Wednesday, January 28, 2015

USA » Jan/June 2015 - scheduled executions

Jan/June - 2015 

13 - Andrew Howard Brannan - murdered by the state of Georgia
Andrew Brannan, Vietnam Veteran, becomes the first prisoner murdered by US this year.
UPCOMING EXECUTION: Vietnam Veteran with PTSD Seeks Clemency
© Death Penalty Information Center » published Jan. 7
Andrew Howard Brannan, Mentally Ill Veteran Who Killed Cop, Executed In Georgia
© Associated Press
15 - Johnny Kormondy - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida executes ringleader of 1993 home invasion that ended with man's murder, wife's rape
© Associated Press
15 - Charles Warner - murdered by the state of Oklahoma 
Oklahoma death-row inmates file for stay of execution over drug protocol
© The Guardian » published Jan. 9
Appeals court rejects stay requests as Oklahoma prepares for its first execution since high-profile botch
© The Washington Post » published Jan. 12
'Truly experimentation': Oklahoma leaves drug cocktail unchanged in first executions since botched procedure
© The Guardian » published Jan. 14

27 - Warren Lee Hill 
- murdered by the state of Georgia 
Execution window for Warren Lee Hill set to begin Jan. 27
© Albany Herald » published Jan. 16

Georgia court denies stay for death row inmate claiming mental disability
© Reuters » published Jan. 20
Clemency hearing set for Georgia inmate set to die next week
© Associated Press » published Jan. 21
Science-schmience, Georgia just wants to execute this intellectually disabled man
© The News Hub » published Jan. 22
This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene
by Cassy Stubbs
Director, ACLU Capital Punishment Project
© Huffington Post » published Jan. 23

Ga. inmate who's come close to death 3 times to die Tuesday
© Associated Press » published Jan. 25
Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate who has IQ of 70 ask for clemency
© LA Times » published Jan. 26
GA parole board held clemency hearing for man set to die
© Associated Press » published Jan. 26
Clemency denied for Georgia inmate with low IQ
© LA Times » published Jan. 27
High court won't block execution over mental disability
© USA Today

Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill for Murder
© NYTimes
Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill Despite Low IQ Claim
© NBC News

28 - Marcellus Williams - Missouri - stayed
Missouri Supreme Court halts upcoming execution of Marcellus Williams
© Missourinet » published Jan. 22

28 - Garcia White - Texas - stayed
Death Watch: Homicide, Drugs, Mental Incapacity: Glen Garcia White's time is running out
© The Austin Chronicle » published Jan. 22
Texas court reprieves death row prisoner Garcia White
© The Guardian » published Jan. 27

29 - Richard Glossip - Oklahoma - stayed
Richard Glossip, Death Row Inmate Set To Die Next Week: 'I Think About Just Being Able To Hug My Family'
© Huffington Post » published Jan. 22
Sister Helen Prejean and Richard Glossip ask Gov. Fallin for 60-day reprieve
© The City Sentinel » published Jan. 23

Glossip execution faces possible delay
© McAlester News-Capital » published Jan. 25

Oklahoma Attorney General Asks The Supreme Court To Suspend Richard Glossip's Execution
© Huffington Post » published Jan. 26

Oklahoma Governor Will Consider Stay for Condemned Men
© Associated Press » published Jan. 28

Petition · Save Richard Glossip's Life

29 - Robert Ladd - Texas * 
ACLU attorney files paperwork to halt execution of ETX man convicted of murder
© KETK  » published Jan. 22
Texas Court Denies Death Penalty Appeal of Intellectually Disabled Man
© American Civil Liberties Union » press release Jan. 27
Texas Set to Kill Intellectually Disabled Man on Thursday
© Dallas Observer » published Jan. 28

4 - Donald Newbury - Texas *
10 - Lester Bower - Texas *
11 - Walter Storey - Missouri *
11 - Ronald Philipps - Ohio - stayed
Ohio delays execution of child killer
© Cincinnati » published Jan. 8

Ohio revises death penalty protocol, will delay executions
© The Columbus Dispatch » published Jan. 9

19 - John Grant - Oklahoma - stayed
19 - Tommy Arthur - Alabama - stayed 
Stay upheld for death row inmate
© The Anniston Star » published January 5

26 - Jerry Correll - Florida *

5 - Rodney Reed - Texas *
5 - Benjamin Cole Jr. - Oklahoma - stayed
11 - Manuel Vasquez - Texas *
12 - Raymond Tibbetts - Ohio *
18 - Randall Mays - Texas *
19 - William Ernest Kuenzel - Alabama *

Grant Billy Kuenzel the right to a new trial so he can present the evidence which was unlawfully withheld by the prosecution at his original trial.

24 - Donnie Johnson - Tennessee *

9 - Kent Sprouse - Texas *
15 - Manuel Garza - Texas *
23 - Richard Vasquez - Texas *
28 - Robert Pruett - Texas *

3-9 - Rodney Berget - South Dakota *
12 - Derrick Charles - Texas *
14 - Gregory Lott - Ohio *

23 - Charles Wright - Tennessee *

as of January 28

* serious dates

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

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Warren Lee Hill lynched by AmeriKKKa

Warren Lee Hill was lynched by AmeriKKKa tonight !!!!! 

Warren Lee Hill executed in Georgia | Breaking News 
© Times Free Press
Georgia Executes Warren Lee Hill Despite Low IQ Claim
© NBC News

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2014 a Record Year for Exonerations, Report Finds

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Gazed Children shoes
image source » A Gallery Of Pictures From The Auschwitz Concentration Camp |Ned Hardy

When the Soviet Union liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, 
there were 43,000 pairs of shoes found in the camp, from Those 
who didn't survive !!!!!

70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
Holocaust Remembrance Day

IHRA | International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

Survivors Mark Anniversary Of Nazi Death Camp Liberation
© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
The Auschwitz Album
© Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

History / Auschwitz-Birkenau
© Auschwitz org.

Online Exhibition - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
» Seventieth Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Liberation of Auschwitz

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I rebel, therefore we exist. 

- Albert Camus -


© luisa brehm

The secret world of Isis training camps - ruled by sacred texts and the sword

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A poem by Simin Behbahani

Not one, not two ...they were five 

Not one, not two ...they were five and yet I don't know why 
In my mind, they were more like fifty. 
And, how is it possible that gallows [on which they were hanged] 
Were, someday, trees that did not surrender to axes? 

Tell me how to write about the treehood days of the gallows: 
Standing firm for freedom, they dug their heels in the meadow. 
When the breeze found them in the orchard and wrapped itself 
around their branches 
Their message reached everyone in soft playful dances. 

Now, heads have grown on them, heads hanging 
from broken necks, 
Heads of full-bodied figures, perhaps champions 
in their own way. 
Left waiting, feet-dangling-in-the-air, utterly 
robbed of their words, 
These heads whose stories could have filled many books! 
Only clouds could now rain tears on their broken bodies, 
For mothers were not united with them even after their death. 

Don't waste a complaint on the faithless judge, who 
Was the enemy, not of darkness and tyranny, 
but of the Giver of life. 

- Simin Behbahani - 

translated by Fatemeh Keshavarz 

A poem by Simin Behbahani: "Not one, not two ...they were five" 
© Payvand Iran News


Iran executes 73 activists

Justices to Hear Case Over Drugs Used in Executions

Justices to Hear Case Over Drugs Used in Executions 
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide a case on the constitutionality of the new combinations of drugs that some states 
are using to execute prisoners and that critics say cause intense suffering. 
© NYTimes

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner's Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror

Soheil Arabi » Iran Threatens to Hang Facebook Activist for Insulting Muhammad

Doctors find Raif Badawi unfit for flogging on health grounds second week in a row

America's Secret Lethal Injection Cocktails

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times

Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times 
Literary history was made today with the publication of the first-ever book by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.  
Mohamedou Ould Slahi's "Guantánamo Diary" was finally published with some redactions after years of litigation to declassify it. 

Guantánamo Prisoner's Book Is Released 

January 20, 2015 
ACLU Launches "Free Slahi" Campaign, Actors Read Excerpts Online 

Book excerpts, video and audio content, and the full 466-page handwritten manuscript are at:  

Guantánamo Diary 

© American Civil Liberties Union

Monday, January 19, 2015

Exclusive: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

Diplomatic storm for Jakarta on executions

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Iran » 2 prisoners hanged in public in Shiraz as children watched

Execution of six death-row inmates in Indonesia deeply regrettable: EU

Brazil, Netherlands recall Indonesia ambassadors after citizens executed on drug charges

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Syrian Children Are Freezing to Death

Friday, January 16, 2015

Charles Warner killed by Oklahoma

"My Body is on Fire"
Charles Warner last words

Oklahoma carries out first execution since botched lethal injection in April 
State executes Charles Warner by lethal injection after US supreme court declines to intervene.
© The Guardian

Thursday, January 15, 2015

'CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide' - Guantanamo guard

Woman Is Publicly Beheaded in Saudi Arabia's Tenth Execution of 2015

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

MLK Birthday

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, 
but the silence of our friends. 

- Martin Luther King -