petition, dick pics, Empower Project, Calling for social media platforms to take a zero tolerance approach towards perpetrators. Natasha Harpley started a petition recently calling on the UK Parliament, Twitter and Facebook to make it an offence for men to send unsolicited penis photos. She was sent an ‘unsolicited dick pic’, via Facebook, because she turned down a stranger’s unwanted sexual advances. To warn other women and to seek advice, she posted screenshots of his messages to her own timeline (with a content warning) and Facebook, punished her for breaking “Community Standards”, and blocked her from being able to use her own account, while the man who harassed her, and who she and multiple people reported, was still active. Leggi tutto
PARIS (Reuters) - Henri d’Orleans, Count of Paris and pretender to the defunct French throne, died on Monday - exactly 226 years after his distant cousin Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris.His death, aged 85, was announced on Facebook by his son Jean.Henri was said to harbor royal ambitions, but
An accused French drug trafficker has broken out of an Indonesian jail by sawing through bars on a second floor window and rappelling to freedom with a sarong, police said Monday (Jan 21), as they launched a manhunt to find the fugitive.Felix Dorfin's daring escape happened Sunday evening at a
Moroccan activists are still calling for the abolition of the death penalty, a decision that may not be so far-fetched.The Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty has reiterated its call to the government to remove the death penalty from the country’s Penal Code.During a meeting with his
The Foreign Affairs Ministry has returned Siti Nurhidayah and Mattari, 2 Indonesians, who escaped death penalty in Malaysia, to their families.The ministry`s Director for Indonesian Citizens Protection Lalu Muhammad Iqbal noted in a statement that both Indonesians were returned to their families
Every day, in any weather, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada walks around the small Japanese city of Hamamatsu for up to six hours. A volunteer follows a few steps behind to be sure he doesn't get hurt and can find his way home.Hakamada suffers from a mental condition diagnosed as "prison psychosis," the
The mother of a British Islamic State (IS) member suspected of murdering hostages in Syria lost her challenge on Friday that it was illegal for the UK to assist on a US investigation which could lead to her son facing the death penalty.Her son, El Shafee Elsheikh, is one of two UK citizens being
“Death qualified” juries shield capital punishment from social changeIn August, Pope Francis declared the death penalty morally unacceptable in all circumstances and committed the church to its global abolition. This pronouncement broke from previous Catholic teaching, which permitted the death
AAsif Saeed Khan Khosa, 64, is the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan. He was one of the judges who disqualified from politics for life former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption.Pakistan's new chief justice was sworn in on Friday, pledging reform of a Supreme Court whose controversial
RSA, collection of essays, women and work, a double whammy, automation, austerity, job losses,“The evidence is stacking up that women are being left behind in the new economy.”Almost 400,000 jobs held by women in the public sector, banking and retail have been lost since 2011, fresh research has found, while best paid new jobs are going to menAccording to figures from the Royal
A man was hanged by Iran Thursday, January 10, in the southwestern city of Kazeroon, the state-run ISNA news agency reported.The 31-year old man who had not been identified by the state media was hanged after being found guilty of charges related to sodomy.He was sentenced to death by Branch 4 of
Amnesty International, AI, report, online abuse, women, women of colour, Twitter, Troll Patroll“It’s clear that a staggering level of violence and abuse against women exists on Twitter.”Over one million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year – an average of one every 30 seconds – Amnesty International revealed recently, in a ground-breaking study into abuse against
COLUMBUS — Cleveland Democrat Shirley Smith resigned her post on the Ohio Parole Board, saying the agency is dysfunctional, secretive and toxic.Smith, a former lawmaker who pushed through sentencing reforms, spent three years on the 12-member board but gave up the $90,000-a-year job on Dec
Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko supports the introduction in Ukraine of the death penalty for corruption, high treason and terrorism.“For this extraordinary period in which we live, Ukraine has every right to protect our future, to protect every Ukrainian, to protect us all and future
A US jury on Saturday unanimously found a Spaniard guilty of murdering a nightclub owner and 2 dancers after the accused's 3rd trial in 21 years.Pablo Ibar, 46, has already spent years on death row.One of his lawyers, Benjamin Waxman, confirmed the latest conviction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Malaysian Coalition Against the Death Penalty today refuted former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor’s statement that the government’s decision to abolish the death penalty had been made in haste.In a statement here today, the coalition said the issue had been brought
Iran's chief prosecutor has tried to walk back his own suggestion that the country's courts sometimes avoid amputations or controversial punishments when sentencing criminals due to UN human rights criticisms.Mohammad-Jafar Montazeri was initially quoted expressing regret at a law enforcement
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a clemency request by a condemned man who says he’s innocent of the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor and is asking that his life be spared.Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of killing
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - While many argue that death by electrocution is inhumane, South Carolina lawmakers said other options aren’t available anymore.The main method of execution in S.C. is lethal injection, but a proposed bill would change that to electrocution."For the past probably 10
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 15, 2019: A prisoner was hanged in Public at a square in Falavarjan City, Isfahan Province, in Iran. He was sentenced to death for murder and rape charges.According to the Iranian website Mashregh News, Mohammad Javad Shams was executed on Tuesday, January 15, for
Public execution and torture as criminal punishment goes back a long way in European history. Often the sentence was engineered to fit the crime, in some unthinkably gruesome ways.In France, during the period from 1789 to 1799, hundreds of thousands of men and women were arrested and tens of
Rahaf Mohammed said she will work in support of ‘the same freedom’ she experienced after arriving in CanadaRahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen who shot into the headlines after barricading herself into a Thai hotel room, has pledged to fight for women fleeing persecution after she successfully escaped
A group of Wyoming legislators is hoping this is the year that they repeal the death penalty. Douglas Senator Brian Boner and Cheyenne Representative Jared Olsen are sponsoring the bill. They note that no one has been executed in Wyoming since 1992, yet the state still has to pay nearly a million
Since fleeing to Germany, Ali Adubisi has been campaigning for human rights in Saudi Arabia. Now he and his organization have published a report on the death penalty in his home country.Israa Al-Ghomgham is still facing the death penalty. The Saudi women's rights activist was arrested in December
In Singapore, there are 32 offences that could potentially warrant death sentences. 4 of these call for the mandatory death penalty, where the death penalty must be given and judges are not able to take into consideration mitigating circumstances when sentencing:- Murder - Drug trafficking-
Public prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for a worker, who is accused of stabbing 5 people to death at a massage parlour in Abu Dhabi.The judge at the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance, however, said that a verdict will be pronounced only after the victims' families inform the
Survivors of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 88 Australians are dismayed an Islamic cleric who inspired the attack is being freed.After serving nine years of a 15-year sentence, cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is set to be released from Indonesia's Mount Sindur prison next week.President Joko Widodo
Convicted terrorist Abu Bakar Ba’asyir will be unconditionally released from Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor, West Java, as he has received a pardon from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Abdul Rahim, a son of Ba'asyir, said on Friday that the family had received news of the pardon from the
SHIMADA, Shizuoka -- A former death row inmate who was acquitted 30 years ago in a retrial has expressed concerns about an 82-year-old former boxer and death row inmate who is seeking a retrial."I'm worried about him," Masao Akahori, 89, said of Iwao Hakamada who was released in 2014 after a
KOTA KINABALU: The government will not hold a public vote on the proposal to abolish the death penalty.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the matter was an ongoing process and not finalised.“It is not completed yet because the papers have to go through various
Listening to Lesbians, news media, help needed, reporting issues, silence, violence, harassment, media filter, salacious reportsWhen violence and harassment is reported to authorities and gets to the media it gets filtered. Listening to Lesbians mission is to report on violence and discrimination against lesbians globally.While this sounds like a simple task, assessing what Listening to Lesbians have been able to find
Following an initial report last week that Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on LGBTQ people in the region, activists have come forward to claim that there have already been fatalities.According to this new information two people have been killed and further 40 have been detained purely
The death of a twice-convicted murderer who declared that he wanted to die and became frustrated when his lethal injection was postponed by legal challenges has been confirmed as a suicide, authorities said Monday.Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, died Jan. 4, said the office of the Clark County coroner
Despite her death sentence being pardoned, 54-year-old Bibi's case involves one of Pakistan's most controversial issues - the blasphemy law.ISLAMABAD: Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, still lives the life of a prisoner, nearly three months after her release from death