Florida lawyer Patrick Megaro is facing an official complaint by the North Carolina State Bar for allegedly defrauding death-row exonerees Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, and taking 1/3 of the compensation granted to the 2 men. Half-brothers McCollum and Brown were exonerated in 2014 after spending 30 years in prison, some on death row, for the rape and murder Leggi Tutto
As the fight over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination continues to reverberate throughout the country, the shorthanded Supreme Court began its new term Monday. Republicans had hoped to seat nominee Brett Kavanaugh in time for the start of the term, but that, of course, did not happen.Just like the
The West Jakarta District Court handed down the death penalty on Tuesday to Rizky Albar, 29, and Rocky Siahaan, 37, for their roles in smuggling 1.3 tons of cannabis to Jakarta from Aceh in December last year.The verdicts were read in two separate hearings."There are no mitigating factors. The
In January of 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became a pen pal to Elmo Patrick Sonnier, a death-row inmate who had been convicted, with his brother, of abducting a teen-age couple from a lover's lane, raping the woman, and shooting her and her partner in the back of the head. Sonnier was sentenced to
The High Court sentenced N. Sanderasegaran, 30, to death today for killing his 17-year-old girlfriend at a house in 2016.In delivering the verdict, Justice Datuk Che Mohd Ruzima Ghazali said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt against the prosecution."The accused in his defence had
A Frenchman who Indonesian police are referring to as a “professional drug courier” has been slapped with drug trafficking charges carrying the death penalty.French national Félix Dorfin was arrested upon arrival, allegedly carrying IDR3.2 billion (US$212,597) worth of drugs, at Lombok’s
SINGAPORE, Oct 1 — There are no plans to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code — which criminalises sex between two men — said the authorities, after the team behind an online petition calling on its repeal said they have submitted the document with almost 45,000 signatories.Responding to TODAY’s
Iran's judicial officials have handed down death sentences to three people convicted of economic corruption amid an intense anti-corruption campaign launched by the Iranian government to tackle soaring economic problems currently nagging the country.Iranian Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein
As the Senate remains in a pitched battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin its new term with far less fanfare.The high court is launching its nine-month term evenly divided — with four conservative and four liberal justices — as an F.B.I
"Architects should not design spaces for solitary confinement. It's a form of torture that's recognized by the entire international human rights community. We're enabling and frankly participating in human rights abuse."The number of prisons in the U.S. has exploded from nearly 500 in the 1970s
AGILANDEWARI Mainthan was just three years old when she was last held by her father.Her father, Mainthan, has spent the last 14 years on death row after being convicted of murder, a murder he claims he did not commit. Multiple discrepancies abound in the case, yet, Mainthan remains behind
The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned on Thursday the death sentences issued in the Gaza Strip on 9 September against 2 Palestinians convicted of murder.A statement by the Missions said the EU considers capital punishment to be "cruel
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the case of a Houston-area death row inmate convicted in a 1995 double-murder.Despite claims of a low IQ and brain damage, Paul Wayne Slater could now be eligible for a death date for the decades-old slayings committed during a drug-deal gone wrong.The court's
The paper opines that before expanding death penalty to child rapists, the government should have carried out a scientific assessment to check whether death penalty has acted as a deterrent for crimeNEW DELHI: Death penalty is shrinking budget for crime prevention programs, the Centre for
3 followers of the Baha'i faith in Yemen have reportedly been sentenced to death by a court controlled by the rebel Houthi movement.The Baha'i community in the UK said the unnamed individuals had been convicted of espionage and apostasy.They were being tried alongside 21 other people by a judge
"Zeinab was reportedly married to a man when she was 15 years old and, according to sources close to her, she was abused by her husband."Iran Human Rights, October 2, 2018: Zeynab Sekanvand, a juvenile offender who was 17 years old when arrested for the murder of her husband, was executed this
FPA, consent, survey, worrying results, sexual health week, It’s really worrying that people of all ages think that it’s not OK to withdraw consent.A survey by sexual health charity FPA revealed that deeply concerning attitudes about sexual consent seem to be prevalent in all age groups in the UK.FPA is now calling for high-quality relationships and
Especially worrying to the Islamic Republic’s establishment is the fact that many oil truck drivers have joined the strike, disrupting fuel distribution across the country and leading to long lines at the pump in many cities.Iran’s striking truck drivers have been threatened with execution by
Inmates on Tennessee’s death row favor a firing squad to a torturous, deadly injection.In August, four death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit in which they made an extraordinary argument: The state’s new lethal-injection protocol is so inhumane that execution by firing squad would be
LOMBOK (INDONESIA) (AFP) - A Frenchman with nearly four kilogrammes (8.8 pounds) of drugs has been arrested by Indonesian police, authorities said Monday, in a country with some of the world's toughest narcotics sentences, including the death penalty.Police said Felix Dorfin, 34, was carrying a
"If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences."WASHINGTON -- In a statement released Sunday, a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here on Saturday handed down death penalty to a former district judge, Sikandar Lashari, in a case pertaining to the murder of his fellow judge’s son in Hyderabad. The then district and session judge Mithi, Sikandar Lashari, was among half a dozen accused charged
The Bengkalis District Court in Riau sentenced 2 people to death on Wednesday after they were found guilty of violating the Narcotics Law by transporting 10 kilograms of powdered methamphetamine. According to court documents, the police arrested 38-year-old M. Hanafi of Batubara, North Sumatra
Responding to the horrific news that 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand was executed early this morning in Urumieh central prison, West Azerbaijan province, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:“The
WASHINGTON—U.S. Supreme Court justices, delving into the issue of aging prisoners with dementia, struggled on Oct. 2 over whether a convicted Alabama murderer should be spared the death penalty because strokes have erased his memory of committing the crime.Vernon Madison, 68, was convicted and
5 Iranian Kurds (Rojhilatis) were executed on Tuesday, among them a young woman who was handed the sentence as a teenager 2 years after her marriage, a rights group reported."The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand," Philip Luther, Amnesty
According to Amnesty, almost 90 percent of world's executions take place in just five countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan.Amnesty International has alerted that a 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman will be executed despite mounting global pressure to save her life.Amnesty has
foreign national women, UK prison, anti-slavery laws, hostile environment, Prison Reform Trust, Hibiscus Initiative, new report Women face possible removal or deportation to a country where they have no connection and leaving family behind.Foreign national women in the criminal justice system, including trafficking victims, are facing inappropriate imprisonment and the threat of deportation with insufficient
The annual International Blasphemy Day will be marked on Sunday as multiple countries continue to treat this as a criminal offense and dole out convictions.The date marks a controversial anniversary, stemming from the publication of the 12 cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed in Danish
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday disputed claims that President Rodrigo Duterte's latest statement on extrajudicial killings could be a ground for impeachment and could boost the complaint against him before the International Criminal Court.   Presidential spokesman Harry Roque stressed
"If he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences."WASHINGTON -- In a statement released Sunday, a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's
Should murderers be put to death? Yes, says Japan. No, says (increasingly) much of the rest of the world. Japan swims against the current.The execution of criminals — not just murderers — was formerly, in Japan as elsewhere, a matter of course. The social order was sacred, no quarter given to the
A judge on Friday prohibited the Nevada prison system from using its supply of a sedative in the lethal injection of condemned killer Scott Dozier, essentially halting the possible execution for the foreseeable future.While District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied a preliminary injunction
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New information on 2017’s deadly West Side Highway bike path terror attack.Federal prosecutors have confirmed that the U.S. Justice Department will seek the death penalty for 30-year-old suspect Sayfullo Saipov.The horrific scene unfolded on Halloween last year in Lower