Shamima Begum, now twenty, went to war-torn Syria, as a fifteen-year-old, to join the Islamic State as an ISIS bride Shamima Begum, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, went to the Syrian war zone, in 2015.  She went to Raqqa in northern Syria attracted by the Islamic State, where she married a Dutch convert fighter, had Leggi Tutto
BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- China has pledged to intensify the crackdown on crimes against health and emergency response workers in a bid to create a safe environment for both doctors and patients amid epidemic control, according to a circular issued Friday.The circular, jointly released by the
Five French jihadists sentenced to death in Iraq have appealed to the UN to pressure France to bring them home, their lawyer has said, adding they were suffering inhumane treatment.The prisoners are suffering "inhumane and degrading treatment inside Iraq's prisons," lawyer Nabil Boudi told AFP
Texas on Thursday executed a man who was convicted for shooting and killing his 29-year-old wife and his two daughters, as well as his father-in-law and sister-in-law shortly after smoking crack in 2002.Abel Ochoa, 47, was executed with lethal injection and pronounced dead at the state’s death
Abel Ochoa was high on crack when he methodically shot his wife and their 2 children, as well as his sister-in-law and father-in-law. Another relative survived.[This story has been reconstructed based on documents of Dallas County Courts, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. District
France's highest constitutional body began examining a complaint Tuesday from a Frenchman seeking a law change to allow a pardon for his father who was executed in 1957 for killing a policeman in an armed robbery.The law in France, which abolished capital punishment in 1981, prohibits the "legal
The Republican speaker of the Ohio House said his caucus is discussing a possible repeal of Ohio’s death penalty, but his counterpart in the Senate said such a measure is unlikely to pass this year, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Ohio hasn’t conducted an execution since 2018, first because a
The HC dismissed the govt' plea challenging the court's order staying the execution of the convicts and rejected its request to hang the 4 convicts separately.The Delhi High Court on Wednesday passed its order on a plea filed by the Home Ministry and Tihar Jail authorities on February 1
The Rajya Sabha [upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India] chairman said the convicts had been given available legal opportunity and they had exhausted all of them. Now they were delaying execution of the penalty decided by the courts on one excuse or the other.Rajya Sabha chairman M
Nearly 400 individuals were tried in Iraqi courts between mid-2018 and late 2019 on terrorism charges for alleged affiliation to the Islamic State -including 33 minors who were found guilty, the United Nations said on Tuesday.In a new report, the UN raises “serious concerns” about ongoing unfair
The Colorado Legislature appears poised to do away with the state’s death penalty. For a variety of reasons, we encourage lawmakers to keep moving toward that goal.To be honest, it doesn’t appear that our representatives in Denver need much arm twisting from this editorial board to convince them
The authorities at the Prison Department, however, said that there will be ample time to arrange a scaffold as and when required.After a fast track court in Asifabad district recently awarded capital punishment to three convicts in the Samatha rape case, the question of lack of a gallows to
A double murderer whose case became part of California’s renewed debate over capital punishment died Wednesday in a hospital long before his death sentence could be carried out.An autopsy will determine what killed 71-year-old Thomas Potts, but officials said foul play was not suspected.Potts had
The National Assembly (NA) passed a resolution calling for the public hanging for rapists of children or minors.The resolution had a majority vote although Pakistan’s Peoples Party (PPP) opposed it.The resolution stated that child abuse convicts or child rapists be given the death penalty and
When courts abdicate moral authority and sacrifice judicial acumen, other bodies arrogate to themselves the authority to deliver justice on the terms which they justify as the call of society.The Delhi elections are scheduled for February 8. As usual, political parties are outpacing each other in
Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Thakur are at immediate risk of being hanged after they were convicted for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi in 2012. The President of India has rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh and Vinay.Write a letter in your own
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has used a secretive court established to try terrorism cases as “a weapon of repression” to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics and minority Muslim Shiites, including some who were sentenced to death and executed, Amnesty
Akshay Thakur had filed the petition on Saturday lastNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, the third of the four convicts in Nirbhaya  gangrape case. The death row prisoner had filed the appeal on Saturday, hours after President Kovind turned down
The state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate the death penalty in Washington, renewing the battle in Olympia.The bill that passed in the Senate last week is the same bill that passed last session. It’s an ongoing request from Attorney General Bob Ferguson, sponsored by Democratic Senator
Iran’s department of judiciary has announced that the death sentence for a person convicted of spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been confirmed.Iran’s official government news agency IRNA quoted Gholam-Hossein Esmaili, the spokesman of the Judiciary on February 4 that Amir
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delayed three additional executions as the state continues to struggle to find an adequate supply of drugs for lethal injection.The Republican governor's latest warrants of reprieve were issued Friday for condemned prisoners Gregory Lott, John Stumpf, and
Louisiana cleans its execution chamber at the state penitentiary daily, but it's been more than a decade since a condemned prisoner has laid on the chamber's black-padded gurney to die.68 people sit on Louisiana’s death row, with no execution dates set. Though the state historically has been
Tennessee plans to execute three death row inmates this year, despite serious concerns about the state's lethal injection drugs.The inmates facing execution are Nicholas Todd Sutton (scheduled to be killed on February 20), Oscar Franklin Smith (scheduled for June 4), and Harold Wayne Nichols
The Centre reasoned that the convicts were trying to delay their execution to let them, at a later stage, come back to the court and request commuting the death sentence on grounds of delay in hanging.The Supreme Court on Friday deferred a hearing on the appeal filed by the central and Delhi
Refusing to set an execution date of the Nirbhaya convicts, Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed Tihar Jail's petition seeking execution date- Feb 20Refusing to set an execution date of the Nirbhaya convicts, Delhi's Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed Tihar Jail's petition seeking
A group of current and former prosecutors are backing an effort to end capital punishment in Virginia.Bills are currently being considered in the House and Senate that would abolish the death penalty, both for future prosecutions and for the three men still on death row.No judge or jury has
Iranian officials on Tuesday announced that a man accused of spying for the CIA will soon be executed.The country's judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, accused Amir Rahimpour of being "a CIA spy," saying he attempted to share "part of Iran's nuclear information" with the United States'
Last week’s convictions may lead to her eventual freedomLOUISVILLE — Mary Jane Veloso, on death row in Indonesia for more than nine years, is finally celebrating at least a partial legal victory.The two Filipinos who recruited her, Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, were recently convicted of
It’s been nearly a quarter-century since Oregon put anyone to death but the state remains ready.The Oregon Department of Corrections execution chamber lies deep inside the state’s oldest prison in Salem. The entrance to the three-room suite is unmarked. A window on the door is covered.The space
Nathaniel Woods is scheduled to be executed by injection on March 5 at a south Alabama prisonMONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama man convicted of killing three police officers in 2004 is set to be executed next month, state judges ordered.Nathaniel Woods is scheduled to be executed by injection on
When jurors in Walton County, Georgia, decided that Donnie Cleveland Lance should die for the 1997 murders of his ex-wife and her boyfriend, they didn’t know much about him beyond the crimes of which they had just convicted him.They didn’t know that Lance had ingested gasoline as a child, or that
A poll conducted by the Cabinet Office in November 2019 found that 80.8% of Japanese people feel that the death penalty is sometimes necessary.In a recent opinion poll on the death penalty, 9.0% of Japanese respondents answered it should be abolished in all cases, while 80.8% said that it was
Mi Hazánk Calls for Public Debate on Possibility of Reinstating Death PenaltyCommenting on a recent murder case in Sály, in north-eastern Hungary, László Toroczkai, leader of the far-right Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party, on Friday called for a social debate on the possibility of reinstating the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 1, 2020: At least 20 death-row prisoners have been transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison as a preparation for their execution. IHR urges the international community to react swiftly and properly to stop the mass executions.Iran Human