Capital punishment Archive

A senseless execution

Like so many, I felt horror at the death of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, apparently burned alive by Islamic State militants. In a slick and gruesome video, the militants celebrate the atrocity while also making the specious claim that they chose this cruel method to retaliate for coalition air strikes. Like so many, when I heard this news, I
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Rights win

Too often, the human rights world seems replete with only bad news. Maybe that’s usually true (let’s be real). But sometimes, we get a win. It happened this week, in the US state of Washington. There, Governor Jay Inslee halted executions. This underscores that brave public servants can take decisions that prompt real gains for
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