Greg Ogrod and his fiancée, Mary, were cooking in their Philadelphia kitchen on March 21 when they got the news: A judge had ordered Pennsylvania’s corrections department to transport Greg’s brother, Walter, from death row to an outside hospital for Covid-19 testing and, if necessary, treatment. “It was very elating; song and dance, jumping up and down,” Greg said. Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (IHR): The 12th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2019 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the number of executions in 2019, the
joint statement, seven unions, health and social care, personal protective equipment, PPE, shortage, RCM, CSP, BDA, Unite, GMG, TUC, govenrment ministers, warningStaff are being exposed to unreasonable and unnecessary risk by the ongoing failure.The heads of seven of Britain’s health and social care unions have warned ministers that the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care workers faced with tackling Covid-19 is a
Rights activists on Friday condemned Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s government for executing a convicted murderer, saying the continued use of capital punishment undermined the island’s progressive reputation.Death row inmate Weng Jen-hsien, found guilty last year of setting a fire that
emergency, can't talk, call 999, silent solution, press 55,There is a lack of public awareness of the Silent Solution system.Did you know there is a system which helps a person in imminent danger but unable to speak phone the police?It is known as the Silent Solution system, and it means a 999 mobile caller who is too scared to make a noise, or
President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill members of leftist groups last night if they challenge the government during the Luzon lockdown.Duterte said in English and Filipino during the televised speech, “I’m addressing the Left. Your violations, slamming the distribution [of food], remember
Iran Human Rights (IHR) has reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran carried out at least 280 death penalties in 2019 including at least four juvenile offenders.Official Iranian sources have only announced 84 of the 280 executions carried. Human rights activists say many of the executions in
Step Up Migrant Women coalition, domestic abuse, immigration, COVID-19, lock-down, NHS charging, No Recourse to Public Funds, helpEnsure victims are treated as victims first: prioritise safety before immigration status.More than 20 BME specialist frontline services, migrant and human rights organisations have written to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, calling for emergency support to help migrant victims of domestic
Iran Human rights (IHR); March 31, 2020: The 12th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2019 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the number of
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 30, 2020: At least 9 people have died so far in Iranian prisons after infecting with the Novel Coronavirus. Given the overcrowding of Iranian prisons, lack of proper medical and foodservice, more prisoners’ lives are in danger. Iranian authorities have announced
COVID-19, sick pay, discrimination, women, BAME workers, low pay, letter, government, IWGB, We “cannot stand by while our members are exposed to unnecessary risk or driven into destitution.”The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking legal action against the government over its failure to protect the wages and jobs of millions of workers during the Covid-19
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed late Saturday night that a federal inmate has died from COVID-19—the first known death of an inmate in the federal prison system.Reuters reports that Patrick Jones, 49, an inmate at a low-security federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, died from complications
Official misconduct and perjury or false accusation continue to be the main reasons innocent men and women are wrongfully convicted in America, according to the 2019 annual report by the National Registry of Exonerations. That misconduct, the report indicates, is most prevalent in cases involving
Iran Human Rights (IHR); April 2, 2020: Death row juvenile offender Danial Zeinolabedini was beaten to death by prison guards. Danial’s body was handed over to his family on Thursday, April 2. Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the killing of Danial Zeinolabedini and urges the
Over the past month, Alyaksandr Lukashenka has gained notoriety for his careless attitude to the pandemic. On March 16, Lukashenka shared with the newly appointed officials his own ways of fighting the coronavirus. He advised going to a dry sauna, claiming that the virus dies at 60 degrees; more
RCOG, FSHC, Alliance for Choice, abortion, Northern Ireland, COVID-19, petition, two pills, home medication, proper contraception, CEDAW“Allowing home use will avoid unnecessary and risky visits to healthcare facilities.”The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) are calling on Northern Ireland’s health minister, Robin Swann, to temporarily permit
April 1 (UPI) — A Texas appeals court on Wednesday issued its third stay of execution amid a disruption to the judicial system brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.The Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas said Fabian Hernandez’s lethal injection will be delayed for 60 days, at which point a new
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan. — A local court in Pakistan on Thursday overturned the death sentence and murder convictions of four men believed to be involved in the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002.The men had all been in prison for 18 years. Three were handed life sentences. A fourth
COVID-19, joint call, 50 signatures, women and girls, government measures, Coronavirus, Fawcett Society, event series,Caroline Criado Perez, Womens Budget Group, Southall Black Sisters Taxpayers’ money is being spent without consideration of the specific challenges women are facing. A wide range of women’s organisations have signed a joint call for women and girls to be made visible, to be heard and have their needs met during the Coronavirus crisis response. Leggi tutto
GMB, trade union, care workers, protective clothing, PPE, sick pay, Jeremy Corbyn, letter, Borish Johnson, The UK’s sick pay system is “manifestly inadequate”.The GMB, ‘the trade union for everyone’, has warned that the UK’s care system is in danger of “total collapse” because of the coronavirus health crisis, and has issued five demands to the government to support care workers.The GMB has
Is it ever right to kill someone? Are lethal injections really humane? Is capital punishment going to be around forever?In some parts of the world the US is infamous for its continued use of the death penalty.Using the BBC’s Life and Death Row – The Mass Execution as a backdrop, Dr Vivien Miller
The news has come as a huge blow to LGBTQ activists in the southeast Asian city-state.Singapore's High Court has upheld a colonial-era ban on homosexuality, in a huge blow for the southeast Asian city-state's LGBTQ community.Judges in Singapore's highest court has dismissed a constitutional
Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer who preyed on Los Angeles women for more than two decades, died Saturday while on death row at San Quentin prison, officials said.“Franklin was found unresponsive in his single cell on March 28 at about 7:20 p.m. Medical
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected death row inmate Jeffrey Hessler's constitutional challenge to his conviction based on a 2016 ruling by the country's highest court.Hessler asked to be taken off death row because a e-judge panel and not a jury sentenced him to death for raping and
Courts are failing badly in keeping junk psychological science out of the courtroom in criminal cases, permitting the admission of psychological tests that have never been reviewed for reliability and others that have been found unreliable, a recent study reports. Among the problematic tests
Over the past month, Alyaksandr Lukashenka has gained notoriety for his careless attitude to the pandemic. On March 16, Lukashenka shared with the newly appointed officials his own ways of fighting the coronavirus. He advised going to a dry sauna, claiming that the virus dies at 60 degrees; more
Only 2nd execution since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May 2016A man who used gasoline to burn 5 relatives to death during Lunar New Year’s Eve in Feb. of 2016, including his parents and a caregiver, has been executed, reports said Wednesday (April 1).While capital punishment still
On Jan. 7, 1960, Elmo Smith of Bridgeport in Montgomery County was charged with the murder and rape of a 16-year-old girl.Maryann Theresa Mitchell of the Manayuk section of Philadelphia was an 11th grader at Cecelian Academy.She disappeared on Dec. 28, 1959, when she was returning home after
"We will not release prisoners convicted for corruption, illegal logging, terrorism, drug crimes, gross human rights crimes or transnational organized crimes."Jakarta. The Justice and Human Rights Ministry passed a new decree on Thursday allowing the release of 30,000 prisoners, including
The deep baritone voice on the phone is courteous and reflective. It doesn’t sound like it belongs to a man who, for 35 years, kept the company of some of the most dangerous criminals in India. “That’s the equivalent of two-and-a-half life sentences,” remarks Sunil Gupta.A former superintendent
Women and Equalities Committee, inquiry, government policy, COVID-19, effects of policy, women, protected characteristics, collecting evidenceWe need to understand the present and future effect on those who may already be marginalised.The Women and Equalities Committee wants to hear about the different and disproportionate impact that the Coronavirus – and the measures being taken to tackle it – is having on people with protected
LabourList, low-skilled workers, brightest and best, Corona virus pandemic, Covid-19, frontline staffOur country is relying on workers deemed as ‘low-skilled’.By Kelly GrehanOver the last few days, we have entered a world that feels very different to that which we unknowingly enjoyed just weeks ago.It seems like a lifetime ago now – but just a month ago headlines were concerned with Home
YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- A Japanese man sentenced to death for the 2016 murder of 19 mentally impaired people at a care home near Tokyo withdrew his appeal on Monday, a district court said.Satoshi Uematsu, 30, a former caretaker at the Tsukui Yamayuri En facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture
The COVID-19 infection rate in NYC jails is 87 times higher than the overall U.S. rate, and prisoners have no way to protect themselves.Junior Wilson is worried the coronavirus could kill him. The 57-year-old relies on a pacemaker to keep his heartbeat regular and could have trouble breathing if