Wednesday, April 23, 2014

USA » Jan/June 2014 - scheduled executions

January/June - 2014

3 - Tommy Lynn Sells - murdered by the state of Texas
Texas serial killer executed with new drug supply
© Associated Press
9 - Ramiro Hernandez - murdered by the state of Texas  
(Foreign National)
Texas to execute Mexican amid outcry of possible trial irregulations 
© The Voice of Russia » published April 9 
Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying 
© Associated Press
16 - Jose Villegas - murdered by the state of Texas 
Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family  
© Associated Press

22 - Clayton Lockett - Oklahoma - stayed
Barring intervention, Oklahoma man faces execution Tuesday for '99 murder of teen buried alive 
© Associated Press » published April 20

Oklahoma sparks concerns after unveiling new lethal injection drug combo
© RT USA » published April 2
Death row inmates ask for stop to executions
© Associated Press » published April 11
Oklahoma says it has obtained secret supply of execution drugs
© The Guardian » published April 12
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denies death row inmates' request to stop executions
© Associated Press » published April 18
Oklahoma high court stays executions amid questions over drug secrecy
© The Guardian » published April 21

22 - Nikolus Johnson - Tennessee - stayed
Death row inmate Nickolus Johnson granted stay
© Associated Press » published April 3

23 - William Rousan - murdered by the state of Missouri
Springfield vigil planned to protest scheduled execution
© Kspr » published April 20
Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug
© Associated Press » published April 21
Missouri continues to prepare for Rousan execution
© Associated Press » published April 22
Missouri man facing execution denied clemency
© Associated Press » published April 23

State executes convicted killer William Rousan
© Missourinet
23 - Robert E. Hendrix - Florida * 
Man convicted of killing cousin to be executed 
© Associated Press » published April 22

29 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - stayed

13 - Robert Campbell - Texas *
21 - Russell Bucklew - Missouri *

21 - Robert Pruett - Texas *

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28 - Arthur Tyler - Ohio *

as of April 23

* serious dates 

Recent State Killings & stays 

7 - Thomas Knight - murdered by the state of Florida
Fla. Executes Man Who Killed Guard, Couple
© Associated Press
Askari Abdullah Muhammad becomes the first USA prisoner murdered in 2014.
9 - Michael Wilson - murdered by the state of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Executes Man in Convenience Store Killing
© Associated Press
16 - Dennis McGuire - murdered by the state of Ohio 
Dennis McGuire state killing is one of the longest since Ohio resumed capital punishment in 1999.
Ohio inmate set to be executed using untried lethal injection method
In wake of an apparently botched execution that left condemned man in agony, Ohio to try untested lethal injection procedure
© The Guardian » published January 13
State executes Dennis McGuire, marking first use of new blend of drugs for lethal injection
© Cleveland
Botched execution? Ohio killer takes almost 25 minutes to die from lethal injection
© Associated Press
22 - Edgar Tamayo - murdered by the state of Texas (Foreign National)
Death Watch: Texecutioners vs. the World: Capital case raises questions of international consular rights 
© The Austin Chronicle » published January 16 
Texas executes Mexican Edgar Tamayo despite pleas from governments  
© The Independent 
Texas death row inmate Edgar Tamayo of Mexico executed after appeals denied 
© Associated Press
23 - Kenneth Hogan - murdered by the state of Oklahoma 
Man Convicted in 1988 Stabbing Death Executed 
© Associated Press
29 - Herbert Smulls - murdered by the state of Missouri 
Missouri Execution Drugs Challenged As Violating Federal Law 
© Death Penalty Information Center » published January 24  
Missouri executes Herbert Smulls as appeals fail 
© The Guardian

5 - Suzanne Basso - murdered by the state of Texas (female) 
Woman Executed in Texas for 1998 Torture Killing 
© Associated Press
5 - Christopher Sepulvado - Louisiana - stayed 
Jindal: State has drugs necessary for execution of Sepulvado 
© The Advocate » published January 31 
Execution of Louisiana killer Christopher Sepulvado stayed for 90 days 
© UPI » published February 3 
12 - Juan Carlos Chavez - murdered by the state of Florida
(Foreign National from Cuba) 
Juan Carlos Chavez executed for murder of Jimmy Ryce 
© Miami Herald  
26 - Michael Taylor - murdered by the state of Missouri 
Missouri prepares execution amid controversy 
© Agence France-Presse » published February 25 
Michael Taylor executed by Missouri using compounded pentobarbital 
© The Guardian 
26 - Paul Augustus Howell - murdered by the state of Florida 
Top corrections officer Timothy Cannon lifts lid on Florida's execution process 
© Daily Mail » published February 19 
Man executed for pipe bomb death of Fla. trooper 
© Associated Press

19 - Gregory Lott - Ohio - stayed
Next Ohio execution postponed by Kasich
© The Columbus Dispatch » published February 8
19 - Ray Jasper - murdered by the state of Texas
Death Row Inmate's Last Letter-Prison Is Slavery Justice System Broken
© Popdust » published March 4
Ex-rapper convicted of murdering recording studio owner in 1998 executed two weeks after his scathing review of American judicial system was published online
© Daily Mail
20 - Robert Henry - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida's gruesome execution theater
© The Washington Post » published March 19
Broward murderer declared dead Thursday night at 6:16 p.m.
© Sun Sentinel
20 - Clayton Lockett - Oklahoma - on hold 
Executions postponed so state can procure lethal drugs 
© Tulsa World » published March 18
26 - Jeffrey Ferguson - murdered by the state of Missouri 
Jeffrey Ferguson makes funny faces before Missouri executes him for rape, murder of girl, 17 
© Associated Press
27 - Michelle Byrom - Mississippi (female) 
Mississippi moves to execute its 1st female prisoner since 1944 
© CNN » published March 25 
No execution date set for Byrom, Crawford 
© WTVA » published March 25
Mississippi orders new trial for death row inmate Michelle Byrom
© The Guardian » published March 31
27 - Anthony Doyle - murdered by the state of Texas 
Texas executes man who killed food delivery woman with bat 
© Reuters
27 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma - on hold
Executions postponed so state can procure lethal drugs 
© Tulsa World » published March 18 
Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol unconstitutional: judge 
© Reuters » published March 26

info by Rick Halperin and i .... thanks, my dear friend !!!!! 

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Brutal Rights Violations in Tehran’s Evin prison

Rouhani's Silence on Brutal Prison Attack Unacceptable
© International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran 

Iran: Families of prisoners hanged in Gohardasht joined protest outside Hassan Rouhani office
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Video: Families of Iranian political prisoners protest outside Hassan Rounhi office
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

Many detainees beaten during police search of Evin prison
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns yesterday's grave violations of the rights of political prisoners in Tehran's Evin prison.
© Reporters Without Borders

In Solidarity !!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Presente !!!

Hatred and bitterness and anger only consume the vessel 
that contains them. It doesn’t hurt another soul.

- Rubin “Hurricane” Carter - 

May 6, 1937 - April 20, 2014

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's life story is a warning to us about racism and revenge 
In 1976, I was a junior lawyer on Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's retrial defence team. His story has a significance that should outlive his death. 

by Geoffrey Robertson
© The Guardian
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dead at 76 
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit, died Sunday in Toronto. He was 76.
© Yahoo News Canada

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own
© Democracy Now!

VIDEO: Watch Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's 1994 Speech About the American Justice System
© Democracy Now!

From the archives: Ex-boxer spreads inspiring message
© Richmond Times-Dispatch

An Iranian 'rape victim' is close to breathing her last breath

Iran: Hassan Rouhani says hangings are "God's commandment" and "law of the people"

Iran: Hassan Rouhani says hangings are "God's commandment" and "law of the people"
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Humble Tribute to Joan Miró

Miró by Yousuf Karsh

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems,
like notes that shape music.

- Joan Miró -

April 20, 1893 - December 25, 1983

Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor 
and ceramicist born in Barcelona. 

Prisoner Of Conscience - 1977
for Amnesty International

Hand Catching a Bird - 1968

Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró: A life in paintings
© The Observer » published March 20, 2011

Joan Miró: An artist "in the service of mankind"
© World Socialist Web Site

Miró - The Hope of a Condemned Man
© Wikipedia

Art critic Adrian Searle about Joan Miró's The Hope of a 
Condemned Man, inspired by the execution of the Catalan anarchist Salvador Puig Antich in 1974.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Iran outrageous executions

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez Presente !!!!!

Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers
and how one remembers it in order to recount it. 

- Gabriel García Márquez - 

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. 

- Gabriel García Márquez -

March 6, 1927 - April 17, 2014

Hasta Siempre, Gabriel

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87
© The Guardian

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
© CBS News

Gabriel García Márquez in His Own Words on Writing "100 Years of Solitude" 
© Democracy Now!

NH Senate Votes To Keep Death Penalty Law

NH Senate Votes To Keep Death Penalty Law
© Associated Press

oh noooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Blood Moon' in pictures

Defense alleges FBI spying in 9/11 hearing at Guantanamo

UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death

Monday, April 14, 2014

2014 Pulitzer Prizes

Öcalan nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Öcalan nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
© ANF - Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!

Controversial public executions in Iran draw crowds

Syria's graffiti revolution

Syria's graffiti revolution 
© Al-Monitor 

» with video

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Universal Language by Steve McCurry

© Steve McCurry 
Afghanistan, 1984. A man holds a baby. 

The Universal Language

© Steve McCurry's Blog 

thank you sooooooo much, Steve !!!!!