Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make sex between men an offence punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, that come into force on Wednesday, also cover a range of other crimes including punishment for theft by amputation. The move has sparked international condemnation. The sultan of the small south-east Leggi Tutto
Women's Aid, report, Mothers' Day 2019, The Domestic Abuse Report 2019, the annual audit, funding cuts, pregnant women, mothers with children, lack of space, Council of Europe recommendations“We want to shift the focus back onto supporting mothers to help families escape domestic abuse.”Nearly 60 per cent of survivors accessing domestic abuse support services have children and 1 in 15 are pregnant, according to a new report released by Women’s Aid to coincide with Mother’s Day
Christopher Lee Price is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. 46-year-old Christopher has been convicted of the murder of 57-year-old minister, Bill Lynn, on December 22, 1991, in Fayette County, Alabama
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena says he's decided on a date to carry out executions of drug offenders.Sri Lanka looks set to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment as President Maithripala Sirisena continues his offensive on the drug trade.Sri Lankan police on Monday destroyed
An explosive claim that a racist juror sent a black man to death row in Oklahoma was just denied U.S. Supreme Court review, bringing Julius Jones one step closer to execution for a murder he has long-denied committing.In rejecting Jones’ petition, the high court declined to add to next term’s
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he has already decided on a period of time to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out large scale drug smuggling operations while in detention.He was speaking at a mass protest against drugs organised by religious
Malaysians against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is saddened by the alleged U-turn by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his cabinet who had decided earlier to abolish the death penalty, but now will apparently only abolish the mandatory death penalty.On 13 March 2019 Deputy Minister in
A Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing hurt by potentially deadly means.A Malaysian court sentenced Doan Thi Huong to three years and four months in jail, starting from her arrest in February
Scotland, action plan, gender pay gap, Gender Pay Gap Action Plan, Nicola Sturgeon, 50 actions, “A historic landmark in our march to achieving gender equality and closing the gender pay gap.”Steps to tackle gender discrimination and inequalities in the workplace were set out earlier this month with the release of the Scottish Government’s first Gender Pay Gap Action Plan.The gender pay
Undercover Police Inquiry, Sir John Mitting, police spies, public inquiry, failings, open letter, Javid, women, deceived, long-term intimate relationships, undercover police officersCall for support for Chair of the public inquiry into undercover policing.Wearing masks to protect their anonymity and #Spycops #MeToo T-shirts, women deceived into long-term intimate relationships by undercover police officers visited the Home Office earlier this week.They handed over 6,000
HOUSTON (CN) – A Texas death-row inmate who believes chanting prayers with his Buddhist priest as he is executed will help him be reborn in the “Pure Land” has asked the Fifth Circuit for a stay because Texas will not let the priest accompany him in the execution room.Patrick Henry Murphy, Jr.
HUNTSVILLE Texas — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners who's scheduled to be executed Thursday evening should be spared because he didn't fatally shoot a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery more than 18 years ago, according to his attorneys.Patrick
Scotland, new, Domestic Abuse law, 1 April 2019, psychological and emotional abuse, children, prison sentence, This new law is “a clear warning to abusers”.Scotland’s long-awaited Domestic Abuse law came into effect on 1 April 2019.And it means that forms of psychological and emotional violence are – at last – to be a crime in Scotland.It means that a person who engages in a pattern of abusive
Kokia’s family renewed their call for the death penalty for Khaled Abu Jouda and for demolishing his family’s house, though Israel has not carried out the death penalty in decades.A Bedouin-Israeli man was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years by the Beersheba District Court on Monday for
The government defended its right to introduce the new penal code, saying that sharia law “aims to educate, respect and protect the legitimate rights of all individuals.”BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Brunei’s imposition of harsh sharia laws, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, is
The US Supreme Court has ruled that a convicted murderer on death row in Missouri has no right to a "painless death".The ruling clears the way for the execution of Russell Bucklew, who asked for gas rather than lethal injection, citing an unusual medical condition.Bucklew, 50, argued the state's
Pakistan scrapped terrorism trials before special military courts after the tribunals’ mandate expired on Monday, ending a measure that had been in place for over four years to help authorities curb militant attacks, a government minister said.The country resumed military trials for terror
Australia has joined critics of Brunei's new law against gay sex and adultery, as American actor George Clooney calls for a boycott of all Brunei-owned hotels.Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the Morrison government has raised its concerns with Brunei officials."We are
American actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate's imposition of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery."Every single time we stay at or take meetings at or dine at any of these nine hotels, we are putting money directly into the pockets of
report, Triple whammy – the impact of local government cuts on Women, the Women’s Budget Group, local government cuts, central government spending, women's lives, ‘The network of local government services vital to women’s lives has been torn apart’.Cuts to funding for local government have created a crisis which has hit women hardest, according to a report launched by the Women’s Budget Group recently.The report, Triple whammy – the impact of local
Royal Assent, Stalking Protection Bill, Stalking Protection Order, police, tackle ‘stranger stalking’, A new civil order that will help protect victims of stalking received Royal Assent earlier this month.Part of the government’s wider commitments to tackle violence against women and girls, the Stalking Protection Bill will see the introduction of new Stalking Protection Orders (SPOs) – a civil
TAIWAN: Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drink driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases, sparking an outcry from abolition and rights groups.The cabinet on Thursday (Mar 28) approved a draft amendment to the Criminal Code that
A city court Thursday sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a two-and-a-half- year-old girl in the city in 2013. Terming the crime committed by Suresh Paswan as "rarest of rare" incident, chief judge of City Sessions Court Siddhartha Kanjilal sentenced him to death by hanging.The
Proposed changes to Brunei’s penal code to incorporate punishments under a strict interpretation of Islamic law - including death by stoning - should be halted, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Monday.In an appeal to the Bruneian Government to stop what she described
A man is facing a possible death penalty after large quantities of drugs were allegedly found in his house on a notorious party island near Bali.A US citizen is facing a possible death penalty if convicted over a trafficable quantity of drugs allegedly found in a house in Indonesia over the
Texas Gives Mark Robertson Execution Date of April 11, 2019Mark Allen Robertson is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 50-year-old Mark is convicted of the murder of 81-year-old Edna Brau
Deaths bring number of executions in the kingdom to 53 this yearSaudi Arabia’s interior ministry said four people were executed on Monday for drug trafficking, including one woman, bringing to 53 the number of people put to death this year.Two Pakistani men, a Yemeni man, and a Nigerian woman
A UN human rights watchdog called on Vietnam on Thursday to stop imprisoning activists and journalists for criticizing state policies and voiced concern at a "high number of death sentences and executions" imposed for lesser crimes after flawed trials.The UN Human Rights Committee reviewed
 Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism.Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate with a population of around 400,000, will implement the Sharia laws from April 3
Why did the Supreme Court halt Patrick Henry Murphy’s execution and not Domineque Ray’s? On Thursday night, the justices barred Texas from killing Murphy, a Buddhist, because the state refused to let a Buddhist spiritual adviser accompany him in the execution chamber. Yet just last month, a
(Reuters) - An inmate who was part of a murderous band of prison escapees dubbed the “Texas 7” won a reprieve from his death sentence on Thursday as the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the state to allow a Buddhist spiritual adviser to accompany him to the execution chamber.The 11th-hour stay was
A man who killed and dismembered his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy he shared with the teenager's mother was sentenced to death on Friday.Jacob Sullivan, 46, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and related charges for killing Grace Packer in 2016.After
TAIWAN: Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drink driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases, sparking an outcry from abolition and rights groups.The cabinet on Thursday (Mar 28) approved a draft amendment to the Criminal Code that
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, admitting that he intentionally plowed his speeding car into a