Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on Tuesday ordered judges to halt death sentences for concerned convicts and review their cases.  Thousands on death row for drug crimes in Iran will escape hanging as a new softened anti-narcotics law is enforced, local media reported on Wednesday. Judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on Tuesday ordered judges to halt Leggi Tutto
REDWOOD CITY — Prosecutors in San Mateo County will seek the death penalty against a 29-year-old Redwood City man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 17-month-old girl left in his care.Daniel Contreras is charged with murder with the special circumstance that he killed the girl —
Govt opposes lethal injection and shooting as alternative methods of executionTribune News Service, New Delhi, January 9 - The NDA government on Tuesday opposed use of lethal injection to execute a death row convict, saying it “was not workable”.During hearing of a PIL filed by advocate Rishi
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it won't review the case of Walter Leroy Moody Jr., the man on Alabama's death row for the 1989 pipe bombing death of federal appeals judge Robert S. Vance.U.S. Supreme Court justices did not issue a written opinion on why it would not review Moody's
The death penalty stands practically abolished, believe SC judges.The death penalty would stay on Indian statute books for at least another 50 years, predicted a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) in a wide-ranging study of opinions of former apex court judges conducted by NLU Delhi on the death
The Senate will resume this month its hearings on the revival of the death penalty through a subcommittee to be headed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said on Monday.Pimentel made it clear that he made the decision not because House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had
The persecution of witches came down to a battle for the 'market share' of post-Reformation Christians, according to a paper by 2 economistsIt was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550
The persecution of witches came down to a battle for the 'market share' of post-Reformation Christians, according to a paper by 2 economistsIt was a terrifying phenomenon that continues to cast a shadow over certain parts of Europe even today. The great age of witch trials, which ran between 1550
A bill to be introduced this session would eliminate the death penalty in Washington state and require people convicted of first-degree murder to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole.State Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested Senate Bill 6052 after other legislation failed to
WILKES-BARRE — Susan Major entered the courtroom Friday morning sobbing uncontrollably as the man accused of murdering her three sons sat shackled, waiting to learn if he would face the death penalty.When Preston Daquen Bonnett, 27, found out prosecutors would not pursue capital punishment, he
In our Explainer series, Fair Punishment Project lawyers help unpackage some of the most complicated issues in the criminal justice system. We break down the problems behind the headlines - like bail, civil asset forfeiture, or the Brady doctrine - so that everyone can understand them. Wherever
Iran Human Rights (Jan 4 2018): On the morning of Thursday, two prisoners from Varamin were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. The official media had earlier reported the execution of a juvenile offender at the same prison.According to a close source, on the morning of Thursday January 4, a prisoner
SHE is accused of transporting nearly 2kg of heroin from Brazil to Cambodia and was preparing to return to Australia via Hong Kong when she was arrested.Australian Ve Thi Tran, 37, is now in the notorious Prey Sar prison after being stopped as she was checking in at Phnom Penh airport last
Carrie Gracie, China editor, BBC, gender pay gap, pay complaints, ‘It is men earning more in the same jobs or jobs of equal value. It is pay discrimination and it is illegal.’BBC journalist Carrie Gracie, who resigned from her post as China editor after a gender pay gap row, has written an open letter about exectly why she made that deicision to the BBC’s
An Upper Merion man sentenced to death for killing a baby and her grandmother during a bungled kidnapping in 2012 has an execution date in February, but will likely get a reprieve because a death penalty moratorium previously was put in place by Gov. Tom Wolf.On Monday, Pennsylvania Department of
WASHINGTON — Saying that a capital trial in Georgia may have been marred by a juror’s racism, the Supreme Court on Monday gave a death row inmate there a fresh chance to argue that he should receive a new trial.The court’s opinion was brief and unsigned. Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by
Egypt’s parliament approved, Monday, a legislative amendment to toughen penalties against child abduction to death by hanging.The House of Representatives of Egypt said in a statement it had agreed to “amend a penal code that would impose the death penalty or life imprisonment of 25 years for
Kenny Richey, who was reprieved after 21 years on death row in the USA, claims he's found redemption - by building shelters for homeless veterans. Richey, born and raised in Edinburgh until he was 18, lived through 13 execution dates for the 1987 house fire death of 2-year-old Cynthia Collins. He
In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony – buoyed by the release of the Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) annual report evidencing another year in the long-observable trend of capital punishment’s disuse and disfavor in America – both the Washington
GENERAL NATIVIDAD, Nueva Ecija — The family of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso said protests may be staged next week following a Court of Appeals (CA) ruling that prevented Mary Jane’s testimony from being used in the human trafficking trial of her recruiters.Veloso, who would be
The Sefardi Chief Rabbi said instituting the death penalty offered "no gain" for the Israeli public, only offering potential danger for world Jewry.Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, the Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, spoke out against the proposed death-penalty legislation during a weekly lecture Saturday
The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for
LINCOLN — Attorneys for Gov. Pete Ricketts argued Friday in court that he simply exercised his rights as a citizen when he participated in a referendum petition that restored Nebraska’s death penalty in 2016.Lawyers for the ACLU of Nebraska countered that as the state’s top executive, the
Attorney General Jeff Sessions authorizes federal prosecutors to seek capital punishment in two murder cases and is said to be weighing it in others, including Manhattan terror attackThe Justice Department has agreed to seek the federal death penalty in at least two murder cases, in what
Bristol Women’s Literature Festival 2018, launched, 16-18 March, programmeBristol Women’s Literature Festival 2018’s programme has been launched.And the Festival is ‘thrilled’ to be working in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol Women’s Voice, Watershed, and Spike Island to bring you some of the UK and US’s best writers over three days in March.The
6,000 captured Jihadis got the death penalty in terror trials lasting under 20 minutes. Iraqi courts are sentencing Islamic State fighters - including Europeans - to execution by hanging.BRIT Jihadists captured after the fall of ISIS in Iraq are facing the death penalty in terror trials lasting
Federal prosecutors filed a rare "Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty" on Monday in Detroit in the case of a gang suspect who is charged with a raft of murderous crimes.And Billy Arnold, 31, likely won't be the only member of the Seven Mile Bloods to be fighting for life in U.S. District
Cool men don't buy sex, campaign, Nordic Model Now!‘We do not believe that prostitution is inevitable’.It is estimated that there are 11 million sex trafficking victims worldwide, of whom 96 per cent are women and girls.This represents an unimaginable amount of human misery and suffering.But let us be clear, it is the money that ordinary
A top Iranian judiciary official has said antigovernment protest leaders should be handed the harshest possible sentences, while President Hassan Rohani suggested demonstrations were driven by opposition to his ultraconservative rivals in the ruling elite.Rohani and Hamid Shahriari, deputy head
JEDDAH — A criminal court of Al-Minya in southern Egypt has sent the papers of an Egyptian citizen who was sentenced to death for murdering a Saudi woman and her daughter two years ago to the country’s grand mufti for approval to carry out the sentence.Under the Egyptian criminal law, prior
Republicans will push to reinstate the death penalty when state lawmakers convene next week, setting up another clash over capital punishment nearly a decade after it was abolished in New Mexico.State Rep. Monica Youngblood, a Republican from Albuquerque, said Sunday she will file legislation
The Australian federal police is working with Cambodian authorities who have arrested an Australian woman at Phnom Penh international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle almost 2kg of heroin in her luggage.Cambodia’s immigration department said on its official Facebook page that 1,814 grams
Justice, Mercy and Caprice review: An engaging look at Ireland’s journey towards the abolition of death penaltyTo many, the death penalty may seem like an anachronistic punishment, a relic of a past age that in the process of civilisation has been confined to the history books. Some may therefore
MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer of convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso on Friday said that a Philippine court baring its citizen's story on illegal recruitment to be heard in court is "disappointing and ironic.""Her testimony is being prevented by our own courts, the Court of Appeals in