imageHerbert Smulls Missouri has executed a man convicted of killing a jewellery store owner during a 1991 robbery after the US supreme court denied last-minute appeals that in part challenged the drug used in the execution. "After the United States supreme court vacated three separate stays of execution on January 29 2014, Herbert Smulls was executed... Herbert Smulls Missouri has executed a man convicted of killing a jewellery store owner during a 1991 robbery after the US supreme court denied last-minute appeals that in part challenged the drug used in the execution. "After the United States supreme court vacated three separate stays of execution on January 29 2014
imageThe struggle to make ends meet could trigger depression and relationship breakdowns. Citing the need to make more than £60 billion of additional savings, including £17 billion this year, the chancellor George Osborne said in a recent speech, “Welfare cannot be protected from
An Arizona death-row inmate died Monday in an apparent suicide, state Department of Corrections officials said. Gregory Dickens, 48, was pronounced dead after lifesaving measures failed, according to a news release. Dickens was sentenced to death for his part in a double murder near Yuma
imageDavid Cameron said today that he is “deeply concerned” about the case of a mentally unwell British man sentenced to death and that “the Pakistani authorities can be in no doubt of the seriousness with which we take these developments.” Speaking during Prime
imageLegal aid lawyers call on government to rethink benefit cuts. Many of the government’s cuts to benefits only came into full effect in April 2013, so the full consequences are yet to be understood. What can be seen, however, are the results of initial changes in access to and the
imageA delegation of Italian MPs met in New Delhi Monday with Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, Italian marines who may face the death penalty in India for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen.  "We are soldiers, Italian soldiers. We must suffer with dignity," said Latorre, who
imageQazvin public execution, Jan 28, 2014 Iran Human Rights, January 28, 2014: One prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Qazvin (west of Tehran) today Tuesday January 28, reported the official Iranian media. Based on the official and unofficial reports Iran Human Rights
imageEdgar Tamayo 27 de enero de 2014 - Washington, D.C. — La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) condena la ejecución judicial de Edgar Tamayo Arias, la cual tuvo lugar el 22 de enero de 2014 en Texas, Estados Unidos, en violación de sus
image‘The first female head of a major automaker walked the auto show floor in a conservative black suit past women in skimpy dresses.’ General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra hopes her engineering background and position as the first woman to lead the top U.S. automaker will encourage
imageIran Human Rights, January 26, 2014: According to the Iranian news website Arshnews two men and one woman from the villages of Delfan (Lorestan Province, Western Iran) were executed during the last week. Two of the individuals from the village of Golestaneh were identified as “R
imageCalling for teaching about respect, sexual consent and to end violence in relationships. On 28 January, the House of Lords will vote on making sex and relationship education (SRE) compulsory in English schools. They will be debating proposals to changes to the Children and Families Bill
imageWednesday night's execution in Texas of a Mexican national convicted of killing a Houston police officer has given the candidates vying to be the state's next attorney general an opportunity to weigh in on the death penalty - revealing only slight differences in how they might have handled
imageSome of the research results were as you might expect, some were surprising. EAVES has just released a new report which looks at young people’s views on forced marriage and its gendered differentials. The research, which was partially funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth
imageIn an image released by South Korea's Yonhap news agencyon December 9, 2013, Jang Song-Thaek is reportedly beingdragged away from his chair by two police officialsduring a meeting in Pyongyang. January 26, 2014: the Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reported that all relatives of
image‘This Bill would ensure that private companies running services are more accountable and transparent.’ Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has launched a new bill as part of a campaign to give people more control over public services. Her Private Member’s
imageIn a letter to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) obtained by the Observer, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3807 advocates for TDCJ to house death-row prisoners who pose the lowest security risk in cells with other inmates. The
imageJakarta. Indonesian officials welcomed the release of two domestic workers sentenced to death in Malaysia on Tuesday, drawing to a close a protracted legal battle over the fate of two men who accidentally killed a home intruder during a scuffle at their employer’s home. Brothers
imageLawyers for a Missouri inmate said Monday that they would appeal a decision not to grant a delay in his execution, arguing that the drug to be used was likely to be substandard, and thus could cause him severe pain, because it was produced in a compounding pharmacy not subject to federal
imageUsing a Black mannequin as an object, Melgaard has reproduced racialised stereotypes of hyper-sexualised Black women. Guest post from writer, activist and feminist Louise Pennington. This is the question currently doing the rounds on social media and in countless columns and articles
imageMost Americans favor the death penalty as a punishment for people convicted of murder, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll also finds that few people want to inflict unnecessary pain on those who are executed. According to the poll, 62 percent of Americans favor the
imageEdgar Arias Tamayo took 17 minutes to die. The 46-year-old Mexican national was taken into the Texas execution chamber, strapped down and given a lethal injection which would eventually kill him. He didn't have any final words to say, instead choosing to remain silent. Tamayo, who
imageHere are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Brighton: 27 – 29 January: Witch: The Maiden at Marlborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, at 8pm. This is the first of three plays coming this Spring season, each play can be enjoyed
imageThe defense in the Aurora movie theater murder case won't be able to present evidence at trial about the history of the death penalty or about how the gunman's possible execution would impact his family, a judge ruled Thursday. In 2 orders, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos
imageJanuary 28, 2014: Papua New Guinea's Justice Minister says the execution of 13 people currently on death row will happen this year, despite vocal opposition from human rights groups. Members of the country's Constitutional Law Reform Commission have recently returned from a tour to see
imageIran Human Rights, January 29, 2014: Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Shabani have been executed. According to sources Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with the two Ahwazi Arab activists Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Shabani have been executed. Iranian intelligence ministry offcials have
imageNew initiative aims to attract more women into the engineering industry. The trade association for the UK’s glass industry is behind a new initiative to encourage the next generation of women to consider careers in engineering and manufacturing. The Sheffield-based British Glass
imageChristopher Sepulvado is scheduled to be executed Feb. 5 for 1992 death of his stepson. The Louisiana Department of Corrections does not have the drug needed to execute child killer Christopher Sepulvado on Feb. 5. But it is trying to obtain some, defense attorney Gary Clements said today
imageUtah's contraption for executions by firing squad Most states abandoned those execution methods a generation ago St Louis: With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering
imageDennis McGuire The inmate who gasped for air and choked during an unusually long execution process this month was urged by his attorney to put on a “big show” that could single-handedly bring capital punishment to a halt in Ohio, the head of the prison’s
image‘It is clear that he did not behave in the way that a chief executive should behave’. Sources have rejected suggestions by Lord Rennard that he could resume his roles in the Liberal Democrat party after being cleared of sexual harassment. Lord Rennard, the Liberal Democrats Chief
imageTokyo's execution chamber A Tokyo movie theater will kick off "Death Penalty Movie Week" on Feb. 15, showing 8 consecutive films on the issue from Japan and abroad. The movies to be shown at Eurospace in Shibuya include "Yakusoku" ("Promise"), a 2013 Japanese film depicting
imageProject mapping memorials to women in Scotland still needs your help. All over Scotland, in towns, villages and in the countryside, there are many types of memorials, large and small, commemorating the lives and achievements of women. Some names are well known, others have been forgotten
imageJust for a change, make sure the next book you read is by a woman. Author and artist Joanna Walsh is using Twitter to address gender inequality in the literary world. Walsh started the Twitter hashtag #readwomen2014 after making New Year’s cards that featured drawings of her favourite
imageThe Texas execution of Edgar Tamayo for the murder of a U.S. police officer was heavily criticized by Mexican officials, who say their country rightly banned capital punishment years ago. But if the Mexican people had their way, the death penalty would be an option for justice for