The fate of an inmate convicted of murdering a Montgomery police officer 20 years ago is in the hands of the nation’s highest court. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Thursday’s scheduled execution of Torrey McNabb to go forward, arguing the inmate has failed to show that a challenge to the state’s Leggi Tutto
Even though the Execution Dock in London is long gone, the gallows are still maintained to this very day on the Thames foreshore by the Prospect of Whitby public house.The Execution dock was used for 400 years up until 1830. It was used to execute all seagoing criminals, including pirates
Recent court rulings and start-stop access to lethal drugs push numbers up this year.For years, the number of prisoners put to death in the United States has been in decline. That is still true, but with a wrinkle: this year will be the 1st since 2009 in which there were more executions than the
French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined IS, with around 1,000 nationals estimated by counter-terror officials to have travelled to Iraq and Syria. France doesn't want them back.France's attitude to the killing of its citizens in Syria fighting for the
HRANA News Agency – Mehrab Eyvazi, juvenile offender from Ardabil was arrested at the age of 17 with nine other defendants. Mr. Eyvazi was accused of participation in kidnapping and rape. He was severely beaten at the police station and was threatened with rape by the police officer while he was
The Montgomery County District Attorney has asked Gov. Greg Abbott to halt the execution this evening of a notorious Harris County serial killer who launched a last-minute scheme to confess to another death row inmate's crime, officials said Wednesday."Tourniquet Killer" Anthony Shore is set to
The semitruck driver who transported dozens of immigrants in his sweltering trailer this summer from Laredo to San Antonio — where police arrested him in a Walmart parking lot and later charged him in the deaths of 10 of the immigrants — pleaded guilty Monday to smuggling.James Matthew Bradley
CPAG, Child Poverty Action Group, two-child limit, judicial review, “Anyone with an ounce of humanity can see how toxic and ill thought out this policy is.”Permission has just been granted for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to apply for judicial review of the two-child limit and the case will now go forward to a full hearing.On 6 April 2017, new rules
An Iranian 21-year-old has been sentenced to death after 'insulting the prophet' of Islam on an instant messaging app.Sina Dehghan was 19 when he was arrested by the Iranian revolutionary guard at a military barracks in Tehran in October 2015 for insulting the national religion on the messaging
(CN) – Three liberal justices dissented Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a challenge to Florida’s death-sentencing procedures, saying the high court should have decided whether jurors being told their verdict was merely advisory diminished their sense of responsibility.In March
A federal court granted a stay of execution for Alabama death row inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.The order was issued on Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama Northern Division.The state has
Human rights groups have re-launched their bid to have the death penalty abolished in Zimbabwe.The country is 1 of 3 southern African nations still upholding the harsh penalty.As Zimbabwe commemorated the World Day Against the Death Penalty last week, Veritas, Amnesty International and the
The U.S. Department of Justice along with the state of Oklahoma and a number of state business and energy groups are asking a federal appeals court to rehear a state death penalty case that earlier this year after a panel of judges ruled that a state court did not have jurisdiction over the
The execution of Clinton Young, convicted in a 2001 Midland-area murder, was stopped by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The courts will look into claims that Young's co-defendant lied in his testimony against Young.The execution of a man who insists he was framed in a 2001 murder was halted
Homosexuality is still punishable by death in four African statesThe Moroccan Minister for Human Rights, Mustapha Ramid, has received criticism, after he called homosexuals “scum” last month.Yesterday he refused to take back his words, justifying that his remarks were against homosexuality
The state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday ordered a closer examination of death row inmate Areli Escobar’s claims that shoddy work by the Austin police crime lab compromised evidence in his case.Escobar is seeking to have his conviction overturned, and a new trial ordered, after a Travis
Anthony Shore, a convicted serial killer, is set to be executed Wednesday evening. His murders in the 1980s and 1990s went unsolved until 2003.Anthony Shore, the confessed serial rapist and strangler whose murders in the 1980s and 1990s went unsolved for more than a decade, is scheduled for
Over 50 Zimbabwean job-seekers have applied for the hangman's post which had remained vacant since 2005, a top official in the Justice ministry has said. Justice ministry secretary Virginia Mabhiza said her office would soon go through the applications, but would not give a timeline as to when
Youth Stop Aids, Global Justice Now, access to medicines, UK speaking tour, The Treatment Action Campaign Currently the public pay twice – first for the research and then in high prices.In spite of medical advances, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine.Drug companies can charge runaway prices because
It is not easy to abolish the death penalty in Thailand, the director-general of the Rights and Liberties Protection Department says.Department chief Pitikarn Pitikarn Sithidej told a meeting held on Tuesday to consider the possibility of abolishing the capital punishment. Also present was Colin
Fairfax County prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man accused in the high-profile killing of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, who was abducted as she walked to her mosque over the summer, authorities said.Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh (D) made the
On 21 September 1792, the fall of the monarchy was officially declared and the National Convention became the governing body of the French Republic. The royal family name was downgraded to the non-royal "Capets". Preparations began for the trial of the king in a court of law.Charged with
ALGIERS, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Algerian court on Sunday sentenced in absentia running away senior terrorist, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, alias Belaouar, to death penalty, APS news agency reported.The sentence has been pronounced by the prosecutor of the Criminal Court of Oran, western Algeria, as
A media coalition filed notice Tuesday that it will appeal a federal judge's September ruling dismissing arguments that it had a First Amendment right to information about execution drugs used by the Arizona Department of Corrections and the qualifications of its executioners.In his ruling, U.S
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday acquitted 6 condemned prisoners, including 4 brothers, convicted of a triple murder case. The convicts, including Muhammad Hussain, Ahmad Din, Munir Ahmad, Rehmat Ali, Sarja and Soja, challenged their death penalty before the court. A trial court of Kasur
Cuba abstained from participating in a vote in the United Nations that sought to issue a resolution condemning the death penalty based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.The initiative condemning “the imposition of the death penalty as a sanction for specific forms of conduct
CONROE, Texas (KTRK) -- Hours before his planned execution, convicted serial killer Anthony Allen Shore was granted a 90-day stay by a Harris County judge,District attorneys in both Harris and Montgomery counties requested the stay amid Shore's claim that another death row inmate tried to
In "Case in Point," Andrew Cohen examines a single case or character that sheds light on the criminal justice system. An audio version of Case in Point is broadcast with The Takeaway, a public radio show from WNYC, Public Radio International, The New York Times, and WGBH-Boston Public
Advocates for abolishing Utah’s death penalty system say they plan to push lawmakers to end capital punishment in the 2018 legislative session.Legislators came close to stopping the punishment in 2016 — but the bill never reached the House floor before the midnight deadline on the last night of
Plea in Supreme Court wants execution by hanging to be judged against global opinion and evolving standards of human decencyThe last execution carried out by the state was that of Yakub Memon, in 2015. Convicted for his role in the 1993 Bombay blasts case, the charted accountant was hanged at the
An Iranian 21-year-old has been sentenced to death after 'insulting the prophet' of Islam on an instant messaging app.Sina Dehghan was 19 when he was arrested by the Iranian revolutionary guard at a military barracks in Tehran in October 2015 for insulting the national religion on the messaging
Prime Minister, letter, invitation, Inverness, Universal Credit, chaos ‘From pilot to roll out, there has been no attempt to acknowledge or fix the problems that hurt so many.’SNP MP Drew Hendry has written to the prime minister Theresa May about the “devastation” being caused Universal Credit (UC) – which has been piloted in his constituency of Inverness Nairn
PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 — Malaysia should abolish the mandatory death penalty for drug cases at the next Parliament sitting as a pledge to improve human rights here, Amnesty International (AI) said today after the government announced its plans to allow judges a choice in sentencing.AI Malaysia
Pakistan flagISLAMABAD - Pakistan has initiated the process to review punishment in 27 crimes carrying death sentence to narrow down the scope of death penalty, The Nation has learnt.The decision has been taken in the wake of the ‘scathing criticism on the excessive use of this penalty’ by UN Human Rights