In 2001, Eritrean security forces detained Dawit Isaak, and 10 other journalists, without charge or trial. He was released for medical treatment in 2005 but arrested again two days later. Nothing has been heard of him since.
People Magazine Investigates episode explores the strangulation death of 19-year-old Stacey Stites and the conviction of Rodney Reed who has maintained his innocence since the beginning.
In October 2020 reporters filed a complaint with the Swedish prosecutor for international crimes, accusing Eritrea’s President and other officials of holding the journalist Dawit Isaak incommunicado since 2001.
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.
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.
N.C. Supreme Court ruled that over 100 death row inmates have the opportunity to prove racism affected their sentences because they had filed claims under the Racial Justice Act before it was repealed in 2013.
In 1950 a young Welshman was hanged for a heinous crime – the murder of his wife and daughter in the London flat where the family lived. It wasn’t until 2004 that Evans was finally declared to be innocent of murder.
The story of George Stinney Jr : BBC Witness Black History : How a 14-year-old boy became the youngest person to be executed in the USA during the 20th century. George Stinney Jr was sent to the electric chair in 1944.