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VIRGINIA (USA): BILL TO ALLOW INCREASED USE OF ELECTRIC CHAIR PASSES HOUSE

January 22, 2014: The House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a bill today that would make electrocution the default method of death for condemned prisoners if lethal injection is not available. Currently, electrocution is used only at the request of the inmate sentenced to die.
Only 6 states - Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia - still authorize use of the electric chair, according to research compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center. Kentucky and Tennessee permit electrocution only for crimes committed before 1998.
All of the 6 states will electrocute only those inmates who specifically request it.
A Senate version of the bill is in committee. The electric chair was last used in Virginia in January 2013, when Robert Gleason Jr., 43, chose to die by electrocution. He was the first prisoner since 2010 to do so; there were no complications. (Source: Washington Post, 22/01/2014)

GAMBIA: MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HACKING MOTHER'S LOVER
SAUDI ARABIA: INDIAN WORKER BEHEADED FOR MURDER
B'DESH COURT GIVES DEATH PENALTY TO 14 IN ARMS HAUL CASE
IRAN: 5 EXECUTIONS IN PRISON OF UREMIA
IRAN: TWO AHWAZI ACTIVISTS EXECUTED
MISSOURI (USA): HERBERT SMULLS EXECUTED
NORTH KOREA: PURGE OF JANG SONG THAEK ASSOCIATES CONTINUES
PNG: JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS EXECUTIONS WILL GO AHEAD THIS YEAR
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC IN QAZWIN
NORTH KOREA: KIM JONG-UN EXECUTED HIS UNCLE’S ENTIRE FAMILY
MEXICO: PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO SAYS TEXAS EXECUTION SETS 'BAD PRECEDENT'
IRAN: FOUR PEOPLE HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUGS
TUNISIAN CONSTITUTION ENSHRINES RIGHT TO LIFE BUT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY
LEBANON: MINISTER OF JUSTICE, 'THE MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS CONTINUES'
VIRGINIA (USA): ELECTRIC CHAIR BILL DIES ON TIE VOTE IN SENATE COMMITTEE
PAKISTAN: BLASPHEMY ACCUSED SENTENCED TO DEATH
BANGLADESH: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING WIFE IN CTG
IRAQ: 11 OTHERS HANGED FOR TERRORISM
OKLAHOMA (USA): KENNETH EUGENE HOGAN EXECUTED
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMANSHAH
KAZAKHSTAN: MPS SUGGEST REMOVING DEATH PENALTY FROM CRIMINAL CODE, GENERAL PROSECUTOR SAYS NO
MALDIVES: AN ORDER ISSUED TO USE LETHAL INJECTION FOR EXECUTION
IRAN: UN RIGHTS EXPERTS ‘ALARMED’ AT SHARP INCREASE IN HANGINGS, URGES HALT TO EXECUTIONS
NIGERIA: 23-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING RIVAL
TEXAS (USA): EDGAR TAMAYO EXECUTED DESPITE PLEAS FROM MEXICO
NIGERIA: POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING A BOY
INDONESIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER SOLDIER UPHELD
UAE: SRI LANKAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF 15 CONVICTS DUE TO DELAY, MENTAL ILLNESS
CHINA: 36-YEAR-OLD MAN EXECUTED FOR KEEPING, MURDERING SEX SLAVES

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