There are fears other Australians on drugs charges in China could also receive the death penalty following the surprise sentencing of a Victorian television actor and businessman at a time of tense relations between Canberra and Beijing. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was "sad and concerned" over the sentence handed to Karm Gillespie and had raised the Leggi Tutto
Attorneys for a death row prisoner set to die Tuesday evening have asked Gov. Greg Abbott and the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that COVID-19 has made it unsafe for his family to attend his execution and asking for the testing of DNA evidence that they say could exonerate him.Ruben
Australia has described as “deeply disheartening” a death sentence China imposed on an Australian man accused of drug smugglingSYDNEY -- Australia on Sunday described as “deeply disheartening” a death sentence China imposed on an Australian man accused of drug smuggling, and the trade minister
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 14, 2020: Five death-row prisoners were hanged on Wednesday, June 10, at a prison in a Karaj city, near the capital. According to the Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri, five people were executed on June 10, 2020, at Rajai Shahr prison. All of them were sentenced to qisas
An Australian citizen has been sentenced to death in China on drug charges.The federal government confirmed the sentence and identified the Australian as Karm Gilespie.'The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to an Australian man detained in China," it said in
Black Lives Matter, protests, NEU, racism, institutional racism, British histories, empire, colonisation, the WIndrush scandal, the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, The Black Curriculum, teaching Black historyWe need a greater understanding of British histories of empire, colonialism and migration to combat racism in our institutions.Commenting on the Black Lives Matter protests taking place in cities and countries around the world, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three weeks after a major ruling on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday turned down appeals by two convicted murderers who argued they should be spared from potential execution because of intellectual disabilities.Justices on May 21 said the court made a “clear
Billy Joe Wardlow shot and killed an 82-year-old man when he was 18. But he says the fact that his brain was still developing at the time should bar his execution and, by implication, more than 40 others, too.A 2005 Supreme Court case outlawed the death penalty for defendants who killed when they
(CNN) -- One of the four former Minneapolis police officers awaiting trial in the death of George Floyd has been released on $750,000 bond.Thomas Lane, 37, was released Wednesday afternoon from the Hennepin County jail, the facility's website reads.Lane was one of four officers involved in
A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay of execution for a Texas death row prisoner who was scheduled for death next week.Ruben Gutierrez, who turns 43 on Wednesday, has maintained his innocence in the 1998 slaying of a trailer park owner in Brownsville.His attorneys have long sought to test
Two men were flogged today for participating nationwide protests in the city of Urmia, northwest Iran.Azerbaijani rights activists Ali Azizi and Eliar Hosseinzadeh, were arrested in November 2019 after participating protests against a hike in petrol prices in November 2019.The Branch 101 of the
A Nashville court vacated Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman's death sentence at the behest of DA Glenn FunkAs the country convulses with protests against police brutality and racism, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery will head to court to argue for the execution of a Black Nashville man despite clear
After nearly two decades, the federal government will once again begin executing criminals, the Justice Department announced Monday. Four convicted child-murderers are set to be put to death by lethal injection."The four murderers whose executions are scheduled today have received full and fair
A district attorney in Alabama says a black man who has spent two decades on death row should get a new trial amid questions about the fairness of his 1998 murder conviction.Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr on Friday filed a brief supporting a new trial for Toforest Johnson who was
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer was fired following the fatal shooting of a black man and another officer was placed on administrative duty, the police department announced early Sunday.The moves follows the Saturday resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who stepped down as
Resolution Foundation, briefing, low paid workers, National Living Wage, minimim wage, real Living Wage, coronavirus crisis, Beyond the minimum wage to dignity and respect.In a briefing paper published recently the Resolution Foundation sets out a significant yet achievable programme of change across five areas that, taken together with a higher minimum wage, would amount to a new settlement for Britain’s low-paid
A Norwegian man who murdered his Chinese-born stepsister and then opened fire on a mosque last year was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in prison, the maximum penalty under Norwegian law. Twenty-two-year-old Philip Manshaus offered no apologies or regrets for his crimes and said he wished he could
While the Coronavirus has been ravaging in various provinces across Iran, the regime’s security and judicial apparatus have heightened their persecution of minorities and political and civil rights activists.In May, many prisoners who were temporarily released have once again been returned to
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police in a single raid confiscated two tons of morphine from drug smugglers in a suburb of the capital Tehran, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Thursday.Tehran province police chief Gen. Mohsen Khancherli, said two smugglers, including the ringleader of the
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Egypt are amongst the nations who carry out the greatest number of executions around the globe in 2019, a report by Amnesty International exposed the other day.The organisation’s 2019 international evaluation of the death sentence mentions that Saudi Arabia carried
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 10, 2020: According to Aboubakr Abdollahpour, father of Kurdish political prisoner, Hedayat Abdollahpour, his son was executed 20 days ago in Oshnavieh prison. Hedayat’s execution was carried out while his lawyers have not received any information about the execution
LAHORE: After 21 years of a fierce legal battle, a juvenile convict was finally granted reprieve of undergoing life imprisonment instead of facing the death penalty by the Lahore High Court (LHC).In a landmark judgment, a two-member divisional bench of the LHC allowed the petition filed by
Tehran (AFP) - Tehran said Tuesday it will execute an Iranian for spying for the United States and Israel after his conviction was upheld for helping the US to locate a top Iranian general killed in a drone strike.Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran's armed forces, "especially
More than 100 inmates have been executed in Iran from January to mid-June 2020.At least 30 of these executions have been announced by official and semi-official press and media, and the other 79 were carried out in secret.At least two women were hanged in January 2020.  One of them was identified
A federal appeals court has lifted the stay of execution on Friday for a death row prisoner who seeks DNA testing of evidence pointing to his innocence.On Tuesday, a federal judge granted a stay of execution to Ruben Gutierrez, a 43-year-old who has maintained his innocence in the 1998 killing of
Like many organizations in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, the board of the American Institute of Architects issued a statement the other day expressing solidarity with protesters — and offering a mea culpa. “We were wrong not to address and work to correct the built world’s role in
Ensure all people in our country live a good life, prospering on a healthy planet.Leaders of over 150 businesses, civil society organisations and from public life have called on the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to use the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a socially just
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest.Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd’s death, and the Vatican’s communications juggernaut has shifted into overdrive
The Iranian regime started a new wave of executions in April 2020, while the novel coronavirus has engulfed the country and spread to Iran’s prisons.The authorities executed at least 32 individuals in 14 cities. The hanged include juvenile offenders and members of ethnic minorities.Several of
(CNN) -- One of the four former Minneapolis police officers awaiting trial in the death of George Floyd has been released on $750,000 bond.Thomas Lane, 37, was released Wednesday afternoon from the Hennepin County jail, the facility's website reads.Lane was one of four officers involved in
MANILA, Philippines — Eleven of the 16 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Bahrain earlier granted royal pardon have been deported to the Philippines, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday.In a statement, DOLE said the 16 Filipinos were among the 154 inmates pardoned by King
The White House isn't saying what kind of policing reforms President Trump will support at this point, but there is at least one non-starter — reducing immunity for police who violate civil rights. The doctrine of qualified immunity largely shields government officials, including police officers
The U.S. Justice Department’s determination to resume federal executions after a decade-plus hiatus is back in Supreme Court justices’ hands, with the filing of a petition from death row prisoners challenging the way the government wants to execute them.Their appeal, filed on June 5, presents the
A Chinese man in East China's Jiangsu Province was recently sentenced to death in a first-instance judgment for killing a foreigner, local media Daily Express reported Wednesday.The man surnamed Cong, 28, stabbed the foreign student in his chest with a knife on July 11, 2018, following a