Pakistani Leader Should Raise Case with Visiting President Jokowi This week's visit by Indonesia President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to Pakistan may determine how Zulfiqar Ali spends his final days - on death row in Indonesia, or with his family back home in Pakistan. Ali, a 53-year-old father of 5 from Lahore, was arrested in 2004 in Leggi Tutto
A Pakistani Senate committee has proposed to publicly hang those who sexually abuse or murder children. The measure is a response to the gruesome case of a Pakistani 7-year-old girl who was raped and killed earlier in January.Part of the Pakistani Penal Code (PPC) on the punishment of child
est end women's museum, new home, 2018 programmeA new museum of women’s history is set to open in a permanent home at the end of 2019.The East End Women’s Museum was established in 2015 in response to the Ripper Museum which opened on Cable Street, but it has since operated – without a building – by organising events, workshops, and pop up
The Supreme Court has paved the way for a death row inmate to be put to death on Thursday, despite his lawyers pleading he doesn't currently remember his crime or even understand his looming execution.Attorneys for Vernon Madison petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday asking them to review
Federal prosecutors will decide by Sept. 1 on whether to seek the death penalty against the ISIS-inspired terrorist truck driver jailed in a deadly Halloween rampage.The deadline was announced during a Tuesday hearing where bearded suspect Sayfullo Saipov, handcuffed and wearing a blue prison
Three French women who joined the Islamic State (IS) armed group before being captured by Iraqi forces could face the death penalty as they await trial in Baghdad.The women were detained after Iraqi fighters ousted the jihadists from Mosul last July, one source said, confirming a report on RMC
Ruhama, Andreeas project, Dublin, sex-buyers, videoVery few of them were in any way concerned about her circumstances or her plight.Ruhama, Ireland’s only dedicated national frontline NGO supporting women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking, has released a short video about their ‘Andreea’ campaign and what it exposes about the views
#HerNetHerRights, EWL, report, online violence against women, resourcesThe gendered nature of online violence deserves to be addressed in research, policy and prevention.From April to November 2017, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) led a six-month project that aimed at analysing the current state of online violence against women and girls in Europe.In order to
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by 10 Death Row inmates, including a man scheduled to be executed Feb. 22 in the 1993 slaying of a University of West Florida student.The Supreme Court’s release of 10 nearly identical rulings at the same time was unusual. But
After narrowly surviving voter initiatives in 2012 and 2016, California’s death penalty law may soon be in jeopardy again, this time at the U.S. Supreme Court.The court is being asked to take up a challenge to the death penalty in Arizona, where the law makes virtually every first-degree murderer
Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.The execution could also proceed if the state adopts a closely regulated lethal injection process that includes a
Six convicts were today sentenced to death by a court here for the murder of three Dalit men over an inter-caste love affair in Sonai village of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra in January 2013.Additional District and Sessions Court Judge R R Vaishnav also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 on each of
The U.S. Supreme Court halted the planned execution on Thursday of an Alabama man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1985 after attorneys petitioned to spare the man’s life, arguing that he had suffered several strokes that left him unable to remember the crime.Vernon Madison, 67, has
Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state bordersThe
The U.S. Supreme Court won't take up a Nebraska death row inmate's latest challenge to his sentence.John Lotter, who was convicted in the killing that inspired the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry," was seeking review of an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals order July 31 denying him permission to go
Attorneys for a Nevada death row inmate whose execution is on hold are telling the state Supreme Court that his execution using a never-before-tried lethal injection protocol would be less humane than veterinary euthanasia.Nevada's plan to put a death row inmate to death using a 1st-of-its-kind
The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year.Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of embezzling $622,000
Southall Black Sisters, Domestic Violence Bill, rights for migrant womenThe current state of affairs renders women even more susceptible to destitution, harm and exploitation.The forthcoming Domestic Violence Bill must prioritise safety, equality, dignity and liberty for migrant women.Anything less is discriminatory, unjust and completely antithetical to a
A Pakistani man, who was convicted of strangling an 11-year-old boy to death after raping him at the rooftop of their Abu Dhabi building, has challenged his execution sentence. While denying all the charges, he has contended that he was being wrongly convicted.The 33-year-old man was sentenced to
buffer zones, abortion clicnics, consultation opens, Home Office, Amber RuddThe review is assessing if more needs to be done to protect those seeking medical assistance.The Home Office is seeking views from interested parties about alleged harassment and intimidating behaviour near abortion clinics in England and Wales.It is the latest step in the review, announced
Le terrible décret qui, pour la seconde fois en moins de deux siècles, allait faire tomber sur l’échafaud une tête couronnée, et affliger la France d’un attentat semblable à celui qui avait effrayé l’Angleterre, était prononcé. Les sollicitations éloquentes des trois défenseurs du roi Louis XVI
Iran on Monday suspended all cases in which people have been sentenced to death for drug offences, Ali Larijani, Speaker of the country's parliament said.Larijani said all the cases are to be reviewed."A block has also been placed on planned executions," the Isna news agency reported.According to
A new documentary on the death penalty includes the work a federal public defender did on an Ohio execution that lasted 26 minutes while the inmate repeatedly gasped and snorted.COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new documentary on the death penalty includes the work a federal public defender did on an Ohio
5:38 p.m. local time: The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a temporary stay of execution, which means the execution is delayed until the court issues another order. The state has until midnight to start the execution or face having to go back to the Alabama Supreme Court to set a new
A lorry driver was sent to the gallows by the High Court here today after being found guilty of counts of trafficking over 45 kg of drugs, 2 years ago.Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah meted out the sentence against S. Gopi Kumar, 33, after finding that the prosecution had
Florida prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old man they say is responsible for randomly killing 4 people in a Tampa neighborhood will face the death penalty, according to news reports.Howell Emanuel Donaldson III was charged with 1st-degree murder in the deaths of
The European Union has sharply criticized Belarus for sentencing 2 men to death, and repeated its call for President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment.Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini, said on January 23 that the Minsk city
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a repeat rapist and murderer who has been on Arizona’s death row for 40 years for a string of grisly crimes in Maricopa County.The justices without comment Monday declined to hear Joseph Clarence Smith’s claim that the jury
Saudi Arabia has been one of the five top executing countries in the world for more than a decade. Having put more than 300 people to death in the past two years, this trend shows no sign of stopping.The death penalty in Saudi Arabia is regularly imposed for ‘protest-related offences’, including
Branch 33 of the Supreme Court in Iran is reviewing the death sentence issued to Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-born academic and Swedish resident accused of "espionage" charges. The judge has asked a deputy prosecutor to give his opinion in February 2018."My client's case is currently being
cervical cancer, awareness week, survey, why women don't go, smear testPlease don’t let uncertainty about your body stop you going for what could be a life-saving test.Across the UK, one in four eligible women – aged 25-64 – do not take up their smear test invitation.This rises to one in three among 25-29 year-olds and is even as high as one in two in some areas
The government will also make a request for setting up of fast-track courts for dealing with rape cases to provide a speedy justiceUnder fire for a series of rape cases, Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government is set to bring a law to provide capital punishment for those found guilty of raping
More than 2 decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo's subways killed 13, the stage has shifted to the execution of 13 people convicted in the crime. When they will be sent to the gallows, though, remains a mystery in Japan's highly secretive death penalty system.The Supreme Court rejected an
A court in Iraq has sentenced a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group.She was sentenced for providing logistical support and taking part in attacks on Iraqi security forces.The woman, who has not been named but is said to be of Moroccan