imageMarch 11, 2014: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election. In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ban highlighted the prevalent use of capital punishment in Iran and... March 11, 2014: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election. In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ban highlighted the prevalent use of capital punishment in Iran and called for the release of
imageA newly recruited hangman in Sri Lanka has resigned in shock after being shown the gallows for the first time. The country has not carried out a judicial execution since 1976 but has over 400 prisoners on death row. The authorities want to have an executioner ready in case hangings
imageOffensive. Women! Microsoft would like you to meet the computer. It’s a handy device that you can use to plan your wedding. The company’s latest ad campaign, which is called ‘Honestly’, shows a bride-to-be sitting with her friends. And it shows how, thanks to the
imagePublic flogging in Iran NCRI - The Iranian regime's judiciary in Kurdistan province of Iran has lashed a teacher for "insulting a government employee while on duty." Payman Nowdinian, a member of teachers association in Kurdistan had been sentenced to 20 lashes by mullahs
imageRecord numbers of women are now billionaires, according to the 2014 Forbes list. But what exactly does that mean? ‘Girl Power!’ the Daily Mail said of the record number of women making the 2014 Forbes list of billionaires. But is that really the message the record sends out
imageThe Sun lent Tuesday’s Page Three to support breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel. One of the most talked-about recent stories. A divisive decision. Here I recall some of the week’s best analysis. One of the most fiercely critical responses this week came from Fay Schopen
imageHere are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Bath: 10 March: After Tiller plus Q&A at Screen 2, The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath, from 6pm. The film ‘After Tiller’ explores the highly controversial subject of late-term
imagePublic execution in Iran Iran has stepped up executions, and believes in doing so, it has earned the gratitude of mankind. The Islamic republic's execution rate, which has soared to ghastly heights since self-described moderate Hassan Rouhani became president last year
imageBEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, is considering reducing the number of crimes subject to the death penalty, an NPC official said on Sunday. Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing parliamentary session, Zang
imageThe Supreme Court on Thursday upheld lower court rulings that sentenced a man to death for killing 16 people by setting fire to a video-viewing parlor in Osaka in 2008 in a failed suicide attempt. The highest court's 5-justice first petty bench led by Justice Tomoyuki Yokota turned down
imageA 21 year old man was hanged in Northern Iran for an alleged murder he committed at the age of 17. Despite ratifying the UN Convention for the Child’s Rights, Iranian authorities continue execution of juvenile offenders. Iran Human Rights, March 7, 2014: The local news website
imageThe international community must act to halt the steep rise in public executions, amputations and other barbaric punishments being carried out under the clerical regime's president Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian Resistance has demanded. The call comes after the regimes’ Supreme Court
imageIran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published today by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.The findings will put further pressure on the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and a number of European countries which continue to
imageAnd caring responsibilities need to be underpinned by new employment rights. A rigid workplace culture is making it difficult for older women to balance their careers with caring responsibilities, leading to decades of low pay at the end of their working lives and poverty in retirement, a
imageAn Emirati court has sentenced a Pakistani man to death after convicting him of trafficking four kilograms of heroin in the Gulf country, media reported Monday. The defendant, identified only by his initials W.A., was arrested in a sting operation when a police officer posed as a client
imageWhen women join together it is a powerful movement. When we cycle together, it is a lot of fun. This year  the third CycloFemme is taking place; an event where women come together on two wheels to create change. CycloFemme is an opportunity for cyclists around the world to make a
imageThe Home Office has hidden the reality of men’s lethal violence against women and girls for too long. Karen Ingala Smith is petitioning Theresa May to stop ignoring dead women. This is why: On New Year’s Day, 2012, 20 year-old Kirsty Treloar got a text from her boyfriend Myles
imageDocuments abuses of women in detention based on interviews with women and girls in prison. On 11 March a public meeting will be held in House of Commons Committee Room 17 to discuss the recent Human Rights Watch report on the abuse of Iraqi women in detention. The 105-page report, ‘No
imageIn the attack, suspected Al Qaida suicide bombers posing as Saudi police blew up a car in a Riyadh compound Riyadh: A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced three men to death and jailed two others for up to 17 years for their part in a series of militant attacks including the deadly bombing
imageThe execution wave continues in Iran. In another show of horror, four prisoners were hanged in one of the streets of Bandar Abbas (Southern Iran) early this morning. More than 160 people have been executed since the beginning of 2014. Iran Human Rights, March 8, 2014: Four men were
imageLouisiana corrections officials must reveal the manufacturer and source of the state's lethal injection drugs within the week, a federal judge ordered Wednesday (March 5). U.S. District Judge James J. Brady also ordered the names of the staff and healthcare professionals involved in
imageFour men were publicly whipped Thursday in northern Nigeria after being convicted of having gay sex by an Islamic court, according to a human rights activist with the Coalition for the Defense of Sexual Rights Network. Dorothy Aken’Ova told the Associated Press that the men were
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, is in Papua New Guinea assessing the newly imposed death penalty. Death by lethal injection has been legislated as the preferred method for judicial killings in PNG. Previously, hanging
image‘Merit is clearly not enough’. A Cambridge college asked its former students about their working life, with revealing results. One of the few all-female colleges at Cambridge University, Murray Edwards College – better known as New Hall – asked 1,000 former students
imageBali's Kerobokan Prison The Corby family's inept handling of Schapelle's first weeks of freedom has angered one of the Bali Nine members, who believes it may turn Indonesian authorities against other Australians in the prison system. Martin Stephens, who is serving a life
imageGlenn Ford in 1984 A black man was convicted by an all-white jury in Louisiana 30 years ago following a capital trial that was constitutionally deficient in almost every way. Now he may be released from death row not because the courts remedied the injustices that swamped his
image‘Standing shoulder to shoulder with one another the fear disappeared.’ Women in Coventry took part in the first Reclaim the Night march in Coventry City centre for 30 years recently. Over a hundred women attended, proudly carrying placards and banners, marching through the
imageEvery year on International Women’s Day we hear the same question. And there is what I want to say and what I actually say when I’m asked ““Why is there a Women’s Day, why isn’t there a Men’s Day?” or “Why isn’t there a Men’s
imagePublic execution in Iran TEHRAN — Born into a poor family in one of Tehran’s most desolate neighborhoods, at age 17 Safar Anghouti had little to look forward to beyond a lifetime in his father’s business — rummaging through trash on the streets of the
imageJakarta. A Malaysian couple convicted of starving their Indonesian domestic helper to death was sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court on Thursday, according to reports in local media. Fong Kong Meng, 58, and his wife Teoh Ching Yen, 56, were sentenced to death by hanging for the
imageFive death row convicts got some relief on Friday after the Delhi High Court refused to confirm their death sentences and modified the same to life imprisonment while holding that the case did not fall under the “rarest of rare” category or honour killing. A Bench of Justices
imageMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Makers and suppliers of Alabama's execution drugs would be kept secret and not released to the public or the courts under a bill approved Thursday in the Alabama House of Representatives. House members voted 77-19 for the bill being sought by the Alabama
imageBrunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah warned online critics of the country's Sharia Law that they could face prosecution once the new penal code takes effect next month: They can no longer be given the liberty to continue with their mockery and if there is a basis for them to be brought to
imageNew study reveals risks to offspring of delaying fatherhood. Being in the ‘over 35′ age group and childless, I am constantly being reminded by ‘concerned’ male friends that ‘there is a time-limit, you know’, or being ‘kindly’ told that the alarm