Dawn Butler MP, open letter, Theresa May, sexual abuse, harassment, Parliament, Ministers, MPs Dawn Butler, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister. It states clearly what we would like to know, given the reports in the media about sexual harassment and abuse in Parliament, and, regarding Ministers and Conservative MPs, asks what the Prime Minister knew, when she knew it, and what she did about it. Leggi tutto
Prosecutors in Osceola County will seek the death penalty against a woman accused of stabbing and killing a man at an Osceola County hotel — the first time Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala's office will do so since she took office earlier this year.Emerita Mapp, 33, is charged with
Friday in Florida, Haitian-American Mesac Damas (41) was sentenced to death by Collier County Judge Christine Greider for killing his wife and five children in September 2009. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to 6 counts of 1st degree murder, waived his right to a jury and also waived his
SINGAPORE - Six abolitionist groups, who have spoken up against the death penalty in Singapore, have jointly responded to comments made by Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam at last week's Asia Pacific Forum Against Drugs.The statement, which was posted on Facebook on Monday (Oct 30)
report, independent review, deaths and serious incidents, police custody, publishedLandmark review on deaths in police custody an opportunity to save lives.The report on the independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office.It is the first review of policing practises and related processes
Amid ongoing crackdown, hearings also set to begin for journalists accused of supporting terror groupsANKARA, Turkey (AFP) — A mass trial resumed in Turkey on Monday of more than 220 suspects, including former generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of last year’s coup bid to unseat
After years of courtroom wrangling, lawyers from both sides are finally agreeing to move forward with DNA testing in the 1998 rape and murder of Montgomery College student Melissa Trotter.The agreement, expected to be finalized in court papers in the coming weeks, comes just days after a judge
This piece was originally published in December 2014. We know the basic reasons why death penalty cases are expensive: more lawyers, more experts, more time. Prosecutors and defense attorneys often spend more than a year preparing for death penalty trials. Every successful conviction is appealed
TAIPEI (AFP) – A Taiwanese man who spent more than a decade on death row walked free yesterday after being acquitted of murder in a retrial, boosting calls for the abolition of capital punishment.Cheng Hsing-tse was condemned to death in 2002 after being found guilty of shooting a police officer
SINGAPORE: The death penalty for drug traffickers is “not the solution that solves all the problems”, it is part of Singapore’s total anti-drug framework that also includes rehabilitating abusers, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Thursday (Oct 26).“You have to focus on reducing
Only about 2,800 U.S. prisoners are on death row today, and only 31 were sentenced to death last year — which is remarkable. In the 1990s, death rows reached over 3,500 prisoners; several hundred were sentenced to death each year. This is a cause for celebration. But we should think carefully
Iran Human Rights (Oct 25 2017):  The bill that restricts the execution of those sentenced to death for petty drug offenses, which was approved last Wednesday, is a potentially a significant in decreasing the number of executions in Iran. However, it still doesn’t fully conform to what human
As a prosecutor with the original Major Violators Unit of the Washoe County District Attorney's office, I sought the death penalty in 5 1st-degree murder cases. I have great respect for the rule of law.I am disturbed that the State of Nevada is about to resume executions after an 11-year
China will continue to remove the number of crimes under the death penalty in the future, Chinese experts said, ahead of a new round of reviews of the draft Criminal Law.The 12th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) began a 6-day meeting on Monday, during which it will
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the appeals of four condemned inmates in Texas, including a woman on death row for the 2010 slaying of her developmentally disabled baby sitter.Kimberly Cargill, of Whitehouse in East Texas, is one of six women on death row in
The South African constitution, which outlaws the death sentence, has saved a Botswana citizen from possibly hanging if convicted of a murder charge in his country.Keitekile Jampe, with the help of Lawyers for Human Rights, turned to the high court in Pretoria for an urgent order that he be
AUSTIN — Nine years ago, Christopher Scott was sitting in a prison cell, serving a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit, praying that someone would help prove his innocence.Today, he’s the subject of a successful documentary about his wrongful conviction, running a nonprofit that
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Florida requires unanimous juries in death cases, and judges can no longer change sentences voted up by juries.But, Florida is on a path to continue executing people who had less than unanimous jury verdicts because of when they were sentenced.In 2002, in a historic
A cadre of mental-health professionals, including 24 who practice in Arkansas, signed a letter delivered to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday, pleading that he stop the upcoming execution of Jack Greene.Later in the day, Hutchinson also was sent a letter from American Bar Association President
More than 70 countries around the world today still criminalize same-sex relations, and in some of them the death penalty may be applied.The UN’s independent LGBT human rights expert has warned of a brewing global crisis amid reports of homophobic purges in several countries.This year there have
Guatemala's highest court has abolished the death penalty for civil cases in a landmark ruling announced Thursday.The Constitutional Court's decision is final and will take effect once it is published in the government's official gazette.Until now Guatemalan law has allowed for the death penalty
EIGE, report, Gender Equality Index 2017, EWL, EU women, And it is high time the EU – including the UK – acted decisively to accelerate the pace of change.The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) launched the 2017 edition of its Gender Equality Index (GEI) earlier this month.This valuable statistical instrument measures progress on gender
California's Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision upholding a voter-approved measure meant to speed up executions in the state.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision upholding a voter-approved measure meant to speed up executions in the state.The
Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a "reasonable" accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio's prison system.Death row inmate Alva Campbell became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal
2 prisoners were hanged at Mashhad Central Prison and 1 at Zahedan Central prison, all on murder charges.Executions in MashhadAccording to a report by Khorasan Newspaper, on the morning of Tuesday October 24, 1 prisoner was executed at Mashhad Central Prison on murder charges. The prisoner
modern slavery, taskforce, National Referral Mechanism reform, Amber Rudd, The government’s Modern Slavery Taskforce has  agreed new measures to support victims.The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced new measures to improve identification and support for victims of modern slavery.Modern slavery is an umbrella term encompassing slavery, servitude, forced or
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Monday on a death penalty case that hasn’t attracted much attention, but could bring important new focus to the standard of whether experts must be appointed to the defense in capital punishment cases.For 15 months, the lawyers appointed to
WASHINGTON - Nearly 3,000 inmates sit on death row across the U.S.A death sentence is usually reserved for the most vicious offenders.Advocates say it brings comfort to the victim’s family and saves the taxpayers money.But a group of conservatives say the numbers don’t add up.The Cost Leggi
When police found 15-year-old Mayra Laguna’s body in a canal in Hidalgo County, Texas, in February 1997, they settled on a culprit just hours later: her cousin, Ruben Cardenas Ramirez.Cardenas is set to be executed on Nov. 8 after two decades on death row – only, as a Mexican citizen, his case is
Iran Human Rights (Oct 26 2017): A prisoner was hanged at Yazd Central Prison on the charge of participation in murder while the real murderer was released after winning the consent of the plaintiff.According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday October 24, a prisoner was executed at Yazd
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' support for the death penalty has dipped to a level not seen in 45 years. Currently, 55% of U.S. adults say they favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.The latest results, based on an Oct. 5-11 Gallup poll, continue a trend toward diminished death penalty
The death penalty review panel at the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office unanimously agreed Wednesday to seek capital punishment in a recent homicide case.Chief Assistant State Attorney Deborah Barra made the announcement Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the Orange County Bar Association. She
Republican lawmakers are increasingly trying to repeal the death penalty in GOP-held states amid concerns over botched procedures and the high costs associated with long appeals and wrongful convictions, a new report shows.In the last five years, there has been a significant increase in the
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court has reversed the conviction and sentence of death row inmate Julius Bradford.Bradford’s attorney, Lisa Rasmussen, argued before the court in September that errors in the jury selection process warranted reversal of his conviction and sentence.The court