In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has acquitted three persons who had been given the death penalty and three others who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for the alleged murder of five persons and rape of a lady and a child. Interestingly, this acquittal comes nearly ten years after a Division Bench of Supreme Court Leggi Tutto
A three-judge bench headed by Justice AK Sikri upheld the death sentence awarded to Khushwinder Singh, who, on the pretext of performing a religious ritual, had killed six of his wife's relatives in 2012New Delhi: In a first off case since it prioritised hearing of the death penalty case, the
An Australian woman has been ordered by a US court to hand over her DNA to prosecutors who allege she murdered her young stepdaughter.Former Adelaide resident Lisa Cunningham faces the death penalty in Phoenix, Arizona, after being charged with the first-degree murder and neglect of
A French man faces execution under Indonesia's strict drug laws after he was caught using a false-bottomed suitcase to smuggle narcotics into the Southeast Asian nation, an official said MondayMataram, Indonesia – A French man faces execution under Indonesia’s strict drug laws after he was caught
In late January, Ohio’s newly-elected governor, Mike DeWine, granted a six-month reprieve to Warren Keith Henness. Recently, DeWine halted all executions in the state until the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is able to develop a new execution protocol approved by the courts. Ohio
Chatty, cheerful and brimming with mischievous gossip, Lindsay Sandiford sits cross-legged, knitting a pink baby blanket, and talks affectionately about her sons and the granddaughters she dotes on, whose faces smile out from pictures stuck on the walls around her bed."They are a joy - a real
The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights rejected recent allegations leveled against the country by the United Nation’s special rapporteur as “baseless”, saying the person is misusing his position to propaganda against the Islamic Republic.In a statement issued on Saturday, the High
Several top European politicians backed Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Thursday after he told Arab leaders he was gay and could be condemned to death in some of their countries, reportedly prompting an "icy silence" from some of those present at an EU-Arab League summit in
Coble, 70, was sentenced to death nearly 30 years ago in a 1989 triple murder near Waco. He is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his execution.On Thursday, Texas is scheduled to execute a 70-year-old man for killing three of his wife's family members in the Waco area nearly three decades
According to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, 102 applications have been received by the ministry for the post of the executioner.Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry, Bandula Jayasinghe said that among the applicant, a foreign national, too, have applied for the post. However
There are five reasons and even more causes that lead to wrongful convictions.What causes wrongful convictions? As I posted recently, it comes down to about five reasons (although as the National Registry of Exonerations points out, many cases have multiple causes):Highest in adult sexual assault
INQUEST, #LegalAidForInquests, campaign launch, petition, non means tested legal aid funding families, state-related death The Ministry of Justice has ‘disregarded the evidence and ignored the voices of bereaved families.’Following the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely-supported proposals and overwhelming evidence for fair legal funding for bereaved people, rights groups, bereaved families
Northern Ireland, department of Justice, public consultation, child sexual abuse, law, “I would encourage everyone with an interest in protecting children to access the consultation.”Northern Ireland’s Department of Justice has just published a consultation which includes proposed measures to strengthen the law to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse.Child sexual
HONG KONG — Before she went on holiday with her boyfriend, the young woman from Hong Kong told friends about his pledge to her. “He said I am his first and last girlfriend,” the woman, Poon Hiu-wing, 20, wrote on Facebook. It would be her last Facebook post.After their trip to Taiwan in February
The 11th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM is the first report since implementation of the new amendments to the Anti-Narcotics law.This report provides an assessment and analysis of death penalty trends in 2018 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the
The Colorado legislature has debated getting rid of capital punishment four times since 2000. The bill being brought this year wouldn’t send the question to voters, as proponents of lethal injection want.Democrats are pushing to abolish the death penalty in Colorado for the 5th time in a dozen
Brown was freed from nearly a decade on death row in 2015, but because he was never declared "actually innocent," he couldn't get compensation for wrongful imprisonment — until Friday.Alfred Dewayne Brown spent nearly a decade on Texas’ death row before his conviction was thrown out by the
France’s Minister of Justice has announced that the government will intervene should French Islamic State members be sentenced to death in Iraq for their activities.Thirteen French Islamic State fighters face trial in Iraq after being captured in Syria and under Iraqi law, the penalty for anyone
By M RaviI was at the European Parliament yesterday, and in a rare occasion, felt less pride in adorning my Singapore Badge. A representative from the Council of Europe highlighted Singapore’s leading role in opposing the move by the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution to abolish or impose a
BRUSSELS: Business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has commended Malaysia for its plan to abolish the death penalty.The Virgin Group founder said the government's decision was one of the positive developments seen around the world when it came to the death penalty."I think I speak for us all in
Iowa lawmakers have again introduced a bill that would bring back the death penalty for certain crimes.Under a bill that won support from an Iowa Senate committee Wednesday, the state would allow the death penalty for someone convicted of first-degree murder if the crime also involved kidnapping
A bill banning capital punishment in the State of Colorado is expected to pass in early 2019, an effort that Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has supported, and that Colorado Governor Jared Polis said he would sign should the legislature present it to him.In his speech during the March for Life Jan
The United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of EJI client Vernon Madison, a 68-year-old man suffering from severe vascular dementia following multiple life-threatening strokes. The Court held that Mr. Madison, who is legally blind, incontinent, cannot walk without a walker, speaks with
HEAL, Arnika, IPEN, report, toxic chemicals, recycled products, childrens' toys, European Union, UNSAFE: New EU rules allow toxic chemicals in children’s toys and other products made of recycled plastics.The European Parliament and Council decision on the reform of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation announced recently, and hailed as protective for health, will keep
The Bombay High Court had confirmed the death sentence in June 2006 against which Borkar approached the Supreme Court. His counsel told the apex court that he had realised his mistake.THE SUPREME Court has commuted the death sentence of a man — convicted of killing a child for ransom — to life
South Sudan authorities executed at least 7 people in February 2019 alone, 3 of whom were from the same family. This is as many as were executed in the whole of 2018 and represents a shocking spike in the use of the death penalty in the country, Amnesty International said today.“This confirms our
A condemned killer of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail here on Sunday night.Saiful Islam Mamun was hanged at 10:01pm, said jail super M Shajahan Ahmed.Later, an ambulance carrying his body started for his village home in Bagerhat, he
Despite being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders, Mohammad Kalhori is facing imminent execution in Iran for a crime he allegedly committed at the age of 15, his attorney Hossein Aghakhani told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on February 28, 2019.With the sentence already
The First High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced two defendants to death after finding them guilty of smuggling 68 kilograms of hashish from Iran through the sea. Without revealing further information on the defendants’ age or nationalities, Muharraq Governorate Chief Prosecutor Adnan Mattar
Texas executes man for killing wife's familyA Texas inmate has been executed nearly 30 years after killing his estranged wife's parents and her brother, who was a police officer.Billie Wayne Coble received lethal injection Thursday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.The 70-year-old
Vatican City, Feb 27, 2019 / 05:07 pm (CNA).- In a video message sent Wednesday to an international anti-death penalty group Pope Francis encouraged them in their work and deliberations.“Human life is a gift that we have received, the most important and primary, the source of all other gifts and
In a tense, crowded room inside Nashville’s Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Claude Garrett sat before a large TV monitor and stared at the screen. Behind him, a crowd of people gathered before a long conference table. Garrett wore prison-issued blue jeans, glasses, and a serious
Denpasar: An Australian man has been sentenced by a Bali court to five years and four months in jail, more than six months after being arrested while in possession of nearly 12 grams of cocaine.Brendon Luke Johnsson, 43, from Brisbane, and his partner Remi Purwanti, 43, an Indonesian national
Recently, the appalling spectacle of a black man condemned by a Georgia jury, a jury that included a racist bigot, reentered the American consciousness; if you haven’t heard about this travesty of justice (yet), or, if you’ve forgotten its details, all you need to know about the Keith Tharpe case