South Carolina to employ firing squads for capital punishment

U.S. 05/19/21, 02:15

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that determines how the death sentence is delivered in his state. Under this new reform, firing squads are now a part of the execution methods used on death row inmates in South Carolina, which previously only included lethal injection as ...

Death penalty and execution information 1976-Present

U.S. 07/26/19, 12:10

Criminal executions have been on the decline for decades in the United States, but the U.S. has not abolished executions. Currently, there are 57 countries that retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes. And there are 105 countries have abolished executions.  Death Penalty Information Center Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr reinstated the ...

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

China 01/15/19, 05:59

China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a hastily conducted retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive. Trudeau should "respect the ...

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