Monthly Archives: May 18, 2010

Execution Watch: Rogelio Cannady

By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch On Wednesday, Texas plans to execute Rogelio Cannady, the first person prosecuted under a 1993 Texas law permitting a charge of capital murder against a prisoner who kills someone while serving 99 years or life. Execution Watch will broadcast details and cover the issues. Pass the word. RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW…read more

Drug shortage may imperil executions in Arizona

“Drug shortage may imperil executions in Arizona,” is the title of Michael Kiefer’s article for The Arizona Republic. Also read our previous blog post about our efforts to convince the Norwegian Oil Fund to divest from companies that produce the lethal drugs used in executions. Later, Norway’s leading television station, NRK, picked up the issue…read more

Christian Ethics and Prisoners: "I was in prison and you visited me"

We ran across a couple of interesting articles about what Christian ethics teach about the importance of visiting people in prison. There are many people in prison who never receive visitors. In the article, “Prisoners and Other Strangers“, Jack Miles explains why Christian ethics demand we treat prisoners as we would the Lord in an…read more

Iran Executes Five Political Prisoners

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALPRESS RELEASE AI Index: PRE 01/152/201011 May 2010 IRAN EXECUTES FIVE POLITICAL PRISONERS Amnesty International today condemned the executions in Iran of four Kurdish political activists and another Iranian man, all convicted of “moharebeh” (enmity against God)”. The four Kurds — Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Holi – along with Mehdi Eslamian,…read more

Death Row Prisoner Jafar Kazemi Subject to Severe Torture

According to reports from Human Right and Democracy Activists in Iran (HRDAI), political prisoner Jafar Kazemi has been subject to inhumane physical and psychological torture by security interrogator in ward 209 of Evin prison, to give scripted televised confession. The 47-year old father of two children has been sentenced to death on charges of “Moharebeh”…read more

Statements of Elena Kagan on the Death Penalty

“I am fully prepared to argue, consistent with Supreme Court precedents, that the death penalty is constitutional.” “I can say that nothing about my personal views regarding the death penalty (relating either to policy or law) would make it difficult for me to carry out the Solicitor General’s responsibilities in this area.” Elena Kagan SOLICITOR…read more

Executions slated 5/12 & 5/13 for co-defendants Varga & Galloway

Two days, two executions. This is Texas. Execution Watch, the radio program that airs whenever Texas puts a citizen to death, will broadcast and stream live during both executions, unless stays are issued, with on-the-scene coverage from Huntsville, legal analysis, and in-depth interviews. RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEW #1 EXECUTION WATCHMay 12, 2010, Wed., 6-7 pm Central…read more