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NIGERIA: EDO STATE EXECUTES THREE DEATH ROW INMATES

December 23, 2016: Edo State government executed three death row inmates who were sentenced to death by military tribunals under the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Decree 1971 as amended.
The state had announced its intention to execute three death row prisoners at Oko Prisons in Benin City.
The Nation learnt that the execution took place December 23 as scheduled.
Those executed are – Ogbomoro Omoregie, Apostle Igene and Mark Omosowhota.
They were said to have been executed around 6:00 a.m.
A rights group, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), through its director Chino Obiagwu, had petitioned Governor Godwin Obaseki to halt the planned execution.
 “We have filed an appeal pending at the Court of Lagos seeking order that these prisoners have right of appeal under the 1999 Constitution.”
Obiagwu told The Nation on December 27 that his clients had been executed despite the petition.
It could not be confirmed if it was Obaseki or his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole who signed their death warrants. (Sources: thenationonlineng.net, 27/12/2016)

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WASHINGTON (USA): GOVERNOR ISSUES REPRIEVE, CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
CALIFORNIA REJECTS PROPOSED NEW DEATH PENALTY RULES
SAUDI ARABIA: GENEROSITY OF A SAUDI SAVES AN INDIAN FROM DEATH SENTENCE
JORDAN: FIVE MEMBERS OF ISIL CELL SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERROR
IRAN: PUBLIC FLOGGING SENTENCE CARRIED OUT
JORDAN: FOUR JORDANIANS GIVEN DEATH PENALTY OVER DRUGS KILLING
PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE REVOKED ONE DAY AHEAD OF EXECUTION
THAILAND: PHUKET PRISONERS RELEASED ON ROYAL PARDON
SAUDI ARABIA: SAUDI GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR INTERIOR MINISTRY BOMB PLOT
IRAN: TWO AMPUTATION SENTENCES CARRIED OUT
PAKISTAN: FIRST CONVICT HANGED AFTER THREE MONTHS
ZAMBIA: MPOMBO’S SON SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
INDIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING AND MURDERING MINOR
PENNSYLVANIA (USA): FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST TWO FORMER PENNSYLVANIA DEATH ROW PRISONERS WITH INNOCENCE CLAIMS
FLORIDA (USA): MORE THAN 200 PRISONERS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY SENTENCED TO DEATH MAY GET NEW SENTENCING HEARING
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CALIFORNIA (USA): SUPREME COURT HALTS DEATH PENALTY MEASURE
JORDAN: SECURITY COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER OF SLAIN WRITER NAHED HATTAR
INDIA: YASIN BHATKAL, 4 OTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2013 HYDERABAD BLASTS
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