Prosecutors and defense attorneys are awaiting a ruling from the Florida Supreme Court before determining the resentencing for the man convicted in the abduction, rape and murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in Sarasota in 2004. The resentencing trial for Joseph Smith was set for October, but on Thursday, prosecutors and his defense attorneys requested the date be delayed as Leggi Tutto
On Wednesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran reported that the deputy head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, had been granted authority by the regime’s supreme leader to impose death sentences and orders of qisas, or “retribution in kind.” The move was evidently
An aside by the Democratic hopeful at a town hall triggers questions about whether he's changed his mind on another hot-button issue.Joe Biden said in a 1992 speech that criminal justice legislation he was pushing was so strict that “we do everything but hang people for jaywalking.” Two years
The Women and Equalities Committee, report, non-disclosure agreements, NDAs, harassment, discrimination, bullying‘A convenient vehicle for covering up unlawful activity with legally sanctioned secrecy’.The Women and Equalities Committee’s report on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases, published recently, shows unequivocally that in many cases signing a non-disclosure agreement is
Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Votée le 20 juin 1979, la suppression de la peine capitale n'a été inscrite dans la Constitution qu'en 1999.Adoptée le 17 mai 1979 par 32 voix contre 14 à la Chambre des Députés, la loi excluant l’exécution capitale entrait en
The full extradition agreement between Macau SAR and Portugal has been published at the latest Official Gazette on Monday, with criminal fugitive offenders in the 2 jurisdictions to be handed over to the requested party in accordance with the agreement’s provisions.The delivery may take place for
ATLANTA — The state parole board has delayed making a decision in a clemency hearing for a Georgia inmate set to be executed for the slaying of an off-duty prison guard.Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder
letter, The Guardian, 17 June 2019, police, domestic extremists, secret files, peaceful protest, political opinionUK law ‘is too vague to provide adequate protection against the arbitrary use of police powers’.Over the last eight years the Network For Police Monitoring, (Netpol), has campaigned to highlight the increasing evidence that the police are categorising campaigners as ‘domestic extremists’
Californians narrowly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on death row executions but they oppose abolishing the death penalty outright, a new poll shows.The findings offer some political affirmation for the Democratic governor who, after calling the death penalty immoral and unjust, stirred
In “How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful around the country” can be learned from New Hampshire – which just last month became the twenty-first state to abolish capital
Eighty years ago on Monday, a crowd gathered to watch what was to become the last public execution by guillotine in France — a grim spectacle that was captured on film.Onlookers lined up for hours to be in the front row to see the blade fall on the neck of convicted murderer Eugen Weidmann.His
KUALA LUMPUR: The abolition of the death penalty for drug-related offences has been put on hold, pending the outcome of an ongoing court case.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the applicant in the case had challenged the constitutionality of the death penalty
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 21, 2019: Prisoner Jamal Haji-Zavareh who was charged with “spying for the enemy”, was executed in an unknown place in Tehran, reported a close source.According to IHR sources, Seyyed Jamal Haji-Zavareh was executed in Tehran last week. He was accused of spying for
The death sentences of five inmates including a woman were carried out Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019.The woman hanged in Gohardasht Prison, a.k.a Rajai-Shahr, was the 89th woman executed during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013.Fatemeh Nassiri had been in jail since 11 years ago when she
Unison, survey, public workers, sexual harassment, sexual assault, NHS staff, colleagues, superiors, patients, Section 40, Equality Act 2010Staff should never have to face any kind of abuse, let alone sexually motivated insults and attacks.Nurses, care assistants, cleaners and other NHS staff have suffered lewd sexual insults, groping and even rape while at work, according to research published by UNISON, the trade union for people
With execution drugs in short supply across the nation and increasing secrecy about the companies that provide them, The Texas Tribune is keeping track of movement in the state’s supply.06 doses expire June 5, 201906 doses expire June 27, 201915 doses expire Jan. 12, 2020Scheduled
A court in China has sentenced Fan Wei to death for producing and trafficking methamphetamine. Wei is the 2nd Canadian sentenced to death this year, and his verdict was announced amid escalating tensions between Canada and China over the arrest of a Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, in December
A father of three has been sentenced to death over the possession of heroin, as per the order of the Colombo High Court.The 43-year-old father from Colombo 13 was brought before the Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga.On the 1st of January 2013, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the
Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic Abuse, End Violence Against Women Coalition, report, social security systems, failures, protect women and girls, abuse and violence, recommendations, government action‘This report reveals that the current system sets the scene for domestic abuse’.Social security systems throughout the UK are failing survivors of violence and abuse when they need help the most, according to a new report launched recently by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic Abuse
HARIPUR: A convict, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering his sister-in-law, would be hanged to death at the Haripur Central Prison on Wednesday morning, police and jail sources said on Tuesday.According to the prosecution record, one Chanzeb hailing from Peshawar was arrested on
Fixing fashion report, Government Response, Environmental Audit Committee, Labour Behing the Label, Modern Slavery, Leicester factoriesThe government ‘is content to tolerate practices that trash the environment and exploit workers’.The Environmental Audit Committee has published the Government Response to its report ‘Fixing Fashion Report: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability‘.The Committee’s report, published in February
Children younger than 13 will no longer be able to be prosecuted in France, the country's justice minister has announced.Nicole Belloubet revealed the government plans to introduce new reform that will mean under-13s who commit crimes will not face criminal charges, regardless of their
'same roof rule', Criminal Injuries Compensation, child sexual abuse, sexual and violent offences, abolished, 13 June 2019‘It was ridiculous to expect children to take responsibility for their own abuse like that’.The so-called ‘same roof rule’, which has unfairly denied many victims and survivors access to the Criminal Injuries Compensation they deserve following child sexual abuse and other sexual and violent
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Mississippi prisoner tried six times for murder deserves a seventh chance because of a prosecutor's discrimination.The decision in favor of death-row inmate Curtis Flowers reflected a consensus among both liberal and conservative justices that
Marion Wilson was declared dead at 9:52 p.m. after being put to death tonight by lethal injection for a murder committed more than 2 decades ago.The execution was carried out shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the 42-year-old's final appeals.Wilson’s lawyers had asked the high
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to grant clemency to a 42-year-old inmate scheduled to be executed tonight.Marion Wilson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Baldwin County — along with co-defendant Robert Butts — for the 1996 shooting death of an off-duty
GENEVA/RIYADH – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator said on Wednesday.Khashoggi’s death stirred widespread disgust and hurt the image
COLUMBIA — Last week’s death sentence for Timothy Jones Jr. means the man who murdered his five children in 2014 will spend the bulk of his days alone in a 6-foot-by-14-foot cell surrounded by 36 other inmates on South Carolina’s death row.How long the 37-year-old will remain on death row at
A prisoner was hanged for murder charges at Ahvaz (Ahwaz) Central Prison last Saturday.According to IHR sources, on Saturday, June 15, prisoner Mohammad Shekaf was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz’s central prison. He was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with murder.His
ON THE NIGHT of June 20, the United States will mark a grim milestone: the 1,500th execution since the return of the death penalty in 1976. Forty-two-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. A
Don’t expect an apology from President Donald Trump to the so-called Central Park Five, the five men who are the subject of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us Netflix miniseries, which has brought renewed attention to the case.When asked today by White House correspondent April Ryan if he would
CWJ, DPP, CPS, voyeurism, Emily Hunt, crowdfunder, Unless we take the CPS to court, this will continue. And it needs to not continue.The Centre for Women’s Justice launched a second judicial review this week against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), this time on behalf of Emily Hunt – who has waived her anonymity – to challenge the
Pakistan's Supreme Court says it has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner who has spent more than 13 years on death row following pressure by human rights activists.The court has suspended the execution of Ghulam Abbas "till further orders," spokesman Shahid Kambohyo said on June
There are 340 people on Florida’s death row. Without a thorough investigation into the state’s criminal justice system and a full review of every capital conviction, the next execution could be of an innocent person. Many state leaders seem OK with that.Those leaders, like Gov. Ron DeSantis