.Texas, USA
Quintin Jones was accused of killing her great-aunt in 1999. (Photo Credit: Representational image/ Pixabay)

  • Quintin Jones died by lethal injection at the prison in Huntsville
  • He had appealed Texas Governor to commute his death sentence to life in prison
  • The governor has only granted clemency to one death row inmate in six years

.Columbia, SC, USA
Henry McMaster has been the governor of South Carolina since January 2017. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@henrymcmaster)

  • South Carolina had halted capital punishment for 10 years
  • There was reportedly a shortage of lethal injections
  • McMaster tweeted about the new law

Virtual court hearing in Indonesia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia has sentenced scored of prisoners to death over Zoom and other video apps
  • Virtual hearing is taking place in Indonesia as COVID-19 restrictions have shut down in-person trial
  • Virtual hearings leave defendants unable to fully participate in cases

.Rawalpora, Srinagar
Sajjad Afghani was a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The security forces launched the operation in the Shopian district on Saturday 
  • The Army received the inputs that few terrorists were hiding in the area.
  • Another terrorist, Jahangir Ahmad Wani, was killed in the gunfight on Sunday

Javid Dehghan Khalad was put to death early in the morning of Saturday. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Dehghan was arrested in June 2015 and later convicted of being "one of the leaders" of a "terrorist" group
  • He had been found guilty of carrying out "armed action against the state"
  • The UN had on Friday urged Iran to halt the execution

.Riyadh Saudi Arabia
The changes reflect an effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to 'modernise' the conservative kingdom. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • 27 executions were recorded in Saudi Arabia in 2020
  • Monday's announcement by the HRC follows judicial reforms made in April 2020
  • Activists are sceptical that the reforms will see political prisoners released 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Trump administration has seen 13 federal executions in four years. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Dustin Higgs, a 48-year-old black man, will receive a lethal injection in the federal penitentiary
  • Higgs had ordered his friends to shoot three women in 2000
  • Joe Biden has vowed to abolish the death penalty at federal level

.Indiana, PA, USA
Johnson's execution would be followed by the execution of Dustin Higgs, a 48-year-old Black man convicted of murder and kidnapping. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Corey Johnson was a part of a gang implicated in 10 slayings in 1992 in the US state of Virginia
  • Corey was convicted in seven of those cases by a federal court
  • The 52-year-old African American pronounced dead at 11:34 pm

.Indiana, USA
Seven out of the 11 people were murdered by Johnson. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Corey Johnson, 52,  was given a death sentence after he killed seven people in 1992
  • His death execution was postponed because he tested positive for COVID
  • If his execution is delayed until Biden's inauguration, his execution might not happen at all