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KENYA: 6,000 CONVICTS AWAITING DEATH

June 29, 2014: With 6,000 death row convicts, Kenya has the fourth largest death row population in the world. In the last five years alone, Kenyan courts have sentenced 1,620 prisoners to death.
When Kirugumi wa Wanjuki (the last man to be hanged in Kenya) died in 2009, he left behind over 4,000 death row inmates waiting to be executed. Later that year, condemned prisoners breathed a collective sigh of relief when President Mwai Kibaki commuted all death sentences to life imprisonment. Five years down the line, Kenyan courts have sentenced close to 2,000 more suspects to death. “The numbers sentenced to death are so high that it’s now a catastrophe to have so many people waiting to be hanged,” says Dennis Kiio, programmes manager with the Legal Resources Foundation, an organisation dedicated to criminal cases. (Sources: standardmedia.co.ke, 29/06/2014)

VIETNAM: AUSTRALIAN MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HEROIN POSSESSION
KUWAIT: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR MURDERER
IRAN: 13 PRISONERS HANGED IN KARAJ
FLORIDA (USA): DNA PROVES DEATH ROW INMATE INNOCENT AFTER NEARLY 30 YEARS
JAPAN: KILLER HANGED IN FIRST EXECUTION THIS YEAR
CALIFORNIA (USA): JURY DECIDES DEATH FOR CONVICTED SERIAL KILLER CHESTER DEWAYNE TURNER
SWISS RESOLUTION ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BEFORE THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
BAHRAIN: DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDERER
NONVIOLENT RADICAL PARTY: PROHIBITION ON DRUGS ENHANCES DEATH PENALTY
IRAN: 10 PRISONERS HANGED IN URUMIEH PRISON
INDIA: 24-YR-OLD PALI MAN GETS DEATH FOR RAPING & MURDERING MINOR GIRL IN 2012
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO BEHEADED FOR RAPING MINORS
INDIA: COP GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING 3 BIHAR STUDENTS IN FAKE ENCOUNTER
BANGLADESH: ONE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN NTV EMPLOYEE MURDER CASE
SAUDI ARABIA: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BANK ROBBERY 'TERROR' PLAN
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR DRUG-RELATED CHARGES
SUDAN: COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CHANGING FAITH
BANGLADESH: 8 TO DIE FOR RAMNA KILLING
EGYPT: EIGHT PRISONERS HANGED
EGYPT: DEATH SENTENCES OF 183 CONFIRMED
VIETNAM: COURT CONFIRMS 29 DEATH SENTENCES
EGYPT: COURT HANDS 14 ISLAMIST LEADERS PRELIMINARY DEATH SENTENCES
IRAN: EIGHT MORE PRISONERS HANGED IN BIRJAND AND YAZD
EGYPT: 12 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING OFFICER
FLORIDA (USA): JOHN HENRY EXECUTED
MISSOURI (USA): JOHN E. WINFIELD EXECUTED
NIGERIA: ECOWAS COURT UPHOLDS RIGHTS OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS ON DEATH ROW
SAUDI ARABIA: 26 DISSIDENTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
CHINA: SEVEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
GEORGIA (USA): MARCUS A. WELLONS EXECUTED

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