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Lawyers Make Last-Ditch Effort to Save U.S. Death Row Inmate

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 2:58 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. death row inmate Troy Davis is hours away from his execution, as his legal team and worldwide supporters make a last-ditch effort to save his life. Davis’ legal team tried several measures Wednesday, including offering for the 42-year-old to take a polygraph test to prove his innocence. Prison officials turned them down. Supporters have […]

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Clemency Denied for US Death Row Inmate

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:48 am (UTC-5)
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A Georgia parole board has rejected a final appeal from U.S. death row inmate Troy Davis, whose case has drawn international attention because of claims he was wrongly convicted. Davis is set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday in the southern state of Georgia for the 1989 shooting death of a police officer. This […]

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US Couple on Trial for Death of Adopted Russian Son

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pennsylvania couple in the city of York went on trial Tuesday for the death of their adopted Russian son. Michael and Nanette Craver have been in jail without bail since they were arrested last year and charged with homicide in the death of 7-year-old Russian-born Nathaniel. He died in a hospital after the Cravers […]

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Bangladesh Investigates Woman’s Banishment, Suicide

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s High Court has launched an investigation into the death of a woman who killed herself after being reprimanded by a village court over allegations of an extramarital affair. Ferdousi Akhter jumped in front of a train with her four children on Sunday after a village court in Habiganj district banished her from the community […]

Pakistani Soldier Gets Death Sentence in Shooting

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a paramilitary soldier for the June killing of an unarmed man — an act that was caught on camera and sparked a huge public outcry after it was broadcast on television. The anti-terrorism court on Friday also fined the soldier, Shahid Zafar, about $2,300 for shooting 19-year-old Sarfaraz […]

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Pakistani Soldier Gets Death Sentence in Shooting

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a paramilitary soldier for the June killing of an unarmed man that was caught on camera and broadcast on television. The anti-terrorism court also Friday handed out life sentences to five other soldiers and a civilian who were involved with the shooting death. The broadcast of the murder […]

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Japanese Rocker Dies on Saipan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese rock musician has died in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Pacific possession, after he was arrested for unruly behavior on a flight to the commonwealth. U.S. officials say rocker Taiji Sawada died Sunday at Saipan’s Commonwealth Hospital while he was still under in detention. He was 45. Officials did not say how […]

Japanese Rocker Dies on Saipan

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese rock musician has died in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. Pacific possession, after he was arrested for unruly behavior on a flight to the commonwealth. U.S. officials say rocker Taiji Sawada died Sunday at Saipan’s Commonwealth Hospital while he was still under in detention. He was 45. Officials did not say how […]

Russia Launches Probe Against Jail Officials in Magnitsky Death

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian investigators have launched a criminal probe into two prison officials for their suspected role in the 2009 death of a jailed lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. The chief physician at Moscow’s Butyrskaya prison, Larisa Litvinova, and the prison’s deputy chief, Dmitry Kratov, are suspected of negligence in Magnitsky’s death. Magnitsky, who worked for a London-based investment […]

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South Korean Marine Commits Suicide, Bullying Suspected

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s military says a 19-year-old marine has hanged himself in the latest incident to raise questions about discipline in the ranks. Officials said Monday the conscript was found Sunday evening in a barracks shower room. They said they are investigating to determine whether the man, identified only as Jung, had been bullied by fellow […]

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