Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM) has lauded the government's move to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to give judges discretion over the previously mandatory death penalty. At the launch of its Global Report: Death Sentences and Executions 2017, AIM executive director Gwen Lee said the move, though small, was still positive and that the government was progressing towards eliminating Leggi Tutto
Iran carried out more than 1/2 of all recorded executions in 2017, a new report from Amnesty International revealed on Thursday. Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are responsible for carrying out 85 % of all reported death sentences worldwide, the report said.The figures show that the Middle East and
Equity, safe spaces campaign, Royal Court theatre, BFI, bullying, sexual harassment, helpline, Spaces free of fear, free of bullying and harassment of any kind.Equity, the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners, which represents 43,000 people in the entertainment industry, has launched its new initiative to tackle the entertainment industry’s sexual
Pakistan is among the 5 most prolific executioners in the world with 487 executions in the last 3 years, while the president has rejected 513 mercy petitions in the last 5 years, a report launched on Wednesday has found.The report, No Mercy: A Report on Clemency for Death Row Prisoners in
Souleymane Sow, 43, is a man with a mission. He has been volunteering with Amnesty International since he was a student. Inspired to make a difference, he returned to Guinea, set up a local group of Amnesty International volunteers and got to work. Their aim? To promote the importance of human
Ann Oakley, Coleridge lecture series, Bristol Festival of Ideas, women peace and welfare, Afua Hirsch, Diane Coyle, Laura Bates, Helen PankhurstAnn Oakley will be speaking about Women, Peace and Welfare at the Bristol Festival of Ideas.Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare
Two-thirds of Millennials interviewed, between the ages of 18 and 34, could not identify what Auschwitz is.Forty-one percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, according to a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness and knowledge among US adults.The survey, to be released
Mumsnet, campaign, better postal care, incontinence, painful sexWe need an honest conversation about what birth can mean for some mothers – and effective care.Figures released as part of Mumsnet’s Campaign for Better Postnatal Care have revealed how many mothers struggle with painful sex and problems with continence months or years after their babies were
On Feb. 23, for the 1st time since 2010, 3 Americans were scheduled for execution on the same day. Ultimately, 1 man received a last-minute death row commutation, and the botched, painful execution of another was halted and postponed. This drew the spectacle of the death penalty back into the
BATON ROUGE, La. (LSU Manship School News Service) - A Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would eliminate the death penalty in Louisiana effective August 1.Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, authored the bill, reasoning that the death penalty is an outdated and costly means
open letter, bishop of london, two-child clause, poverty, ill health, UK childrenThe consequence is debilitating debt and hunger – which is known to damage mental and physical healthIn an letter published in the The Times recently, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders called for the policy limiting benefits to families with more than two children to be scrapped.The
Iran Human Rights (Apr 9, 2018): Sina Dehghan (Dehqan), who has been sentenced to death for “insulting prophet Muhammad,” has requested a retrial and his lawyer hopes the request will be approved.According to a close source, Sina Dehghan, who has been sentenced to death for “insulting the
Amnesty International's latest annual report has found fewer executions were carried around the world out in 2017 than the year prior. The number of people sentenced to death went down as well.Last year Amnesty International recorded 923 executions worldwide. Although that number is still high
Barring intervention by courts or its governor, Alabama will kill an 83-year-old man on April 19; long-incarcerated for the 1989 mail-bomb killings of United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance and civil rights attorney Robert E. Robinson, Walter Moody, Jr.’s
When Amnesty International started its global campaign against the death penalty in 1977, the use of this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment was rife in sub-Saharan Africa.Not one country in the region had abolished the punishment for all crimes.40 years on, the region has witnessed
Amnesty International on Thursday praised Kenya for limits it has placed on use of the death penalty but urged it to join the 20 African countries that have abolished capital punishment altogether."Kenya has taken some progressive steps toward abolition," said Oluwatosin Popoola, Amnesty's lead
Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commitMAYBE the best argument against capital punishment is that it can kill an innocent man. This almost happened to Kennedy Brewer, who in March 1995 was convicted of the abduction, rape and murder of Christine
LONDON - Amnesty International accused the Japanese government of flouting international norms Thursday by executing death row inmates who were seeking retrials.The human rights organization noted that for the first time since 1999, Japan last year executed people who had their appeals for
bpas, abortion provision, women with medical conditions, ‘Abortion is part and parcel of women’s healthcare. It should be regulated and delivered as such’.Women in the UK with medical conditions including epilepsy, heart problems, and cancer struggle to obtain abortion care, even though the continuation of their pregnancy poses a significant threat
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for 18-year-old Andrew Vrba, who has been implicated in the violent death of trans teenager Ally Steinfeld. The case garnered national attention because of the slaying's brutality: Steinfeld had been stabbed in the genitals and her eyes had been gouged
CAIRO (Reuters) - A military court has referred 36 defendants accused of taking part in deadly church bombings to Egypt’s top religious authority for consideration of the death penalty, state television reported on Tuesday.The defendants are suspected of involvement in bombings that hit three
A bipartisan effort to repeal the death penalty fell short in the Washington Legislature this year. But a separate effort to overturn the state's capital punishment statute through the courts is ongoing.The constitutional challenge to the death penalty in Washington involves the case of Allen
Sophia Forum, Terrence Higgins Trust, HIV, women in UK with HIV, research, report, Women are not seen as a “key target” for HIV interventions.Around a third of the around 90,000 people living with HIV in the UK are women, and a quarter of all new HIV diagnoses are in women, yet women living with and affected by HIV have been mainly invisible in the narrative and response to
local and mayoral elections, England, 3 May 2018, register to vote, EVAW campaign, pledge, Local councils have enormous power to help end violence against women and girls.On 3 May 2018 there are local and mayoral elections  in many parts of England.And as the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) points out in their election pledge campaign, those who get elected have real
China has remained the world's top executioner amid a decline in global executions, Amnesty International's annual report on capital punishment said on Thursday.Amnesty International recorded at least 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, down by 4 % from 2016 (1,032 executions) and 39 % from
Amnesty International says at least 600 people were put to death and a total of 2,285 people currently on death row in Nigeria.The international rights group revealed this in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published on Thursday.It said the figures showed that Nigeria imposed the
Ulster rugby, players' behaviour, rape trail, Belfast Feminist Network, 5 demands, 13 April gathering‘The misogyny in our society will not go away unchallenged’.At their Belfast rally against rape trials failing victims last Thursday, Belfast Feminist Network announced that now was the start of a movement to change how Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system deals with sexual assault
Iran Human Rights (Apr 6, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison on murder charges in March.According to a close source, on the morning of Sunday, March 4, a prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison. The prisoner, identified as Jalil Khademi, was sentenced to death on murder charges.Jalil
Global figuresAmnesty International recorded at least 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, down by 4% from 2016 (1,032 executions) and 39% from 2015 (when the organization reported 1,634 executions, the highest number since 1989).Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq
BATON ROUGE — A House committee killed a bill to repeal the death penalty here Wednesday, likely ending efforts to abolish the ultimate punishment for another year despite a duplicate bill still alive in the Senate.Members of the House Criminal Justice Committee voted 10-8 to defer House Bill 162
(CNN) -- A hearing will be held Wednesday to determine whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz can afford to hire his own attorneys so taxpayers can stop paying for his defense.Cruz killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14 in one of the
kinship carers, survey, bedroom tax, benefit cap, two child limit,Many kinship carers are left in poverty, isolated and having to battle to just make ends meet.A new survey of over 500 kinship carers – grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members and friends who have taken on care of children who are not able to live with their parents – has revealed
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Supreme Court is weighing whether the state's two remaining death row inmates still can be executed after the state's abolition of capital punishment.Oral arguments were scheduled for Tuesday in the appeal of death sentences against Robert Fry and Timothy Allen
A legal team has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that Louisiana prosecutors withheld evidence for a murder trial that ended in a guilty verdict against an intellectually disabled teenager accused of killing a pizza deliveryman.Corey Williams was 16 years old when police