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Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Alabama inmate
The US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Alabama inmate Christopher Lee Price on Thursday. Price was convicted and sentenced to death after he murdered a pastor in 1991. The Supreme Court had first denied the stay in April over the obje (More)
EU adopts Annual Human Rights Report
The Council of the European Union adopted and published its Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World on Monday. The report serves as coverage of the things the EU has done over the year to promote and protect human rights worldwid (More)
Supreme Court justices continue debate over death penalty cases
Supreme Court justices continued on Monday an ongoing open debate over the application of the death penalty as the justices filed opinions in two death penalty cases. In the two cases, Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas believ (More)
Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism related crimes
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men Tuesday for terrorism related crimes. Among those killed, 11 were accused by authorities for spying on behalf of Iran. Fourteen were convicted for violent offenses pertaining to prior anti-government protes (More)
Supreme Court refuses to hear death penalty appeal alleging anti-gay bias from jurors
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a gay death row inmate's appeal claiming the jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. Charles Rhines was convicted of the murder of Donnivan Schaeffer during the burglary of (More)
Amnesty: dramatic drop in global death penalty use
Amnesty International reported on Wednesday that global executions fell by nearly one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade. In its 2018 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty assed known executions worldwide, except in Ch (More)
UN investigator urges Khashoggi murder trial be made public
UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard on Thursday called for the investigation and prosecution for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to be made public nearly a month after she announced that there was evidence the murder was planned by Saudi Arabian offi (More)
Supreme Court hears oral arguments in jury selection bias case
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Flowers v. Mississippi, in which the state was alleged to have improperly dismissed African American jurors. The petitioner, Curtis Flowers, was convicted of a capital offense in 2010 and appe (More)
California governor grants reprieves to hundreds of death row inmates
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday putting a moratorium on executions in the state. In a statement, Newsom explained the decision: The death penalty has been an abject failure. It discriminates based on the color (More)
Arkansas Senate approves expanded lethal injection secrecy
The Arkansas Senate on Monday voted 25-9 in favor of measures to prevent the release of information that could identify manufacturers and suppliers of drugs used during state executions. The Senate justified its move to increase drug secrecy by ci (More)
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