A growing list of multinational banks are banning employees from staying at hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei, where homosexuality and adultery is punishable by death. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and others — called to task by celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney and Ellen DeGeneres — have barred staff from staying at properties owned by the Leggi Tutto
Tiffany Moss convicted of murdering stepdaughterIt will likely go down as one of the least-surprising verdicts in the history of Georgia jurisprudence.After deliberating just short of three hours, a Gwinnett County jury on Monday found Tiffany Moss guilty of murdering her stepdaughter Emani
One of men executed in Saudi Arabia last week confessed to having gay sex with four other men who also faced capital punishment, according to court reports quoted by CNN.A confession presented at the 2016 trial of the man, who was not identified in news reports, showed he admitted to having
Legal scholars and lawyers have been mourning the death of Xiao Yang, the former president of China’s Supreme People’s Court who is best remembered for his reforms on capital punishment and efforts to increase transparency within the judiciary.The country’s top judge for a decade until 2008, Xiao
Documents show some men repeatedly claimed confessions were obtained via torture, CNN report saysAmid outrage at the 37 activists Saudi Arabia executed on Tuesday, CNN has obtained documents showing that some of the suspects had recanted their confessions, claiming they were obtained under
Court documents have revealed how many disputed their 'confessions' at trial.  One tortured man told the judge: 'Those aren't my words. I didn't write a letter' Al Qaeda's Yemen branch is vowing to avenge victims of a mass execution carried out by Saudia Arabia this week.The group's declaration
The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Bali has arrested a prison guard at the Kerobokan Penitentiary for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into the prison. The BNN has also arrested an inmate (sic) on suspicion of suborning the guard to smuggle the drugs.The prison guard, identified only as
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The perennial battle over the fate of the death penalty in Nebraska hit the wall in Lincoln Thursday as Nebraska lawmakers failed to advance the latest attempt to abolish capital punishment.The effort ran out of steam after hours of debate.It's only been about three years
In 2011, when he was a teenager, Mujtaba al-Sweikat attended a handful of pro-democracy rallies in Saudi Arabia. This week, after imprisoning him for seven years, the Saudi government beheaded him.Prior to his arrest, al-Sweikat was set to attend Western Michigan University, and in 2017 his case
Sunlight is falling on divisive fights in the Supreme Court over the death penalty that are normally kept behind closed doors since the confirmation of President Trump's two picks for the court, underscoring the justices' deep divisions on the issue.In one recent example, Chief Justice John
King and two other white men were convicted in the brutal East Texas murder of James Byrd Jr.*, who was black. King has claimed he's innocent and hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will stop his death.It’s been more than two decades since an infamous hate crime in East Texas, where three white men were
ANKARA, Turkey — Saudi Arabia executed 37 people on Tuesday after they had been sentenced to death for terrorism-related crimes.At least 33 of those executed belonged to the Sunni Muslim kingdom’s Shiite minority, and human rights organizations expressed doubts about the fairness of their
The elusive leader-at-large of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has appeared in a new clip released by the jihadi organization, appearing to disprove long-standing rumors about his death or failing health.In a roughly 18-minute video released by the ISIS-affiliated Al-Furqan media outlet
Iran Human Rights (IHR) -- April 28: A man who was sentenced to death for murder charges, executed in one of the prisons in Mashhad city on April 22, 2019.According to Rokna, the execution was announced by Iranian judiciary authorities. However, neither the name of the prisoner nor the place of
The former vice president has been renouncing much of his past, leaving little of his record to run on.Every presidential candidate runs on some combination of two things: what they’ve already done, and what they plan to do next. More experienced candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie
The Punjab and Haryana high court has upheld death sentence of Fatehgarh Sahib resident for killing 4 members of a family, including 2 children, in 2004.The convict, Khushwinder Singh, had killed Kulwant Singh (40), his wife Harjit Kaur (38), their daughter Ramandeep Kaur (16) and son Avrinder
With 253 executions in 2018—including six people executed for offenses they allegedly committed as children—Iran is still among the world’s leading executioners, according to Amnesty International’s recent annual report on global trends in executions. Yet executions in Iran dropped by half last
Iran Human Rights (IHR); April 24, 2019: A man who was sentenced to death for rape charges, hanged at Ardabil Central prison last Thursday.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, April 18, a prisoner was hanged at the Iranian northwestern city of Ardabil’s Central Prison. He was
Sydney-based Rajan Narayan plays Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran in the upcoming short film, Execution Island. Based on the eyewitness account of Melbourne pastor Christie Buckingham, the film charts the final moments of both Sukumaran, to whom Buckingham was spiritual advisor, and fellow Bali
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- The man sentenced to death for one of the most gruesome murders in modern American history showed no remorse before his execution. John William King was executed by the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville on Wednesday for the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in east
Adelina’s employer has managed to evade a death sentence, after the High Court of Penang relieved her of from charges of killing the domestic helper.Jakarta’s representative in Penang is demanding answers after a harrowing case involving the death of an Indonesian domestic helper, Adelina Jerima
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown a callous disregard for the fundamental rights of 37 of its own citizens during the latest execution spree launched by the Kingdom.These Saudi nationals were executed on Tuesday for what the Saudi officials described were  “terrorism related crimes”.The men
An inmate on Califoria’s death row died of unknown causes Saturday morning, after being found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison, officials said Monday.Officials began lifesaving procedures on 35-year-old Miguel Angel Magallon just after finding him at 6:17 a.m. He was
The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18, Amnesty International has learned, displaying an utter disdain for international law and the rights of children.Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, two cousins, were executed on 25 April in Adelabad prison in
TENNESSEE -- Donnie Edward Johnson is scheduled to be executed at 7:10 pm EDT, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Riverbed Maximum Security Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. 68-year-old Donnie is convicted of the murder of his wife, 30-year-old Connie Johnson, on December 8, 1984, in Memphis
LEXINGTON, S.C. – A father who police said killed his five young children in their South Carolina home and then drove their bodies around for more than a week is about to stand trial for his life.Jury selection is set to begin Monday in Lexington County in the death penalty case of Timothy Jones
Thousands of people marched on Hong Kong's parliament on Sunday to demand the scrapping of proposed extradition rules that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial - a move which some fear puts the city's core freedoms at risk.Opponents of the proposal fear further erosion of
The Foreign Secretary is hosting his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Adel al-Jubeir, in London today, together with representatives from the UAE and United States, with the aim of brokering a peace deal to end the ongoing war in Yemen.Saudi Arabia’s recent mass execution of 37 people must not go
They have watched their former client sit silent throughout her death-penalty trial this week, doing nothing as she acts as her own lawyer. Now two capital public defenders are trying to take the case away from her if and when the jury decides whether she should be sentenced to death.In a motion
On 23 December 1991, a fire destroyed the Texas home belonging to Cameron Todd Willingham and his family. The blaze killed their three daughters and Willingham survived along with his wife who was out of the house at the time.In 1992 he was tried and convicted based on the testimony of forensic
The Alabama Supreme Court set a May 16 execution date for Michael Brandon Samra, 41.As a teenager, Samra was convicted of helping his friend Mark Duke kill his father Randy Duke, his father's girlfriend Debra Hunt and her 6 and 7-year-old daughters.Prosecutors said the Shelby County slayings
Defendant acting as her own attorney has said little thus far during court proceedingsThe death penalty trial of Tiffany Moss begins in earnest Wednesday morning with opening statements by the prosecution and the defense.A looming question is what exactly will Moss say, if anything, to the jury
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Ettinger’s family during a condolence visit that he would attempt to legislate the death penalty for terrorists in IsraelIDF destroys Omar Abu Laila’s apartment in northern West Bank village of Zawiya, months after he killed Gal Keidan and Achiad Ettinger at
Responding to the recent UN condemnation of Brunei’s implantation of Shariah law – including stoning gay people to death – the country’s second minister of foreign affairs has responded.In a letter sent to UN officials, Erywan Yusof writes that the change in the law is intended to “educate