in 2022 were botched - report

One notable execution saw a man, still believed by some to be innocent, having to help the executioners properly find a vein for the lethal injection.

'Texas 7' convict deserves new trial due to 'antisemitic bias' - judge

Randy Halprin, a Jewish member of the "Texas 7," argues that the judge who convicted and sentenced him had an antisemitic bias that infringed on his right to an impartial trial.

By SAMUEL HALPERN
15/12/2022

Buffalo supermarket shooter seeks plea deal to avoid death penalty

Lawyers for Payton Gendron moved to seek a plea agreement at a court hearing less than two weeks after he pleaded guilty to charges of murder and domestic terrorism.

By REUTERS
10/12/2022

Top Iran Sunni cleric says protesters should not face death sentences

Molavi Abdolhamid said it was wrong for the hardline judiciary to charge protesters with "moharebeh" - an Islamic term meaning warring against God.

By REUTERS
02/12/2022

Iran sentences four people to death for cooperating with 'Zionist' Mossad

Three other people are handed prison sentences between five to ten years for allegedly committing crimes.

By REUTERS
30/11/2022

UN Iran expert concerned about death sentences for protesters

21 people have been arrested in the context of the protests and face the death penalty and six have been sentenced this month.

By REUTERS
29/11/2022

Will Iran's regime mass execute arrested protestors? -analysis

As of Sunday, Iran’s judiciary sentenced five people to death in what human rights activists deem sham trials.

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