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INDIANA, USA. GREGORY JOHNSON, MAN WHO WANTED TO DONATE LIVER, EXECUTED

May 25, 2005: Indiana executed Gregory Johnson, a convicted murderer who had sought a reprieve so he could donate part of his liver to an ailing sister.
Johnson, 40, was pronounced dead at 12:28 a.m. (0528 GMT) after an injection of lethal chemicals, officials at the Indiana State Prison said. A signed, hand-written statement by Johnson released after his execution accused authorities of failing to recognize that he had changed while in prison and was capable of a humane act such as donating an organ. His final words were, "Everyone has been professional," prison spokeswoman Java Ahmed said.
Governor Mitch Daniels said he agreed with the Indiana Parole Board which voted unanimously last week to deny Johnson's clemency petition. He said there were no grounds to second-guess years of court rulings. Johnson had requested clemency or a 90-day stay so he could donate part of his liver, recover from the surgery and then be executed. He was sentenced to death for killing an 82-year-old woman during a home break-in in 1985.
In his written statement, Johnson said the parole board had improperly concluded "that I was not sincere and there had been no change from the Gregory Scott Johnson of 20 years ago."
"If you refuse to acknowledge any change or any attempts to change, then you are shredding portions of the Indiana Constitution, article one, section 19, 'the penal code shall be based on principles of reformation, and not vindictive justice.'
"Thanks to all of you for your prayers, I'll see you on the other side," he wrote. (Sources: Reuters, 25/05/2005)

LIBYA. RULING DELAYED IN DEATH SENTENCE AIDS CASE
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INDIA. 7 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF THREE
IRAQ. OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR DEATH PENALTY
ITALY. TORCHLIT DEMONSTRATION FOR MAJDA, A MOROCCAN WOMAN AT RISK OF DECAPITATION IN SAUDI ARABIA
CHINA. POLICE URGED TO STOP USING TORTURE TO MAKE PEOPLE CONFESS
VIETNAM. SIXTEEN DEATH SENTENCES UPHELD IN COUNTRY’S BIGGEST DRUGS CASE
IRAN. MAN PUBLICLY HANGED
IRAQ. FORMER ARMY CAPTAIN CONDEMNED TO DEATH
SOUTH AFRICA. DEATH ROW INMATES WIN FRESH SENTENCES
EU. ENVOY PRESSES LIBYA OVER DEATH ROW NURSES
PAKISTAN. TRIBAL COUNCIL ORDERS EXECUTION OF TWO MEN
USA. SUPREME COURT DISMISSES WORLD COURT DEATH ROW TEST CASE
YEMEN. AMINA’S DEATH SENTENCE REVOKED
USA. SHACKLED DEFENDANT'S RIGHTS VIOLATED, COURT RULES
IRAQ. FIRST DEATH SENTENCES IN THE COUNTRY FOR INSURGENTS
IRAN. CONVICTED RAPIST HANGED PUBLICLY
AFGHANISTAN. FOUR MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND MURDER
DEMONSTRATIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE “ASSEMBLY FOR THE PROMOTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN CUBA”
CHINA. FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ABDUCTING AND SELLING CHILDREN
RUSSIA. SENIOR MP URGES ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY AHEAD OF PACE SESSION
IRAN. JUDICIARY DENIES STONING VERDICT FOR LOVER'S MURDERESS
CUBA. TWO POLISH MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BARRED FROM ENTERING COUNTRY TO PARTICIPATE IN DISSIDENT ASSEMBLY
RDC. EU WELCOMES THE ELIMINATION OF THE DEATH PENALTY FROM THE CONSTITUTION
THE PHILIPPINES. PRESIDENT GRANTS REPRIEVE TO 21 DEATH ROW CONVICTS
JORDAN. 27-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THREE MURDERS
US. DEATH ROW INMATE ASKS TO DONATE LIVER TO SISTER
CHINA. THREE EXECUTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY, BOMBING
INDONESIA. MAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
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