DEATH PENALTY
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Washington lawmakers propose bills to abolish death penalty
January 27, 2015
The Washington state legislature proposed bills on Monday to eliminate the death penalty. HB 1739 and SB 5639 are sponsored by Democratic Representative Reuven Carlyle and Republican Senator Mark Miloscia, respectively, and the bills will replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without opp....... [more]

Oklahoma asks Supreme Court to delay executions
January 27, 2015
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday asked the US Supreme Court to stay three executions pending a decision on the state's lethal injection protocol or until the Oklahoma Department of Corrections finds a good alternative. On Friday the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments by three dea....... [more]

Supreme Court to review Oklahoma death penalty protocols
January 24, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari to determine whether Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment. The case, Glossip v. Gross, originated when four death row inmates filed a complaint against the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Correc....... [more]

UN rights office urges halt to drug-related death penalty in Southeast Asia
January 21, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday voiced concern over the continued use of the death penalty in Southeast Asia as punishment for drug-related crimes. Drug-related crimes are punishable by death in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand an....... [more]

Supreme Court orders further proceedings for death row inmate
January 20, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and ordered further proceedings for Mark Christeson, a Missouri man convicted of killing a woman and her two children. The court determined that the 35-year-old may have received ineffective legal counsel, which led to his failure to meet....... [more]

Death-row inmates proceed in lawsuit challenging Ohio execution secrecy law
January 19, 2015
Attorneys for four death-row inmates on Monday proceeded in a challenge to an Ohio law by filing a motion for a preliminary injunction. HB 663 is a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of the....... [more]

Execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia sparks international condemnation
January 19, 2015
Brazil and the Netherlands on Sunday recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia after an Indonesian firing sqaud executed six convicted drug traffickers, sparking international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The executions took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and are the resul....... [more]

Six drug smugglers executed in Indonesia
January 18, 2015
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, Malawi....... [more]

Amnesty calls on Pakistan to end executions
January 17, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) called on Pakistan Friday to end what has been an extreme increase in executions following the Peshwar school attack. Following the school attack and Pakistan's subsequent lift of a death penalty moratorium, Amnesty reports that a "wave of executions" has resulted in the....... [more]

Oklahoma executes man after Supreme Court denies stay
January 16, 2015
Oklahoma executed Charles Frederick Warner on Thursday after the Supreme Court failed to grant a last minute stay. Mr. Warner was sentenced to death in 1997 for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. He requested the stay in light of Oklahoma's botched execution in April, which resulted in the....... [more]

Indiana lawmaker proposes bill to end death penalty
January 6, 2015
Indiana state senator Lonnie Randolph introduced Senate Bill 136 to end the death penalty in the state. The proposed legislation would repeal the state's death penalty statute and reduce the punishments of those awaiting execution to life imprisonment without parole. The bill provides that, "when a....... [more]




WEBSITES

    DP Information Center

    Death Penalty Info [Michigan State]

    Death Penalty [Amnesty Int.]

    NCADP

    Pro-Death Penalty.com

    Capital Punishment [Wikipedia]