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Egypt Sentences 683 to Death, Bans Youth Movement

A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, including the group’s leader, in a trial that Human Rights Watch has deemed unfair. Simultaneously, the April 6 movement that ignited the country’s revolution has been banned for the crimes of embarrassing Egypt and protesting without permission.

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Race Inequality in America by Graph, From Crime Sentencing to Income

Most death sentences are handed out for killing white people, even though African-Americans make up 50 percent of murder victims (they are only 12 percent of the population).

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Texas Executes Mentally Disabled Death Row Prisoner

A perversion of American literature helped the state of Texas make 54-year-old Marvin Wilson the second mentally disabled prisoner to be executed within its borders in three weeks.

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Budget Crises Put an Expiration Date on Death Row

At least five states are considering getting rid of the death penalty, but the possible repeals have nothing to do with ethics. A study has shown that executions cost taxpayers three times as much as putting an inmate away for life, and budget shortfalls are making even capital punishment hawks doubt the sensibility of their position.

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 READ MORE



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Fighting Corporations and a Death Sentence

Four years after a health insurance company decided her life wasn’t worth saving, 18-year-old Miran Istina, who suffers from myelogenous leukemia, has dedicated her struggle to the global fight against the corporate control of politics. (more)

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CC-BY-SA)

Hundreds Attend Troy Davis Funeral

Family members, friends and hundreds of supporters flocked to Savannah, Ga., on Saturday to attend the funeral of Troy Davis, who was executed Sept. 21 in the murder of an off-duty police officer.

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Flickr / World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (CC-BY-SA)

No Clemency for Troy Davis

Despite worldwide protests and letters from the likes of President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 51 members of Congress, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles ruled Tuesday morning that Troy Davis should die by lethal injection Wednesday.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Manning Might Face the Death Penalty

Pfc. Bradley Manning was allegedly the conduit through which WikiLeaks received a great deal of information that the U.S. military and government didn’t want the public to know, and on Wednesday the Army slapped him with ...

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Mumbai suspect
AP / Mumbai Mirror, Sebastian D'souza

Mumbai Gunman Sentenced to Death

He is the sole surviving suspect from the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and on Thursday, 22-year-old Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was sentenced to death by an Indian judge.

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Parwez Kambakhsh
syracuse.com

Afghan Court Resentences Activist

Want proof that the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has brought the democracy it promised? You won’t find it in this case. An appeals court resentenced Parwez Kambakhsh, a student arrested for distributing an article on women’s rights, to a mere 20 years in prison, overturning the controversial death sentence he was given last year.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008 READ MORE


Chemical Ali
AP Photo / Darko Vajinovic

‘Chemical Ali’ Death Sentence Confirmed

The remaining days of Ali Hassan al-Majid, aka “Chemical Ali,” are numbered.  More specifically, after an Iraqi court upheld his June sentence, al-Majid, who earned his nickname by playing a key role in the gassing deaths of some 100,000 Kurds in 1988, has 30 days or less to live.

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