January 29, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the scheduled execution of three death-row inmates in Oklahoma "pending final disposition of the case." This came after Oklahoma issued new protocol allowing for alternative drug combinations to be used in executions. One of the drugs used is midazolam, ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
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 ...[read more]
January 19, 2015
by Brittany Felder
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 ...[read more]
January 18, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
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, ...[read more]
January 17, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
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 ...[read more]
January 16, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
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 ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday rejected a complaint filed by Yevgeny Dzhugashvili against the Russian Novaya Gazeta newspaper for allegedly committing libel against his grandfather, Josef Stalin. The case concerns two articles published by the opposition newspaper regarding ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Monday denied a request to stay the executions of four death row inmates in Oklahoma until the court reaches a decision in their case. The appeals court affirmed the district court's decision to deny the request because the inmates "failed to ...[read more]
January 8, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The war crimes division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday confirmed the indictment of Dragomir Vasic on charges of genocide. The charges stem from the executions of Srebrenica Muslims during the Bosnian Civil War. Vasic, who is currently a member of parliament in the Republika ...[read more]
December 23, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled Monday that Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol protocol is constitutional. The ruling has effectively allowed the state to continue with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates beginning in early 2015. The ...[read more]

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