The accused raped the child to death in 2015. A man has been sentenced to death in Kaduna for raping a two-year-old girl to death. Justice Kabir Dabo of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Dogarawa Sabon Gari, Zaria, sentenced Usman Shehu Bashir on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, according to a report by The Punch. Leggi Tutto
The Federal Court nine-member bench will deliver its verdict on August 13 in the appeals brought by 4 individuals who are challenging the laws which impose the mandatory death penalty in drug trafficking and murder cases.Court of Appeal President Datuk Rohana Yusuf, who led the bench, set the
On Thursday, May 21, the Florida Supreme Court decided that the state could proceed with its plan to execute Harry Franklin Phillips, one of 372 people on that state’s death row. Phillips, who was convicted of murdering a Miami parole officer in 1982, suffers from an intellectual disability and
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd during an arrest, had his bail set at up to $1.25 million Monday.Floyd, who was black, died May 25 after Chauvin knelt on his neck to restrain him for nearly nine minutes while he was being detained on
PUTRAJAYA: A nine-member bench will reconvene tomorrow to hear whether courts have the exclusive power to determine the measure of punishment for those found guilty of offences carrying the death penalty.In arguing their cases, lawyers for the four appellants as well as the Attorney-General’s
The Minister of State FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called for stiffer penalties against rapists to check the increasing cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence.According to the statement released by Mr Austine Elemue, her Special Assistant on Media, the minister suggested that rapists be
The Oklahoma Attorney Generals Office and Department of Corrections released its death penalty training protocol on Friday to attorneys for death row inmates as the state attempts to resume executions. The DOC had been ordered by federal District Judge Stephen Friot to release detailed execution
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio won’t stage any executions for the rest of the year, as Gov. Mike DeWine has again postponed the execution dates of three convicted killers by two years or more.It’s the eighth time since taking office last year that DeWine has pushed back execution dates due to state’s
The security perimeter around the White House keeps expanding. Tall black fencing is going up seemingly by the hour. Armed guards and sharpshooters and combat troops are omnipresent.In the 72 hours since Monday’s melee at Lafayette Square, the White House has been transformed into a veritable
(CNN) - One of the officers had been on the job four days. One was on his third shift ever. And Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, was the field training officer for one of them.Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were
With police misconduct in the spotlight, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday will consider whether to revisit its 50-year-old doctrine of "qualified immunity" for law enforcement officers, which has shielded cops from civil lawsuits even in cases where a citizen's rights have been violated."This
OKLAHOMA CITY - It was just two days ago when Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City issued its list of demands.One of which that Governor Stitt grant clemency and immediately release Julius Jones.Jones was 19 years old when he was sentenced to death in the 1999 murder for killing Edmond businessman
A man who served nearly four decades on death row for a 1980 capital murder conviction in Houston - a landmark case that changed how Texas evaluates intellectually disabled inmates sentenced to death - on Monday was granted parole, according to The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.Bobby James
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) A father-son duo with five other local men were arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) enforcement personnel on May 19 at a residence in RPN Kampong Meragang for allegedly involved in illegal drug trafficking activities on Tuesday (June 9).The seven
Most death row inmates in North Carolina can again use a law addressing racial discrimination to seek life sentences instead, even though the law was amended and later repealed, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday.The majority of justices agreed in a pair of cases that most of the 2012
According to BBC News, a Christian couple sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2014 have had their High Court appeal delayed. After 6 years in jail, the couple continues to wait for the final decision to be read in regards to their appeal against the blasphemy conviction.Shagufta Kausar and
The head of Iran’s hardliner Judiciary issued a new directive June 6 advocating a separate treatment for “political crimes” by those who criticize the country’s clerical rulers from “security crimes" by those who question the very essence of the regime.The Islamic Republic has Article 2 of the
While her body was in the freezer, the man assumed the wife's identity and used her money to date other womenA man has been executed in Shanghai after being convicted of murdering his wife and hiding her body in a freezer in their home for the following three months while he assumed her identity
Now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, used his knee to pin down George Floyd, 46, for about eight minutes during an arrest outside a corner shopGeorge Floyd and the officer who knelt on his neck worked together at the same nightclub just months before his death in police
Saying the evidence shows three white suspects "chased, hunted down and ultimately executed" Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, a prosecutor on Thursday laid out in detail how the 25-year-old black victim tried to run for his life before he was struck by a vehicle and called a racial slur by one of the
radical rethink, women, the Scottish economy, after Covid-19, nine principles, equality, Engender, Close the GapWe can’t rely on the traditional stimulus measures that create ‘jobs for the boys’.Leading women’s organisations have called for a radical rethink of how Scotland’s economy can recover from the downturn caused by Covid-19.A paper outlining nine principles for economic recovery, produced by
Maurice Lester Hall, who fled Minneapolis after witnessing George Floyd’s death, was arrested Monday in Houston and interviewed by a Minnesota investigator.WASHINGTON — A longtime friend of George Floyd’s who was in the passenger seat of Mr. Floyd’s car during his fatal encounter with a
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three white men charged with the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia will face a judge Thursday morning in a case that caused a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on social media.Protests are expected outside the courthouse after more than a
A report released yesterday by the Death Penalty Project in conjunction with legal think-tank Veritas has revealed that 90% of Zimbabweans were against the death penalty and wanted it abolished.The report titled Time to Abolish the Death Penalty in Zimbabwe: Exploring the views of its Opinion
IC Change, 30 women's organisations, letter, Boris Johnson, ratify the Istanbul Convention, tackle violence against women and girls We would like a commitment to ratification within the year and a clear timetable for this process. On 8 June 2020 it is eight years since the UK signed the Istanbul Convention – the gold standard approach to tackling violence against women at a national level. Leggi tutto
Walter Ogrod spent more than 23 years on death row while insisting he had been wrongfully convicted of killing 4-year-old Barbara Jean Horn in Northeast Philadelphia in 1988.On Friday, the criminal justice system agreed.Common Pleas Court Judge Shelley Robins-New overturned Ogrod’s conviction
Debate over Utah’s death penalty is intensifying in 2nd District Court as attorneys prepare for the trial of an Ogden couple accused of starving and fatally abusing their 3-year-old daughter.Prosecutors said earlier they will seek the death penalty against Miller Costello, 28, and Brenda Emile
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 8, 2020: A death-row prisoner has been executed in the central prison of Shahrekord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution) for murder charges.According to the Iranian state TV news, a man was hanged recently
Justice Project Pakistan and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty on Friday called on all countries that still use the death penalty to impose a moratorium on death sentences and executions on the ground that fair trials and fair legal representation are impossible to maintain during the
Capital punishment is still used in Japan and prisoners are given so little warning about their executions they don't even have time to say goodbye to their familyEvery death is shrouded in secrecy - with those executed killed with little or no notice.Their families and loved one have no chance
Atlanta is poised to become the latest in a growing number of U.S. cities in which prosecutors have pledged not to seek the death penalty or to use it more sparingly.On May 26, 2020, at a candidate forum hosted by the Georgia Justice Reform Partnership, all 3 Democratic candidates in Fulton
Women's Link Worldwide, strawberry pickers, Huelva, Spain, women workers, sexual harassment, human rights violations, Protective measures should include a gender perspective; strawberry-picking is a highly feminised industry.Women’s Link Worldwide has asked the United Nations to investigate human rights violations against migrant women carrying out seasonal farm work in Spain’s strawberry industry.The
Former Modesto resident Scott Peterson will know within 90 days whether he will get a new trial in the death of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.Peterson’s attorney, Cliff Gardner, argued Tuesday before the California Supreme Court that his client get a new trial because of errors by
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 3, 2020: A death row prisoner was hanged on June 1 at the central prison of Mashhad city, northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi.According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Monday, June 1, 2020, a man was hanged at Mashhad Central Prison. The unnamed