The lethal injection brought an end to the macabre executions of the past. But after a string of botched deaths, its humanity is being brought into question. Is there another option? His last words were “I love you”, followed by a Muslim prayer. Then Charles Brooks Jr – a convicted murderer – looked away from his girlfriend and felt Leggi Tutto
Jakarta, June 5 (CNA) An Indonesian prosecutor is to seek the death penalty for four Taiwanese nationals involved in a crystal methamphetamine smuggling case that took place in Indonesian waters in February, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday.The Taiwanese nationals, identified as Chen Chung-nan
After more than three decades on death row, a Houston man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 2-year-old son was resentenced to life following a federal appeal over flawed jury instructions that failed to consider mitigating evidence.Michael Wayne Norris last week became the fourth
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday did something it once did on a fairly routine basis but now hardly ever does: It heard a death-penalty appeal.It had been almost 2 years since the court heard a direct appeal - the 1st appeal after a capital sentence is imposed - in a death-penalty case. And
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday has sought death penalty for those involved in manufacture, sale and distribution of spurious drugs.“To curb the menace of fake drugs, we need to get touch on the drug traffickers. And the toughness include the death penalty,” said DAK
June 4, 2018-A court in Qatar has sentenced death penalty to a Nepali man by a firing squad for murdering a Qatari national Umair Mohammed Umair Al Ramzani Al-Nauimi.A joint bench of Primary Court (Criminal) presided by Judge Mustafa Al Bedahewi sentenced the capital punishment to Anil Chaudhary
Notorious Malaysian hangman who has killed 130 criminals reveals Australian grandmother caught smuggling meth will be given just one day's notice before she is put to deathAn Australian grandmother will be given just 24-hours notice before she is hanged for smuggling drugs into Malaysia, the
The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer whose attorneys cite a history of abuse and untreated mental illness.The board ruled 8-1 Friday against the clemency request by death row inmate Robert Van Hook.They say he experienced a "homosexual panic" of
The court issued a notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs and sought their stand on the issue in four weeks. It listed the matter for further hearing on July 31.The Delhi High Court Friday questioned the Centre's move to approve an Ordinance that allows courts to award death penalty to those
Lush, #spycops, national campaign, The public inquiry’s Chair ‘is making the inquiry more secretive and is granting the police anonymity in secret hearings’.From 31 May to 18 June 2018, Police Spies Out of Lives and Lush will be hosting a national campaign to raise awareness of the ongoing undercover policing scandal, where
Durban - As 9-year-old Sadia Sukhraj was laid to rest on Tuesday after she was shot in a botched hijacking in Shallcross on Monday morning, an online petition calling for the return of the death penalty was gaining traction throughout the day.With more than 54 000 signatures on the petition
“[T]here is no principled distinction between racial bias and the anti-gay bias that infected Mr. Rhines’s sentencing decision.” -- Death Penalty Information CenterA South Dakota man sentenced to death in 1993 by a jury that fretted a life sentence would only gratify his homosexuality hopes the
BROWNSVILLE — A jury on Tuesday decided Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval deserves the death penalty for the 2014 murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.Tijerina Sandoval, 34, was convicted last week in the death of Javier Vega Jr., the border agent who was shot to death while fishing with family in a
An East Texas killer scheduled for execution in June won a stay Tuesday after his lawyers argued he may be too intellectually disabled to put to death.Clifton Lamar Williams - who has an IQ in the mid-60s - was scheduled to die on June 21 for a 2005 slaying, when he robbed 93-year-old Cecilia
LINCOLN, Neb. — A lawsuit challenging Nebraska’s death penalty protocol was dismissed by a Lancaster County district judge, on Friday.The suit was filed by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers and Rev. Stephen Griffith and alleged that state officials approved a flawed lethal injection protocol without
One of the oldest concepts of punishment can be found in the Bible - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.Andre Thomas loved memorizing Bible verses when he was in Sunday school at Harmony Baptist Church, according to a Texas Monthly profile. But after he was arrested for murder, Thomas took
Frenchwoman Mélina Boughedir has been sentenced to life in prison by a Baghdad court for membership of the Islamic State (IS) armed group. Her lawyers have accused a French minister of interfering in her trial."I am innocent," The 27-year-old mother of four told the judge in French."My husband
In 1983, Kevin Cooper was convicted of a brutal quadruple murder in San Bernardino County and sentenced to death.In the years since, the chain of events that led to his conviction has come under fire from law enforcement veterans, a U.S. federal judge, the Inter-American Commission on Human
The death on Thursday of Zulfikar Ali, a Pakistani suffering from liver cancer and diabetes and who had been languishing in Indonesian prisons since 2004, serves as a reminder of the miscarriage of justice he suffered. Zulfikar was given the death penalty for drug trafficking even though ample
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forced labour, exploitation, cocoa supply chains, tea supply chains, research, University of Sheffield, Ghana, IndiaEthical certification schemes are failing to combat forced labour in tea and cocoa supply chains.Labour exploitation including forced labour is endemic at the base of global tea and cocoa supply chains, according to a pioneering international study published by researchers at the University of
An order issued yesterday by a federal judge is a step in the right direction for bringing public oversight to Alabama's capital punishment method, the director of a national death penalty group said.But, will the records released under Wednesday's order answer the question of who makes the drugs
Plan UK, stigma, periods, toilet access, Menstrual ManifestoSteps need to be taken to improve young people’s experiences of having their period.The children’s charity Plan UK’s latest research shows that, around the world, girls’ experiences at school are contributing to a culture of embarrassment that they have to face, every month, when they get their
Kota Kinabalu: Two brothers were sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking 293.04gm of syabu.Judge Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad held that from the testimony of the investigating officer, it was apparent that Section 39B(2A)(d) of the Dangerous Drugs Act did not qualify and therefore
After 20 years in prison, Williams is free-but justice has not been served.On the evening of January 4, 1998, in Shreveport, Louisiana, a group of neighborhood friends came up with an idea - they would order a pizza. The deliveryman, 23-year-old Jarvis Griffin, arrived at the house where a group
One of Australia's Bali Nine drug traffickers has died after 13 years behind bars, sources said. Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, one of the seven remaining jailed members of the drug smuggling ring, was serving a life sentence in an Indonesian prison.Daily Mail Australia understands the 34-year-old from
When it comes to executions, state officials have an itchy trigger finger.Attorney General Doug Peterson has urged the Nebraska Supreme Court to expedite its consideration of an execution warrant for convicted killer Carey Dean Moore in hopes of scheduling his execution July 10. A major impetus
Alabama death row inmate Jeffrey Lynn Borden, 57, has died of an apparent suicide, according to the state Department of Corrections.According to information released Sunday afternoon by the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), Borden was found "hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at
Montana hasn't executed anyone in more a decade, and it's unlikely to carry out a death sentence anytime soon. But you wouldn't know that from watching the state's US Senate race. In the hotly contested primary to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, one Republican candidate - former
A court has cleared the way for the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that the nation's busiest death penalty state has fought for years to keep under wrapsThe Texas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that the nation's busiest death penalty
(CNN) Missouri's governor took the rare steps last year of staying the execution of a death row inmate and announcing the creation of a five-person panel to look at the case.But with Eric Greitens resigning in disgrace and leaving office Friday [Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens officially resigns amid
Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) -- - The fight over what drugs are being used in Nebraska to carry out capital punishment is being debated before a two time convicted killer finds out if he'll be put to death or not.Patrick Schroeder will be back in Johnson County District Court on Friday with a decision in
Burkina Faso's parliament has abolished the death penalty by adopting a new penal code that strikes it as a possible sentence.Justice Minister Rene Bagoro said Thursday that the revised document paves the way for "more credible, equitable, accessible and effective justice in the application of
CIH, Chartered Institute of Housing, DAHA, Women's Aid, pledge, tackle domestic abuse, Signing up to put in place four commitments could make a real difference.The Chartered Institute of Housing, (CIH), the professional body for the housing sector, has launched a new campaign to tackle domestic abuse, and its president, Alison Inman, has said all housing organisations must play