OMIYA, Saitama - The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometers from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had "terrified" his neighbor just days earlier. Police late on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old Shinji Aoba, suspected of causing Japan's worst mass Leggi Tutto
Sink Without Trace, exhibition, migrant deaths at sea, P21 Gallery, Lucy Wood, Maya Ramsay,Migrant’s graves are marked with numbers not names; the majority of their bodies are unidentified. Sink Without Trace, an exhibition held at the P21 Gallery, in Chalton Street, London, presented work on the subject of migrant deaths at sea.Through drawing, painting, photography, printmaking
Iranian authorities have hanged ten prisoners in the past few days in the cities of Mahshahr, Nowshahr, Urmia, and Khandab, with two being hanged in public.On Wednesday, Iran hanged one inmate in Bandar Mahshahr, southwest Iran, but his name is unknown. They also hanged two inmates convicted of
House of Lords, bullying, harassment, inquiry, Ellenbogen report, House of Lords Commission“Bullying and harassment have no place in the House of Lords.”In December 2018, Naomi Ellenbogen QC was appointed to conduct an inquiry into the nature and extent of bullying and harassment – including sexual harassment and any systemic behaviours – experienced by past and present members of
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Judges will still have the discretion to impose the death penalty under proposed changes in the law to abolish the mandatory death sentence currently in existence for 11 offences, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.He clarified that
SALÉ: Verdicts are expected Thursday for 24 suspected jihadists accused over the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in Morocco.Winding up an 11-week-long trial in an anti-terrorist court in Sale, near the capital Rabat, the defendants are to make their final
A retired senior Prisons Department official who has witnessed 7 judicial executions says he is against the capital punishment as no judicial system in the world is infallible and there is a chance that a wrong person can be sent to the gallows.“You can hang 100 guilty men but if you hang 1
Update: El Chapo was sentenced to life in prison.In the coming months, as the infamous drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera is finally sentenced and put behind bars, his American jailers will confront a question that long bedeviled their counterparts in Mexico: Given Mr. Guzmán’s Houdini-like talent
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday lauded the Czech government's decision to provide "subsidiary protection" to eight Taiwanese fraud suspects detained in its capital Prague rather than extradite them to China as requested by Beijing.Subsidiary protection is an international
Larry Krasner says the punishment is ‘really about poverty’ and race.Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner—who vowed as a candidate not to seek the death penalty—has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare that the sentence, as applied, violates the state’s Constitution. “Because
He admitted to attacking "dozens" of gay men before he ended up murdering someone.A Michigan man is being prosecuted for the murder of a gay man and the shooting another in what prosecutors say was an anti-gay attack.Demetris Nelson has been charged with first degree murder, felony murder
Bruce Webster has been on death row for 23 years. Last month he got a stunning reprieve.A federal judge ruled that new evidence had come to light suggesting Webster has a mental disability, making him ineligible for execution. It’s the first time someone has been saved from the death penalty by a
Women and Equalities Committee, inquiry, prostitution, inequality, harms, written submissions, closing date, 20 September 2019‘We will look at prostitution with a focus on inequalities and harm.’The Women and Equalities Committee has launched a new inquiry into prostitution.The Committee will be looking at:What harms are associated with buying and selling sex?How effective are government policies in tackling
The remains of Yingying Zhang have not been found. Her family pleaded with the man convicted in her death to tell them where she is.An Illinois man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of release for kidnapping and killing visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang in
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium hasn’t stopped district attorneys from pursuing capital punishment in California, but the state Supreme Court is considering a case that could change that.Newsom suspended the state’s death penalty in March, granting temporary reprieves for
Justice John Paul Stevens struck an important blow against the modern death penalty 17 years ago in a Supreme Court decision barring capital punishment for intellectually disabled people.In his majority opinion in Atkins v. Virginia, Justice Stevens said the “cognitive and behavioral impairments”
A man in northwest China was executed Wednesday for killing 3 neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother's death more than 2 decades earlier.The Supreme People's Court in Shaanxi province announced that it implemented the death penalty on Zhang Koukou for intentional homicide against 3 men — 2
report, two-child limit, Universal Credit, child poverty, All Kids Count, impact of policy, Church of England, Child Poverty Action GroupThe arguments advanced for the policy fall away as soon as you listen to the testimony of people who are affected.The first detailed research on the impact of the two-child limit in tax credits and universal credit, ‘All Kids Count: the impact of the two-child limit after two years’, published
MP calls on parliament to block Maithripala Sirisena’s plans to bring back the hangman’s nooseSri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says he will declare a national day of mourning if the country’s parliament attempts to block his proposal for reinstatement of the death penalty.MP Bandula Lal
Human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) released a statement today (16 July) calling for Singapore authorities to withdraw “baseless allegations and unwarranted threats” against Malaysian lawyer and founder of LFL N Surendran who has been representing Malaysians death
Goernment Equalities Office, UK government, consultation, sexual harassment at work, employers duties, current law, Equality Act 2010, Do the current laws on this issue provide the protections they are supposed to?Sexual harassment has been against the law for decades, and strong, clear laws against it are set out in the Equality Act 2010.Sexual harassment can include sexual comments or jokes; physical behaviour, including
International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country's leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists.The statement comes amid a nationwide narcotics crackdown, with President Maithripala Sirisena aiming to reintroduce capital
A Canadian citizen detained in China is being held on drug-related offences, Beijing said Monday, at a time of tense relations between the two countries.News of the latest arrest comes amid a diplomatic crisis sparked by the detention of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer for Chinese tech
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's top court rejected Friday an appeal by a 44-year-old man convicted of killing a married couple during a robbery in Aichi Prefecture in 1998, initiating the process for the finalization of his death sentence.In conspiracy with two men, Yoshitomo Hori murdered company
Three Isis supporters who killed two Scandinavian women given death sentenceThree men have been sentenced to death in Morocco for the Isis-inspired murder of two Scandinavian hikers in the Atlas mountains last December.The two victims, Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren
An imprisoned woman was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in the Prison of Noshahr, in northern Iran. This is the 90th woman executed in Iran during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013.The official news agency of the Iranian regime, IRNA, cited the General and Revolutionary Prosecutor
Arson is considered a serious crime and people convicted of deliberately setting fires in a country where many people still live in wooden houses can face the death penalty.Tokyo, Japan, Jul 18 – A suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan killed 13 people and injured
29-year old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is an individual who has an IQ of 69, a finding by the prosecution’s psychiatrist which judges, including in the Court of Appeal, accepted and affirmed.This level of IQ meant that Nagaenthran is among those with “extremely low range of functioning”
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 16, 2019: A prisoner was hanged in public for murder charges in the Iranian city of Khandab Tuesday.According to Iran Online, on the morning of Tuesday, July 16, a man was hanged in public in the Iranian city of Khandab. The Iranian media outlet has not mentioned the
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 as a moderate but later became a leading liberal voice, has died, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. He was 99.The cause of death was complications from a stroke he suffered on Monday, the Supreme
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Franklin County judge has ruled the state's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is unconstitutional. The ruling by Judge Phillip Shepherd came in response to a case filed by a group of death-row inmates, who argued corrections department regulations don't protect people
UNFPA, State of World Population 2019, the reproductive rights movements‘The cost of inaction is simply too high: more women and girls dying… more unsafe abortions…’The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, enabling them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures.But despite
SANTA FE ― The State Supreme Court has set aside the death sentences of the only inmates awaiting execution in New Mexico, concluding that their sentences were unlawfully disproportionate in comparison to the penalties imposed in similar murder cases.In a divided decision, three justices sent the
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s corrections chief has moved death row prisoners for the second time in two years, this time trying to answer concerns over inmate treatment raised in a federal lawsuit.In their new home, the 37 prisoners condemned to die for their crimes will be able to eat