Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, the incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., are unveiling legislation that would seek to end federal capital punishment.
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Mogous Abay died on 30 June 1990 in suspicious circumstances. His brother, Alemseged, friends and supporters are convinced that Mogous did not commit suicide and they dispute the pathologist’s report.
Against a backdrop of federal executions in America and signs of a worrying shift towards a favourable view of capital punishment in Britain, Joe Giles argues a return to the death penalty would be detrimental.
The number of death sentences and executions dropped to historic lows in 2020, according to a group that tracks data, despite the federal government’s move to resume the death penalty after nearly two decades.
As the US President Donald Trump rushed to carry out more federal executions before the end of term, the movements against capital punishment and torture received a boost last week from an unlikely source: architects.
The American people elected Joe Biden to be our next president. In a civilized country, the process of smoothly handing over power would consist of precluding irrevocable decisions by the outgoing administration.
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, used the 39th anniversary of his arrest to call for his release from prison on Wednesday, saying he was innocent.
Six months after George Floyd was killed by police, his brothers said they still feel compelled to fight for justice every day and that when they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner they’ll be remembering him.