Tag: Death Penalty

U.S. government executes third man this week after 17-year hiatus

Dustin Lee Honken, a convicted murderer, was pronounced dead at 4:36 p.m. EDT (2036 GMT) after an executioner injected him with a powerful barbiturate at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Saudi Arabia sentences Riyadh concert stabber to death – state TV

A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced to death a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November, state television said.

Death penalty continues to decline in the U.S.

Earlier this year the Catholic Mobiizing network, the leading catholic organiation

Saudi sentences five to death, three to jail over Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year

Activists hope Pope Francis will sway Japanese opinion on death penalty

Pope Francis, who will visit Japan from Nov. 23 to 26, said last year the death penalty is neither Christian nor humane.

U.S. to seek death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a Pennsylvania man accused of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle...

Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in...

Archbishop Gallagher: Opposes Death Penalty in UN Speech

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States, head of the Holy See Delegation, September 25, 2018, in New York, at the 73rd...

U.N. rights boss Bachelet urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Sunday urged Egypt's appeals court to overturn mass death sentences handed down by a lower court...