Missouri Executes Ernest Johnson Despite Appeals Over his Intellectual Capacity

Missouri executed inmate Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5 for murder despite appeals from advocates who said he had an intellectual disability. Johnson, a 61-year-old Black man, received lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre after being convicted for …

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China Court Upholds Death Sentence for Canadian Drug Suspect

A Chinese court has affirmed Canadian Drug Suspect Robert Schellenberg’s death sentence. Schellenberg has been held in Chinese custody since 2014 when he was accused of attempting to transport 225kg of methamphetamine to Australia. He was convicted to 15 years …

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Middle Eastern Countries Dominate List of Top Executioners in 2020, Amnesty International Reports

Four out of five of the world’s top executioners in 2020 were Middle Eastern countries, Amnesty International reported on April 21. According to the human rights organization’s annual death penalty report, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia accounted for 88% …

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