Hayes

Happy Birthday President Hayes!!
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1877, until March 4, 1881. Rutherford was born on October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio, to a single mother. His father died before he was born.

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13 Killed in Russian School Shooting
Six adults and seven children were killed during a shooting at a school of about 1,000 students in Izhevsk, Russia. The gunman, a former student, then killed himself. At least 21 others were injured in the shooting. The cause of the shooting is under investigation. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for healing for the injured.

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86 Die Off Syrian Coast
At least 86 migrants died after the boat they were traveling in sank off the coast of Syria. At least 20 others survived and were taken to a hospital. Rescue workers continue to look for missing passengers. It is not clear what caused the boat to sink, nor exactly how many people were onboard. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for the safety of the missing and the rescue workers. Pray for healing for the injured.

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Deadly Protests in Iran
Last week a woman was arrested for allegedly breaking the law regarding the wearing of headscarves. While in custody, she was beaten and eventually died in a hospital. Her death has sparked outrage and protests, leading to violent and deadly clashes with the police. The government is attempting to restrict internet access to prevent news of the protests from spreading. At least 35 people while protesting. Pray for safety. Pray for peace.

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Typhoon Noru Strikes the Philippines
At least five rescue workers are dead after they were caught in a flash flood due to Typhoon Noru in Manila. The worst of the flooding has ended and people are left to clean up the damage. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for all affected.

Ramirez

John Henry Ramirez is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm local on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the Wall Unit in the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Thirty-eight-year-old John is convicted of the murder of 45-year-old Pablo Castro on July 19, 2004, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Read more here.

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Protests Against Draft in Russia
Over 2,000 people have been arrested across Russia since the announcement that 300,000 military reservists would be called to active duty and sent to Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian government has faced protests against the invasion, a rare action for the Russian public. Thousands have been detained. Pray for their safety. Pray for peace.

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International Death Penalty News 2022, Issue 39: China, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, United States of America

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Building Collapse Kills Three in Kenya
At least three people are dead after a six-story building collapsed in Kiambu, Kenya. Several others were injured and rescue workers managed to pull a child from the rubble. An unknown number of people remain trapped. The cause of the collapse is unknown, although it was under construction at the time. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for healing for the injured. Pray for the safety of those missing and for rescue workers.

SuttonTN

Tennessee planned to execute Gary Wayne Sutton on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute near Nashville, Tennessee. Gary’s execution has been stayed by the governor. Fifty-seven-year-old Gary is convicted of murdering 24-year-old Tommy Griffin and Connie Branam. Read more here.

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Fiona Makes Landfall in Canada
As Hurricane Fiona approached Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Canada, it was downgraded to a tropical storm, however, its effects were still devastating. It is rare for a storm of that strength to hit Canada. At least one person has died. The storm also downed power lines, washed away houses, and caused widespread flooding. Pray for the family of the deceased. Pray for all affected.

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Ebola Cases Rise in Uganda
At least 21 people are thought to have died recently from Ebola in Uganda and officials worry that it is spreading. It is the fourth Ebola outbreak Uganda has faced. Pray for health and safety for all in Uganda. Pray for the health and safety of healthcare workers.

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5 Killed in Libya
At least five people died, and 13 others were injured, after two rival government forces violently clashed in Zaouia, Libya. The fight occurred over a dispute about fuel smuggling. The victims included civilians, including a 10-year-old child. Pray for the families of the deceased. Pray for healing for the injured. Pray for peace.

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Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall in the United States
Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, traveling its way across the state, leaving devastation in its wake. Millions of homes and businesses have been flooded and some destroyed. The storm has also affected power. Pray for those who are now working at recovering. Pray for those who could still be affected by the hurricane.

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