In a victory for the media and advocates of open government, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on March 18, 2019 that Alabama must disclose key portions of its highly secretive lethal-injection execution protocol to the public.  The Associated Press, the Montgomery Advertiser, and Alabama Media Leggi Tutto
A robbery ended in a police officer death while Patrick Murphy waited outside. Current Texas law holds him responsible.If the state has its way, 57-year-old Patrick Murphy of "Texas 7" infamy will be executed on March 28, though he didn't commit the murder that landed him on death row.Murphy
House of Lords, reform, government response, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Burns Report, size of upper chamberIt seems that reforms to the House of Lords are unlikely to be implemented in this Parliament.In November 2018 the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) published a report with the title ‘A Smaller House of Lords’ in which it recommended that the government reduce
MALAYSIA will try to save Michael Garing as many believe the death penalty is excessive, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.“We hope other countries (Singapore) feel the same way.“For instance, Australia will not return a convicted offender (Sirul Azhar Umar) because there is the death penalty here,” the
The execution chamber at the San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has never been used, an $853,000 facility that has sat empty for more than a decade.After a federal judge assailed the old chamber as dimly lit and “poorly designed,” California constructed the new one to carry out sentences
Scottish Womens Aid, Laura Dodsworth, consultation, new protective orders, Scottish Government, domestic abuse, This approach would mean the person at risk would not have to make the application to the court themselves.On 21 December 2018 the Scottish Government opened a consultation on protective orders for people at risk of domestic abuse.The consultation was set up to seek views on proposals to
Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi People’s Court on March 18 sentenced three people to death and one to life imprisonment for drug trafficking by air.The death penalty was given to Vu Thi Thu Hoai, 47 years old, Vu Thi Hai Yen, 24 years old and Le Trung Thanh, 40 years old, all from the northern port city
A ROMANIAN national is one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking.Laurentiu Marian Peity, 32, had his charge for trafficking in 3.2 kilograms of methamphetamine reduced to possession, while unemployed Herman Basri was discharged and acquitted by the Federal Court of
HSE, Health and Safety Executive conference, occupational cancers, breast cancer, protest, Hazards Campaign, the Alliance for Cancer Prevention, , Tackling occupational cancer should mean preventing it, not taking a ‘3 monkeys’ approach.Campaigners against occupational and environmental cancer held a photo op outside the British Library and the Health and Safety Executive conference on Tackling Occupational Diseases last week – and left
Iraq sentenced a Belgian man to death by hanging on Monday for being part of ISIS extremist group, one of dozens of foreign nationals facing the death penalty in Iraq.Bilal al-Marchohi, 23, was given the death penalty for conducting operations on behalf of the group.During an hour of proceedings
The judgment was based on an appeal filed by a man sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 5-year-old in Madhya Pradesh.If a court finds it difficult to make a choice between death penalty and life imprisonment, it should opt for the lesser punishment, the Supreme Court said in a recent
What do the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and District of Columbia have in common?The all have abolished the
WASHINGTON — For the first 55 minutes of a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday about racial discrimination in jury selection, the justices seemed united in their view that a white Mississippi prosecutor had violated the Constitution in his determined efforts to exclude black jurors from the six
letter to Mike Hancock, report, GP registration issues, mystery shopper report, NHS guidelines, healthcare, Travellers, Romany Gypsies, homeless people, no address, register with GPsWe need to ensure that nobody is ever wrongfully denied access to healthcare again.National charity Friends Families and Travellers have released the findings of a mystery shopping exercise in which they contacted 50 GP practices posing as a patient wishing to register who didn’t have a fixed
The Singaporean authorities must halt the imminent execution of Micheal Anak Garing, a Malaysian national, Amnesty International said today.Garing and another man, both from Sarawak, Malaysia, were convicted of murder by the High Court of Singapore in 2014 for killing a man during an armed
Capital punishment expert Robert Dunham said Monday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) decision to suspend the death penalty marks a growing trend in states across the country.Dunham, executive director of Death Penalty Information Center, said even though there has been a long-term decline
Gov. Gavin Newsom stirred controversy with his order Wednesday placing a moratorium on the death penalty in California for 737 condemned inmates. No one has been executed in the state since 2006, and only 13 inmates have been put to death since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978 in
The Gujarat High Court on Monday quashed the death penalty awarded to a teenage girl, who had allegedly killed her mother and sister, and asked the trial court to first verify the girl's mental condition.The Bench of Justices JB Pardiwala and AC Rao quashed the death sentence awarded to Manju
Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 18, 2019: A prisoner was hanged at Zahedan Central Prison for murder charges last Saturday.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Saturday, March 16, a prisoner identified as Enayatollah Totazehi, 25, was executed at Zahedan Central Prison for murder
Another case of a questionable arrest, forced confession and death penalty sentence in the world of Saudi justice.According to Amnesty International, there were some 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, with the greatest number of executions taking place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and
Another case of a questionable arrest, forced confession and death penalty sentence in the world of Saudi Arabian justice.According to Amnesty International, there were some 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, with the greatest number of executions taking place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia
Since the beginning of March, Iranian regime has executed more than 13 inmates in various prisons.A prisoner identified as Jalaluddin Mosala Nezhad was publicly hanged in Jahrom, south of Iran, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on March 14.Also on March 13, the state-run IRNA news agency
Douglas “Chief” Stankewitz got up Wednesday in the early morning darkness. That’s when he meditates and exercises and reads. He turned on the television and caught the Channel 7 news. It was around 5:30. And he heard.Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to declare a moratorium on the death penalty that day
Shajarizadeh is a former Iranian political prisoner and women's rights leader who was freed by human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. She is a Senior Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.The lawyer who saved my life was just sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in Iran.I
In an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court, after restoring the appeals of the six convicts on death row, not only set aside their conviction and death sentence but also asked the state to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each of themTwenty-one-year-old Arjun Shinde points to a shed built
But PM says legislation ‘not promising’ and ‘we don’t determine the punishment’; relatives of Achiad Ettinger accuse IDF soldiers of failing to open fire at terroristPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday paid a condolence call to the family of Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who was killed in a
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday said he is ready to sign off on restoring the death penalty in the country, should the country’s parliament pass it, independent news site Diken reported.“We made a mistake, we abolished the death penalty,” Erdoğan said during a campaign rally for
ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court sided with news media organizations Monday in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected Alabama's argument that its execution method is
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - It took jurors just a couple of hours on Monday to agree unanimously that Michael Belcher should die for the role he played in Samantha Payne’s murder.She was severely beaten and tortured before Belcher and others killed her in Tuscaloosa County’s Talladega National Forest
The House of Representatives has passed a bill that removes a step in the state's death penalty appeal process, despite concerns from some in the legal system.The "Sgt. Daniel Baker Act" was named after a Dickson County sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty in May 2018. Two
Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad fatally
Attorneys for condemned killer Keith Tharpe are trying to halt his Sept. 26 execution with arguments that a juror on the case was racist and voted for death because Tharpe was African-American.(CNN) The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up the case of Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharpe
Lawyers for Liberty has called for a halt in the execution of a Sarawakian in Singapore, scheduled for this Friday. In a statement, its adviser N Surendran also lamented the short notice given by the Singaporean authorities to the family of Michael Anak Garing, ahead of the hanging."Michael's
Gov. Mike DeWine has directed his state prisons department to find a way to carry out an execution that doesn’t involve cruel and unusual punishment.But when asked Friday if he is certain Ohio can come up with a way that doesn’t violate the Eighth Amendment, he took a long pause before