Alabama Executes Convicted Killer Using Nitrogen Hypoxia, Making History as First State to Use Method

Atmore, Alabama became the first state to use nitrogen hypoxia to execute a convicted killer on Thursday. Kenneth Eugene Smith was put to death at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility. Smith had been on death row for over 30 years after being convicted of beating 45-year-old Elizabeth Sennett to death with a fireplace poker. Smith was one of several death row inmates who chose nitrogen hypoxia over lethal injection as their method of execution. …

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Iran Executes Man Amid Controversy Over Fair Trial Amid Nationwide Protests

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has garnered criticism for executing Mohammad Ghobadlou, who was convicted for running over and killing a policeman and injuring five others during mass protests in 2022. The judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported that Ghobadlou was found guilty of the killing and was executed on Tuesday, despite human rights advocates arguing that he did not receive a fair trial. The protests erupted following the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish-Iranian woman who …

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