Latinx community leaders in Chicago are telling President Donald Trump his words matter, days after a gunman targeted and killed more than 20 people, including many Hispanics, inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Members of the Latino Policy Forum, a Chicago advocacy organization, called on elected officials in Illinois and across the country to confront gun violence Leggi Tutto
A spate of tragic shootings in the United States over the weekend has left the Swiss media perplexed and asking – why is the US paralysed when it comes to protecting its citizens? If two deadly shootings in less than 24 hours don’t move the country, what will?The Swiss media expressed shock at
TOKYO -- The son of a man who died in detention after he was handed the death penalty over the fatal derailment of an unmanned train in the Tokyo suburban city of Mitaka in 1949 filed an appeal with the Tokyo High Court over its rejection of a second request for a retrial of the case.The appeal
Obama's comments came after President Donald Trump sought to deflect criticism that his anti-immigrant rhetoric had fueled violence.Former US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to reject language from any of their leaders that feeds hatred or normalises racism.Without naming anyone
petition, Prospect, trade union, report, gender pension gap, no government policiesThere is no government estimate of the gender pension gap nor are there any policies to address it.A petition has been started calling on the government to take action to tackle gender inequality in pensions.Research by Prospect, a Trade Union that represents professionals, managers
(CNN) --The man suspected of killing 20 people and injuring 26 others in El Paso on Saturday may face hate crime and capital murder charges, officials said.Police say a document they believe was written by the 21-year-old white male suspect has a "nexus to a hate crime."The four-page document
The Natchitoches District Attorney’s Office has confirmed the state’s intention to seek the death penalty in the case against a woman accused of burning her son to death.Hanna Nicole Barker, 25, was indicted on a charge of 1st-degree murder in November 2018. A second woman, 27-year-old Felicia
Despite Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s claim that drug traffickers are aware of the mandatory death penalty sentence in Singapore, there has been a spike in the number of attempts related to drug trafficking into the Republic, he told Reuters on Wed (31 Jul).While Mr Shanmugam told
The federal government recently decided to resume executions of death row inmates following a 16-year hiatus.“Under administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals,” Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement. “The
Government argued that gravity of lapses was not such to warrant commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment; especially when capital punishment was confirmed by high court and Supreme Court.The Bombay high court on Monday commuted the death sentence for two convicts to life in prison, or
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, new specialist legal service, sexual harassment, Rosa, the TUC, the Everyday Sexism Project,“Helping to build a culture where sexual harassment is not tolerated.”The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) has just launched a new specialist legal service to provide legal information, advice and representation to women who have experienced sexual harassment at work, in further education
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A bill to abolish the death penalty has been submitted to Sri Lanka's Parliament, while the president has sanctioned the hanging of four drug convicts.The bill seems to be a move by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to stop the planned executions, which are now stayed
"Today, I am also directing the Department of Justice to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the death penalty and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay," he said in a televised
The president’s speech about mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton was an exercise in gaslighting.The statement President Donald Trump read from the White House on Monday morning in response to the mass shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, amounted to an
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 5, 2019: Two prisoners were hanged at Dezful Prison on Mohrarebeh (waging war against God) charges Sunday.According to the Iranian media, two prisoners belonging to Iranian Arab minorities were hanged at Dezful prison Sunday morning August 4.An Iranian official
Attorneys for the only Native American man on death row, who is among the five men scheduled for the first federal executions since 2003, have said that his death would be a violation of tribal sovereignty. Lezmond Charles Mitchell, 37, is set to be executed on December 11 for the 2001 murders of
Attorney General William Barr’s decision to order the resumption of federal executions, presumably at the order of Donald Trump, was treated by most of the media as a one-day story. It seemed to come out of the blue, and to have no strategic thought behind it — just another nasty, impulsive
In a telephone conversation with his family, the Iranian-Swedish scientist and disaster medicine expert, Dr. Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali) has revealed that he has been under pressure to admit new charges and participate in another "forced confession" in front of cameras.Speaking to Radio Farda on
Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has introduced a bill to abolish the death penalty in the lead up to the execution of 4 drug convicts.The proposed bill would abolish the death sentence in the future and commute the sentences of those already on death row to life imprisonment. The
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday signed a bill that represents the first major legislative restriction to Oregon’s death penalty since 1984, when voters amended the constitution to include capital punishment."Our state’s criminal justice system continues to impose death sentences, and send people to
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 2, 2019: A man was hanged at the Iranian northern city of Gorgan’s prison for an alleged murder. He had always insisted that he is innocent.According to IHR sources, a man was hanged on Wednesday, July 31, at Gorgan prison (Amirabad prison). IHR identified him as
JAKARTA -- A French drug smuggler's death sentence has been commuted by an Indonesian court to 19 years in prison, his lawyer told AFP on Friday.The ruling comes less than 3 months after Felix Dorfin, 35, was handed a capital sentence following his arrest last year at the airport on the holiday
TOKYO -- Japan hanged two death-row inmates Friday morning, the Justice Ministry said, in the country's first executions this year.The two were identified by the ministry as Koichi Shoji, 64, who murdered two women in Kanagawa Prefecture in 2001, and Yasunori Suzuki, 50, who killed three women in
The president’s speech about mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton was an exercise in gaslighting.The statement President Donald Trump read from the White House on Monday morning in response to the mass shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, amounted to an
Mourners gathered at the high school's athletics ground where staff said he 'didn't deserve to die like this'. Vigils have been taking place across El Paso after 22 people died in the Walmart massacre on Saturday.Hundreds of students and teachers gathered at a high school to honor a 15-year-old
call for evidence, Ministry of Justice, family courts, rights of children, domestic abuse, “We will be engaging with victims across the country to make sure we are doing all we can to protect them further”.Survivors of domestic abuse and other harmful conduct are being invited to share their experiences of how well the family courts protects them and their children in private family
Police say the gunman legally purchased the weapon he used in the shooting that left 20 people dead and more than two dozen wounded at an El Paso Walmart.EL PASO — County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the suspected gunman in the deadly attack that took the lives of 20 people in
At least seven of the 20 dead in Saturday's attack, described by Mexico's foreign minister as an "act of barbarism," are Mexican nationals.Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the United States for failing to protect its citizens after this weekend's mass shooting in the
(CNN) --The man suspected of killing 20 people and injuring 26 others in El Paso on Saturday may face hate crime and capital murder charges, officials said.Police say a document they believe was written by the 21-year-old white male suspect has a "nexus to a hate crime."The four-page document
While the rest of the world increasingly turns its back on the death penalty, Japan remains stuck in the past by continuing with this ultimate cruel and irreversible punishment. -- Roseann Rife, East Asia Research Director, at Amnesty International.In response to the news that two people were
Days before Stephen Micheal West's scheduled execution, his lawyers pleaded for Gov. Bill Lee to spare his life, saying he did not commit the killings that put him on death row 33 years ago.West, 56, was sentenced to death for the 1986 murders of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in their
A Swedish-Iranian medical doctor and researcher who has been in jail in Iran since 2916 on charges of "espionage" with a death sentence, has been moved to an unidentified place, the inmate's wife told Radio Farda on Thursday August 1.Ahmad Reza Jalali (Djalali) was arrested by Iranian
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death penalty of man for "horribly" gang raping a 10-year-old girl along with a co-accused and killing her and her 7-year-old brother by throwing them in a canal with their hands tied at Coimbatore in 2010.Terming the offence as "shocking" and "cold
Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 1, 2019: A prisoner was hanged for murder at the Iranian city of Karaj’s Rajai-Shahr prison Wednesday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, July 31, a man was hanged at Rajai-Shahr prison. IHR could identify him as Mohammad Ghodrati who was 30 at