Lawmakers in the Malaysian state of Pahang are considering legalising the caning of gay people. Two women in the northeastern state of Terengganu received six lashings each on Monday for having gay sex.  The sentence was handed down last month after the women, who are 32 and 22, pleaded guilty to having sex in a car. Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights (Sep 3, 2018): Three prisoners were executed at Zahedan Central Prison on the charge of “Moharebeh and armed conflict”. Moharebeh means waging war against God. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, September 3, three prisoners were executed at Zahedan Central
Part of a Hong Kong high-speed railway station formally came under Chinese jurisdiction on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that has raised concerns about the Chinese-ruled territory's promised autonomyHong Kong, China – Part of a Hong Kong high-speed railway station formally came under Chinese
#PENNYPOST, Penny Morduant, Alliance for Choice, letter, abortion law, Northern Ireland, Those needing an abortion after being raped could face a longer prison sentence than their attacker.Alliance for Choice launched a social media campaign last week asking people in Northern Ireland to write to the Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, urging her to support abortion
A mentally ill Mexican national with claims of brain damage is set for execution in November, more than two decades after he was convicted of killing his wife and two youngest children near the southern border.Robert Moreno Ramos is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 14, according to
Robert Boyd Rhoades kidnapped eight-year-old Michael Lyons while he was walking home from school in 1996, stabbed him up to 80 times with a fishing knife and kept him alive for nearly 10 agonizing hours before dumping his body in the Feather River, just up the street from the child’s home.The
Ed Zwick's fact-based drama stars Jack O'Connell as a Texas death row inmate and Laura Dern as his compassionate pen pal.While it’s reasonably convincing in arguing that a miscarriage of justice took place when Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for killing his three little children just before
Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the indictment of former state trooper George Martin will be reinstated and that he will be retried for the 1995 capital murder of his wife in Mobile County. The Alabama Supreme Court today reversed lower court rulings that had dismissed the
Human beings insist on being social creatures, no matter how much you indoctrinate or denigrate them.This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.All of us condemned inmates were hurt when Chaplain Chestnut left the prison to pursue other
John Lotter took his latest shot at getting off death row Thursday when his lawyer attacked the constitutionality of Nebraska's capital sentencing law.Sentenced to die for the 1993 triple-homicide that inspired the film "Boys Don't Cry," Lotter has filed multiple unsuccessful appeals and
Mohali, August 28 - The CBI court here on Tuesday awarded death penalty to Khushwinder Singh (45), who had murdered four members of a Fatehgarh Sahib family 14 years ago.Khushwinder, a resident of Suhavi village in Fatehgarh Sahib district, had pushed Kulwant Singh (45), latter’s wife Harjit Kaur
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected appeals by three Death Row inmates in decades-old cases, including the 1991 murder of a Fort Pierce police officer.The rulings were part of a long line of similar decisions in cases rooted in a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision.In
An American man was sentenced to death by hanging in Malaysia on Tuesday for murdering his ex-wife, but his lawyer said he was acting in self-defence and would appeal.Gerald Wayne Mickelson, 63, was convicted of strangling Guilda Mickelson in Kuala Lumpur in November 2016, his lawyer K. A. Ramu
SIXTEEN PEOPLE HAVE been executed in the United States this year. Five more are scheduled to be killed during the month of September and another eight more through the end of the year.With each of these killings, more people joined the ranks of a new class of victim — the men and women who carry
The execution sentence was carried out on Monday in the city of AbhaA Saudi national was executed in the kingdom for shooting and killing a man in the region of Asir, the kingdom’s interior ministry announced on Monday.Gibran bin Salem bin Joueid al-Qahtani shot and killed Omar bin Mohammed bin
 Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex in a car have been caned in a religious court.The Muslim women, aged 22 and 32, were each caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu.According to an official, this is the state's first conviction for
Iran Human Rights (August 30, 2018): Two prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. One of the prisoners was an Afghan citizen.According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, August 29, at least two prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. The prisoners
"Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return. With us time itself does not progress. It revolves. It seems to circle round one centre of pain. The paralysing immobility of a life every circumstance of which is
IHR Calls on the International Community to React ImmediatelyIran Human Rights (August 27 2018): Today the three lawyers of Ramin Hossein Panahi, death-row prisoner, reported that he went on a hunger strike and sewed his lips and warned about the risk of him being executed in the next few
Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Human rights groups on Friday condemned the execution of a death row inmate, alleging it was timed to boost the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) chances in the nine-in-one local government elections on Nov. 24.Lee Hung-chi (李宏基), who was sentenced to death in 2016
Taiwan executed a death-row inmate on Friday, the 1st execution carried out under President Tsai Ing-wen's government and despite ongoing calls from rights groups to abolish the death penalty.Lee Hung-chi was executed at a jail in southern Kaohsiung city Friday afternoon by firing squad
DGP says police officials directed to take swift actionJaipur: Four persons have been given death penalty in three cases of rape of minors in Rajasthan since March, when the state introduced a provision for capital punishment if the rape victim is up to 12 years of age, a top police officer said
A last-minute change of attorney has netted a stay of execution for the Brownsville killer convicted of murdering an 85-year-old woman with a screwdriver nearly two decades ago.Ruben Gutierrez, who has long professed his innocence, was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Sept. 12 - the
KOTA KINABALU: A car service adviser who claimed that ketamine was planted in his luggage without his knowledge at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) in 2015 has failed in his appeal against his death sentence for drug trafficking.The Court of Appeal’s five-member bench upheld the
police staff, sexual harassment, report, UNISON, National Police Chiefs’ Council, police chiefs, pledge, LSE, University of Surrey report‘Keeping quiet was easier than complaining’ and ‘nothing would be done if they did complain’.Police chiefs have pledged to act over high levels of sexual harassment among police staff working for police forces in England and Wales which were set out in a combined report published last month by
WASHINGTON — Most Supreme Court appointments are in a way inconsequential. A conservative replaces a conservative, a liberal replaces a liberal, and the court’s basic direction is unchanged.That is not the case with the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings
The parents of Filipina death row inmate Mary Jane Veloso have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow their daughter to testify against her alleged recruiters from her jail cell in Indonesia.In a petition filed Monday, Cesar and Celia Veloso requested the SC to nullify the Court of Appeals' (CA)
Iran Human Rights (August 30, 2018): According to reports confirmed by Iran Human Rights (IHR), the Iranian lawyer Mohammad Najafi has been sentenced to three years in prison and 74 lashes. Ten other civil activists have also been sentenced to prison and lashes.According to a close source, during
Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Human rights groups on Friday condemned the execution of a death row inmate, alleging it was timed to boost the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) chances in the nine-in-one local government elections on Nov. 24.Lee Hung-chi (李宏基), who was sentenced to death in 2016
Julius Jones is on death row in Oklahoma, despite compelling evidence that he was wrongfully convicted and continues to maintain his innocence. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals could set an execution date in the next 12 months. Mr. Jones’ co-defendant, the key witness against him, fit an
The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to begin confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July after 3 decades on the court.In a Pew Research Center survey just after Kavanaugh's
The four men in Tennessee cited the lethal injection of Billy Ray Irick, who appeared to suffer during his August executionIn the minutes before his execution, Billy Ray Irick knew two things: He was suffocating and he was involuntarily paralyzed, according to court documents, a fate that four
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Thursday, August 30, 2018) – On Friday, September 7, Oklahoma District Court Judge Bill Graves will preside over a hearing about a procedural question related to DNA testing in the case of Julius Jones, a death row prisoner who has always maintained his innocence for a 1999
In sub-Saharan Africa, a region with no shortage of development issues, Botswana stands out for its strong economy, stable democracy and commitment to the rule of law. But by one measure the country is frighteningly narrow-minded — its support for capital punishment.Most of Africa is abandoning