US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...

Execution Of Female Death Row Inmate Delayed Over 'Cloudy' Drug

AP | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

The only woman on death row in Georgia has been spared from execution for the second time in a week over concerns about the drug used in the procedure...

No, Piers Morgan: You Don't Need to Watch Isis Execution Videos to Feel Enraged by Their Actions

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

We know what happened, we know who did it, and we know what we should do- and that on its own should quite frankly be enough. By watching ISIS's videos, we're playing a part in their game, but we shouldn't. We should play ours...

Murderers Don't Execute People, Murderers Murder People.

Rob Atkinson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Rob Atkinson

Let their cowardly attacks be described with scorn, derision and condemnation. Let's not succour the thugs by appearing to admit some moral compass in their grisly world of terror and intimidation.

A Sad Response to a Terrible Tragedy

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Clive Stafford Smith

The mass slaughter of 142 people, most of them children, in Peshawar last week was a disgusting act. Unfortunately, the Pakistan government's reaction has been unwise, following the pattern set by the United States in 2001: pouring oil on the fire, while ultimately undermining the rule of law.

Pictures Capture Brutal Act Of Deterrence As Hamas Shoots Dead 18 'Informers'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Hamas gunmen killed 18 Palestinians accused of spying for Israel, some of whom were lined up along the wall of a mosque after Friday prayers and shot ...

The British Government Should Do All It Can to Protect Andargachew Tsege

Dr Bharat Malkani | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Bharat Malkani

If Tsege is eventually executed, bear in mind that he won't die by lethal injection. Ethiopia currently uses a firing squad instead. It has been argued by a judge in the US that firing squads are a more efficient means of execution, and the evidence suggests that there is less scope for error and botched executions. But of course the real question is not how we should kill, but whether we should kill at all, and whether we should sit back and allow other states to kill.

Another Botched Execution In The States Has Horrifying Results

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Eyewitnesses have described the horrifying moment an Arizona inmate gasped and snorted in an execution that lasted nearly two hours. Lawyers for J...

Iran Is About To Hang A Child Bride For Killing Her Husband

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

An Iranian child bride, forced to marry at the age of 14, is to be hanged in Iran after killing her husband. Razieh Ebrahimi, 21, who shot dead her...

Botched Execution Goes Horribly Wrong In Oklahoma

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

An inmate was left writhing in agony after an experimental drug execution went horribly wrong. The execution of Clayton Lockett was dramatically ha...

The Dark Side of the Planet: Where the Death Penalty Is King

Neil Durkin | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Politicised show trials, error-strewn and near-racist courtrooms, mistakes corrected decades after the fact, ethically indefensible overlaps between judicial and medical protocols, ghoulishly botched attempted executions... all these and more are actually fairly typical of the 21st-century death penalty, not rare aberrations.

Pakistani Christian Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy Against Prophet Muhammad

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Sawan Masih was convicted on Thursday of using derogatory remarks against the...

War in Reverse: Drugs, Consensus and Killing

Damon Barrett | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK
Damon Barrett

Today the fighting is as intense as it has ever been but it is right at this moment that the war on drugs may be coming to an end. What we are seeing now at the UN in Vienna, over half a century since the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was adopted, is the breakdown of the all-important consensus.

Arab-Iranian Poet & Peace Activist Executed For 'Waging War On God'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

An Arab-Iranian poet has been executed in Iran for “waging war on God” and threatening national security, human rights groups say. Hashem Shaa...

Haunting Artwork Depicts Death Row Prisoners' Last Words

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

A photographer has created a portrait series with a haunting twist. The images below are mug shots, with the faces made not of pixels or pigment ...

US State Could Bring Back The Electric Chair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Virginia could revive the electric chair as a method to execute prisoners, as European companies and one major distributor in the US block the sale of...

UK Parliamentary Delegation Urges Caution and Realism on Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

Several days ago a man with a neatly trimmed beard wearing a white turban, and professorial-looking rimless glasses featured prominently in Davos. Was it really Hassan Rouhani? Of course Rouhani is Iran's current Ayatollah-sanctioned President and should have every good reason to be at such a prestigious forum; however the man addressing Davos appeared only to share the real Rouhani's appearance.

Has A Satirical Tweet About North Korea Fooled The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Reports of North Korea's exploits are always worth being extra-skeptical of, but it seems Western media as a whole may have been duped by what could b...

Was Kim Jong Un's Uncle Executed By A Pack Of Starving Dogs?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Last month it emerged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “traitor” uncle Jang Song Thaek was executed, after being accused of plotting against th...

'No Need' To Hang Convicted Meth Smuggler Who Survived First Execution

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Iran’s justice minister says there is “no need” to execute a convicted drug smuggler who survived a botched hanging. Mostafa Pourmohammadi s...

Drug Smuggler Who Survived Execution Will Be Hanged For A Second Time

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A convicted drug smuggler who survived a botched hanging in Iran will be executed again. The man, known only as Alireza A, was found alive in a mo...

India: Death Penalty Is Not a Quick Fix Solution to Serious Crime

Sajid Suleman | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sajid Suleman

The four Delhi gang rape convicts are likely to be sentenced to death for raping and killing a 23 year old woman... Hanging the four Delhi rapists might satisfy the conscience of the nation, but it does nothing to improve the lot of women in India.

Capital Punishment - It's Not the Answer in a Civilised Society

Rob Atkinson | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

Capital punishment is no easy answer. It is a barbaric, horrific and out-dated relic, tainted by the nightmare grisly ceremony of the whole process, something incongruous to a modern society and rightly consigned to the dustbin of history. It must never return.

Why "Execution-Style Killings" Are Anything But

Rob Atkinson | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK
Rob Atkinson

"Execution-style Killing". It's one of those chilling news-story phrases that are fairly frequently-used, lazily, thoughtlessly and as a knee-jerk re...

Iranian Opposition TV Gets Record Backing

Abbas Rezai | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics
Abbas Rezai

This weekend's telethon was met with an unprecedented enthusiasm. Callers phoned from Europe, US, Australia, Canada... but most importantly from Iran.