Florida's death chamberFlorida's death chamberAhead of a planned resumption of executions in Florida on 24 August, 18 months after the last one, Amnesty International is issuing a paper on recent developments relating to the death penalty in the US state.“Death in Florida” outlines the state’s response to the January 2016 Leggi Tutto
 Scott Dekraai Scott DekraaiLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man convicted of the worst mass killing in Orange County history was spared the death penalty on Friday after a judge found that serious misconduct by prosecutors had violated his rights to a fair trial.The ruling means that, barring a successful
funeral procession for 11-year-old Ashlynne MikeThousands of people line the funeral procession route for Ashlynne Mike.FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. -- In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The tribe did not seek to have the man who recently admitted to Leggi Tutto
GallowsThe scheduled execution of a Filipino convicted of murder in Malaysia was postponed after the governor of Sabah heeded appeals from the Philippine government, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.Ejah Bin Jaafar was supposed to be hanged on Friday."We would like to thank the governor
Blasphemy laws, PakistanAs Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary as an independent state, 24 British politicians, led by Labour MP Siobhan McDonagh, have written to the Pakistani government urging it to repeal its blasphemy laws, which have been used to persecute humanists and religious minorities. Humanists UK, which
The U.S. Supreme CourtFormer acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal is hoping that the time is finally right for the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the death penalty unconstitutional again.Katyal, now a Hogan Lovells partner in Washington, filed a certiorari petition with the court on Monday in an Arizona death-row
DNA TestingThe state of Missouri is scheduled to execute Marcellus Williams on August 22 despite a lack of solid evidence used to secure his conviction and a new report from a DNA expert that his lawyers argue supports his claim to innocence.“The death penalty is abhorrent in any circumstance, and as we
Arkansas' death chamberArkansas' death chamberLITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as a spokesman said the governor planned to set an execution date for an inmate.Attorney General
FGM, never a “private” business, ENOMW, Like any other crime and form of violence, FGM is never a “private” business.We, the European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW), are alerted by the recent statements by Tariq Ramadan, the President of the European Muslim Network (EMN), regarding the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in
Supreme court of IndiaThe Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a couple, sentenced to death in a case of sacrificing a two-year-old boy.A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra admitted the appeal filed by the condemned prisoners, Ishwari Lal Yadav, and his wife Kiran Bai, whose death penalty was confirmed by the
Steven HayneSteven HayneThis week, the controversial former Mississippi medical examiner Steven Hayne testified at a hearing for Jeffrey Havard. Havard was convicted in 2002 of sexually assaulting and shaking to death Chloe Britt, the 6-month-old daughter of Havard’s live-in girlfriend. Havard has always
Public execution in IranEight prisoners were hanged in one day in Rajai Shahr Prison while another prisoner at this prison is in imminent danger of execution. Iran Human Rights (AUG 17 2017): On Wednesday August 16, eight prisoners were reportedly hanged at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. Another prisoner
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Muhammad Nurkhoiron said that Indonesia is likely to reject 20 out of 75 recommendation from the United Nations Human Rights Council. “One of which being the scrapping of death penalty,” Nurkhoiron told Tempo
Public execution in IranThey were sentenced to death about 21 years ago based on the Judge's opinion rather than actual documented evidence.3 prisoners were reportedly hanged at Qom Central Prison on murder charges. The case files for these prisoners were reportedly opened about 21 years ago.According to a report by the
Damien EcholsDamien EcholsSix years ago Saturday (Aug. 19), Damien Echols woke for the last time on the wrong side of a set of jail bars. He spent 18 years in prison, convicted of the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis in 1993. He, along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Leggi Tutto
Jury boxAnngela Fader Sampler turned 40 this year, but the milestone was bittersweet — it’s now been 30 years since her mother was strangled to death near Lake Worth.But the sad anniversary comes with a fresh hope for justice for Dana Fader’s loved ones because her alleged killer, Rodney Clark, finally is
PentobarbitalMissouri will use 2 of its 34 vials of the sedative pentobarbital on Tuesday when it executes Marcellus Williams, who was convicted in the 1998 killing of Felicia Gayle, former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter.The state has enough pentobarbital for 17 executions, Williams' included, according to a
Sammantha Allen, ARIZONASammantha AllenThe convicted murderer inadvertently became one of Arizona's capital punishment pioneers when she was hung 87 years ago for killing a Tucson rancher.On February 21, 1930, she approached the gallows and remained silent and stoic before her hanging. But then something went awry. The
Ruben Ramirez CardenasRuben Ramirez CardenasA Mexican national on Texas death row for the rape-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Rio Grande Valley more than 20 years ago has received an execution date.HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national on Texas death row for the rape-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in
Nevada's death chamberNevada's death chamberLawyers for a Nevada prisoner who's volunteered to be executed are challenging the state in court for not disclosing more details about how they plan to put him to death, saying the lack of vetting could mean the state's first execution in more than a decade is Leggi Tutto
Truck, TexasA federal grand jury indicted James Bradley, Jr. on five criminal charges Wednesday for his role transporting dozens of undocumented immigrants in an unventilated, crowded semi truck in July. The incident left ten passengers dead.The indictment included charges of "conspiracy to transport aliens"
execution drugsMississippi: A new supply of execution drugs.JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi prison officials have obtained new supplies of execution drugs, which could allow the state to carry out lethal injections after some other drugs expired, they said in court papers.The state provided that information
protest, discrimination, working mums, pregnant women, Pregnant then Screwed, Halloween demoJoin Pregnant Then Screwed in London this Halloween for ‘The March of the Mummies’.Women have babies.Obviously you lot all realise this as you are pretty observant folk, but many UK companies – and government legislation – are ill-prepared for this.It has been 14 months since the
"Thousands of extrajudicial killing.""Thousands of extrajudicial killing."The head of the Philippines’ powerful Catholic Church called Sunday for an end to the “waste of human lives” following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed.Police raids dubbed “One Time Big
King Mohammed VI King Mohammed VIOn the King and the People day celebration, King Mohammed VI granted a royal pardon to 415 persons convicted by the various courts of the kingdom, said the Department of Justice in a statement.Out of the 343 detained beneficiaries of the pardon, 337 inmates benefited from Leggi
Giang Kim Dat, Tran Van Liem and Tran Van Khuong VIETNAMGiang Kim Dat,Tran Van Liem andTran Van KhuongBut without a major overhaul of the country's public sector, stern sentencing may be only cosmetic, analysts say.A court of appeals in Hanoi on Friday upheld the death sentences against two executives from the corruption-hit Leggi Tutto
President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and President Joko WidodoPresident Rodrigo Duterte (left) and President Joko WidodoJakarta. The number of suspected drug dealers killed by Indonesian police has more than tripled so far this year from the whole of 2016, activists said on Wednesday (16/08), raising concerns the country may be headed towards Leggi Tutto
Renae LawrenceRenae LawrenceRenae Lawrence, a member of the infamous Australian smuggling group the Bali Nine, has gotten six months knocked off her prison sentence, but that doesn’t mean she’ll get out next year, says the woman’s father.Lawrence, who’s currently serving out her sentence in Bali’s remote Bangli
Pakistan flagISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted two death row convicts languishing in prison for around twelve years for murdering a man in the name of honour, ARY News reported. Aijaz Ahmed and Shahid Iqbal were condemned to death by a trial court for killing a man for honour in Hafizabad
Melissa Witt, TexasFort Smith (KFSM) -- December 1994, Melissa Witt disappeared from the Fort Smith Bowling World parking lot. Reports show police found her vehicle and signs of a struggle.Her body was discovered a month later near Turner Bend in the Ozark National Forest. The murder of a 19-year-old college student
Screenshot from "Apprentice" (2016) by Junfeng BooScreenshot from "Apprentice" (2016) by Junfeng BooUnder Malaysian law, capital punishment (the death penalty) is mandatory for the crime of murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping and several other offences. Since 1992, at least 651 convicted persons (Malaysians) have been given the death penalty
Medieval punishments: Public execution in IranMedieval punishments: Public execution in IranFrance condemns the execution in Iran, on August 10, of Alireza Tajiki, a minor at the time of the events and at the time of his sentencing, and expresses its concerns about reports of the imminent execution of Mehdi Bohlouli, Leggi Tutto
Mehrab EyvaziMehrab Eyvazi (Photo: NCRI)NCRI - Mehrab Eyvazi, an adolescent who was arrested at the age of 17 with nine others, was sentenced to death by the regime's court for murder. According to reports, in addition to being severely beaten and mayhem in a police station, he is also Leggi Tutto
Plan UK, survey, girls online, internet, gender-based abuse, Girls are withdrawing from the digital space and in turn losing their voice.Research by Plan UK, a children’s charity striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world, has shown clearly that, just as in the offline world, harassment and bullying online is