Alabama on Thursday plans to execute the second man in two weeks by lethal injection.  Nearly two months after his first execution attempt was called off at the last minute, Christopher Lee Price is scheduled to die on Thursday at Holman prison in Atmore. Price was sentenced to death for the 1991 murder of Fayette County preacher Bill Lynn. Leggi Tutto
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, new investigation, institutional responses, child sexual abuse, exploitation, context, religious organisations, religious settings New inquiry particularly interested in participation of those who work with women and girls.The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation in the context of religious organisations and
SINGAPORE: A Nigerian man facing the gallows for importing drugs into Singapore eight years ago was spared death on Monday (May 27) after the Court of Appeal acquitted him of his capital charge.Three judges found that the prosecution had failed to establish that Adili Chibuike Ejike knew that
The Court of Cassation upheld a February State Security Court (SSC) ruling, sentencing 2 men to death in connection with the Karak terror cell case that resulted in the death of 10 people in Karak Governorate in 2016.In November, the SSC sentenced the two defendants to death, but decided
At least 2,443 people, including minors at the time of their arrest, were sentenced to death by Egyptian courts in President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi's first five years of rule, according to rights group Reprieve.A death penalty index compiled by UK-based Reprieve identified 12 cases of children under
The Court of Appeal has thrown out two final appeals by a Malaysian drug trafficker against his death sentence for drug trafficking on Monday (27 May), ending a series of court battles spanning a period of nearly 10 years.The final recourse for 30-year-old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam would
As the sun began to set over the prayer vigil outside Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, where 68-year-old Don Johnson was about to die, another execution was underway some 400 miles south of Nashville. “I would like to thank Jesus for everything he’s done for me,” Michael
In President Abdelfattah el-Sisi’s first five years in power, his regime handed preliminary death sentences to more than 2,400 people, a Reprieve report reveals.Mass Injustice: Statistical Findings on the Death Penalty in Egypt examines Egypt’s death penalty crisis in unprecedented detail.The
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree awarded by Britain’s Oxford University after a global backlash led by celebrities including George Clooney and Elton John for proposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.Nearly 120,000 people had signed a petition by April
The chamber overrode Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a repeal with the bare minimum votes necessary to send the issue back to the SenateThe New Hampshire House has taken a big step toward eliminating the state's death penalty by overriding the governor's veto.The chamber on Thursday overrode Gov
Allies of strongman president score victories in elections, leaving the Senate at his mercyRodrigo Duterte has won a sweeping victory in mid-term elections in the Philippines, further consolidating his power and popularity and paving the way for the introduction of controversial reforms.The
A bid to shield potential suppliers of execution drugs to Louisiana prisons behind a wall of secrecy easily cleared the Louisiana House despite objections from some death penalty opponents.Drug manufacturers, pharmacists, suppliers and other involved in providing the state lethal drugs for
open letter, Mim Davies MP, Penny Mordaunt, Tampon Tax, pay back, womens organisations, petitionCash raised from this unpopular levy should only to be donated to organisations dedicated to women.In 2015, the money collected from VAT on period products, known as the Tampon Tax, was pledged to go to women’s charities.But numerous women’s charities have since reported that they have not
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday sentenced 2 Lashkar-e-Jhangvi* militants to death in an eight-year-old case of a lawyer’s killing in a sectarian attack outside a former judge’s residence.The ATC-VI judge awarded capital punishment to Jameel Ahmed and Muneer Ahmed after finding them
Customs officers at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport arrested 2 Thai nationals for attempting to smuggle a total of 1.08 kg of crystal methamphetamine inside their stomach.The two men, who authorities have identified as Prakob Seetasang and Radisson Phenlamat, allegedly swallowed the drugs to hide them
Un quatrième français a été condamné à mort lundi pour appartenance à Daesh. Un quatrième français a été condamné à mort lundi pour appartenance à Daesh, après trois premières condamnations dimanche. Il s’agit d’un verdict inédit pour des ressortissants français.RELATED | Baghdad court sentences
BAGHDAD (AP) — France said Monday the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group has jurisdiction to rule in the case, a statement that came as questions swirl about the legal treatment of thousands of foreign nationals formerly with the
More than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nearly half of the state’s Death Row prisoners to have their death sentences revisited.With a conservative bloc of justices led by Chief
At a glance, you would never suspect Jerry Givens was once a state-sanctioned killer.He is a deeply religious family man, who loves to laugh and sings in his church's choir.But for 17 years he was the US state of Virginia's chief executioner, putting 37 men to death in the electric chair and
It is “not tenable” for Singapore to go easy on Malaysian drug offenders who are caught on the Singapore side of the causeway, the island's Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, said today.Speaking at the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Workplan seminar, he noted the case of Pannir Selvam
public health issue, public toilets, recommendations, report, Royal Society for Public HealthThe inadequate provision of public loos is a threat to health, mobility and equality.In recent decades increasing pressure on local authority budgets has led to the privatisation or closure of many public toilets.In a YouGov UK survey in 2017, 59 per cent of women reported that they regularly
SINGAPORE — The Court of Appeal on Thursday (May 23) granted an eleventh-hour appeal by Pannir Selvam Pranthaman for a stay of his execution. He was supposed to be hanged in Changi Prison on Friday morning.The 31-year-old Malaysian was convicted in 2017 of trafficking 51.84g of diamorphine, also
The Catholic bishops of Florida are calling on the state’s governor to spare the life of Bobby Joe Long, a convicted serial killer who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.“Although [Long] caused much harm, society has been safe from his aggressive acts in the decades of his incarceration
It used to be we'd just put them in Yellow Mama. Yellow Mama's what Alabama's electric chair's called.Then, just flip the switch and after a little sizzlin' and scorchin', they’re done.Can you believe some country singers even wrote and sold some songs about that -- that ol' yellow chair?!Yellow
The Osaka High Court on Friday upheld the death penalty imposed on a 72-year-old woman dubbed Japan’s “black widow” for murdering her husband and two common-law partners with poison to inherit money and escape debt.In handing down the sentence to Chisako Kakehi, presiding Judge Hiroaki Higuchi
French FM says his country is increasing steps to avoid death penalty for four French citizens convicted of fighting alongside IS group.PARIS - France said Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to stop Iraq executing four French citizens convicted of fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS)
BAGHDAD (AP) — The French former members of the Islamic State group were brought into the courtroom in Baghdad one after the other on Monday and made to sit inside a wooden cage in the middle. As they spoke in French, a government official typed up the translation into Arabic, which immediately
Francis has said he accidentally fired his gun when his daughter tried to hug him while he was cleaning the weapon.Lionel Francis has been found guilty of capital murder in the May 2016 death of his toddler.Police say Francis got into a fight with the mother of his 20-month-old daughter
Iraq has offered to try all foreign fighters held by the SDF. Several hundreds have been transferred for trial by Iraqi courts but none have so far been executedThree Frenchmen have been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after being found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant
After already having spent years on death row, the American with Spanish nationality has been given life imprisonment for a 1994 triple murder, and plans to appeal this latest rulingSpanish citizen Pablo Ibar has been spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison by a US court in
A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal injection
After passing the House, HB 1139, meant to reform how Texas decides whether a defendant is too intellectually disabled to execute, was significantly softened in Senate committee.A House bill meant to reform Texas’ death penalty procedures for intellectually disabled defendants was amended in the
SHANGHAI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- A man who stabbed and killed two school children outside a primary school in Shanghai last year was sentenced to death on Thursday, according to the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People's Court.The court handed down the death penalty to Huang Yichuan for intentional
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case in which the Texas courts decided a death-row prisoner’s appeal by adopting the prosecution’s fact findings and legal arguments word-for-word without providing the defendant’s lawyer any opportunity to respond. In a May 20, 2019 ruling, the