Several years ago, in the middle of the Christian Holy Week leading up to Easter, an execution team strapped Jeannie Alexander onto a gurney at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Alexander was then the head chaplain at the prison, which houses Tennessee's death row. She is an ardent death penalty abolitionist, but she'd worked closely with the execution Leggi Tutto
Jurors left a Sacramento courthouse in tears after they recommended giggling cop killer Luis Bracamontes be sentenced to death for the slaying of two California officers.Bracamontes cheered when a jury in February convicted him for the 2014 murders of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny
The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the cases involving a death row inmate who wants to die and the controversial ballot initiative aimed at preventing local governments from enacting sanctuary city policies.The state’s high court will hear 60 minutes of oral arguments in the
The U.N. Human Rights Office has called into question Japan's possible execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult figures on death row who are seeking a retrial."We do note that some of the defendants in this case are reportedly requesting a retrial," Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the office, said in a
Labour Party, international development policy, Kate Osamor, feminist Labour’s international aid plan would reduce inequality and challenge patriarchy.The Labour Party has announced its plan for action on international development in a new policy paper, ‘A World For The Many, Not The Few’.Writing in Labour List, Kate Osamor MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of
Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the broad public support for legislation to minimize
Nine-month-old Salama died two weeks after being admitted to hospital with severe injuries, which the family blamed on the Asian housemaidA housemaid convicted of murdering a baby girl in her employer’s house here will be executed, according to a sentence handed down by the Sharjah Sharia Court
The death penalty is back in the news. Last week, President Donald Trump argued that capital punishment should be available to punish drug dealers who have contributed to the opioid crisis. Earlier this month, in contrast, the New Hampshire Senate voted to prospectively repeal the state's death
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency for a Toledo-area killer who was two weeks away from execution. Kasich's decision Monday to spare William Montgomery's life comes 10 days after the Ohio Parole Board voted 6-4 to recommend mercy for him.The board's report showed the
Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher turns 22 today - his 7th birthday spent in prison, and his 4th birthday spent on death row after he was arrested in 2012 because of his participation in a peaceful protest. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation
On an April evening in 2005, Raji Sukumaran was busy preparing a huge seafood feast for her son Myuran’s birthday. The lead story on the news was to change all that.ANDREW Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were in Bali together in 2005. They were soon to become household names. Below is an extract from
The arguments came in the case of Jack Greene, whose November execution was halted by the Arkansas Supreme CourtLawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to change the
"I believe that there is nothing humane about killing a human being. We speak of humane modes of execution only for animals to put them out of their suffering."Attorney General Mike Hunter and Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh recently announced that Oklahoma would no longer attempt to execute
Zhang Zhongsheng showed 'extreme greed' and was handed most severe punishment for 'big losses he caused to the nation and the people', court rulesA former vice-mayor of a poverty-stricken city in the coal-rich province of Shanxi was on Wednesday sentenced to death, without reprieve, for accepting
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Wichita Falls man has now become the fourth person executed in Texas this year.Rosendo Rodriguez, III, 38, was executed Tuesday evening in Huntsville, Texas for the murder of a woman whose body was found in suitcases in a landfill in Lubbock in the early 2000s.Rodriguez was
The state of Alabama has agreed to not set any more execution dates for an inmate who survived his February execution attempt after officials couldn't start his IV before midnight.According to a press release from Hamm's lawyer Bernard Harcourt, he and lawyers from the Alabama Attorney General's
Man who stuffed Lubbock woman's body into luggage set to die     An employee at the Lubbock city landfill spotted a brand-new piece of luggage amid the mountain of trash, opened the suitcase and discovered the beaten naked body of a 29-year-old woman stuffed inside.Detectives used a barcode label
The Supreme Court has rejected former Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's case review petition against his blasphemy conviction, an official with the court has said. Three judges — Artidjo Alkostar, Salman Luthan and Margiatmo — rejected the former Jakarta governor's challenge
new fund, returning to work, time away caring, guidance, toolkitNearly 90 per cent of people out of paid work to care for the home or family are women.The Minister for Women and Equalities, Amber Rudd, has announced a £1.5 million fund to support people back into work after time out caring.The fund, which was launched earlier this month, offers grants to
Same-sex couples who chose to travel overseas risk safety threats, criminal charges, time spent languishing in foreign prisons or even the death penalty, as many countries continue to treat homosexuality as a crime. Australia shares increasingly tolerant attitudes towards homosexuality, but it's
“The time has come to create some level of accountability for prosecutors.”JABBAR COLLINS LANGUISHED in jail for over 16 years for a murder he apparently never committed. He was only freed a few years ago when it was revealed at a post-conviction hearing that the main witness at his trial had
A push from Tennessee officials to schedule executions amid uncertainty over whether lethal injection drugs are available raises the prospect of the state using the electric chair in 2018 to put someone to death. It's an outside chance, as legal challenges would likely delay any proposed use of
Cult leader's daughters call for him not to be executedSome people joke they have parents from hell. In Rika Matsumoto's case it seems to be true.Matsumoto's family broke up 2 decades ago after her father was arrested for masterminding the worst terrorist attack in Japan's modern history. Her
Convicted Norfolk bank robber Erick Vela this week filed a petition asking a federal judge to stay his execution and vacate his sentence, saying his death sentence is unconstitutional.The 211-page petition filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday argues in part that Vela is intellectually disabled
A weeklong photo exhibition being held next month will aim to shed light on the everyday lives of inmates of Japanese prisons and promote public awareness about the challenges the country's criminal justice system faces.Around 60 photos, which were taken by 6 photography majors of Tokyo
EHRC, ending sexual harassment at work, recommendations,Outlining action in three areas to turn the tables in British workplaces.Corrosive working cultures have silenced the voices of victims and normalised sexual harassment, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said as it published a set of recommendations aiming to better protect people
Rosendo Rodriguez is set to die for killing a Lubbock prostitute and tossing her body in a dumpster in a suitcase. His final appeals claim the medical examiner's testimony that she was sexually assaulted before her death could be invalid.The man dubbed Lubbock's "suitcase killer" is set for
The Colorado Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court's decision to reverse David Bueno's first-degree-murder conviction because evidence that might have helped him was withheld in his death-penalty case. Michael Radelet, a University of Colorado Boulder sociology professor and author of The
A Malaysian has been arrested in Bali for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs onto the resort island.The police found crystal methamphetamine hidden in his rectum.AA, 23, was arrested by Ngurah Rai Airport customs and excise officers on March 11 upon his arrival at the international airport via
Law Society, survey, progress, gender equality, report, gender pay gap60 per cent of respondents were aware of a gender pay gap where they worked.The Law Society has released its findings from the largest international survey of women in the law after a survey of 7,781 people (5,758 women, 554 men and 1,469 unknown or other) which aimed to shed light on current
The man infamously known in Lubbock and the nation as the "suitcase killer" remains on track to be executed Tuesday - a day after his 38th birthday.Rosendo Rodriguez's chances for a stay of execution withered Friday with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denying his claims for a new
The family of the deceased expressed disappointment at the verdict, and hope the sentence is changed on appealA Dubai court has sentenced Gulf News’s former editor-at-large to 10 years in prison for killing his wife with a hammer.Francis Matthew, 61, was accused of fatally hitting his wife, Jane
Two more Texas killers, including a San Antonio man behind the 2004 slaying of a convenience store owner, now have dates with death.Christopher Young, who was on probation when he committed the string of crimes in Bexar County that landed him on death row, is now set to die on July 17, according
More than 400 convicts have been put to death since 1990, rights activists say.Last October the Belarusian authorities executed a man for the murder of his 9-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son, although the public and the man’s family knew nothing of it.Not until this month did the news come