Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Sharia courts, Muslim marriage, Matrimonial Law, “This is not about recognising religious marriages; it is about the state guaranteeing equality to all before the law.” On 31 July 2018, Mr Justice Williams, a family court judge, decided that Nasreen Akhter was entitled to a decree of nullity of marriage, following the break-up of her 18-year marriage. Leggi tutto
✔ Click here to Google translate this article into your own languageAlbert Pierrepoint trabajó la mayor parte de su vida como dependiente en una verdulería y en un bar de su propiedad. Pero fue su otro trabajo, el que realizaba de manera eventual y sin un cargo oficial, el que lo hizo pasar a
VIENNA, 12 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko answered a question about a possibility to abolish capital punishment in Belarus as he attended a press conference in Vienna on 12 November, BelTA has learned. “My answer is simple: this matter was decided at the referendum
letter, the Guardian, Conservative party, pledge, NHS, not for sale, privatisation, campaigners, refute party comments, We Own It, Keep the NHS PublicWe urgently need new legislation that ends the privatisation of healthcare.Campaigners and activists are urging candidates from all parties who aim to be MPs to sign a pledge protecting the National Health Service from further privatisation.In a letter to the Guardian, they wrote: It is
A man who allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old son for being gay appeared in court in Nevada on Wednesday, November 6.53-year-old father Wendell Melton was arrested and accused of the murder of his son Giovanni on November 2 2017, but is yet to go to trial and is currently under house
EL PASO, Texas — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced.Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border
Twenty-one-year-old Shamim Pretty has found shelter in a Kampala safe house for the past three years.Shamim Pretty is not her real name. She told VOA when she was 16 years old, her mother kicked her out of their home after learning that her daughter was transgender. Her mother also called the
Quentin Smith, convicted of murdering 2 Westerville Police officers in February 2018, narrowly avoided a death sentence this week."The Quentin Smith case was, even for today, a classic death penalty case. Killing a police officer in Ohio is a death penalty specification, killing two or more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate on Thursday selected electrocution for his upcoming execution, a move that would make him the fourth person in the state to choose that method over lethal injection since last year.A spokeswoman with the Department of Correction confirmed that
The convictions are the first to arise from China's joint investigation with American law enforcement into smuggling that has been blamed for thousands of overdose deaths in the U.S.(Bloomberg) —  China sentenced three nationals to maximum punishments for smuggling fentanyl to the U.S., in one of
Murphy was to be executed Nov. 13 for the Christmas Eve murder of Irving police officer Aubrey HawkinsOne of the two surviving members of the Texas 7 gang of escaped prisoners has received another stay of execution.Patrick Henry Murphy Jr. was to be executed Nov. 13, but that execution is now on
(JAMAICA GLEANER) —   Jamaica’s top prosecutor has disclosed that she will be seeking the death penalty for the five men who are set to go on trial for allegedly beheading a St Catherine woman and her teen daughter in a double murder that stirred national outrage.The disclosure came after Paula
A co-defendant of Georgia death row inmate Ray "Jeff" Cromartie, sentenced to be executed for murder, said recently he had no idea who pulled the trigger.With the planned execution just one day away, co-defendant Thad Lucas says he's been keeping a secret the past 25 years that makes him believe
NATCHITOCHES — A decision hasn't been made yet on whether to seek the death penalty for a woman accused in the burning death of a 6-month-old baby, said prosecutors Tuesday during a hearing on multiple motions.Felicia Marie-Nicole Smith, 27, sat between her two attorneys from the New
women's rights, declation, Labour Women's Declaration, GRA, Labour party manifesto 2017, sex-based violence, All proposals should be audited for their effect on women and girls.Three hundred Labour Party activists and supporters, among them three MSPs and 24 Labour councillors, have launched a declaration on women’s sex-based rights — and are calling for more people to sign up.The declaration, which
After more than three decades on death row, Utah inmate Ron Lafferty died in prison Monday of natural causes.Lafferty was convicted in the 1984 killings of his sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter Erica.The religious-motivated murders were featured in the Jon Krakauer book
The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty awarded to two young men convicted for robbery and murder of a woman and for injuring her minor son. The sentence in the case was commuted to life imprisonment due to lack of evidence and in view of their socio economic
In an effort to help curb Uganda’s HIV transmission rates, Africa’s leading HIV experts have issued a joint statement urging the government to end the criminalisation of homosexuality. The International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council Africa regional representatives which include, Serge Paul
United Nations statistics suggest 1,000 of the 5,000 such murders globally every year occur in India.Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned to their village to visit family
NEW DELHI, Nov 7: The Supreme Court Thursday reaffirmed the death penalty of a convict for “horribly” gang-raping a 10-year-old girl and killing her along with her brother in Coimbatore in 2010 saying the is crime so grave that it shocks the conscience of the court and of society.“It was not in
If Iraq were to put Dutch jihadis on trial and sentence them to death the VVD* would be prepared to accept it, MP Dilan Yesilgoz Zegerius told parliament during Wednesday’s debate about preventing Dutch jihadis from returning to this country. Asked if the VVD would be prepared to drop its
El Paso convicted killer Justen Grant Hall was executed Wednesday evening for the strangulation murder of a woman in 2002.Hall, 38, had been on Texas' death row since 2005 when he was sentenced to die after being convicted of capital murder in the strangulation of 29-year-old Melanie Ruth
Police believe the fugitives are heading to the border after dumping their getaway vehicle and being picked up by an accomplice.An American man facing the death penalty was among three people who escaped from a Thai courthouse by stabbing a policeman and forcing a guard to hand over keys.Bart
Azlin Arujunah and Ridzuan Mega Rahman, both 27, allegedly subjected their five-year-old boy to a waking nightmare of repeated torture and abuse A couple who allegedly killed their five-year-old boy by pouring boiling water over him three years ago began their trial on Tuesday at Singapore's High
Three teachers were also injured in the attack, in which a man entered a kindergarten in Yunnan Province and sprayed a caustic chemical, the official state news agency said.A man sprayed a corrosive chemical inside a kindergarten in southwest China, injuring 51 students and three teachers
Since the beginning of the year, seven states have executed 19 men convicted of murder. That ranks among the lowest annual execution totals since the practice resumed in 1976 after a U.S. Supreme Court decision, according to statistics maintained by the Death Penalty Information Center. But it’s
Prosecutors seek death penalty for former Quincy resident accused of drowning sonA former Quincy resident accused in the 2017 drowning of her 8-year-old son appeared in custody with her attorney last week.According to court documents, Aushena Warren and her attorney waived formal arraignment and
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 10, 2019: A man was hanged at the central prison of Shiraz city last Monday.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, November 4, prisoner Hossein Asgari was hanged at Shiraz Central Prison (also known as Adelabad prison). A human rights group, Nafad
Convicted murderer Rodney Reed is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 20, but Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to stop it.As it stands, there’s no indication that Abbott will. He has only stopped one execution since becoming governor 5 years ago.Reed was sentenced to death in 1998, after
Sakuragi escaped the death penalty only because Chinese law prohibits giving the death penalty to people above the age of 75. A Chinese court on Friday sentenced former Japanese politician Takuma Sakuragi to life in prison in a drug trafficking case, while one African national was sentenced to
An increase from 44% in 2017, but a decrease from 68% in 2002The number of Russians who support the death penalty’s return has climbed to almost 50%, according to the independent Levada Center pollster’s survey released Thursday.While the death penalty remains enshrined in Russian law, the
The adult men were attempting to have consensual intercourse behind closed doors, but the government has dragged them into the public.Five men in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur have been sentenced to jail, fines and caning after they allegedly attempted to have gay sex in an apartment
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A banned activist group asked the Maldives government on Wednesday to reverse its decision and reinvestigate allegations that it published content against Islam in a report on religious radicalization.Maldives Democracy Network in a Twitter message said the government has
For $25,000, Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall has contracted with Tennessee company “FDR Safety,” to assist Alabama in developing a barbaric new protocol – to execute its death row prisoners, whom Alabama treats like human guinea pigs– with nitrogen hypoxia.Paradoxically, FDR Safety