California Governor to Order Death Penalty Moratorium

The governor of the U.S. state of California plans to announce Wednesday a moratorium on carrying out death sentences. In prepared remarks seen by news organizations ahead of the official announcement, Governor Gavin Newsom says, “The intentional killing of another person is wrong.” He cites cases of innocent people being…

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Ohio Death Row Inmate Pushes for Lethal Injection Reform Before Planned Execution

An Ohio Judge is permitting a planned execution to proceed, despite concerns that the process is tantamount to torture. Death Row inmate Keith Henness and his legal team are attempting to find any alternative to the controversial form of lethal injection currently used by Ohio and other states. In its current form, Ohio…

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China Faces U.S. Pressure to Contain Deadly Fentanyl Exports

by Joyce Huang   After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump praised China for considering imposing the death penalty on illicit producers of fentanyl – an opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine with a lethal dose…

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