A Republican lieutenant governor candidate says women who get an abortion should be punished if it is ever criminalized in Idaho, adding the punishment should include the death penalty. Bob Nonini's comment came during a Monday candidate forum in Moscow hosted by the conservative Christian podcast CrossPolitic. "There should be no abortion and anyone who has Leggi Tutto
The execution of Indonesian migrant workers highlights the need for new protections, both abroad and at home.On Sunday March 18, Saudi Arabian authorities beheaded Indonesian migrant worker Zaini Misrin without providing diplomatic notice to the relevant Indonesian authorities.The execution was
According to lawyers for convicted murderer and death row inmate Doyle Lee Hamm, he and the state of Alabama entered into a “confidential settlement agreement…preventing any further execution attempts” by the state on March 26.The offices of Attorney General Steve Marshall handled the
Iran Human Rights (Mar 3, 2018): Mohammad Kalhor’s Lawyer, Mohammad Aqakhani, declared that his client who is sentenced to death for murdering his teacher at the age of 15, might be executed soon. According to a close source, Mohammad Kalhor is a student from Boroujerd city who stabbed his
With weeks to go before his scheduled execution, defense lawyers for Erick Davila are arguing that he should be spared death because he was high at the time of the slaying and didn't intend to kill more than one person.The Fort Worth man was convicted of killing a rival gang member's mother and a
Texas is seeking to speed up executions with a renewed request to opt-in to a federal law that would shorten the legal process and limit appeals options for death-sentenced prisoners.Defense attorneys worry it would lead to the execution of innocent people and - if it's applied retroactively, as
Joint Statement of Center for Prisoners' Rights and Japan Innocence & Death Penalty Information Center to call Japanese government for a sincere dialogue: Condemning the government for refusing a dialogue with international community and not accepting capital punishment as a human rights
President of Mongolia Khaltmaa Battulga intends to initiate draft amendments to the Criminal Code of Mongolia reinstating the capital punishment, Montsame state news agency reported.The President seeks to introduce death sentence for crimes against children and submit the bill to the Parliament
New Online Resource a UVA Law CollaborationThe University of Virginia School of Law has collaborated on a new website that uses a data-driven, interactive map to illustrate the rapid decline of the death penalty in the United States since 1991.The website is a supplement to Professor Brandon
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected appeals by 2 death row inmates who were convicted of murdering women in the 1990s in Santa Rosa and Hillsborough counties.One of the appeals was filed by Norman Grim, who was sentenced to death in the 1998 murder of Cynthia Campbell, whose body was
Undeterred by a shortage of drugs used for lethal injections and capital punishment’s waning popularity, states that still practice the death penalty are seeking alternative ways to kill death row inmates. The latest suggestion? Death by nitrogen gas, a method that has never been used
Rome: Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prison inmates, including two Muslims and a Buddhist, in a Holy Thursday ritual and said the death penalty should be abolished because it is neither Christian nor humane.For the sixth year running, the pope held the ritual in an institution
The former deputy mayor of a city in North China has been handed a death sentence by a Shanxi Province court eager to crack down on government corruption. Zhang Zhongsheng, ex-deputy mayor of Luliang was reported by Chinese state media to have taken bribes totaling about $166 million in American
Man currently in Lebanese custody while authorities mull a Kuwaiti request to extradite himDubai: A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing Filipina domestic helper Joanna Demafelis in a case that triggered a crisis between
LINCOLN — Nebraska took another step toward bringing back the death penalty Tuesday by seeking an execution date for condemned killer Carey Dean Moore.Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a motion with the Nebraska Supreme Court seeking a death warrant for Moore, 60, the longest-serving inmate on
LINCOLN (AP) — Attorneys for a Nebraska death row inmate whose case inspired the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry" say he should be found ineligible for execution because he has the intellect of a child.John Lotter was sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 killings of Teena Brandon, who was a
A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced 6 Turkish women to death and a 7th to life in prison for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.The source told AFP that the women, all accompanied by small children in the court, had surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga fighters
In 2015, ABA attorneys noticed a major gap in resources for lawyers who defend capital cases: clemency information. Defendants who have exhausted their direct appeals and habeas petition rights often ask governors for mercy—but there wasn’t a lot of information available about how to do that
Richard Dan Phillips waited anxiously Wednesday in the hallway of Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. It was a day he had hoped would come for more than four decades.Phillips, 71, politely answered numerous reporters’ questions while waiting to be asked into the courtroom of Judge Kevin J. Cox in Wayne
Some drugs obtained for the first lethal injection in Nevada since 2006 will expire before the state Supreme Court decides whether to approve their use, officials said Friday.The sedative diazepam that the state has expires May 1, and Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Santina
The Delta State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved the grant of total pardon to 5 inmates who were serving various terms of imprisonment and commuted 30 others on death row to life imprisonment in the exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy under Section 212 of the
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Krabi Provincial Court on Wednesday (March 28) handed down the death penalty to six men for the shocking massacre of a village head and seven of his family members, including three children.The brutal killings occurred at the victims' home in Krabi
the Women's Budget Group, the Fawcett Society, report, exploring the economic impact of Brexit on women‘This report clearly shows we risk turning the clock back on gender equality as a result of Brexit’.The first independent report to look at the economic impact of Brexit on women was published by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society earlier this week.The report, ‘Exploring the
The Iran Human Rights Monitor has released its report into the state of human rights in Iran during March 2018 and, as always, it makes for unpleasant reading, with many instances of executions, arbitrary murders, torture, corporal punishment, abuse of political prisoners, and lack of a just
Police investigate reports of blasphemy in Sukmawati’s poemThe National Police are investigating reports of blasphemy allegedly committed by Sukmawati Soekarnoputri, an official confirmed on Wednesday.Police spokesperson Insp.Gen.Setyo Wasisto said two reports of blasphemy implicating the
A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced 6 Turkish women to death and a 7th to life in prison for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.The source told AFP that the women, all accompanied by small children in the court, had surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga fighters
HOUSTON, Mo. — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for one of the suspects in the slaying of a transgender teenager in rural southern Missouri.Court records show plans requesting the sentence for Andrew Vrba were filed Monday. Vrba, 18, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of
A female overseas Filipino worker was saved from the death penalty in Saudi Arabia and has returned to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.The DFA did not identify the worker but described her as an "unwitting drug mule."The DFA did not say how the OFW gained
Two Indonesian men have been arrested for having gay sex.The university students had their rooms raided by residents in Aceh, the only region of the Muslim-majority country where Shariah law is in effect and gay sex is illegal. Condoms and mobile phones belonging to the 21 and 24-year-old were
In America, jails and prisons have become the nation’s de facto mental healthcare providers – and the results are chillingn One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey describes two kinds of patients in the psychiatric hospital where the story is set: Acutes (“because the doctors figure them still
We've advocated against the death penalty multiple times just in the past year. Besides the moral implications of possibly putting an innocent man to death, or even a guilty man, government error could also affect outcomes.Even worse than malfeasance, though, would be actual bad faith
Beijing, Mar 30 (PTI) -- A court in northwest China today gave the death penalty to a serial killer, dubbed "Jack the Ripper", for killing 11 female victims, including an eight-year-old girl, between May 1988 and February 2002.Gao Chengyong, 53, was found to have robbed, raped and mutilated his
open letter, abortion, Jeremy Hunt, Vaughan Gething, bpas, WEN, Claudia, bleeding, abortion pills, miscarry in tax, pills at home, campaignWomen in Scotland are already able to take misoprostol at home.Every day, women are forced to travel immediately after taking abortion pills, meaning many experience symptoms while they are still on public transport or on their way home.This is because the 1967 Abortion Act states that women
Acting on recommendations from UK-trained torture investigators, Bahrain’s Attorney General has requested that the country’s highest court reconsider the death sentences handed to two men convicted on the basis of forced confessions obtained through torture.Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa were