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Umno Media Boasts: In M'sia, politicians need only fear jail not death sentence

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 8:12am

Malaysian politicians still have it better when compared to those in Egypt as the former only has to fear incarceration unlike the death penalty in the Middle East In stating so, Utusan Malaysia's collective editorial Awang Selamat highlighted the recent decision made by the Egyptian court who sentenced its former President Mohammed Morsi and well-known ulama Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to death. Morsi, the Umno-owned daily wrote, was not only forced to step down, but was also arrested for months without any access to legal counsel and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment prior to being handed the death penalty.

OFW sentenced to death in UAE for killing employer

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 3:57am

An overseas Filipina worker was sentenced to death for allegedly killing her employer in the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Sunday. DFA spokesman Charles Jose said Jennifer Dalquez, 28, was meted death penalty by a trial court in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on May 20. The Philippine embassy in UAE has extended all necessary assistance to the Filipina worker, including hiring a lawyer and filing of an appeal, Jose said.

The N Is For Nowledge

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 11:48pm

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may wish that he had picked a different locale for him and his brother to go blowing things up. Last week, Mister Tsarnaev was sentenced to death in a Boston courtroom for the crimes he committed back in 2013.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 7:38pm

Connecticut and New Mexico have abolished the death penalty, but it is not retroactive. Prisoners on death row in those states will still be executed.

Does a death sentence always mean death?

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:33pm

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death by a federal jury in the US for his part in the attacks on the 2013 marathon. But only a small proportion of those on Death Row are actually executed.

Removal of death penalty not on Gov't agenda

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:29pm

Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding has said the removal of the death penalty from Jamaican law is not on the Government's agenda at this time. Responding to a question from Opposition Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday on the Government's current position on the death penalty, Golding said the matter went before Parliament in a conscience vote in 2008, and the outcome was that a majority was in favour of its retention.

Society on death row

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 6:05am

There are few subjects I have a stronger opinion on than the death penalty. I have always been passionately opposed.

Wyoming says it can still pursue death penalty for Eaton

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 1:55am

Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a man convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty against him. Lawyers representing inmate Dale Eaton and the state filed arguments Friday with a federal appeals court in Denver.

Man Convicted in '70 Murder Free

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:49pm

Prince Johnson has been in prison since he was 16, following his 1971 trial for first-degree murder in the death of Marta Roman. A man convicted in a fatal robbery of a ice cream truck driver in Coconut Grove, Florida, more than 40 years ago when he was just a teen is a free man.

Death penalty repeal passes Legislature

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:35pm

Opponents of the death penalty continued to push for support of the legislation to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. The bill, LB 268, introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, passed Wednesday morning with a 32-15 vote and will now advance to the governor's desk for a signature, but Gov. Pete Ricketts has promised a veto.

Turkish Sunni Scholars condemns Morsi death penalty

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:26pm

Association of Sunni Scholars in Turkey has condemned an Egyptian court's decision to impose the death penalty on Egypt's first elected President Mohamed Morsi, Anadolu agency reported. "The Islamic world is faced with large and public attacks for the first time," the Turkey Sunni Scholars Association said Friday.

The death penalty is wrong - " even for terrorists

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29pm

Tsarnaev helped plan and execute the bombings in 2013 with his older brother Tamerlan, who was later killed in a shootout with police. The bombing killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy.

Op-ed: Death penalty is unfair, costly and an ineffective deterrent

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:26am

Earlier this year, the state of Utah was widely mocked for considering the re-authorization of firing squads as a form of capital punishment. Unfortunately, the debate never addressed the acceptability of the death penalty itself, despite lengthy consideration by the Legislature of a comprehensive package of criminal justice reforms during the same time.

Lindsay Sandiford: Bali death row gran lodges appeal in hope 'fresh evidence will save her'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:22am

The Daily Mail reported that the appeal would take place "as soon as we are done with all the preparations" and that Sandiford is "good" considering her circumstances. The paper quotes her Indonesian lawyer, Chris Harno, as saying he is hopeful "fresh evidence" will result in a "lesser sentence".

Attorneys hope brain injuries keep Davis off death row

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 5:09am

Barry Davis' defense team is counting on his abnormal brain to keep him out of a cell on Florida's death row.

Mother and son avoid death penalty

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:58am

Kisha Schaberg is led into a courtroom May 15, where she pleaded no contest to a charge of capital murder. Mother and son avoid death penalty By David Dinell Last Updated: May 21, 2015 The fact that Kisha Schaberg and her biological son, Anthony "Tony" Bluml, both pleaded no contest in their capital murder cases is a relief, said Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.

Nebraskans reacts to lawmakers attempt to repeal death penalty

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:58am

Miriam Kelle and Elle Hansen are two people you wouldn't guess who would support ending Nebraska's death penalty. Both women have family members who have been murdered.

Letter: Abolish federal death penalty

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:58am

The bombing in Boston was a horrible crime. The bomber was a horrible person, but this trial was also about us.

More on Nebraska and the Death Penalty

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:57pm

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Victims' Families React to Death Penalty Vote

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:57pm

Just like senators are split on whether or not to get rid of the death penalty in Nebraska, family members of victims are also divided on whether to put their loved one's killers to death. It was a horrific day in 2002, when four men orchestrated a bank robbery in Norfolk.