Indonesia's Nusakambangan penal islandJakarta. The government is pressing ahead with plans to build more prisons on Indonesia's outermost islands and to house drug and terrorism convicts separately from other categories of prisoners.The plan comes amid concerns over prison overcrowding and the fact that they have become breeding grounds for terrorists, while Leggi Tutto
Lamonte McIntyreSurrounded by news cameras and supporters, Lamonte McIntyre hugged his mother Friday for the first time as a free man in 23 years. The 41-year-old Kansas native was wrongly convicted of a double murder and finally set free after spending more than half of his life behind bars. He Leggi Tutto
Woman's Place, self-identifying, violence against women, Gender Recognition Act, gender recognition certificate, women's spacesCall to action.The UK government’s Equalities Office is consulting on changes to the existing Gender Recognition Act.There is some concern about this, for if the government were to go ahead with a simplification of the gender recognition process, and move towards a self-declaration system, it
Christie Buckingham with portraits of Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran.THE Melbourne pastor who stood with Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran in the harrowing moments before his execution has warned Aussie travellers are failing to learn from his mistakes.Speaking ahead of the release of a documentary that recounts the last 72 Leggi Tutto
The Juneau Courthouse, Alaska, on April 29, 1922. A man accused of murdering his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska waters could face the death penalty. But it’s a long process and it may be unlikely to end in the defendant’s death.In July, Kristy Manzanares was found dead in Leggi Tutto
The Walls Unit, Huntsville, where Texas carries out its executions.Tomas Gallo smiled and laughed as Harris County jurors decided his fate for the rape and murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.Gallo had covered the girl's body with bruises and bite marks before sexually assaulting and bludgeoning her while her mother was Leggi Tutto
Indonesia flagIndonesia’s government yesterday marked World Day Against the Death Penalty by issuing a self-serving and contradictory statement on its death penalty policy.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly reaffirmed the government won’t seek to abolish the death penalty, but would pursue a “win-win
October 10 marks World Day Against the Death Penalty, a time where human rights activist come together to advocate against capital punishment.In the United States, executions occur so frequently that I bet a lot of Americans don't even realize how atypical this form of punishment is, particularly
World Day against the Death Penalty OCTOBER 10 — The World Day against the Death Penalty is commemorated on 10 October each year.In Malaysia, the death penalty is mandatory for persons convicted of murder, trafficking in narcotics of various amounts, and discharging a firearm in the commission of various crimes (even Leggi Tutto
Families for Freedom, disappeared family members, Syria, women-led campaign,We, as families, demand the immediate release of our relatives who have been unlawfully detained.Who are we? Families for Freedom is a movement of Syrian families. We are women-led. We are peaceful. We are determined.Join us.We are Syrian families demanding freedom for all of the country’s
Today, on 10th October the European Union (EU) joins many partners across the world to commemorate the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty.Despite a positive trend towards abolition and restriction of the use of capital punishment in most countries, we have seen worrying evidence of serious
Michael LambrixMany years ago as I took the first steps of an unexpectedly long spanning decade after decade on Florida´s death row, by coincidence I came to know the infamous Ted Bundy, who many see as the very personification of “evil.”In the countless hours I spent conversing with him over several Leggi Tutto
The Good Law Project, Green, MEP, Molly Scott Cato, secret, Brexit studies, legal challenge, How can our democratic representatives make decisions when the government is withholding vital information?MEP Molly Scott Cato, who has been pressing for the release of ‘50 secret studies’ on the impacts of Brexit on the economy, is now demanding the government disclose the documents or face
Kajang prison in the north of MalaysiaIran Human Rights (Oct 10, 2017): Currently more than 80 Iranians are facing horrific conditions in the solitary confinement of Malaysian prisons, while awaiting their death sentences for charges of “involvement in drug trafficking”.Most of the prisoners were not given fair legal due process. They
Indonesia's BNNJakarta. Police arrested three Lion Air passengers who were caught smuggling crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, on Monday (09/10) by hiding them under their genitals at the Juwata Tarakan International Airport in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, a statement released by the airport
15th World Day against the Death Penalty The Moroccan Coalition against the Death Penalty organised a sit-in this week outside the parliament building in Rabat and renewed calls to abolish the death penalty.In a statement the Moroccan Coalition reminded people on World Day against the Death Penalty yesterday to reiterate the Leggi Tutto
Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain, Untitled (One Hundred Spaces), House, Holocaust Memorial Vienna,Whiteread’s work ranges in scale from the modest to the monumental in a variety of materials.Tate Britain is currently hosting the most substantial survey to date of work by Rachel Whiteread, one of the leading artists of her generation.She primarily produces sculptures, which typically take
Robert PruettHUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas death row inmate who sued unsuccessfully to try to halt his execution, arguing that more DNA testing needed to be done, is now trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the punishment scheduled for Thursday.Robert Pruett was already serving 99 years for a
15th World Day Against the Death PenaltyFrance on Wednesday voiced its concern on a plan by the Philippine government to restore death penalty, which it called an "unjust, inhumane and ineffective" punishment.The French government made the statement on the occasion of the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty and the Leggi Tutto
Chisako KakehiKYOTO – Prosecutors on Tuesday sought the death penalty for a 70-year-old woman, dubbed the “black widow,” charged with the murders of her husband and two common-law partners and the attempted murder of an acquaintance between 2007 and 2013.Describing Chisako Kakehi’s alleged crimes as “heinous
CCA Glasgow, October 2017, film festival, human rights film festivalalDocument’s international human rights documentary film festival is coming!Established in 2003, it provides a platform that attracts Scottish, British and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education.And by screening the
15th World day against the death penaltyEvery year on October 10th, FIDH founding member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty, reaches out to citizens, associations, and institutions who strive to universally abolish the death penalty.This year, with the World Coalition, we wished to bring your attention to the link Leggi
Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran. Paintings by Myuran SukumaranIn a kitchen in suburban Melbourne sit two English lawyers who have saved hundreds of convicted criminals from execution.Parvais Jabbar​ and Saul Lehrfreund's​ strike rate of keeping death row clients alive in the Caribbean and Africa is nothing short of extraordinary – more than Leggi Tutto
Robert PruettTexas executed a man on Thursday convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal to spare his life despite arguments by his lawyers that he was innocent.Robert Pruett, 38, was put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death Leggi Tutto
15th World Day Against the Death PenaltyBANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years.There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment Leggi Tutto
Pakistan flagIslamabad, Pakistan - Three members of Pakistan's persecuted Ahmadi sect have been sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in the central town of Sheikhupura, a community spokesperson said.Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmed and Ehsan Ahmed were convicted by the court on Wednesday for insulting
15th World Day against the Death PenaltyWe celebrate today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 105 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In the past 25 years, 60 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes and the number of states that Leggi Tutto
Pope Francis, Swiss guard, Vatican CityPope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death penalty.During an anniversary ceremony at the Vatican, Francis repeated his insistence that capital punishment is
Candlelight vigil outside Changi Prison on July 13, 2017,  the night before S Prabagaran was hanged.Singapore's continued reliance on mandatory death sentences, which violate international law, has meant that dozens of low level drug offenders have been sent to death row in recent years, Amnesty International said in a new Leggi Tutto
The government is to retain the death penalty, but intends to seek a "middle way" to accommodate those critics who opposed capital punishment as a violation of human rights, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said on Tuesday."There are two opposing views on the death penalty, agreeing
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Donald TrumpThe US is seventh in the world in terms of executionsUnited Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said he wants the US to end its “barbaric practice” of the death penalty.This was the leader of the world body’s first statement on the death Leggi Tutto
Mental illnessThree years have passed since a statewide task force made 56 recommendations to improve the conduct of the death penalty. Lawmakers have enacted fewer than 10. The courts, too, have been slow to act, though the Ohio Supreme Leggi Tutto
World Day Against the Death Penalty, October 10, 2017Iran Human Rights (Oct 9 2017): Since January 2017, at least 435 people, including 5 juvenile offenders, have been executed according to Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHR) Death Penalty Research Section. At least 219 people have been executed for drug offences so Leggi Tutto
Richard Branson, Barack Obama in the Oval OfficeThe death penalty MUST be abolished - what Obama secretlytold billionaire Richard Branson - despite publicly saying he understood ultimate punishmentPresident Obama believed the death penalty should be abolished in order for America to move forward, according to a new autobiography by Virgin