Prosecutors have requested a death sentence for Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an Egyptian photojournalist known as Shawkan who has been held for 4 1/2 years.  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the complete disproportionality of the proposed sentence and reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release The photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, alias Shawkan is one of Leggi Tutto
Asia Bibi's defence counsel Advocate Saif-ul-Malook, has expressed hopelessness for clemency. He said that Asia Bibi might not get Presidential Pardon, during a DW interview; he also portrayed the sensitivity of the matter. Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Christian woman who has been on death row since
Young Women's Trust, survey, apprentice pay, pay-time apprenticeships, apprentice minimum wage, Apprentices are exploited by being given the same work as non- apprentice workers.Just one in five MPs think the apprentice minimum wage is enough to live on, a Young Women’s Trust survey has shownLess than half (45 per cent) of the MPs questioned in a ComRes survey for National
Five prisoners were executed at Ilam, Hamadan, Kermanshah, and Urmia central prisons on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, March 5, a prisoner was hanged at Urmia Central Prison on murder charges. The prisoner, identified as Rahim (Abubakr) Salimi, was arrested
Royal College of Nursing, history project, new website, scrapbooks, diaries, nurses, VAD, World War I, “With never to be forgotten gratitude for helpful sympathy in my life’s greatest trial.”The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched a new website that uses personal scrapbooks, diaries and photograph albums to bring to life the experiences of wartime nurses.More than 15,000 nurses served
An Alabama Death Row inmate who survived a lethal injection execution attempt last month is asking a federal judge to block the state from trying a second time to kill him.Doyle Lee Hamm's attorney stated in federal court documents filed Monday that Hamm was "tortured," citing a doctor's exam of
Federal prosecutors want the death penalty for Kirby Cleveland, a Navajo man accused of killing a tribal police officer last year.The case could signal that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will take a more aggressive approach with the death penalty in Indian Country, though most tribes
The nation's death rows are starting to look like geriatric wards. Condemned inmates in many states are more likely to die of natural causes than to be executed. The rare ones who are put to death often first spend decades behind bars, waiting.It turns out that executing old men is not easy. In
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a contempt of court ruling, thereby keeping a Mennonite investigator, who is refusing to testify in a death penalty case, in jail.The judges listened to arguments for about an hour from attorneys representing Greta Lindecrantz, the 67-year-old who
President Trump has been privately praising Singapore, the small city-state once known as the world’s most active executioner per capita.This is according to Axios, which reported Sunday that the president has been telling friends for months that the death penalty should be imposed on drug
2018 Accord, Bangladesh Safety Accord, Labour signatories are urging garment brands to sign up to the 2018 Accord.With less than 100 days until the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, signed in 2013, expires, garment companies are being urged to continue their involvement and create a safe and sustainable garment
Belgium will host next year (February 2019) the seventh world congress against the death penalty, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN adoption of a protocol aiming the abolition of the death penalty, announced Wednesday the Belgian minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the
A Minsk-based human rights group says that more than 4 months ago Belarusian authorities executed a man who had been convicted of killing his own children.The Vyasna (Spring) human rights center quoted the mother of the convicted man, Kiryl Kazachok, as saying that she was only informed in recent
Rebel Women, National Portrait Gallery, Anne Hunt, Suffragette, votes for women, display, Pioneer Women‘…As she moved on, he heard glass shatter…’A portrait in London’s National Portrait Gallery that was slashed with a butcher’s cleaver by a suffragette has been put back on display in the gallery for the first time in over twenty years.And a photograph showing the damage has been included in a
"On the lines of neighbouring Haryana, where it has been decided to have capital punishment for rape of girls aged 12 or below, Punjab should make such a law for drug traders."Claiming that the Congress government in Punjab has reduced the problem of drug abuse, local bodies minister Navjot Singh
WIP2020 Campaign, INQUEST, Corston Review, change, women in prison“Nothing has changed … everyone promises, it’s delivering that counts.”On 1 February 2018 the inquest into the self-inflicted death of 21 year-old Emily Hartley at HMP New Hall in 2016 concluded.She was the youngest of 22 women to die in a women’s prison that year; 2016 saw the highest annual
Scottish Parliament, sexual harassment, report, MSPs, Parliamentary staff, Joint Working Group, recommendationsParliament ‘should set a positive example as a place of work with the highest standards of behaviour’.The Scottish Parliament has published the results of a confidential survey which assessed the extent to which sexual harassment and sexist behaviour is present in Holyrood and in MSPs’ local
In an announcement late Friday, Harris County, Texas, District Attorney Kim Ogg revealed that a former prosecutor had withheld a key email that could have prevented Alfred Dewayne Brown from receiving the death penalty.As the Houston Chronicle writes, the email helped establish "a clear alibi"
If you have a high-profile lawyer with powerful friends and you’re tortured while on death row in Alabama, everyone in the nation not only knows about it — overwhelmingly, especially in liberal, progressive, civilized circles of thought and news — they’re righteously appalled.But poor death row
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker on Friday abandoned his effort to repeal the death penalty, saying the measure didn't have quite enough support.With five days remaining before legislators adjourn, Republican Rep. Gage Froerer said it wasn't worth taking up time to debate the emotional
Equity, report, sexual harassment, stage, screen, auditions, Safe Space campign, helplineRethinking the way we deal with sexual harassment in the entertainment industryThe actors’ union Equity has published its report on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and launched a ‘Safe Space’ campaign.In the report, ‘Agenda for Change: Equity’s report on sexual harassment’
Lawyer for Greta Lindecrantz says she is being punished for long-standing religious beliefsA 67-year-old Mennonite woman spent a second day in the Arapahoe County jail Tuesday after she refused to testify for the prosecution in a death penalty case.Greta Lindecrantz on Tuesday morning was found
After similar rulings recently in at least 80 other cases, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals from nine Death Row inmates.All of the cases involve inmates who were sentenced to death before a June 2002 cutoff date.The appeals stemmed from a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a
MIAMI — Florida lawmakers gave final passage to a $400 million gun control and school safety bill on Wednesday in defiance of the National Rifle Association, which opposed the legislation’s firearm restrictions. The bipartisan vote came three weeks after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at
We are barely into the third month of 2018 and already the state of Alabama’s attempts to carry out the death penalty have gone from bad to worse.In late January, 30 minutes before he was supposed to die, the court stayed the execution of Vernon Madison because there were questions as to whether
Iraq is issuing death penalty and life sentences against foreign women found guilty of involvement with the Islamic State - and hundreds await trials.Iraq has detained hundreds of foreign women allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) and has sentenced 17 Turkish women to death by
The legislation, promoted by Netanyahu and Defense Minister Lieberman, is facing sweeping professional objections from the security servicesThe security cabinet is scheduled this week to consider a bill that would permit the death penalty for terrorists. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and
#WeStrike, Women's Strike, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, wear red, 8 March 2018Challenge the assumption that women’s work should be performed for free and always with a smile.On 8 March women around the world are going on strike for the day; this is a call to action for women in the UK to join them.The Women’s Strike is an international strike being planned and
The lethal injection has been the primary means of executing condemned Americans for decades - but its use remains controversial(This article contains material that some readers may find upsetting)Support for the death penalty is at an all-time low. Britain effectively abolished it in 1965
One thing is clear after last week's eleventh-hour death row commutation: No one agrees what it means.For the first time in a decade, a Texas governor - following a rare unanimous recommendation from the notoriously unforgiving Board of Pardon and Paroles – granted clemency to a condemned
Alva Campbell — the convicted murderer and Ohio death row inmate who entered the death chamber in November but left 20 minutes later after a suitable vein for injection could not be found — has died, according to a report from this organization’s partners at WBNS 10TV.The Columbus Dispatch
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ Supreme Court on Thursday lifted stays of execution for two condemned killers, saying they were not entitled to special assistance from mental health professionals before and during their trials.Bruce Ward and Don Davis were among eight prisoners scheduled to die
YOKOHAMA – Prosecutors on Thursday said they are seeking the death penalty for a man charged with murdering three elderly residents at a Kawasaki nursing home in 2014 by throwing them from balconies.As the trial wrapped up at the Yokohama District Court, the prosecutors said that Hayato Imai, 25
Governor Chris Sununu says he will veto a death penalty repeal bill if it reaches his desk.The Republican released a statement on Wednesday saying that a top priority for his administration has been strengthening laws for crime victims and their families, and that “the most heinous crimes warrant