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Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter
Federal prosecutors on Monday stated their intent to seek the death penalty against Robert Bowers, the man responsible for the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, last October. The death sentence, in particular is being sough (More)
The Return of the Federal Death Penalty
Attorney General William Barr’s decision directing the Bureau of Prisons to resume execution of inmates sentenced to death by the federal government is so inconsistent with recent developments with respect to the death penalty that it makes plain how (More)
Iran claims to have arrested 17 Iranian citizens for spying for US
An Iranian official stated Monday that the country had arrested 17 Iranians on the charge of spying for the US. This official has only been identified as Iran's director of counterintelligence. US President Donald Trump addressed the claim, tweeti (More)
Retired Justice Stevens dies at 99
Retired US Supreme Court Justice Justice John Paul Stevens died on Tuesday at 99 years old. Stevens was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 and retired in 2010 after serving more than 34 years on the bench. He was known for his evolution i (More)
UN report says Belarus continues to commit human rights violations
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin, released a report Tuesday claiming that Belarus continues to commit human rights and fundamental freedom violations. Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/20/13, p (More)
HRW calls on Sri Lanka to halt death penalty plan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday called on the government of Sri Lanka to halt plans to resume executions and restore its 43-year moratorium on the use of the death penalty. “Sri Lanka’s plan to resume use of the death penalty is a major setbac (More)
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)
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