Ohio to Resume Executions?

April 20, 2007

News Update 4.20.07

North Carolina

A new documentary from students at Elon University profiles the Religious Left – Christian churches that take a different approach to social issues like the death penalty.

Elsewhere

In California, Governor Schwarzenegger spends over $300,000 (without legislative approval) to build a shiny new death chamber, despite the fact that California’s lethal injection protocol has been declared unconstitutional.

In Ohio, Governor Ted Strickland has denied clemency to James Filiaggi and seems prepared to let his execution go forward. More from the Ohio Death Penalty Information blog.

Worldwide, 94% of executions carried out in 2005 were performed in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. In 2006, the “top four” were China, Iran, Pakistan, and Iraq.


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