COLUMBIA — Last week’s death sentence for Timothy Jones Jr. means the man who murdered his five children in 2014 will spend the bulk of his days alone in a 6-foot-by-14-foot cell surrounded by 36 other inmates on South Carolina’s death row. How long the 37-year-old will remain on death row at Columbia’s Kirkland Correctional Institution is unknown. Leggi Tutto
ATLANTA — The state parole board has delayed making a decision in a clemency hearing for a Georgia inmate set to be executed for the slaying of an off-duty prison guard.Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder
letter, The Guardian, 17 June 2019, police, domestic extremists, secret files, peaceful protest, political opinionUK law ‘is too vague to provide adequate protection against the arbitrary use of police powers’.Over the last eight years the Network For Police Monitoring, (Netpol), has campaigned to highlight the increasing evidence that the police are categorising campaigners as ‘domestic extremists’
Californians narrowly support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium on death row executions but they oppose abolishing the death penalty outright, a new poll shows.The findings offer some political affirmation for the Democratic governor who, after calling the death penalty immoral and unjust, stirred
In “How to Convince Americans to Abolish the Death Penalty,” Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat asserts “important lessons about how abolitionists can be successful around the country” can be learned from New Hampshire – which just last month became the twenty-first state to abolish capital
Eighty years ago on Monday, a crowd gathered to watch what was to become the last public execution by guillotine in France — a grim spectacle that was captured on film.Onlookers lined up for hours to be in the front row to see the blade fall on the neck of convicted murderer Eugen Weidmann.His
KUALA LUMPUR: The abolition of the death penalty for drug-related offences has been put on hold, pending the outcome of an ongoing court case.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the applicant in the case had challenged the constitutionality of the death penalty
The Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has "strongly condemned" the reported secret execution of a Belarusian while his case was still under consideration by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHCR).PACE’s general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty
A Punjab court convicted Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Masih in April 2014. She is in Multan Prison, in the same cell that lodged Asia Bibi. The couple was punished for a dispute between children.After 5 years of waiting, the Lahore High Court has set a date to hear the appeal of a Christian couple
The charge sheet of a child sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia can be a grimly fascinating read. Alongside whichever manufactured “terrorism” offenses the teenager has “confessed” to after being subjected to electric shocks or beaten with metal bars, prosecutors often list some more revealing
Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, report, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, recmmends amendments, domestic abuse victims, Domestic Abuse Commissioner, provisions extended to Northern Ireland,Committee makes detailed and wide-ranging recommendations that affect many aspects of the Bill.The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill has published its report on the government’s proposed Domestic Abuse Bill – and has called for it to be amended to give greater protection to
NUR-SULTAN – Penal Reform International (PRI) is seeking to assist Kazakhstan in reforming its penal system, step up efforts to prevent torture and update detention facilities in line with international standards, said PRI Central Asia Director Azamat Shambilov.The organisation has been working
A father of three has been sentenced to death over the possession of heroin, as per the order of the Colombo High Court.The 43-year-old father from Colombo 13 was brought before the Colombo High Court judge Gihan Kulatunga.On the 1st of January 2013, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested the
Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic Abuse, End Violence Against Women Coalition, report, social security systems, failures, protect women and girls, abuse and violence, recommendations, government action‘This report reveals that the current system sets the scene for domestic abuse’.Social security systems throughout the UK are failing survivors of violence and abuse when they need help the most, according to a new report launched recently by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic Abuse
HARIPUR: A convict, who was sentenced to death for raping and murdering his sister-in-law, would be hanged to death at the Haripur Central Prison on Wednesday morning, police and jail sources said on Tuesday.According to the prosecution record, one Chanzeb hailing from Peshawar was arrested on
Fixing fashion report, Government Response, Environmental Audit Committee, Labour Behing the Label, Modern Slavery, Leicester factoriesThe government ‘is content to tolerate practices that trash the environment and exploit workers’.The Environmental Audit Committee has published the Government Response to its report ‘Fixing Fashion Report: Clothing Consumption and Sustainability‘.The Committee’s report, published in February
Children younger than 13 will no longer be able to be prosecuted in France, the country's justice minister has announced.Nicole Belloubet revealed the government plans to introduce new reform that will mean under-13s who commit crimes will not face criminal charges, regardless of their
'same roof rule', Criminal Injuries Compensation, child sexual abuse, sexual and violent offences, abolished, 13 June 2019‘It was ridiculous to expect children to take responsibility for their own abuse like that’.The so-called ‘same roof rule’, which has unfairly denied many victims and survivors access to the Criminal Injuries Compensation they deserve following child sexual abuse and other sexual and violent
AFP, Tehran, Monday, 17 June 2019 -- Former Tehran mayor and prominent reformist Mohammad Ali Najafi will stand trial next month on charges of murdering his wife, the government-run Iran newspaper said Sunday.Najafi, 67, turned himself in and confessed to shooting his second wife Mitra Ostad on
Murtaja Qureiris, the 18-year-old who had been facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, has been spared execution and sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a source familiar with the matter.The source told CNN that Qureiris, who was arrested at the age of 13 by Saudi authorities, could
open letter, Conservative leader candidates, abortion reform, OAPA, #NowForNI, London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, Repeal Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Persons Act.Following the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment in the Republic of Ireland last year, women in Northern Ireland will soon be the only women in the UK and Ireland who cannot access abortion when they need to.In Northern
“I hereby sentence you to death.”The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom a jury had just found guilty of entering a woman’s house with a spare key entrusted to him and then shooting her
PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry denied on Thursday a report that it had been asked by Iraqi authorities to pay up to $2 million per fighter for Baghdad to deal with French jihadists transferred from Syria to Iraq.The ministry added that it respected Baghdad's sovereignty in judging
A prisoner was hanged for murder charges at Ahvaz (Ahwaz) Central Prison last Saturday.According to IHR sources, on Saturday, June 15, prisoner Mohammad Shekaf was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz’s central prison. He was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with murder.His
ON THE NIGHT of June 20, the United States will mark a grim milestone: the 1,500th execution since the return of the death penalty in 1976. Forty-two-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. A
Don’t expect an apology from President Donald Trump to the so-called Central Park Five, the five men who are the subject of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us Netflix miniseries, which has brought renewed attention to the case.When asked today by White House correspondent April Ryan if he would
CWJ, DPP, CPS, voyeurism, Emily Hunt, crowdfunder, Unless we take the CPS to court, this will continue. And it needs to not continue.The Centre for Women’s Justice launched a second judicial review this week against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), this time on behalf of Emily Hunt – who has waived her anonymity – to challenge the
Pakistan's Supreme Court says it has halted the execution of a mentally ill prisoner who has spent more than 13 years on death row following pressure by human rights activists.The court has suspended the execution of Ghulam Abbas "till further orders," spokesman Shahid Kambohyo said on June
There are 340 people on Florida’s death row. Without a thorough investigation into the state’s criminal justice system and a full review of every capital conviction, the next execution could be of an innocent person. Many state leaders seem OK with that.Those leaders, like Gov. Ron DeSantis
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani continues to project himself as a defender of human and women’s rights, while evidence on the ground points to the opposite being true.The number of political prisoners being found dead in suspicious circumstances in Iran’s prisons is on the rise. The latest
"The world looks at it like, there's Pastor Fritts, there's that lone wolf. There's Pastor Fritts, that one guy. That one Baptist pastor that's just a lunatic. That's just crazy. Guess what? There's a lot of people that believe exactly like I believe."(CNN) -- Authorities in Tennessee are
The continued lack of funding “reflects the deeply entrenched inequalities of power”.It is estimated that on average less than USD2 is allocated to each woman or girl at risk of gender-based violence – or male on female violence – in crisis and conflict settings by gender-based violence (GBV)
Dan Vasquez used to push the lever on the gas chamber, or the “coughing box,” as it was known on death row. As California's state executioner he stared into the eyes of condemned men while they passed to the next world.“They try to hold their breath, but it seeps in through the pores,” he told
Kuwait's envoy to Manila on Friday assured Philippine officials that his government is exerting all efforts to arrest the police officer who allegedly raped a Filipino maid, noting he could face death penalty under Kuwaiti laws.Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh told the Department of