Death Penalty Action
Florida death row prisoner Ernest Suggs, aged 58, has exhausted his ordinary court appeals and is seeking executive clemency. If this is denied, the state will set his execution date. The judge who sentenced him to death in 1992 is supporting clemency.
Teachers Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Sha’bani Amouri, both members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, were executed in secret at the end of January. Three other Ahwazi Arab men remain at risk of execution.
Eduard Lykau (53), was sentenced to death on 26 November, but the information was only released almost a month later. He was the fourth person to receive the death sentence in 2013.
Frank Walls, a 46-year-old man who has been on death row in Florida for 25 years and has exhausted his ordinary appeals to the courts, is seeking commutation of his death sentence. If clemency is rejected, the governor will sign an execution warrant.
The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
A judge igranted Warren Hill a temporary stay of execution about three hours before he was to be executed.
His lawyers are asking the US Supreme Court to step in, as the execution of people with mental retardation violates the US Constitution.
Death row prisoner Thankgod Ebhos may be executed by firing squad within days.
The Minister of Public Security said 117 death row prisoners will be executed immediately after a new law comes into force.
Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi is at high risk of being executed.