Resolution would condemn Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing death penalty for gay sex EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of “rude” and “abusive” lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery. Brunei has drawn global condemnation from the United Nations, governments and celebrities for Islamic laws Leggi Tutto
Violence can and does occur anywhere at any time to anyone. While our current mass shooting epidemic has thrust this fact of being alive into our daily consciousness, I learned this lesson long ago. First, I learned when I was mugged and stabbed in the early ’90s during my freshman year at Tufts
Reacting to the news that Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema will propose a draft law to abolish the death penalty, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Director said:"This presidential announcement is a welcome move and, if the death penalty
Boycotts and sanctions are unlikely to persuade the tiny country to scrap its draconian anti-gay and adultery lawsBrunei is usually a quiet and tranquil country: crime is virtually unknown, traffic is light and its political scene is among the most stable in the region. Yet in recent weeks the
Migrant Voice, GPs, NHS, migrants, right to healthcare, access denied, cancer, miscarrying,Too many people in this country are unable to access the healthcare they are entitled to.Editorial from Migrant Voice.Anyone resident in the UK is allowed to register with and to see a GP, but many migrants face discrimination, ignorance and a slammed door when they try to access this basic
She’s produced no list of witnesses she plans to call at trial. She has yet to look over the boxes of discovery turned over to her by the state. She brings no documents, not even a legal pad, with her into the courtroom.Yet on Monday, Tiffany Moss will represent herself as Gwinnett County
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of a 2-year-old boy.The Winston-Salem Journal reports a Forsyth County jury deliberated several hours before returning its verdict on Friday in the trial of 33-year-old
North Korea have publicly executed 2 women and jailed another for life because they were fortune tellers. The trio had allegedly formed a collective named the Seven Star Group and claimed a ‘spirit oracle’ could be channelled through 2 children, aged 3 and 5, to tell the future.A source within
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four California district attorneys have jointly agreed to seek the death penalty if they win a conviction of an ex-policeman charged with 13 counts of murder attributed to a serial predator dubbed the “Golden State Killer,” prosecutors said on Wednesday.The decision
A federal judge on Thursday postponed the execution of an Alabama man convicted of fatally stabbing a Fayette County pastor in 1991, though the state could appeal the ruling in an attempt to carry out the execution before midnight. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose issued a 60-day delay two hours
fast fashion, pollution, UN campaign launch, 2019 UN Environment Assembly,UNCTAD, UNEP, UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion‘Retailers and consumers will have to reject the “take, make and dispose” model.’It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years.That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge
One Nevada lawmaker who backed a bill (AB149) to end capital punishment said Wednesday that the measure is not expected to cross the finish line this legislative session. Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo said the bill is likely to die in committee because it will not receive a hearing within the next two, Easter break We are off until next week. There’s loads to read and lots of campaigns to support here. And there’s our Facebook page too – to like and share… Hope you have a lovely weekend. Leggi tutto
The foreign ministry has confirmed that 2 Indians, Satwinder Kumar of Hoshiarpur and Harjeet Singh of Ludhiana, have been beheaded in Saudi Arabia on charges of murdering a fellow Indian. The 2 were executed on February 28 this year.The Indian embassy in Riyadh, however, was not informed by the
2 prisoners were executed on charges related to murder and drug offenses at Adel-Abad, the main prison of the Iranian city of Shiraz. The 2 were sentenced to death, both for murder and drug offenses. However, it seems the executions were related to the qisas (retribution in kind) for murder
Supreme Court rejects appeal alleging anti-gay bias tainted a death sentenceA gay South Dakota prisoner’s claim that his death sentence was unconstitutionally tainted by homophobia was denied U.S. Supreme Court review.In rejecting Charles Rhines’ appeals on April 15, the justices declined to take
The attorney for accused murderer Aubrey Trail wants to discover whether Gov. Pete Ricketts, a staunch supporter of capital punishment, had any influence on the decision to seek the death penalty for Trail and his girlfriend.Attorney Ben Murray, Trail’s court-appointed defense attorney, filed a
A delivery driver, who failed to convince a high court judge that he did not know he was delivering drugs instead of contraband cigarettes, has been handed the death penalty after being convicted of drug trafficking.Mohamed Shalleh Abdul Latiff's defence during a 7-day trial that concluded on Jan
A bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled early Friday morning that the execution of an Alabama death row inmate could proceed. The vote was 5 to 4.Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s anguished dissent, issued around 3 a.m., said the majority had denied his request that the execution be delayed so that the
Iran Human Rights (IHR) -- April 11, 2019: A prisoner was executed in the Iranian northern city of Gorgan for murder charges last Sunday.According to HRANA website, prisoner Davoud Mohebzadeh, 36, was hanged on Sunday, April 7, at Gorgan prison. He was sentenced to death for murdering a person
I asked Great Britain the guarantee that Mr Assange will not be extradited to any country in which he could suffer torture or face the death penalty, President Lenin Moreno said.QUITO:  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on Thursday after Quito withdrew his political asylum
UNFPA, Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, International Conference on Population and Development, family planning, safe pregnancy and childbirth services, Sustainable Development Goals, women's reproductive rights, declaration agreed, UN, New York, “No woman should die giving life.”Ministers and representatives of governments have unanimously adopted a political declaration reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that reproductive health
For a person to be sentenced to death, Arizona law requires proof of at least 1 aggravating circumstance and the determination that the sentence is the most appropriate punishment.Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law legislation that eliminates 3 of the possible aggravating circumstances
A South Dakota case reflects the national debate on whether execution should be banned for the mentally ill.Aleesha DeKnikker was grocery shopping, her phone set to silent, when the voicemail from her mother, Carol Simon, came in: “Oh, it’s just Mom. Your brother has really lost it, Aleesha...
Jeffrey Wogenstahl was supposed to die today.If things had gone according to plan, he would have been strapped to a table this morning and injected with lethal drugs.His loved ones, lawyers and the family of the 10-year-girl he was convicted of killing could have watched.But that won't
Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday.They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which ousted IS
Juan Melendez spent 17 years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a murder he didn’t commit.It took years and several defense attorneys before evidence was discovered to exonerate him, so Melendez sat alone in his prison cell waiting for the state to kill him.Death never came, but
Death row inmates who challenged their method of death lost their case in Tennessee, but that's not the end of it. The case is now headed to the United States Supreme Court and could bring planned executions to a grinding halt.Death row inmates challenged the state's lethal injection protocol in
REPRIEVE, April 14, 2019. -- Britain has assisted prosecutions in anti-terrorism courts in Pakistan that have handed down more than 350 death sentences in the last five years, it has been revealed in the Telegraph.The Counter Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative (CAPRI) is a
Ambadas, Bapu, Rajya Shinde, Raju Shinde, Suresh Shinde and another member of their family who was later held to be a juvenile at the time of the offence by the court — were reunited with their families in Jalna last month after years of incarceration.On Tuesday, the humidity in Mumbai was 78 per
The use of the death penalty – the world’s ultimate cruel punishment – has decreased in sub-Saharan Africa according to the Death Sentences and Executions 2018 report by Amnesty International. This is good news for sub-Saharan Africa and an indication that the region continues to turn against the
A federal judge on Thursday postponed the execution of an Alabama man convicted of fatally stabbing a Fayette County pastor in 1991, though the state could appeal the ruling in an attempt to carry out the execution before midnight. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose issued a 60-day delay two hours
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Senate has voted to repeal the state's death penalty, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.Sununu has promised to veto the bill, as he did last year. But this time, the bill passed both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities. The Senate vote
Soon after the man who killed his father with a shotgun blast to the chest was captured, Renny Cushing ran into a friend at the grocery store, who said that he hoped the culprit would be executed so that Mr. Cushing’s family could find some peace.“I didn’t know how to respond,” recalled Mr