Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man ever convicted in a US court for a role in the September 11 attacks, now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaeda and ISIS. Moussaoui is serving a life sentence at the Supermax federal prison in Colorado after narrowly escaping the death penalty at his 2006 trial.  He was sometimes referred to Leggi Tutto
“We cannot overcome crime by simply executing criminals, nor can we restore the lives of the innocent by ending the lives of those convicted of their murders,” he added. “The death penalty offers the tragic illusion that we can defend life by taking life.”JACKSONVILLE, Florida - In his fifth
When a judge fails to comply with the state DNA testing law, the Ohio Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear an offender’s appeal, the state’s high court ruled today.The Court ruled 5-2 that a laboratory report’s conclusions about a DNA test are not equivalent to actual test results. Therefore
Iran Human Rights (IHR), May 19, 2020: Arsalan Khodkam, a political prisoner at Urmia Central Prison, who his family say has not committed any acts of violence, was sentenced to death under pressure from the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). The sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court.Speaking to
UNEP, COVID-19, briefing, Working with the environment to protect people, mapping zoonotic threat, protecting the environment“Economies that work with nature are critical to ensure that the world’s nations thrive.”The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it is stepping up its work on mapping zoonotic threat and protecting the environment to reduce the risk of future pandemics, such as the
The Supreme People's Court unveiled seven severe cases involving harm to minors in a bid to show its determination to protect children and uphold justice."People who harm juveniles with cruel intent must be heavily punished, and the death penalty must be given without hesitation to those who
No one is tougher on Sister Helen Prejean than, well, Sister Helen Prejean.The New Orleans-based Roman Catholic nun is best known as the author of the 1993 bestseller “Dead Man Walking.” The book inspired the 1995 film starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, for which she won an Oscar playing
Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) - The East Aceh police, on Monday, destroyed 45 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine seized from five members of a transnational drug ring arrested during a drug raid operation in Naleung Village, Julok Sub-district, on April 17.East Aceh Police Chief Adjunct Sen. Coms
(CNN) -- Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, 2020.Cell phone video of the fatal interaction soon surfaced between Arbery and the two men who chased him, Gregory and Travis McMichael, raising more questions and prompting a call for justice from
From Brunei to Brazil, Budapest to Boise, LGBTQ+ people are fighting for their lives and dignity.On May 17, 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders, recognizing homosexuality as a natural variant of human sexuality. This milestone now marks an
A Malaysian debt collector, who was implicated by two drug couriers as the mastermind behind a heroin transaction, was sentenced to hang yesterday.Punithan Genasan, 37, is the first person here to be handed the death penalty via remote hearing amid the coronavirus pandemic.He was found to be
A father accused of sexually abusing his six-year-old son to death with a stick is set to face his third murder trial. Mauricio Torres, 50, is facing the death penalty on capital murder and battery charges. He was set to face a jury trial scheduled to begin on August 24, but the trial was
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic advocates against the death penalty spoke out against Missouri’s May 19 execution of a death-row inmate, Walter Barton, whose death by lethal injection was the first execution to happen during the pandemic.So far, amid the coronavirus pandemic in the United States
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of what was Wyoming's lone inmate on death row, possibly clearing the way for his execution.Prosecutors plan to ask Dale Wayne Eaton, 75, be put to death for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Lisa Marie Kimmell in
A Missouri man convicted in the 1991 killing of his former landlord was executed Tuesday evening, becoming the first death row inmate to die in the United States since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic in early March. The ACLU confirmed the execution.Walter Barton, 64, died
The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre.Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter
Courts found blatant racism was key factor in Johnny Lee Gates’ convictionAfter 43 years in prison — more than 25 years of that on death row — Johnny Lee Gates walked out of custody on Friday a free man.Gates was convicted during a 1977 trial of the rape, armed robbery and murder of a Leggi
An Elko man who was arrested this week on child abuse charges is now facing a charge of open murder, after the infant died, as well as an additional child abuse charge regarding the 4-year-old boy he was caring for.Nathan J. O’Dell, 24, was caring for the 7-month-old male and a 4-year-old boy at
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, a case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.The court ruled that the
My name is Joel Drain. I am the person who killed him.A month after writing those two sentences in a letter to an Ohio newspaper, Drain was indicted by a grand jury in Warren County. He was charged with aggravated murder and two other felonies. Now, he faces the death penalty, and his trial is
SINGAPORE — A 20-year-old Singaporean man has been charged in court on Sunday (17 May) with the murder of a jogger at Punggol Field last weekend.The Straits Times reported that Surajsrikan Diwakar Mani Tripathi, who appeared via video link, is accused of stabbing Tay Rui Hao, 38, near a bus stop
Lahore, May 15: The incidents of blasphemy allegations continue to persist in Pakistan amid Covid-19 outbreak in the country and rest of the world.According to Pakistan Today, the most recent accusation has come in Sialkot, where a football maker was accused of blasphemy on owing to a design on
Iran Human Rights (IHR); May 15, 2020: According to informed sources, several cases of Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) have been identified in Ward 7 of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. The authorities have claimed that the prisoners are infected with tuberculosis and have transferred them to
May 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to either bring new proceedings against a Texas death row inmate or release him from prison.The ruling means Ronald Prible, 48, could go free within a matter of months.He was given the death penalty in 2002 for the 1999 deaths of
LEBANON — A prison inmate is headed for Ohio’s Death Row after a short trial in Warren County.Joel Drain, 39, pleaded no contest to the murder charges and specifications filed against him for murdering another inmate in April 2019 and was sentenced to death on Monday by a three-judge panel.Drain
open letter, National Police Chiefs Council, campaigners, domestic extremists, NetPol, Prevent, To treat environmental protestors as terrorists under Prevent is an abuse of power and a misuse of the strategy.More than 600 people have signed an open letter to senior police officers calling for an end to political campaigning being categorised as “domestic extremism”.At least 45
An antiterrorism court on Monday sentenced 2 men, said to be associated with the militant Islamic State group, to death in a case pertaining to the 2017 suicide blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan that killed around 70 people and wounded dozens of others. The judge of the
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A video released Monday shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery's parked car in 2017 and when he refuses to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle an officer tries to tase him.The video, first obtained by The Guardian, shows Arbery refusing Glynn
An Iraqi leader who blamed the coronavirus pandemic on same-sex marriage is, to the surprise of no one, raging over a Pride flag in Baghdad.Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is head of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam militia, said in March: “One of the most appalling things that
A federal court of appeals has vacated the stay of execution for Walter Barton, clearing the way for Missouri to put him to death Tuesday for a 1991 murder he says he did not commit.Barton, now 64, is set to die by injection. He was convicted of first-degree murder in the Oct. 9, 1991, killing of
Two teenage girls have been murdered in a so-called "honour killing" in north-west Pakistan following a video circulated on the internet.They are said to have been shot dead by family members earlier this week in a village on the border of the North and South Waziristan tribal districts.The
The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that State must release certain information on execution drugs obtained for the execution of Carey Dean Moore.The state argued that the records should be confidential. The State claims releasing the information could lead to the identification of members of
The Western District Court of Missouri granted Walter Barton a 30 day stay of execution. Walter was scheduled to be executed on May 19th, 2020. According to the order granting the stay, the stay will allow the federal court time to determine if the Petitioner would likely succeed based on the
Robert Todd Burmingham, dubbed the "blue-light rapist" who was accused by his victims of using flashing blue lights to pull them over, died Wednesday while serving a life term at the Cummins prison, officials said.A Pulaski County coroner's report released Thursday states that Burmingham, 54, had