The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's 3 children 15 years ago. John Allen Rubio's appeals lawyer argued unsuccessfully that Rubio's attorneys at his 2010 trial in Cameron County were deficient, that the trial court failed to sufficiently pay Leggi Tutto
The Iran that exists today is vastly different to the Iran that the history books tell us about. A country with such a colourful and spectacular history is currently being destroyed by the corrupt leadership that is torturing and executing its people for arbitrary reasons.Amnesty International
Former prisoner alleges he was tortured in custody and spent more than two decades appealing before a court finally acquitted himA Chinese man who spent more than 25 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit filed for almost 17 million yuan (US$2.7 million) in compensation on Wednesday.Liu
honour-based violence, roadshow launch, awareness raising, Jeena, The Elm Foundation, The roadshow will conclude with a policy event in Westminster in October 2018. The 2018 Honour-Based Violence Roadshow is being launched on 30 May at an event where a range of academics, policymakers and local communities will share their experiences and work around honour-based violence and
On the heels of a number of racially charged comments about African-American defendants, Harris County Judge Michael McSpadden has been removed from the appeal of a black death row prisoner.Defense lawyers in March asked the jurist to recuse himself from the case of George Curry, who was
The trial of an Algerian blogger who faces the death penalty on trumped-up espionage charges based on online posts is yet another stain on the country's human rights record, Amnesty International said today ahead of the opening hearing on 24 May.Merzoug Touati faces charges relating to a Facebook
Ronald Feldman Gallery, exhibition, women in Holocaust and genocideUncovering the past to confront the present in order to include women’s stories as education for the future.The Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York recently exhibited work by more than thirty international artists who presented artistic representations of and reactions to sexual violence against
An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group. The tough punishment is the latest doled out in the conflict-scarred country to foreigners who flocked to the self-declared caliphate
Indonesia will soon have a new antiterrorism law to replace the current law, which is widely seen as weak, with deliberations on the antiterrorism bill expected to conclude this May or June.Speaking to The Jakarta Post in an interview on Thursday, Enny Nurbaningsih, head of President Joko
The parents of the murdered students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been asked — directly by prosecutors, indirectly by defense lawyers, and while talking amongst themselves — whether the young man responsible for mercilessly slaughtering their children should be executed for the
Organizers of an anti-death penalty coalition say they have delivered over 56,000 petition signatures to New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, urging him to sign a bill to repeal the state’s capital punishment law.Sununu has vowed to veto the bill, saying he stands with crime victims and
Defendant claims firefighters didn't try hard enough to extinguish blazeThe nanny responsible for killing 4 members of a family in an arson appeared in court in eastern China on Thursday to appeal her death sentence.Mo Huanjing, nanny of the family of Lin Shengbin, pleaded guilty to starting the
Dozens of foreign ISIS brides are being sentenced to death in Iraq as the country exacts its revenge after 3 years of jihadi occupation.Pleading that they themselves are victims, the women were given 10 minutes to beg for their lives before judges decide their sentence.Many of them find little
(CNN) - An Australian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging after a Malaysian court overturned an earlier acquittal of drug smuggling charges.According to CNN affiliate Sky News, a three-judge panel unanimously threw out the previous ruling in 54-year-old Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto's
Equality Writes campaign, WGGB, report, Gender Inequality and Screenwriters, women TV writers, women film writers, 53 per cent ‘suggested they had seen evidence of discrimination over the course of their careers’.Only 16 per cent of working film writers in the UK are female, and 14 per cent of prime-time TV is female-written, according to a new, independent report commissioned by the writers’ union
California prosecutors on Monday opposed new DNA testing in an infamous 35-year-old murder case, saying previous tests showed the right man is on death row.San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos asked Gov. Jerry Brown to deny Kevin Cooper's clemency petition, though his attorney said
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an unusual death penalty case that could have outsize implications for businesses operating in Oklahoma.The justices will review a lower court decision that stripped Oklahoma of the power to prosecute American Indians in much of the eastern part of the state
Defendants charged with murder of police officerManama: Bahrain’s Cassation Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for two men convicted by lower courts on the charge of the premeditated murder of a police officer.The court also upheld life in prison for three defendants and jail terms for the
Iran Human Rights (May 21, 2018,): A prisoner was hanged at Isfahan Central Prison on murder charges last week.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, May 13, a prisoner was hanged at Isfahan Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Jafar Firouzkhani from Hashtrud city, was
Iran's transgender community: Legally recognised yet socially ostracizedTEHRAN, Iran – Nahal smokes yet another cigarette on her mother’s balcony overlooking Tehran, one of the few peaceful places the 19-year-old transgender woman has in Iran, where her identity can bring harassment and prying
31 years ago, on May 20, 1987, just before midnight, I was sitting in the witness area of the Mississippi Gas Chamber watching someone die in front of me. His name was Edward Earl Johnson.I am both sad and glad that Edward’s final two weeks, right up to his agonising death, were recorded in Paul
Concerns about Texas' dwindling lethal injection supplies coupled with questions about the age of the drugs have some advocates wondering whether the state is prepared to humanely carry out its recent uptick in scheduled executions.Texas currently has 8 death dates and 9 doses of its execution
How much does the public have a right to know about how the state of Indiana executes people?It is a question that, effectively, strikes at the heart of capital punishment. And it's the issue in a 4-year-old case in Marion Circuit Court that started with a public records request by Washington
While President Lukashenko claims the death penalty is the will of the Belarusian people, they surely didn’t vote for it to be carried out arbitrarily and in secret. The ongoing execution of the death penalty likely has a more political cause. It was recently revealed that Kiryl Kazachok was
A Houston County Judge denied a motion to request prohibition of the death penalty without a unanimous jury vote.Defense attorneys David Hogg and Robert Aaron Gartlan filed the motion May 3 for their client, Michael Allen Tharp. State’s Attorney Mark Jones filed a motion stating the Code of
The lawyers fighting the death penalty ordered for a former Northmont High School student want the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its affirmation of the sentence and scheduling of the execution.Austin Myers' lawyers said in a motion filed this morning that they want the state's highest court to
Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she now opposes the death penalty, a surprising reversal from her long-standing support for capital punishment - a stance that helped catapault her to the U.S. Senate 25 years ago."Several years ago I changed my view of the death penalty. It became crystal clear to me
A jury has delivered the fate of a man accused of beating a Youngstown woman to death, setting her home on fire, and attacking her mother.Deliberations began Monday morning in the capital murder trial against 48-year-old Lance Hundley. About 3 hours later, a jury returned their verdict, finding
PHOENIX - A Valley man has been sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of his pregnant girlfriend, officials said Monday.Dwandarrius Robinson, 27, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson of an occupied structure, and one count of kidnapping.According to
A Turkish court has sentenced 104 former military officers to life in prison for their involvement in a 2016 coup attempt, state media report.They were given “aggravated life sentences”, which come with tougher terms than a normal life sentence.The country’s president had previously said he
Iran Human Rights (May 16, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, May 16, a prisoner was hanged at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges. The prisoner, named Babak Rezaei, was sentenced to death and 10
The high school junior accused of gunning down 10 students and teachers at a Santa Fe school is facing a capital murder charge - but he’ll never face the death penalty, even in Texas.Though Dimitrios Pagourtzis was charged as an adult and jailed without bond, even if he’s found guilty he can’t be
A Sufi bus driver who was sentenced to death in Iran for running over 3 policeman says he was forced to confess after being tortured while under interrogations, one of his lawyers informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 15, 2018."Mr. [Mohammad] Salas told me he was so stunned
Indonesian prosecutors today demanded the death penalty for a radical Islamic cleric who is accused of ordering attacks across the country.Aman Abdurrahman, who police believe is a key ideologue for Islamic State militants in Indonesia, is accused of orchestrating a January 2016 suicide bombing