Nevada prison officials got the go-ahead Thursday to execute the state's 1st death-row inmate in 12 years, after the state Supreme Court ruled that defense lawyers and a rights group used the wrong process to try to stop the lethal injection. Justices sidestepped the question of whether the state should use a never-before-tried combination of drugs that prison officials Leggi Tutto
Kenya will fast-track laws to make wildlife poaching a capital offense as part of the country's bid to conserve flora and fauna, a senior government official said late Thursday.Najib Balala, the Minister for Tourism and Wildlife, said that once the laws are enacted, the offenders of the wildlife
An Iraqi court on Thursday began the trial of a Belgian Islamic State group jihadist who threatened attacks against the West in propaganda videos. Tarik Jadaoun - known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki - pleaded "not guilty" to charges including carrying out attacks on Iraqi troops that
SafeLives, Gentoo Group, report, domestic abuse, good housing response,Include perpetration of abuse as a breach of tenancy.Seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales and, every year, nearly 2 million people in the UK experience domestic abuse.SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, and the
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa ratified death sentences handed down to 11 militants and prison sentences given to 3 others, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday.The convicts, who were tried by special military courts, were found guilty of attacks on
Iran Human Rights (May 6, 2018): A prisoner was executed at Babol Prison on murder charges.According to Rokna news agency, on the morning of Saturday, May 5, a prisoner was hanged at Babol Prison on murder charges.The prisoner, identified as A. F., 27, committed murder over a financial dispute in
Nevada's Supreme Court is considering whether to allow the state to move forward with its 1st execution of a death row inmate in 12 years.Federal public defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union are challenging Nevada's plan to use a combination of 3 drugs never tried before in the United
Texas has executed far more people than any other US state, and one former employee of the state has watched hundreds of executions unfold. She speaks to Ben Dirs about the profound effect that had on her.It is 18 years since Michelle Lyons watched Ricky McGinn die. But it still makes her
Eighteen hours after stopping the scheduled execution of Robert Earl Butts Jr., the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Thursday lifted its own stay.He is now set to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Friday, state Department of Corrections officials said.In an unusual move, the parole board
PIP and ESA, inquiry, Work and Pensions Committee report, government responseThe resistance from the Department of Work and Pensions to instituting recording is ‘bewildering’.The Work and Pensions Committee has published the government’s response to the committee’s two reports on PIP and ESA assessments.The Committee’s final report was published in February, and
‘Equally Safe in Higher Education’, toolkit, #EmilyTest, gender based violence, Scottish universities and colleges‘An important day for all Scottish students’.New practical guidance for universities has been published as a toolkit to help Scottish universities and colleges tackle gender-based harassment and violence on campuses.It was developed by Strathclyde University and in collaboration with a range
 California's next governor could be forced to make a life-or-death decision that the state's top executive hasn't faced in over a decade: whether to spare an inmate facing execution.There are nearly 750 people on death row at San Quentin State Prison, more than any other state, and decisions
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights calls on Mauritanian government to review draft law that applies death penalty for blasphemy.The African Union's human rights body has called on Mauritania to "review" a draft law that applies the death penalty for blasphemy as global outrage grows
Noura Hussein had no desire to get married. She was about 16, an aspiring teacher who hadn’t even finished high school. But the Sudanese teenager’s family forced her to marry the man of their choosing, a cousin, against her will. Her family made a contract with the groom’s family, and the
The ruling is a win for the CSU’s Horst Seehofer, who sought the swift deportation of asylum seekers classified as terrorist threats.Germany’s constitutional court on Monday denied an appeal from a suspected Islamic State member who was trying to avoid deportation to Tunisia, saying the threat of
On the night of Friday 15 November 1957, 24-year-old Vivian Teed broke into the sub-post office in Fforestfach, Swansea.He did not expect to be disturbed, but was almost immediately accosted by the postmaster, 73-year-old William Williams.After a struggle broke out, Teed attacked Mr Williams with
Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network meeting, Boris Johnson, funding, Network of Women Mediators, women from the CommonwealthWomen and girls are disproportionately affected by conflict but are also key to its resolution.About 150 representatives from UN Member States, regional and international organisations and civil society from around the world met in Berlin, Germany, for the annual capital-level Women, Peace and
A former Marine who admitted Friday to murdering 7 women in Indiana will be spared the death penalty as part of his plea deal, according to multiple reports.Darren D. Vann, a resident of Gary, was first arrested in 2014. His trial was set to begin in October and prosecutors had indicated they
DETAILS of Bali Nine kingpins’ final hours after signing their death warrants have been revealed in a harrowing new book about their execution.2.50pm, Anzac Day, 2015, Besi Prison Nusakambangan Island, Java, Indonesia:MYURAN Sukumaran had just refused to sign his own death warrant.There was a
Detectives are trying to get a DNA profile on the Zodiac Killer to track him down using the same family-tree tracing technology investigators used in the Golden State Killer case.Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer, who targeted victims in the late
A bill moving through the Louisiana legislature could change the way juries in felony cases reach a verdict.Senate bill 243, authored by Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans), would require unanimous verdicts in felony cases. As the law stands now, only 10 of 12 jurors need to agree. Louisiana is 1
Iran Human rights (April 30, 2018): A prisoner was executed at Saveh Prison on murder and rape charges.According to Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), on the morning of Monday, April 30, a prisoner was executed at Saveh Prison on the charge of raping and murdering a five-year-old child.The
Currently, New Hampshire does not have an execution chamber. A 2008 estimate put the cost of a lethal injection facility at $1.7 million.  Governor Chris Sununu has promised to veto a bill that would abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire. But some of his fellow Republicans say ending capital
A new investigative report was released by Amnesty International on Monday. It looks at the ways that signs of mass graves of political prisoners who were executed in Iran in 1988 are being wiped out.The report states, "Today, it is still not known exactly how many prisoners were extra-judicially
Bangladesh will take a strong stance against gay rights and the abolishment of the death penalty at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.Last February, Bangladesh presented its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to the UN Human Rights Council. The review highlighted the country's human
The High-level People's Court in Hanoi on May 4 upheld the charges and sentences for three former leaders of the Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OceanBank) ruled at the first-instance trial for their wrongdoings at the bank.Accordingly, the court upheld the verdict on Ha Van Tham, former
Paul Storey's case had been granted another review less than one week before he was scheduled to be executed. A Tarrant County judge has recommended that a death row inmate’s sentence be changed to life without parole after reviewing evidence that there was false evidence introduced at his
A California Supreme Court justice, dissenting Monday in a death penalty decision, called for new rules to curb inaccurate eyewitness identification, a leading cause of wrongful convictions.The dissent came in a case in which the court decided 5 to 2 to uphold the death sentence of Ennis Reed
Hamstrung by troubles with lethal injection — gruesomely botched attempts, legal battles and growing difficulty obtaining the drugs — states are looking for alternative ways to carry out the death penalty. High on the list for some is a method that has never been used before: inhaling nitrogen
Georgia executes killer of off-duty prison guardGeorgia has executed a man convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard 22 years ago.Authorities say the death sentence of 40-year-old Robert Earl Butts Jr. was carried out at 9:58 p.m. Friday.Butts and 41-year-old Marion Wilson Jr
INQUEST report, women in prison, deaths in prison, government inaction, Still Dying on the Inside“The whole system has to change so that other women don’t die.”Still Dying on the Inside: Examining deaths in women’s prisons, a new report released this week by the charity INQUEST, is calling for urgent action to save the lives of women in prison.The report documents the inappropriate use
ATLANTA – A state panel has decided to delay the execution of a Baldwin County man convicted of killing another man during a 1996 carjacking.The decision, announced late Wednesday night, halts the execution of Robert Earl Butts Jr., who was scheduled to die Thursday evening. The state Board of
With just two weeks to go before his scheduled execution, lawyers for lovers' lane killer Juan Castillo filed another plea for clemency Tuesday, arguing that the San Antonio man wasn't the shooter and highlighting the "manifest unfairness" of his case.The 37-year-old former cook and laborer, who
Sex and Power 2018, Fawcett Society, report, women in business, women in the arts, quotas, flexitime“To get to where we are today, we’ve had to fight every step of the way. And we have to carry on fighting now.”For 2018, the centenary year of (some) women first getting the vote in parliamentary elections the Fawcett Society has brought together a new edition of the Sex and Power