August 1, 2013
by G. Redd
Ahmed Ibrahim, former minister of education and information for Libya, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for inciting citizens in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown and place of death, Sirte, to oppose the rebellion. He is the first member of Gaddafi's ministry to receive a death sentence, which is to ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Christof Heyns on Monday urged the Indonesian government to restrict the use of capital punishment to comply with their international human rights obligations. On March 14, Malawian national Adami Wilson was executed by firing squad after being ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the executions of seven people in Saudi Arabia as a violation of international safeguards on the use of the death penalty. The men were executed by firing squad after convictions for theft, looting and armed robbery. The seven ...[read more]
February 12, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Utah's Fourth Judicial District Court Wednesday granted a death row inmate's request to be put to death by firing squad. Michael Archuleta, 49, was convicted in 1989 of first-degree murder for the beating death of a college student, and is now set to be executed by firing squad on April 5. Judge ...[read more]
September 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 21, 2007, the Supreme Court of Chile ordered former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori to be extradited to Peru to face human rights charges. Fujimori is accused of approving death squad killings and misusing government funds in Peru. The Chilean government extradited Fujimori the ...[read more]
June 23, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Richard C. Dieter: Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed in a hail of bullets as he sat strapped to a chair in a Utah prison a few nights ago. Gardner got the kind of execution he wanted--death by firing squad--and Utah finally got what it wanted--retribution for the murder Gardner had committed t... ...[read more]
March 24, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 24, 1980, the Archbishop Óscar Romero, was assassinated while performing Mass in San Salvador, El Salvador by a right-wing death squad. Romero had become unpopular with conservative elements in the country, when he began speaking out against government repression of the nation's poor a... ...[read more]
March 23, 2010
by Megan McKee
A German court on Tuesday sentenced former Nazi SS member Heinrich Boere to life in prison for the 1944 murders of three Dutch civilians. Boere's trial began in October after he was declared medically fit to stand trial. During the trial, Boere admitted to the reprisal killings of a bicycle shop... ...[read more]
February 5, 2010
by Andrew Wood
John Green: When Honduran President Porfirio Lobo predictably chose several days ago to pardon the military leaders involved in the June 28, 2009 coup against his predecessor, President Manuel Zelaya, he was staying true to traditional Central American form. Lobo, who supported the coup, was... ...[read more]
January 28, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
A Peruvian court on Tuesday ruled that two alleged members of the Colina Group must be released without charge after six years in custody. Douglas Arteaga Pascual and Angel Pino Diaz were never convicted during the 72 months they spent in prison. Peruvian law mandates that prisoners be released ...[read more]

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