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  • Alabama Has a Horrible New Way of Killing People on Death Row

    09/18/2023 9:12:00 AM PDT · by aculeus · 181 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 18, 2023 | By Bernard E. Harcourt
    After botching a series of executions by lethal injection, the State of Alabama is planning to use nitrogen gas to put condemned prisoners to death. The first execution will amount to a human experiment, because neither Alabama nor any other state has ever tried to kill people this way. Late last month, prison guards distributed the state’s new execution protocol to prisoners in solitary confinement on Alabama’s death row. One hundred and sixty men and five women await execution in Alabama. They would be secured to a gurney, their nose and mouth would be covered by a mask, and nitrogen...

    08/23/2023 12:15:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    OutKick ^ | August 22, 2023 | JOE KINSEY
    Russian scientist Dr. Dmitry Fedyanin seemed to die doing what he loved. German officials say the 34-year-old expert in ultra-violet light and a senior research fellow at the Nanooptics Department of Siegen University in Germany fell to his death Berchtesgadener Alps National Park after following his hiking app over a cliff. Fedyanin’s body was found at the bottom of Hoher Laafeld peak, which sits at about 7,000 feet. Fedyanin was using his hiking app to make his way down the mountain but the route he was taking didn’t have paths and the app “sent him over mountain precipice.” “Our investigators...
  • "‘He has a gun!’ An eyewitness details what happened when the FBI came to a Provo neighborhood

    08/10/2023 12:25:10 PM PDT · by devere · 201 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 10, 2023 | Kyle Dunphey
    “Craig Robertson, come out with your hands up! This is the FBI.” That’s what residents of a quaint, suburban neighborhood pushed up against Provo Canyon near the BYU campus say they woke up to in the early morning hours Wednesday. “It sounded like it was coming from inside my house,” said one neighbor, who asked not to be identified. What followed was a barrage of gunshots. Moments later, authorities carried the overweight, elderly man out of his house, placed him on the sidewalk and tried, unsuccessfully, to render first aid, according to the witness. Several neighbors said his body remained...
  • Singapore to Execute a Woman for Drug Trafficking, the First in 19 Years

    07/27/2023 7:46:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    MSN via Times Now ^ | 07/27/2023
    Singapore City: Human Right Advocates have shared that Singapore will be executing a woman for the first time in 19 years. The Singaporean national was found guilty of drug trafficking and will be facing capital punishment for her crime tomorrow - July 28, 2023. Saridewi Djamani, 45, was found guilty of trafficking around 30g (1.06oz) of heroin in 2018. Djamani is the second drug convict to be executed in the past three days. Before her, Mohd Aziz bin Hussain, 56, was executed at Singapore's Changi Prison and has been buried by the authrauthorities. He was sentenced to death in 2018...
  • 1783: Diego Cristobal Tupac Amaru, rebel heir

    07/19/2023 7:52:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat ^ | July 19th, 2016 | Headsman
    On this date in 1783, Diego Cristobal Tupac Amaru — cousin and successor to the famed indigenous rebel Tupac Amaru II — was tortured to death in Cusco. After Tupac Amaru’s execution in May 1781, the rebellion he had kindled fell south to present-day Bolivia and fought on furiously. Diego Cristobal succeeded his kinsman in authority, and with the (unrelated, but allied) Tupac Katari could briefly command vast territories that demanded bloody Spanish reconquest over hostile terrain. “Twenty years after these events,” one 19th century chronicle reports, “This writer saw the plains of Sicasica and Calamaca, for an extent of...
  • 1950: Milada Horáková, democrat and feminist

    06/27/2023 7:47:10 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 8 replies ^ | June 27th, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1950, Milada Horakova was hanged with three others in Prague’s Pankrac Prison as a spy and traitor to the Communist Czechoslovakian government. Not (yet) as internationally recognizable as Rudolf Slansky,* the Communist General Secretary in Horakova’s time who would run afoul of Stalin and die on the same gallows two years later, Horakova (English Wikipedia page | Czech | the detailed French) is a potent symbol domestically of her country’s Cold War nightmare. Lawyer, social democrat, and a prominent feminist in the interwar and postwar periods — her life’s work, rather overshadowed by an end that...
  • US urges Iran not to execute three anti-government protesters

    05/18/2023 10:56:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/23 | Elad Benari
    The United States on Thursday urged Iran not to carry out the executions of three people involved in nationwide protests, with campaigners fearing that authorities will kill them imminently, AFP reported. State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel, echoing a statement last week by Amnesty International, voiced concern that Iran may soon execute Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi, who were arrested in November over protests in the central city of Isfahan. "We join the people of Iran and the international community in calling on Iran to not carry out these executions," Patel was quoted as having told reporters. "The...
  • 1896: Five Persians by gatching

    05/10/2023 5:58:15 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies ^ | May 10, 2018 | Headsman
    ...A hideous form of execution, which has not been practiced for twenty years, was revived the other day to strike terror into the hearts of the people. The murder of the Shah was followed by a succession of robberies on the road between Bushire and Isfahan, the nomad tribes going out in large parties and looting villages and caravans, and an Englishman was even stripped naked and beaten with sticks. One hundred thousand pounds was estimated as the value of property that changed hands during one week. Every day individuals came naked into Shiraz, and the roads were strewn with...
  • Jan. 6 convict embraces Trump at campaign event, calls for Pence’s execution

    04/28/2023 11:41:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    A woman who served time in prison for her involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection embraced former President Trump at a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Thursday before later saying that former Vice President Mike Pence and “every single” member of Congress who certified the 2020 election should be executed. After QAnon supporter Micki Larson-Olson was pointed out to Trump as a “Jan. 6-er” by the crowd at a packed diner, Trump sought her out, calling her “terrific,” telling her to “hang in there” and giving her a hug, video shows.
  • Communist China Announces Plan To Execute American on Charges of Drug Trafficking Which He Denies

    04/21/2023 9:31:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Your America ^ | 04/21/2023 | Gwen Stokes
    An American businessman arrested in Communist China over a decade on apparently flimsy charges of drug trafficking will be put to death, Chinese government officials have announced. Mark Swidan, a Houston, Texas businessman, was arrested in November 2012 and sentenced to death in 2018 on charges he was in China to smuggle illegal drugs. John Kamm, chairman of the Dui Hua human rights foundation, tells Newsweek “the only ‘evidence’ against him is that Swidan once visited a factory where Chinese authorities allege the meth was manufactured, and that he had been in a room rented by another person where drugs...
  • 1849: Sarah Harriet Thomas, the last female juvenile hanged in Great Britain

    04/20/2023 6:37:49 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies ^ | April 20, 2020 | Richard Clark
    Sarah’s was to be Bristol‘s final public hanging on the flat roof of the gatehouse of New Gaol in Cumberland Road. She was a house maid to sixty one year old Miss Elizabeth Jefferies, who according to Sarah, did not treat her well and had locked her in the kitchen all night among other perceived abuses. There was almost certain to be conflict between a cranky, elderly spinster and a rebellious young girl and this culminated in Sarah bludgeoning Miss Jefferies to death with a large stone as she slept, on the night of Sunday the 4th of March 1849....
  • Kyiv Says Identified Ukrainian Soldier In Viral Video Of Killing

    03/07/2023 3:24:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 85 replies
    AFP, via Barrons ^ | March 7, 2023 | AFP Staff Report
    Ukraine said Tuesday it had identified a soldier shot dead in a video that circulated widely across social media, sparking outrage and spurring officials to call for a probe. "According to preliminary data, the deceased is a serviceman of the 30th separate mechanised brigade, Tymofiy Mykolayovych Shadura," the Ukrainian land forces said on Telegram, adding he had been missing since February 3 amid fighting in eastern Ukraine.
  • Another Pulitzer Prize discredited as propaganda: Remember the famous photo of a South Vietnamese police captain executing a Viet Cong guerrilla, which turned public sentiment against the war?

    03/06/2023 8:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2023 | Monica Showalter
    Remember all that political hay the far left and its media allies made during the Vietnam War about the wickedness of America's South Vietnamese ally and the importance of abandoning that country to the communists? Here's the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photo that was supposed to prick our consciences and make us turn against that "immoral" war against a communist takeover: There's no doubt about it, the photo is hard to look at. It's crude, rough, wartime justice, a picture of South Vietnamese Police Captain Nguyễn Ngọc Loan coldly executing Viet Cong Captain Nguyễn Văn Lém. The film is even harder...
  • Texas executes inmate for fatally shooting 3 teens in 1998

    02/08/2023 7:01:27 PM PST · by rod5591 · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 8, 2023 | JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A man convicted of killing three teenagers while they slept in a Texas Panhandle home more than 25 years ago was executed on Wednesday, the sixth inmate to be put to death in the U.S. this year and the second in as many days. Balentine appeared jovial as witnesses were entering the death chamber, asking if someone standing near the gurney could remove the sheet covering the lower two-thirds of his body “and massage my feet.” Then he chuckled.
  • Rep. Cori Bush Blasted After Lamenting Execution of Trans Murderer, Rapist

    01/05/2023 8:34:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/05/2023 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    Progressive Democrat Rep. Cori Bush (MO) faced backlash online after lamenting the recent execution of Amber (previously “Scott”) McLaughlin, a biological man identifying as a transgender woman who was convicted of brutally raping and killing his ex-girlfriend. Following the execution by the state of Missouri, far-left “Squad” member Cori Bush released a statement saying that McLaughlin was “killed by state-sanctioned, inhumane capital punishment.” “My heart is with her family and loved ones,” the Democrat congresswoman said, making no mention of McLaughlin’s victims. “I yearn for the day when our society acknowledges that state-sanctioned murder will never achieve justice.”
  • First Trans Woman on Death Row in US Begs Missouri Governor for Mercy

    12/15/2022 3:39:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2022 | Snejana Farberov
    The first openly transgender woman slated for execution in the US is appealing to Missouri’s governor for mercy, citing mental health struggles. Lawyers for Amber McLaughlin, 49, on Monday asked Republican Gov. Mike Parson to spare her life before her Jan. 3 execution. She was convicted of killing her 45-year-old ex-girlfriend Beverly Guenther on Nov. 20, 2003. Guenther was raped and stabbed to death in St. Louis County.
  • Oklahoma's Next Execution won't happen this week because of Biden Administration

    12/12/2022 8:20:43 AM PST · by yukong · 30 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 12/12/2022 | Yukon
    Oklahoma will not carry out an execution scheduled for Thursday morning because convicted murderer John Fitzgerald Hanson remains in a federal prison in Louisiana. "His transfer to state authorities for state execution is not in the public interest," a regional director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor in an Oct. 17 letter. The state is now suing in federal court in Texas for his return.
  • Raging Backlash as Iran Executes Protester

    12/10/2022 11:01:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    AL-MONITOR ^ | December 10, 2022
    Iranians expressed horror, disbelief and anger at the ruling establishment and its judiciary, which hanged a 23-year-old protester over his participation in an anti-government demonstration.The execution of Mohsen Shekari at a prison outside Tehran on Thursday unleashed a barrage of furious reactions from ordinary Iranians in the midst of the anti-government unrest that has engulfed Iran for nearly three months. The early morning announcement on Thursday marked the first known death penalty carried out against a detainee arrested in the ongoing protests and sent shockwaves across Iran, fueling fears that the state was determined to go the extra mile in...
  • Iran hit with new sanctions over first protester execution

    12/09/2022 4:16:34 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 12-9-22
    Iran was slapped with fresh sanctions Friday after carrying out its first execution over demonstrations that have shaken the regime for nearly three months, as activists called for fresh protests. Mohsen Shekari, 23, was hanged Thursday after being found guilty of "moharebeh", or "enmity against God", (except).. (excerpt)The judiciary said Shekari was arrested after blocking a Tehran street and striking a member of the Basij paramilitary force linked to the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with a machete -- a wound that required 13 stitches
  • Taliban stages first public execution since retaking Afghanistan

    12/07/2022 5:25:08 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2022 | Jesse O’Neill
    The Taliban put a murder suspect to death Wednesday, the fundamentalist regime’s first official public execution since retaking control of Afghanistan last year. The man accused of a fatal stabbing in 2017 was shot and killed by the victim’s father in the western Farah province. The killing was attended by at least a dozen senior government officials, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. ... the capital punishment was sanctioned by the Taliban’s reclusive supreme spiritual leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, according to Mujahid. The mother of the victim, named only as Mustafa, told the BBC that she demanded that the suspect, identified...