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TAIWAN: NEW EXECUTION GUIDELINES SLAMMED BY RIGHTS GROUPS

July 19, 2020:

Taiwan has released new procedures for carrying out capital punishment -- including preventing the condemned from seeing their executioner -- but rights activists said on 16 July 2020 the move merely whitewashes a barbaric practice.
The island has carried out 35 executions since a moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in 2010 -- with the last being in April of a 53-year-old man convicted of killing his parents. 
In Taiwan, the death penalty is carried out by gunshot.
"The death penalty is a brutal and inhumane method of punishment... it's absurd to discuss how to enforce it in more humane ways," said Chiu E-ling, director of Amnesty International Taiwan. 
Media reports say the condemned are first given a powerful sedative before being laid face-down and shot in the heart through the back.
Under measures passed by the cabinet this week, the condemned must now be hooded during the process.
They will also be allowed to hold final religious rituals as well as leave a farewell voice or video message for their families.
Executions are currently carried out without notice once all appeals have been exhausted.  
Local media said the new rules were designed to make executions "more humane".
Lin Hsin-yi, executive director of Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty, urged the government of President Tsai Ing-wen to make good a promise to abolish capital punishment.
"There is no humane way to carry out the death penalty. It shouldn't be carried out anymore," she said. 

(Sources: AFP, 17/07/2020)

KUWAIT: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING PREGNANT SAUDI WIFE
MALAYSIA: NOT ALL 6 CONVICTED OF MURDERING DPP DESERVE DEATH SENTENCE, SAYS NGO
BAHRAIN: CRITICISM OVER DEATH SENTENCES REJECTED
IRAN: MAHMOUD MOUSAVI MAJD EXECUTED ON ESPIONAGE CHARGES
CHINA: ‘MENTALLY ILL' FATHER EXECUTED FOR MURDERING HIS DAUGHTER'S NINE-YEAR-OLD CLASSMATE 
USA - California. 39 inmates died by COVID-19 in California’s prisons
IRAN - In what has been perceived as a victory for the social media campaign Supreme Court reconsiders death sentences for Saeed Tamjidi, Mohammad Rajabi and Amirhossein Moradi
USA - Dustin Honken, 52, White, was executed at Terre Haute federal prison.
USA - Wesley Purkey Execution Temporarily Halted
SUDAN: DEATH PENALTY REMOVED FOR GAY SEX, APOSTASY
USA - The federal execution of Wesley Ira Purkey has been accomplished
USA: THE FEDERAL EXECUTION OF WESLEY IRA PURKEY HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED
IRAN: MAN EXECUTED FOR SELLING MISSILE INFORMATION TO CIA
LIBERIA: ARMED FORCES CHIEF OF STAFF WANTS DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPISTS
CHAD: DEATH PENALTY COMPLETELY ABOLISHED
IRAN: TWO KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONERS EXECUTED IN URMIA
USA: DANIEL LEWIS LEE WAS EXECUTED AT THE U.S. PENITENTIARY IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA
IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED IN KERMANSHAH CENTRAL PRISON FOR MURDER
TAIWAN: NEW LAW REQUIRES PRISONERS BEING EXECUTED TO WEAR HOOD
DEATH PENALTY: HANDS OFF CAIN, TRUMP RETURNS AMERICA TO THE PAST
BAHRAIN: TOP COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCES AGAINST TWO ACTIVISTS
USA - U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan (District of Columbia) again halted federal executions
IRAN: UNIDENTIFIED PRISONER EXECUTED IN MASHHAD CENTRAL PRISON FOR DRINKING ALCOHOL
USA - The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeal overturned the decision to suspend the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee.
SUDAN SCRAPS APOSTASY LAW AND ALCOHOL BAN FOR NON-MUSLIMS
MALAYSIA: SIX SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING PROSECUTOR
USA - European Union. EU condemns U.S. for resuming federal executions.
USA - Federal Jane E. Magnus-Stinson Orders Delay of federal execution of Daniel Lewis Lee.
NIGERIA: 37-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BEHEADING MAN FOR RITUAL
INDONESIA: SOME 100 DRUG OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO DEATH THIS YEAR

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