Joint Statement Today October 15, 6 independent rights organizations released a new report as part of the campaign to end capital punishment in Egypt. The report, "Military Execution," examines the state-sponsored killing of 33 civilians between July 2013 and September 2018, following 8 trials in military courts lacking basic due process guarantees, and rife with violations and Leggi Tutto
Execution of Zainab Ansari's assailant takes number of state-sanctioned killings to nearly 500 since late 2014.Islamabad, Pakistan - Pakistan has executed a man convicted for having raped and murdered a six-year-old girl in the eastern district of Kasur, jail authorities and the girl's family
While the details of the execution are still up in the air, but the state is preparing to send a death row inmate in Tennessee to the electric chair.A jury sentenced Edmund Zagorski to death back in 1984 for the slayings of two men during a drug deal. Zagorski had been set to be executed Leggi
A survey conducted by the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research (AFRICPGR) has revealed that majority of Ghanaians want the death penalty expunged from the criminal justice system.Findings of the survey, which were presented at a workshop at the University of Ghana, Legon
The Women's Environmental Network, Environmental Week, #Period Action, eco-friendly periods, end period povertyWe need to change social and cultural attitudes towards menstruation.The Women’s Environmental Network, (WEN), a UK charity working on issues that link women, health and the environment, is in the throes of its first ever Environmenstrual Week of Action – and taking #PeriodAction to make
A half-century after Justice Lewis Powell applied the logic of tobacco manufacturers to dismiss empirical studies, a state supreme court decided to accept their findings.Last week, the American death penalty lurched on step closer to its eventual demise, as the Washington Supreme Court decided to
In the remaining months of 2018, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is likely to reach a grim milestone. Of the 4 remaining scheduled executions in Texas, 3 defendants were convicted in Fort Worth or Dallas.The next of those executions to proceed will be the 100th execution resulting from
Indonesia should follow in Malaysia's footsteps in abolishing the death penalty, a human rights group has said.Amnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid said an initiative to abolish the death penalty could come from the House of Representatives."In Malaysia, the initiative comes from
Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said. Hundreds of Somalis gathered at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attack in which a truck
The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to cancer patients.Even the country's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called for a review of the sentence the 29-year-old father received.Now, Mr
Plan Interational UK, street harassment, UK girls, school uniform, sexual harassment, #IayItsNotOKDespite harassment happening to girls in public places people did not step in to help.In September a survey by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK revealed that 66 per cent of girls in the UK had experienced unwanted sexual attention or unwanted sexual or physical contact in a public
open letter, Daily Telegraph, 8 October 2018, environmental groups, government proposals, fracking‘If approved, these proposals would be as shocking as they would be harmful.’Earlier this year, the government announced two proposals that a coalition of environmental groups have spoken out against.The first would treat non-hydraulic shale gas exploration as ‘permitted development’ –
Letters written on death row were given to the Hankyoreh by Lee Sang-hyeok, the attorney who set up the Council for the Abolishment of Capital Punishment in South Korea in 1989.For more than 2 decades, from Mar. 1994 until this past July, Lee received 63 handwritten letters running for more than
In an orange jumpsuit and shackled in chains, Australian Lisa Cunningham waved and mouthed the words "I love you" to her 21-year-old daughter in the public gallery.Mrs Cunningham 43, was then ushered out of the courtroom, and back to jail in Maricopa County Jail, in Phoenix, Arizona.The
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has once again stoked debate on capital punishment after concurring with a European Union position on the emotive matter. The EU said capital punishment had not established any deterrent effect on murderers."The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It
Shelter, National Housing Federation, campaign, stop DSS discrimination, indirect discrimination, women, disabeld peopleStop DSS Discrimination: end prejudice against renters on benefits.Five of England’s leading letting agents actively discriminate against tenants on housing benefit, according to a report by Shelter and the National Housing Federation (NHF).In an undercover investigation carried out by
SANDAKAN: The death penalty will be replaced with a sentence of minimum 30 years behind bars said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong.He said in the proposed amendment to Section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, for instance, where a convicted offender
TOKYO - The family of a former Aum Shinrikyo cult member plans to file for a retrial after he was executed in July for his role in the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway nerve gas attack and other crimes committed by the group, an informed source said.RELATED: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on
After 1-year-long lull, a condemned prisoner and notorious criminal Imran Ali will be executed in Lahore's central jail on Wednesday.The prison staff has finalised arrangements to execute the serial rapist-cum-killer in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail on October 17. But, Zainab's father Amin Ansari has
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Edmund Zagorski was convicted of shooting two men then slitting their throats after setting up a fake drug deal. His execution was scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 11, but several legal battles have kept the courts from deciding if, when or even how he will die.IF: Will He Be
October 10 is World Day against Death Penalty. Indonesia is one of the few remaining countries that still implements capital punishment. Despite many rejections from various circles, the Indonesian government still believes the death penalty serves as an effective deterrent against crime.In a
10 October 2018 - On this 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty, France reaffirms its opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances.France is committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment and calls on all nations that still apply
Every story about a murder is followed by comments calling for the death penalty. This is why that's stupidI recently wrote a piece about 17 teenagers in Wales who were convicted of murder .This involved spending a day and a half trawling through old articles, court reports and archives.Initially
letter, protest, women silenced, discussion, gender recognition act, consultation, sex self-ID, trrans activism, women's rightsHarassment of those organising, speaking at or even attending meetings is now routine.Nearly 200 prominent figures signed an open letter that outlines concerns that public and private bodies are helping close down discussion about government plans to reform the law regarding ‘gender
A Lagos-based human rights group, Legal Defence & Assistance Project (LEDAP), yesterday urged the federal and state governments to put an end to death penalty in the country.In statement signed by its Senior Legal Officer, Pamela Okoroigwe, to commemorate the 16th World Day against the Use of
Botswana is allegedly using fellow prisoners to carry out executions of death row inmates, APA learned here on Monday.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Justice and Security Segakweng Tsiane told the Public Accounts Committee that they decided to use inmates as hangmen after locals
Claim: Some 170 States have either abolished the death penalty or introduced a moratorium on its use.Verdict: According to Amnesty International in 2017, 142 countries had abolished the death penalty in law or practice.The UN Secretary General António Guterres marked the World Day Against the
On Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court struck down that state’s death penalty due to racial bias and arbitrary application. Washington became the 19th state to abandon the death penalty. Ohio lawmakers would be wise to follow suit.In 1981, 3 short years after Ohio's death penalty was ruled
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the abolition of the death penalty has yet to be finalised, and that the necessary legislation is still being drafted.“We have not asked the legislation required in order to abolish [the death penalty]. Just saying it
The EU and its member states reiterated their absolute opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and restated their commitment to the worldwide abolition of the death penaltyThe European Union (EU) has called on Bangladesh to introduce a moratorium on executions as step towards
The ruling makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people presently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison.OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s death
SaveLives, domestic abuse, radical rethink, response, strategy, The Whole Picture,The current response plays a waiting game; we need to stop it happening in the first place.National domestic abuse charity SafeLives has called for a radical rethink in the response to domestic abuse, stopping it before it starts rather than waiting for harm to happen.Domestic abuse becomes a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the execution of Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski to allow time for consideration of arguments that he had poor legal representation during his trial and sentencing.In a split decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of
The mother of a Bali Nine member executed in Indonesia has spoken out about her son in a bid to end the death penalty.More than three years after the execution of her Bali Nine son, Raji Sukumaran tearfully continues a fight to end the death penalty and has attracted some star power.The mother of