Archive for the 'death penalty' Category

Death row drug faces restrictions from UK – BBC News

“Business Secretary Vince Cable has restricted the export of a drug used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal bid to stop export of ‘execution drug’ – The Independent

“Campaigners launched legal action today in an attempt to ban the export from Britain of an anaesthetic used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mentally ill Briton faces execution for smuggling heroin into China – The Guardian

“Lawyers warn that Akmal Shaikh, 53, who has delusional psychosis, could be shot dead in jail after reports that his second appeal has failed.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Britons facing execution in Pakistan seek Miliband’s help – The Guardian

“Lawyers for two British nationals who face the death penalty in Pakistan, after allegedly being tortured to give confessions for murder they insist they did not commit, have asked the Foreign Office to intervene urgently in the case.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The real story of Britain’s most famous hangman – The Independent

“He is remembered as a man of principle. But secret papers unearthed by Cahal Milmo show that Albert Pierrepoint was in fact a money-grabbing fantasist.”

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The Independent, 12th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British lawyers unite to call on the Foreign Secretary to do what he can to stop the execution of Jack Alderman – The Bar Council

“Reprieve, the Bar Council and the Law Society are calling on the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon David Miliband MP, to do whatever he can to persuade the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the State of Georgia, USA to stay the execution of Jack Alderman who is due to die on Tuesday 16 September 2008.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 12th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

British lawyers fight to halt ‘obscene’ US execution of Jack Alderman – The Times

“British lawyers will make an eleventh-hour attempt to save America’s longest-serving death-row prisoner from execution this week. The Law Society, the Bar Council and the charity Reprieve are calling on David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, to use diplomatic channels to stay the execution of Jack Alderman and end what they call the ‘gross injustice of 34 years’.

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The Times, 15th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Antigua murder: British government faces row over death penalty for shooting – Daily Telegraph

“The British government faces a potential diplomatic row with Antigua over the shooting of the honeymoon couple Catherine and Benjamin Mullany after demanding that anyone convicted of the crime will not face the death penalty.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The last Briton in Guantanamo faces death penalty – The Independent

“A British resident who is facing the death penalty in Guantanamo Bay has made a final desperate plea to Gordon Brown to end his six-year ordeal and bring him home today.”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Briton is freed after 21 years on death row – The Guardian

“A Briton on death row for 21 years in Ohio is expected to return home tomorrow a free man, amid serious concern over his long-term health.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Death row Scot ‘to be released’ – BBC News

“A Scottish man who has spent 20 years on death row in America is set to attend an appeal hearing which should see him return to the UK immediately.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home for Christmas — Briton free after 20 years on death row – The Times

“A Briton who has spent 20 years on death row in an American prison will be freed today, his lawyer said yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

UK lawyers attempt to stop American execution – The Times

“A team of leading UK lawyers has intervened to halt the execution by lethal injection this week of America’s longest-serving prisoner on ‘death row’ — pending a US Supreme Court decision on whether the method is ‘cruel or unnecessary’. ”

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The Times, 15th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Death row Briton to face retrial – BBC News

“A Briton who has spent more than 20 years on death row in the US is to face a retrial.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brain-damaged man faces death for drug smuggling – The Independent

“A naturalised Briton who suffered brain damage in the Vietnam War will be shot by firing squad unless Tony Blair intervenes in his appeal, according to lawyers representing him. ”

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The Independent, 5th April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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