Capital punishment would give the Iowa justice system another “tool” to use in prosecuting offenders who kidnap, rape and murder juveniles, according to proponents of reinstating the death penalty after a 54-year absence. “It’s one of the things I ran on in ’96 and I still think it’s an appropriate punishment for capital murder,” said Sen. Jerry Behn, R-Boone, Leggi Tutto
A Christian leader in Pakistan has warned that radical Islamists are still trying to find Christian mother Asia Bibi 'so they can kill her'.Months after her death sentence for blasphemy was overturned by the Pakistani Supreme Court, Bibi remains in hiding and is 'anything but safe', according to
The controversy over the announced early release of firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, and then subsequent government backtracking on, is likely to continue for some time even after the government essentially confirmed that it wasn’t going to happen yesterday.One remaining source of controversy
Death is not as popular as it used to be.Back in 1994, Gallup found that a record 80 % of Americans favored the death penalty for people convicted of murder. By last year, however, support for executions had sunk to 56 % — one of the lowest marks since the 1970s, according to Gallup’s polling
Story of Iwao Hakamada, boxer who spent 48 years on death row, to become manga seriesThe story of Iwao Hakamada, a former professional boxer and death-row inmate, 82, who continues to battle to clear his name over a 1966 quadruple murder, will be adapted into a manga series, supporters of the
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 23, 2018: A prisoner was executed at Sepidar Prison in the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz (Ahwaz).According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, January 22, 2019, a man identified as Rahman Jasemi Zargani was executed at Sepidar (also known as Qods) prison
Bashir had previously been considered ineligible for parole because of his refusal to renounce radical beliefs.CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA -- Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he would be disappointed if radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — In his harshest condemnation yet of the move to abolish the death penalty, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang declared that its supporters lack humanity.In a lengthy statement today, he said Islam upheld the practice of Qisas (retaliatory) punishment for crimes
PARIS (Reuters) - Henri d’Orleans, Count of Paris and pretender to the defunct French throne, died on Monday - exactly 226 years after his distant cousin Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris.His death, aged 85, was announced on Facebook by his son Jean.Henri was said to harbor royal ambitions, but
An accused French drug trafficker has broken out of an Indonesian jail by sawing through bars on a second floor window and rappelling to freedom with a sarong, police said Monday (Jan 21), as they launched a manhunt to find the fugitive.Felix Dorfin's daring escape happened Sunday evening at a
Moroccan activists are still calling for the abolition of the death penalty, a decision that may not be so far-fetched.The Moroccan Coalition Against the Death Penalty has reiterated its call to the government to remove the death penalty from the country’s Penal Code.During a meeting with his
The Foreign Affairs Ministry has returned Siti Nurhidayah and Mattari, 2 Indonesians, who escaped death penalty in Malaysia, to their families.The ministry`s Director for Indonesian Citizens Protection Lalu Muhammad Iqbal noted in a statement that both Indonesians were returned to their families
In response to President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent comments that the files of convicted drug dealers have been withheld or disappeared from prisons, sabotaging his decision to activate death penalty on them, the Justice and Prison Reforms Ministry today issued a time line on the process it
With crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the helm, 2018 was a deeply violent and barbaric year for Saudi Arabia, under his de facto leadership.Photo: Deera Square is a public space located in front of the Religious Police building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions (usually by
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a petition filed by convicted killer Julius Jones, indicating racial bias during his murder trial nearly 20 years ago.Jones, who's on death row, was convicted of killing Edmond businessman Paul Howell in 1999.Jones' best friend, Jimmy Lawson, spoke with
There are nearly 200 cases of Christians in Pakistan charged with blasphemy - the controversial law made famous by Asia Bibi.Father James Channon, director of the Peace Center in Lahore, which promotes inter-faith relations, said research by the Catholic Church had revealed 187 live cases of
2 Saudi nationals have been executed in the kingdom on charges of murder.Abdullah bin Hajri bin Jabir al-Mu’allad, a Saudi national, was found guilty of  stabbing to death another Saudi national, Sultan bin Dhaifallah bin Nawar al-Buqami because of a rift between them, Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
When it comes to executing people by lethal injection, “Fentanyl is just an obvious choice. You have unfortunately an inexhaustible supply of this drug in state custody - why can’t it be used?”As the end drew near, Carey Dean Moore’s face turned red, and then purple. He breathed heavily
MANILA (Reuters) - Senators in the Philippines on Tuesday joined activists and child protection groups in condemning a lower house move to reduce the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine, calling it extreme and unjust.The proposal has President Rodrigo Duterte's support and is being revived
COLUMBUS — Cleveland Democrat Shirley Smith resigned her post on the Ohio Parole Board, saying the agency is dysfunctional, secretive and toxic.Smith, a former lawmaker who pushed through sentencing reforms, spent three years on the 12-member board but gave up the $90,000-a-year job on Dec
Leader of the Radical Party Oleh Liashko supports the introduction in Ukraine of the death penalty for corruption, high treason and terrorism.“For this extraordinary period in which we live, Ukraine has every right to protect our future, to protect every Ukrainian, to protect us all and future
A US jury on Saturday unanimously found a Spaniard guilty of murdering a nightclub owner and 2 dancers after the accused's 3rd trial in 21 years.Pablo Ibar, 46, has already spent years on death row.One of his lawyers, Benjamin Waxman, confirmed the latest conviction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Malaysian Coalition Against the Death Penalty today refuted former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor’s statement that the government’s decision to abolish the death penalty had been made in haste.In a statement here today, the coalition said the issue had been brought
Thirty years ago today, one of America's most notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy, was executed at the Florida State Prison. Bundy had spent the previous decade on death row maintaining his innocence; only when his execution became inevitable did he finally confess to the brutal murder of upwards
Elected officials are not having a collective epiphany about capital punishment, writes John Kiriakou. But for other reasons executions are still going down.Will 2019 be the year that the death penalty is finally abolished? The answer is no. But states, increasingly, are either revoking it
The Missouri Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the legality of one aspect of Missouri’s death penalty statute.Marvin D. Rice, a former deputy sheriff in Dent County, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was the mother
Northern Ireland, department of health, abortion figures 2017/18, bpas, abortion rights, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish women must be able to access the care they need at home.Figures published this week by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health have shown that in 2017/18, just 12 abortions were performed in Northern Ireland – the lowest figure on record. In 2007/08, 47 terminations were
#EndFGM, female genital mutilation, amend the Children Act, the Pink Protest, Nimco AliThere is no legal protection for a child who is at risk of undergoing this kind of violence.Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the alteration or removal of a girl’s external genitalia, meaning the labia and the clitoris, for non-medical reasons.This extreme form of violence against women can
The programme to eradicate drug racketeering conducted during the last four years will be accelerated with a new orientation from next week.The decision taken by the Government to impose the death penalty on drug racketeers will not be changed at any cost, President Maithripala Sirisena said.The
petition, dick pics, Empower Project, Calling for social media platforms to take a zero tolerance approach towards perpetrators.Natasha Harpley started a petition recently calling on the UK Parliament, Twitter and Facebook to make it an offence for men to send unsolicited penis photos.She was sent an ‘unsolicited dick pic’, via
Since fleeing to Germany, Ali Adubisi has been campaigning for human rights in Saudi Arabia. Now he and his organization have published a report on the death penalty in his home country.Israa Al-Ghomgham is still facing the death penalty. The Saudi women's rights activist was arrested in December
In Singapore, there are 32 offences that could potentially warrant death sentences. 4 of these call for the mandatory death penalty, where the death penalty must be given and judges are not able to take into consideration mitigating circumstances when sentencing:- Murder - Drug trafficking-
Public prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for a worker, who is accused of stabbing 5 people to death at a massage parlour in Abu Dhabi.The judge at the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance, however, said that a verdict will be pronounced only after the victims' families inform the
Survivors of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 88 Australians are dismayed an Islamic cleric who inspired the attack is being freed.After serving nine years of a 15-year sentence, cleric Abu Bakar Bashir is set to be released from Indonesia's Mount Sindur prison next week.President Joko Widodo