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USA: Clemency urged for Texas man facing execution for crime as teenager - 4 October 2012

Headline Title:  USA: Clemency urged for Texas man facing execution for crime as teenager The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October for a crime committed when he was only 19 year The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October. Media Node:  Anthony Haynes Harris County Courthouse Twitter Tag:  DeathPenalty Story Location:  United States 31° 37' 42.384" N, 98° 31' 31.4076" W See map: Google Maps “The culture of capital justice in Texas is such that executive clemency is a rarity there, but here is another case that should give even ardent death penalty supporters pause for thought about the killing the state does in their name” Source:  Rob Freer, USA researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 04/10/2012 URL:  USA: The less than one percent doctrine: Texas set to execute another inmate for crime committed as teenager Description:  Report, 4 October 2012 URL:  USA: Texas man faces execution for crime at age 19: Anthony Haynes Description:  Urgent action, 19 September 2012

La pendaison de deux condamnés à mort fait craindre que les exécutions ne reprennent au Japon

La pendaison, jeudi 27 septembre, de deux condamnés à mort fait craindre une nouvelle vague d'exécutions judiciaires au Japon. L'une des deux personnes exécutées était une femme ; il s'agit de la première femme exécutée au Japon depuis plus de 15 ans. La pendaison, jeudi 27 septembre, de deux condamnés à mort fait craindre une nouvelle vague d'exécutions judiciaires au Japon.

Two executed in Japan amid fears of new wave of hangings

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in over 15 years. Normal 0 false

Two executed in Japan amid fears of new wave of hangings - 27 September 2012

Headline Title:  Two executed in Japan amid fears of new wave of hangings Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years. Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years. Media Node:  Japan Executions At a Glance:  Seven people have been executed this year in Japan No executions took place in the country in 2011 131 people remain on death row in Japan Twitter Tag:  japan Story Location:  United Kingdom 35° 11' 6.6552" N, 138° 32' 15.3528" E See map: Google Maps “The executions of Matsuda and Eto are acts of premeditated, cold-blooded killing by the Japanese state” Source:  Roseann Rife, East Asia Director Amnesty International

غامبيا: قرار وقف تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام المشروط ليس كافياً - 18 September 2012

Headline Title:  غامبيا: قرار وقف تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام المشروط ليس كافياً قالت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم إن قرار وقف تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام المشروط الذي أعلنه الرئيس الغامبي يحي جماع بشأن السجناء المحكوم عليهم بالإعدام من شأنه أن يعرِّض 38 شخصاً قرار وقف تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام المشروط الذي أعلنه الرئيس الغامبي يحي جماع بشأن السجناء المحكوم عليهم بالإعدام من شأنه أن يعرِّض 38 شخصاً لخطر الإعدام Media Node:  Gambian President Yahya Jammeh AR Story Location:  غامبيا 13° 27' 11.8512" N, 16° 38' 24.6012" W “إن إعلان الرئيس قرار وقف تنفيذ عمليات الإعدام المشروط لا يعتبر أمراً جيداً بالقدر الكافي، وإن جعله قراراً دائماً، بهدف إلغاء عقوبة الإعدام في القانون، يعتبر أمراً ضرورياً لتهدئة بعض مشاعر القلق التي تنتاب النـزلاء المحكوم عليهم بالإعدام وعائلاتهم.” Source:  ليسا شيرمان- نيكولاوس، الباحثة في شؤون غامبيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Mon, 17/09/2012 URL:  The Gambia: Charges against journalists over executions demo must be dropped Description:  News story, 11 September 2012 URL:  Gambia: The Gambian government must not carry out any further executions of death row prisoners Description:  Public statement, 5 September 2012 URL:  Gambia: Further information: At least 38 prisoners at risk of execution Description:  Urgent action, 29 August 2012 URL:  Dozens of death row prisoners in Gambia risk imminent execution Description:  News story, 28 August 2012 URL:  Abolish the death penalty Description:  Campaign page

The Gambia: Conditional moratorium on executions is not enough - 17 September 2012

Headline Title:  The Gambia: Conditional moratorium on executions is not enough Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution, Amnesty International said today.  The Gambian President's conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution. Media Node:  Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Story Location:  Gambia 13° 27' 11.8512" N, 16° 38' 24.6012" W “The President’s announcement of a conditional moratorium is simply not good enough. Making the moratorium permanent, with a view to abolishing the death penalty in law, is necessary to ease some of the anxiety of the death row inmates and their families” Source:  Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, Amnesty International’s Gambia researcher Date:  Mon, 17/09/2012 URL:  The Gambia: Charges against journalists over executions demo must be dropped Description:  News story, 11 September 2012 URL:  Gambia: The Gambian government must not carry out any further executions of death row prisoners Description:  Public statement, 5 September 2012 URL:  Gambia: Further information: At least 38 prisoners at risk of execution Description:  Urgent action, 29 August 2012 URL:  Dozens of death row prisoners in Gambia risk imminent execution Description:  News story, 28 August 2012 URL:  Abolish the death penalty Description:  Campaign page

Gambie. Risque d'exécution imminente pour des dizaines de condamnés à mort - 28 August 2012

Headline Title:  Gambie. Risque d'exécution imminente pour des dizaines de condamnés à mort En Gambie, au moins 38 personnes toujours sous le coup d'une condamnation à la peine capitale risquent à tout instant d'être exécutées, après la confirmation officielle de la mise à mort, la s En Gambie, au moins 38 personnes toujours sous le coup d'une condamnation à la peine capitale risquent à tout instant d'être exécutées. Media Node:  The Gambia's president_fr Story Location:  Gambia 13° 23' 57.8976" N, 16° 37' 45.0516" W “On ne peut qu'imaginer la terreur que ressentent les condamnés et leur famille, sachant qu'à tout moment les prisonniers peuvent être traînés hors de leur cellule et conduits devant un peloton d'exécution.” Source:  Paule Rigaud, directrice adjointe du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International URL:  Gambie. Une terrible régression vers la peine de mort Description:  Communiqué de presse, 24 août 2012 URL:  Gambie. Tous les condamnés à mort vont être exécutés Description:  Action urgente, 23 août 2012 URL:  Gambie : le président Jammeh doit annuler les exécutions Description:  Nouvelle, 21 août 2012 URL:  En finir avec la peine de mort Description:  Page thématique

Gambie. Risque d'exécution imminente pour des dizaines de condamnés à mort

En Gambie, au moins 38 personnes toujours sous le coup d'une condamnation à la peine capitale risquent à tout instant d'être exécutées, après la confirmation officielle de la mise à mort, la semaine dernière, de neuf condamnés et les déclarations du gouvernement selon lesquelles les exécutions vont se poursuivre, a indiqué Amnesty International. En Gambie, au moins 38 personnes toujours sous le coup d'une condamnation à la peine capitale risquent à tout instant d'être exécutées, après la confirmation officielle de la mise à mort, la s

Dozens of death row prisoners in Gambia risk imminent execution - 28 August 2012

Headline Title:  Dozens of death row prisoners in Gambia risk imminent execution At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution following official confirmation nine other death row inmates were put to death last week as the government pled At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution. Media Node:  The Gambia's president Story Location:  Gambia 13° 23' 57.8976" N, 16° 37' 45.0516" W “One can only imagine the terror the death row inmates and their families are facing knowing that at any moment they could be pulled from their cells and put in front of a firing squad ” Source:  Paule Rigaud, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Africa Date:  Tue, 28/08/2012 URL:  Executions in The Gambia giant leap backwards Description:  Press release, 24 August 2012 URL:  Gambia: All Gambian death row inmates to be executed Description:  Urgent action, 23 August 2012 URL:  Gambia: President Jammeh must retract call for execution of death row inmates Description:  News story, 21 August 2012 URL:  Abolish the death penalty Description:  Campaign page

إيران: ينبغي إلغاء عقوبة الإعدام بحق مرتكبي جرائم المخدرات 
 - 8 August 2012

Headline Title:  إيران: ينبغي إلغاء عقوبة الإعدام بحق مرتكبي جرائم المخدرات 
 وسط مخاوف من أن تنفيذ حكم الإعدام قد بات وشيكاً، صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية بأنه يتعين على السلطات الإيرانية القيام فوراً بإلغاء حكم الإعدام الذي صدر بحق عامل في أحد المحال تنفيذ حكم الإعدام بسعيد صادقي، العامل بأحد المحلات التجارية، قد بات وشيكاً بعد إدانته بتهم تتعلق بالاتجار بالمخدرات في أعقاب محاكمة مجحفة.  
 Media Node:  Saeed Sedeghi Twitter Tag:  DeathPenalty Story Location:  Iran 34° 24' 13.9968" N, 52° 20' 19.9212" E “نخشى أن السلطات الإيرانية تتأهب لإعدام سعيد صادقي، خاصة مع حرصها على الإسراع في نقْله إلى السجن عقب وقت قصير فقط من إحاطته علماً بعزم تلك السلطات على تنفيذ الحكم ” Source:  آن هاريسون، نائبة مدير برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا في منظمة العفو الدولية Date:  Tue, 07/08/2012 URL:  Iran: Further information: Execution looms for Saeed Sedeghi Description:  Urgent action, 3 August 2012 URL:  Iran: Commute death sentences imposed for drinking alcohol Description:  News story, 26 June 2012 URL:  Iran, Saudi Arabia – and the unfair trials for ‘drugs offenders’ Description:  Blog, 15 June 2012 URL:  Iran: Surge of secret executions for drug offences must end Description:  News story, 15 December 2011 URL:  Addicted to Death: Executions for Drug Offences in Iran Description:  Report, 15 December 2011