Every day, in any weather, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada walks around the small Japanese city of Hamamatsu for up to six hours. A volunteer follows a few steps behind to be sure he doesn't get hurt and can find his way home. Hakamada suffers from a mental condition diagnosed as "prison psychosis," the result of spending nearly five decades on Leggi Tutto
Iran's chief prosecutor has tried to walk back his own suggestion that the country's courts sometimes avoid amputations or controversial punishments when sentencing criminals due to UN human rights criticisms.Mohammad-Jafar Montazeri was initially quoted expressing regret at a law enforcement
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a clemency request by a condemned man who says he’s innocent of the fatal shooting of a volunteer addiction counselor and is asking that his life be spared.Warren Keith Henness, who goes by his middle name, was convicted of killing
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - While many argue that death by electrocution is inhumane, South Carolina lawmakers said other options aren’t available anymore.The main method of execution in S.C. is lethal injection, but a proposed bill would change that to electrocution."For the past probably 10
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 15, 2019: A prisoner was hanged in Public at a square in Falavarjan City, Isfahan Province, in Iran. He was sentenced to death for murder and rape charges.According to the Iranian website Mashregh News, Mohammad Javad Shams was executed on Tuesday, January 15, for
Public execution and torture as criminal punishment goes back a long way in European history. Often the sentence was engineered to fit the crime, in some unthinkably gruesome ways.In France, during the period from 1789 to 1799, hundreds of thousands of men and women were arrested and tens of
Rahaf Mohammed said she will work in support of ‘the same freedom’ she experienced after arriving in CanadaRahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen who shot into the headlines after barricading herself into a Thai hotel room, has pledged to fight for women fleeing persecution after she successfully escaped
A group of Wyoming legislators is hoping this is the year that they repeal the death penalty. Douglas Senator Brian Boner and Cheyenne Representative Jared Olsen are sponsoring the bill. They note that no one has been executed in Wyoming since 1992, yet the state still has to pay nearly a million
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned a Chinese court’s decision Monday to sentence a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges, but there is new reason to doubt that China will be persuaded to grant clemency.The Star has learned that China has previously dismissed clemency pleas
 High Court Hearing, date set, women's pensions campaign, #Backto60, WASPI, 1950s women, David Hencke, ByLine, Date set for Judicial Review of state pensions for 50s-born women. The historic hearing into whether 3.9 million 50s born women have been cheated out of their state pension by the government has been set by the High Court for May 24 and 27.The date is later than expected because the
Unite, union, period dignity, campaign, posters, templates, actionsJoin the campaign!Having a period is natural and should not be a source of awkwardness for anyone.“That time of the month” can be inconvenient and embarrassing for women and girls. It shouldn’t be.For too long, women and men have shied aware from talking about periods.Unite is currently
But there are no plans to build a memorial to LGBTI victims of Islamic StateIraq authorities are bulldozing a building that was home to hundreds of Islamic State (IS) homophobic crimes.Many men accused of being gay were thrown off the seven-storey building that was once home to the National
Convicted terrorist Abu Bakar Ba’asyir will be unconditionally released from Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor, West Java, as he has received a pardon from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Abdul Rahim, a son of Ba'asyir, said on Friday that the family had received news of the pardon from the
SHIMADA, Shizuoka -- A former death row inmate who was acquitted 30 years ago in a retrial has expressed concerns about an 82-year-old former boxer and death row inmate who is seeking a retrial."I'm worried about him," Masao Akahori, 89, said of Iwao Hakamada who was released in 2014 after a
KOTA KINABALU: The government will not hold a public vote on the proposal to abolish the death penalty.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the matter was an ongoing process and not finalised.“It is not completed yet because the papers have to go through various
Listening to Lesbians, news media, help needed, reporting issues, silence, violence, harassment, media filter, salacious reportsWhen violence and harassment is reported to authorities and gets to the media it gets filtered. Listening to Lesbians mission is to report on violence and discrimination against lesbians globally.While this sounds like a simple task, assessing what Listening to Lesbians have been able to find
Following an initial report last week that Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on LGBTQ people in the region, activists have come forward to claim that there have already been fatalities.According to this new information two people have been killed and further 40 have been detained purely
The death of a twice-convicted murderer who declared that he wanted to die and became frustrated when his lethal injection was postponed by legal challenges has been confirmed as a suicide, authorities said Monday.Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, died Jan. 4, said the office of the Clark County coroner
Despite her death sentence being pardoned, 54-year-old Bibi's case involves one of Pakistan's most controversial issues - the blasphemy law.ISLAMABAD: Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, still lives the life of a prisoner, nearly three months after her release from death
Beijing: China has hit back at Australian criticism of the death sentence handed to a Canadian man for the attempted smuggling of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine, calling it "strange"."The smuggled drugs were going to be sent to Australia. You should ask the Australian officials if they were
A Canadian man who was convicted of being an accessory to drug-smuggling in China has been sentenced to death in what appears to be the latest escalation of the ongoing diplomatic hostilities between the 2 countries.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was first arrested in China in 2014. He was tried in
Leigh Day, Child Poverty Action Group, High Court, working lone mothers, Universal Credit, payments, poverty, hunger, DWP, High Court finds Department for Work and Pensions unlawful on universal credit assessments.In a test case victory for a group of working lone mothers, on 11 January 2019 the High Court found that the way the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been assessing income from employment
BEIJING — China’s diplomatic clash with Canada escalated sharply on Monday, when a Canadian man was sentenced to death for drug smuggling after a Chinese court overrode his plea of innocence at a retrial that had been swiftly called after tensions erupted between the two countries.The court in
The mother of a British Islamic State (IS) member suspected of murdering hostages in Syria lost her challenge on Friday that it was illegal for the UK to assist on a US investigation which could lead to her son facing the death penalty.Her son, El Shafee Elsheikh, is one of two UK citizens being
“Death qualified” juries shield capital punishment from social changeIn August, Pope Francis declared the death penalty morally unacceptable in all circumstances and committed the church to its global abolition. This pronouncement broke from previous Catholic teaching, which permitted the death
AAsif Saeed Khan Khosa, 64, is the 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan. He was one of the judges who disqualified from politics for life former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption.Pakistan's new chief justice was sworn in on Friday, pledging reform of a Supreme Court whose controversial
RSA, collection of essays, women and work, a double whammy, automation, austerity, job losses,“The evidence is stacking up that women are being left behind in the new economy.”Almost 400,000 jobs held by women in the public sector, banking and retail have been lost since 2011, fresh research has found, while best paid new jobs are going to menAccording to figures from the Royal
A man was hanged by Iran Thursday, January 10, in the southwestern city of Kazeroon, the state-run ISNA news agency reported.The 31-year old man who had not been identified by the state media was hanged after being found guilty of charges related to sodomy.He was sentenced to death by Branch 4 of
Amnesty International, AI, report, online abuse, women, women of colour, Twitter, Troll Patroll“It’s clear that a staggering level of violence and abuse against women exists on Twitter.”Over one million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year – an average of one every 30 seconds – Amnesty International revealed recently, in a ground-breaking study into abuse against
A school teacher in northern Vietnam has received the death penalty for drug trafficking, state media reported Wednesday.Vu Ba Xenh, 40, was arrested in June 2018 in Nghe An province with 15 kilograms of drugs following a police shootout, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.On the day of his arrest
Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 15, 2019: Three prisoners were hanged in Public at a square in the city of Yasuj, capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran.According to Iranian judiciary’s news agency (Mizan), three men named Keykavous Jamal Sirat, Rostam Rezaei and Abdollah Johari
The family of a Canadian man who has been sentenced to death in China say their "worst fears" have been realised.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was given a 15-year jail term in November but, on Monday, a court said the sentence for drug smuggling was too lenient.The ruling is likely to worsen a
Blaine Milam was convicted in the 2008 East Texas death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old baby.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped the state’s first execution of the year, pointing to changes in bite mark science and laws regarding intellectual disability and the death penalty.Blaine
Dalian―A Canadian man accused of drug smuggling in China appeared at a new trial Monday after an upper court called for a harsher sentence in a case that could further strain ties between Beijing and Ottawa.Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, was brought in handcuffs to a hearing in the northeast city