The Council of Europe has reacted to the reports about the recent execution of Belarusian Alyaksandr Zhylnikau, who was sentenced to death in January, 2018. “We condemn another execution in Belarus, as reported by rights defenders. Death is no justice. We reiterate our call on the authorities to impose a moratorium on the application of death penalty as the Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 12, 2019: A prisoner who allegedly killed two policemen, was executed at the Iranian city of Ardabil’s prison.According to the Iranian judiciary's news website, Mizan Online, the unnamed prisoner was executed on Wednesday, June 12. One of the judiciary authorities
London (AFP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday faces his first British court hearing since the US submitted a formal extradition request on espionage charges that have upset defenders of press freedom and human rights.The 47-year-old Australian is currently serving a 50-week prison
Saudi Arabia executes Asian man for smuggling drugsThe Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia today issued a statement implementing the death sentence on a Pakistani prisoner in Dammam.The execution was carried out in the city of Dammam in the eastern province on Thursday.The Ministry of the
NSPCC, Munroe Begdorf, Childline, Safe Schools Alliance UK, Peter Wanless, open letter, sexualising children, porn, young lesbians, trans kids, ‘We call upon the NSPCC to continue to safeguard our children in a thoughtful and considered way’. The Safe Schools Alliance UK recently sent an open letter to Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, outlining their concerns about Munroe Bergdorf being an LGBT+ Ambassador for Childline. Leggi tutto
Jaipur: A court in Rajasthan's Alwar district on Wednesday awarded death penalty to a man for raping and killing a five-year-old girl in 2015 by smashing her face with a stone and mutilating her private parts, terming the crime "rarest of rare".Special judge of POCSO court, Ajay Kumar Sharma
The Medan District Court has sentenced Junaidi Siagian to death for smuggling 53.3 kilograms of methamphetamines from Malaysia.At the same hearing, Junaidi’s associate Elpi Darius was sentenced to life for taking part in the smuggling. Earlier, prosecutors had demanded that the court sentence
The Southern California jury that convicted a man of murdering his business associate, the man's wife and two children with a sledgehammer will now have to decide whether he is sentenced to death or life in prison - as major questions concerning the quadruple homicide remain unanswered nearly a
A report released on Tuesday claims to reveal hundreds of locations of execution sites across the stateHundreds and even thousands of North Koreans are required to attend open-air executions in locations that include market places, schools and sports grounds, but state agents take considerable
A New Zealand court has temporarily halted the extradition of a murder-accused man to China over concerns about human rights and torture.Korean citizen and New Zealand resident Kyung Kim is accused of killing a woman while on holiday in Shanghai in 2009. In the first case of its kind between the
North Korea continues to carry out state killings as a way of intimidating its citizens, campaigners said Tuesday, although the number of executions may be declining in the face of mounting international pressure.Pyongyang has long been accused of using state killings to instill fear among its
The death penalty is on the books, under sharia, in Mauritania, Sudan and northern Nigeria, although there have been no known executions in recent times.JOHANNESBURG – More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved towards legal
Alyaksandr Zhylnikau, a convict under a sentence of death for murders, was executed, his family told human rights defender Andrey Paluda.On June 13, his defense lawyer was informed that the prisoner ‘had departed to serve his sentence’, HRC Viasna reports. When she asked whether Zhylnikau had
Columbia, South Carolina - A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road.Timothy Jones Jr
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The fate of Islamic State (ISIS) foreign fighters is a matter for Iraq’s courts to decide, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi told reporters on Tuesday, after Iraq’s judiciary denied striking a deal with France to commute death sentences to life imprisonment. “Of course we
NordicModelNow!, prostituted women, male violence against women and girls, torture, presentation, United Nations, Geneva, UN Committee Against Torture, Review of the UKWhat I learnt at the UN Committee Against Torture’s Review of the UK.A report from NordicModelNow!Last month I went to Geneva to attend the 66th session of the United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture as it reviewed the UK’s progress in implementing the UN Convention Against
TOKYO -- With its bare cells, the Tokyo Detention Center looks much like a high-security prison, but most of those who get incarcerated here, including former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, have not been convicted of any crime.Japan's system of refusing bail while suspects await trial, often for
Gary Ray Bowles is an American serial killer who was sentenced to death for the murder of six men in 1994.TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s controversial death penalty is expected to claim another life in the coming months.A convicted killer in Florida who authorities say targeted gay men is
KUANTAN: Death penalty abolitionists are hoping there will be new development during the Parliament sitting next month.Amnesty International Malaysia executive director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said a bill regarding the death penalty was supposed to be brought up last year but had been
Gov. Bill Lee issued a statement in denying clemency to Don Johnson, who was subsequently executed on May 16: “After a prayerful and deliberate consideration” were the words that resonated.  In working with the condemned across the South since 1975, I have visited governors. I began with Gov. Bob
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a convicted double murderer’s appeal of his death sentence and decide whether Arizona’s high court should have applied current law when reviewing mitigating and aggravating evidence in the decades-old case.In 1991, James McKinney and his older
In response to questions today in Tehran from a reporter for the mass circulation German paper Bild, the Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated his country's lethal homophobic law and its opposition to the Jewish state and the US.Paul Ronzheimer, a reporter
NEW DELHI — An Indian court has sentenced three men to life imprisonment for the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Indian Kashmir, in a case that sparked nationwide outrage.The young Muslim girl was kidnapped last January while she was alone in a field grazing horses, tortured
Agence France-Presse -- Ecuador on Wednesday became one of 28 countries to legalise same-sex marriage, but in many other parts of the world homosexuality is illegal and sometimes subject to the death penalty.Here is an overview.Progress in the AmericasThe ruling by the highest court in
End Violence Against Women Coalition, EVAW, crowdfunding, legal challenge, CPS, rape cases, covert change in policy, dropping casesThe failure to prosecute and deter rape makes us all less safe.The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) has begun legal action against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) claiming that the CPS has covertly changed its policy and practice in relation to decision-making on rape cases –
A man, who killed one and injured 14 in a shopping mall rampage in Beijing last year, was sentenced to death for intentional homicide and deprived of political rights for life by a Beijing court on Thursday. Last February, Zhu Jiye went into Joy City shopping mall and began attacking customers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas disciplinary panel dismissed an ethics case against a judge who faced the possibility of removal from the bench for participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from using an execution drug, the commission's counsel
The high court in Botswana rejected laws that could land couples in jail for up to seven years for being in a same-sex relationship.BBC News reports that the court said it was unconstitutional to punish people for their sexual preference.Judge Elburu added that laws banning gay sex are
The US and Germany have condemned Iran after its foreign minister defending the policy of execution for gay people. The issue erupted after a pointed question from a German reporter.The US on Wednesday accused Iran of violating fundamental human rights after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed
Baghdad (AFP) -- Iraq's judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group.A Baghdad court issued death sentences in recent weeks for 11 Frenchmen transferred to Iraqi custody
Kim Jong Un’s slain half-brother was reportedly an informant for the Central Intelligence Agency and met with U.S. officials a number of times. The Wall Street Journal reports Kim Jong Nam, who mainly lived outside North Korea, traveled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet with his CIA
A proposal to abolish the death penalty failed to pass this year, but proponents are more optimistic about its chances going forward, citing the progress it made this year. New Iberia Representative Terry Landy says his bill got further this year than ever before, proof that legislative opinion
Noga Levy-Rapoport, petition, climate change, #YouthStrike4Climate movement, UK Student Climate Network, environmental emergency, Conservative Party leadership candidates, debate, We can’t have a Prime Minster who refuses to take responsibility for the UK’s part to play in this emergency.Noga Levy-Rapoport has started a petition addressed to the ‘Conservative Party Leadership Candidates and 11 others’ calling on the Conservative leadership candidates to hold a debate on
On Saturday the sentence of Ahmed Saddouma, who was 17 when he was arrested and accused of terror offences and the attempted murder of a federal judge, was reduced from the death sentence to 15 years in prison.However, the Egyptian Supreme Court upheld the penalty for Bakr Abo Gabal, 37, who was