A senior US military commander has called on the UK to take back Islamic State fighters who have been "caught on the battlefield" in Syria. Maj Gen Patrick Roberson, commander of US special ops, also called on the government to repatriate two Londoners who have been called the "IS Beatles". The UK says El Shafee Elsheikh Leggi Tutto
Last week, news broke that a prisoner on death row in Tennessee had asked to be executed by electric chair, rather than lethal injection. Edmund Zagorski, 63, said the chair was “the lesser of the two evils.” Many people were shocked by his decision, but I wasn’t. I was sentenced to die by lethal
The Iraqi Justice Ministry has carried out death sentences against 6 convicts involved in terrorism charges.A statement by the ministry on Wednesday said "death sentences were carried out against 6 convicts in accordance with counter-terrorism law."The ministry highlighted working on implementing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Friday that a British woman has been detained on the resort island of Langkawi for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.Langkawi police chief Supt. Mohamad Iqbal Ibrahim said investigators found a 12 inch-long kitchen knife stained with blood
Joint StatementToday October 15, 6 independent rights organizations released a new report as part of the campaign to end capital punishment in Egypt. The report, "Military Execution," examines the state-sponsored killing of 33 civilians between July 2013 and September 2018, following 8 trials in
While the details of the execution are still up in the air, but the state is preparing to send a death row inmate in Tennessee to the electric chair.A jury sentenced Edmund Zagorski to death back in 1984 for the slayings of two men during a drug deal. Zagorski had been set to be executed Leggi
A survey conducted by the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research (AFRICPGR) has revealed that majority of Ghanaians want the death penalty expunged from the criminal justice system.Findings of the survey, which were presented at a workshop at the University of Ghana, Legon
Claim: Some 170 States have either abolished the death penalty or introduced a moratorium on its use.Verdict: According to Amnesty International in 2017, 142 countries had abolished the death penalty in law or practice.The UN Secretary General António Guterres marked the World Day Against the
On Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court struck down that state’s death penalty due to racial bias and arbitrary application. Washington became the 19th state to abandon the death penalty. Ohio lawmakers would be wise to follow suit.In 1981, 3 short years after Ohio's death penalty was ruled
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the abolition of the death penalty has yet to be finalised, and that the necessary legislation is still being drafted.“We have not asked the legislation required in order to abolish [the death penalty]. Just saying it
The EU and its member states reiterated their absolute opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and restated their commitment to the worldwide abolition of the death penaltyThe European Union (EU) has called on Bangladesh to introduce a moratorium on executions as step towards
The ruling makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people presently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison.OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s death
The Lahore High Court on Friday heard a petition pertaining to Pakistanis on death row in various middle eastern countries who are in urgent need of diplomatic assistance.The hearing, presided over by Justice Ayesha A. Malik, reviewed an application filed by Justice Project Pakistan's Asma Shafi
In a sign of potential reform, the Malaysian government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appears to be moving toward abolishing the death penalty. Though there is still some uncertainty around how things will eventually play out, it has nonetheless sparked a conversation about potential
Death sentences should not automatically be replaced with life imprisonment or a minimum of 30 years’ jail after the death penalty is abolished, says the Malaysian Bar.Its president George Varughese said the sentences of death row inmates should instead be commuted to sentences that are
Execution of Zainab Ansari's assailant takes number of state-sanctioned killings to nearly 500 since late 2014.Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan has executed a man convicted for having raped and murdered a six-year-old girl in the eastern district of Kasur, jail authorities and the girl's family
In an orange jumpsuit and shackled in chains, Australian Lisa Cunningham waved and mouthed the words "I love you" to her 21-year-old daughter in the public gallery.Mrs Cunningham 43, was then ushered out of the courtroom, and back to jail in Maricopa County Jail, in Phoenix, Arizona.The
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has once again stoked debate on capital punishment after concurring with a European Union position on the emotive matter. The EU said capital punishment had not established any deterrent effect on murderers."The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It
A half-century after Justice Lewis Powell applied the logic of tobacco manufacturers to dismiss empirical studies, a state supreme court decided to accept their findings.Last week, the American death penalty lurched on step closer to its eventual demise, as the Washington Supreme Court decided to
In the remaining months of 2018, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is likely to reach a grim milestone. Of the 4 remaining scheduled executions in Texas, 3 defendants were convicted in Fort Worth or Dallas.The next of those executions to proceed will be the 100th execution resulting from
Indonesia should follow in Malaysia's footsteps in abolishing the death penalty, a human rights group has said.Amnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid said an initiative to abolish the death penalty could come from the House of Representatives."In Malaysia, the initiative comes from
Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said. Hundreds of Somalis gathered at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attack in which a truck
The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to cancer patients.Even the country's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called for a review of the sentence the 29-year-old father received.Now, Mr
The Peshawar High Court set aside on Thursday the sentences of 74 people convicted by the military courts.In a short order, the 2-member bench, comprising PHC Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth and Justice Lal Jan Khattak, ordered the release of the convicts.The court is yet to release a detailed
Many Romanian teachers agree with a dictatorial regime, declare themselves for the death penalty, and feel that homosexuality cannot be accepted, according to a study conducted by four researchers from the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.They interviewed 1,427 teachers for this study
Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 17, 2018: Three prisoners were hanged in Iranian cities of Maragheh and Isfahan on murder charges. According to the IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 16, Mowloud Shah-Hosseini, 29, from the Iranian city of Divandarreh, was executed at Isfahan Central
Letters written on death row were given to the Hankyoreh by Lee Sang-hyeok, the attorney who set up the Council for the Abolishment of Capital Punishment in South Korea in 1989.For more than 2 decades, from Mar. 1994 until this past July, Lee received 63 handwritten letters running for more than
A Lagos-based human rights group, Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP), yesterday urged the federal and state governments to put an end to death penalty in the country.In statement signed by its Senior Legal Officer, Pamela Okoroigwe, to commemorate the 16th World Day against the Use of
Botswana is allegedly using fellow prisoners to carry out executions of death row inmates, APA learned here on Monday.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Justice and Security Segakweng Tsiane told the Public Accounts Committee that they decided to use inmates as hangmen after locals
SANDAKAN: The death penalty will be replaced with a sentence of minimum 30 years behind bars said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong.He said in the proposed amendment to Section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, for instance, where a convicted offender
TOKYO - The family of a former Aum Shinrikyo cult member plans to file for a retrial after he was executed in July for his role in the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway nerve gas attack and other crimes committed by the group, an informed source said.RELATED: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on
After 1-year-long lull, a condemned prisoner and notorious criminal Imran Ali will be executed in Lahore's central jail on Wednesday.The prison staff has finalised arrangements to execute the serial rapist-cum-killer in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail on October 17. But, Zainab's father Amin Ansari has
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Edmund Zagorski was convicted of shooting two men then slitting their throats after setting up a fake drug deal. His execution was scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 11, but several legal battles have kept the courts from deciding if, when or even how he will die.IF: Will He Be
October 10 is World Day against Death Penalty. Indonesia is one of the few remaining countries that still implements capital punishment. Despite many rejections from various circles, the Indonesian government still believes the death penalty serves as an effective deterrent against crime.In a