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    A Danish soldier who volunteered to fight alongside the Ukrainian armed forces has made unverified claims that Ukrainian soldiers have been executing Russian prisoners of war. The Dane, who uses the pseudonym Jonas, has alleged that Ukrainian soldiers have killed Russian prisoners of war during the war, saying: “I have heard of one successful prisoner exchange, and that’s it,” and adding: “People are being killed.” Said to be a marksman, Jonas travelled to Ukraine to volunteer to fight alongside the Ukrainian armed forces and told state-owned Danish broadcaster TV2 he has also killed Russian soldiers — but never any captured prisoners. He told the broadcaster of an 18-year-old Russian prisoner of war who told him he had worked as a compute programmer in Russia prior to the war and did not want to be in Ukraine. According to Jonas, the teen was buried the next day after being killed. TV2 admitted that they had no way to confirm whether or not the Danish volunteer’s claims were accurate but still cited prior claims of similar behaviour by the Ukrainian armed forces. Zelensky Softens...
    THERE are 44 prisoners on federal death row in the US - with many more on state death rows. Here we look at how many have been executed in the past year. 1There are currently 44 prisoners on federal death row in the USCredit: Getty Images - Getty How many people are on federal death row in the US? Capital punishment is a legal penalty under the criminal justice system of the United States federal government. As of April 6, 2022, there are 44 prisoners on federal death row in the US according to Death Penalty Information. This number includes two people whose death sentence reversals and resentencing are ongoing. Federal death sentences are handed down when a person has been convicted of a federal crime in a federal court. READ MORE ABOUT DEATH ROWFATAL 'MISTAKE' Inside Kim Kardashian's fight to save mom put on death row for killing totPAINFUL END Horror details of botched death row killing shows inmate suffered ‘drowning’ The final decision rests with the United States Attorney General whereas state death row inmates are decided by local prosecutors...
    AROUND the world, the justice system doesn't come much more barbaric than in Iran. Its "eye for an eye" laws - known as Qisas - sees prisoners subject to brutal punishments designed to inflict as much pain as possible in retaliation, including having eyes gouged out, hands chopped off and even the mass, public hangings. 5Pictures show a man named Balal who was led to the gallows by his victim's family 5Under barbaric laws, prisoners are subject to retaliation punishments such as having hands amputatedCredit: ISNA 5Victim of an acid attack whose assailant was blinded as part of the 'eye for eye' laws And disturbingly, the victim's families are often encourage to take part in executions themselves under the law. In one chilling case, a man was this month sentenced to be blinded after he left a neighbour unable to see in one eye during a fight back in 2018. Iran authorities have also been known to carry out amputations as a form of punishment, with one convicted thief having his hand sliced off in front of other horrified prisoners....
    HACKERS have leaked horrific videos of inmates being beaten inside Iran's notorious "hell hole" Evin prison where prisoners are raped and executed. The boss of Iran's prison service apologised today after leaked security footage revealed horror scenes of inmates brawling and guards dragging prisoners. 6The footage revealed horror scenes of inmates brawling and guards beating prisonersCredit: Twitter 6One video shows several guards beating a man in handcuffsCredit: twitter 6 In one shocking scene, a prisoner smashes a bathroom mirror to try to slash his arm, and another shows a gaunt man being dumped in a courtyard and dragged through the prison semi-conscious. A Muslim cleric later steps over the injured man as he lies in a doorway. Another video shows several guards beating a man in handcuffs, and another shows a violent fight between a guard and another man in uniform. Former inmates have previously revealed the terrifying conditions inside the prison - including rapist guards, hangings in the courtyard and prisoners being driven insane from isolation and beaten so hard they vomit blood. A hacker group called Adalat Ali...
    IRAN has seen a surge in executions as well as amputations using a hideous medieval-style guillotine to remove victims' fingers. The country’s barbaric system of punishments sees prisoners hanged from cranes in public while there is also widespread use of horrific electric shocks and flogging. 11Iran has seen a surge in hangings and a number of other shocking punishmentsCredit: Fars News Agency 11A man having his fingers removed in a guillotineCredit: ISNA 11Condemned prisoners are left to dangleCredit: AFP The latest figures show Iran carries out around 250 executions a year, including about a dozen in public, in which the condemned die a slow agonising death while dangling in the air. At the same time, rights groups have said it is stepping up the use of a special guillotine that amputates the prisoners' fingers - also often carried out in public. Iran comes second only to China when it comes to number of executions worldwide - but with a much smaller population. Under its Islamic Penal Code, a death sentence can be handed down for crimes such as kidnapping, adultery,...
    (CNN)Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Cori Bush of Missouri on Friday led a group of 35 lawmakers in urging President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all federal prisoners on death row.In a letter sent Friday, the lawmakers urge Biden "to take swift, decisive action," saying that "commuting the death sentences of those on death row and ensuring that each person is provided with an adequate and unique re-sentencing process is a crucial first step in remedying this grave injustice." "We look forward to working with your administration to enact just and restorative policies that will meaningfully transform our criminal legal system for the better. By exercising your clemency power, you can ensure that there would be no one left on death row to kill. Given the historic nature of your administration, this would be an unprecedented -- but necessary -- action to reverse systemic injustices and restore America's moral standing," according to the letter. There are currently 49 people on federal death row, 21 of whom are White, 20 who are Black, seven who are Latino...
    The Trump administration has paid private executioners in cash and bought drugs from a secret pharmacy as part of a rush to execute the most federal prisoners since World War II, court documents obtained by ProPublica reveal.  The Justice Department, under Attorney General Bill Barr, has killed 10 federal inmates since July and plans to press ahead with three more before Joe Biden's inauguration next month.  The court records, which haven't previously been reported, shed light on how the Trump administration is hurrying to use its final days to execute the federal inmates.  Two inmates have been executed this month alone, including one that went ahead despite appeals and objections from the likes of Kim Kardashian.  It is the first time in more than 130 years that federal executions have occurred during a lame-duck period.  Among the details included in court records are that private executioners have been paid in cash, drugs have been purchased from a pharmacy that failed quality tests and that executions have moved ahead in the middle of the night.  The Trump administration and Justice Department,...
    The family name was synonymous with Death. It was notorious across Britain. Everyone knew the hangmen, the country’s official executioners, were called Pierrepoint. And 75 years ago this weekend, it was a Pierrepoint who was summoned to Germany, to mete out justice to 13 of the most evil and depraved Nazis to be captured at the end of WWII— concentration camp commandant Josef Kramer, the Beast of Belsen, and his psychopathic cadre of guards. This was perhaps the most macabre meeting of the war . . . between a cigar-smoking grocer’s book-keeper from Manchester and part-time Angel of Death, and a fanatical SS officer with an insatiable appetite for murder. Albert Pierrepoint (pictured) was the third in the dynasty to take up the lethal profession. His father Henry was a Northamptonshire butcher who, as a young man, used to practise the best way to tie a noose Albert Pierrepoint was accustomed to working in the shadows. On his very first job as an assistant hangman, aged 27, he accompanied his uncle Thomas to Dublin, to hang a murderer at...
    By Christina Carrega | CNN With fewer than 60 days until President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Trump administration has set an unprecedented record of scheduling the most federal inmates for execution during the last leg of a presidential term. Attorney General William Barr resumed federal executions in July 2019 after a 17-year hiatus to bring “justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.” Despite legal attempts for extensions to complete clemency petitions; requests for reprieve, commutation or clemency; and appeals to the Supreme Court, eight federal inmates have been put to death so far this year. Five more are scheduled to be executed, two within days of Biden’s swearing-in ceremony. If all the executions are carried out, the federal government would have authorized the executions of 13 federal death row inmates in six months. “What is clear is that this administration wants these prisoners dead before Joe Biden takes office,” Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center Robert Dunham told CNN on Monday. The only other time more than one execution happened during a transition was during Grover...
    The number of American prisoners executed remains close to a low hit four years ago, a new Bureau of Justice Statistics report revealed, even as the federal government breaks a 17-year pause on executions. According to the report, released on Tuesday, the average death row inmate waits nearly 20 years to be executed, and is three times as likely to have their sentence annulled or die of other causes as to be put to death. Authors reviewing the data note that courts have struck down the death penalty in three states, and 17 other states don't have a capital punishment statute on the books. [ READ: Why New Mexico Uses Private Prisons More Than Any Other State ]When the federal government began executing condemned prisoners again earlier this year, Attorney General Bill Barr lauded the July 14 execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, a white supremacist sentenced to death in 1996 for drowning an Illinois family of three. Barr remarked that "the American people have made the considered choice to permit capital punishment for the most egregious federal crimes, and justice was done...
    A view of a new emergency care facility that was erected to treat inmates infected with COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison on July 08, 2020 in San Quentin, California. Getty Images/Justin Sullivan At least 902 coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed in America's prisons and jails, surpassing the number of inmates who have been executed in the last 20 years. The virus has ravaged prison and jail facilities since March, resulting in more than 114,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates, and the deaths of 72 staff, according to data from UCLA's COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project. The figures were first pointed out by Ohio State University law professor Douglas Berman on his blog. Prisons and jails across the US have come under fire for their cramped, unsanitary conditions, and prison officials and elected leaders have been urged to allow the release of certain inmates. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. More prisoners in the United States have died of the coronavirus since March than have been executed since 2001, new data show. The UCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appear to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday. The inmates, including one on death row, died Sunday at outside hospitals, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Orlando G. Romero, 48, had been sentenced to death in 1996 for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. He was sent to death row in 1996 after a judge found him and his brother, Christopher Self, then 21, guilty of choosing victims at random during a violent string of robberies. Riverside residents Joey Mans, 26, and Kipp Jones, 24, were shot to death near Lake Mathews in 1992. Jose Aragon, 22, of Redlands was gunned down by the brothers about a month later in San Timoteo Canyon, near Beaumont, the Press-Enterprise reported. A general population inmate at San Quentin also died Sunday. No further details were provided. The prisoners were the latest of 21 at San Quentin, including nine condemned inmates, to die...
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