Legal Aid, domestic violence victims, injunctions, costs, ‘Victims did not proceed because they were ordered to contribute to the legal costs’ and could not do so. More than 6,000 domestic abuse victims in England have been unable to get emergency court orders stopping their abusers from harming them, according to the National Centre for Domestic Violence. The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence. This allows anyone who has recently suffered or been threatened with domestic violence to apply for an emergency court injunction – sometimes issued within 24 hours of them making contact with NCDV. Leggi tutto
An Iraq veteran accused of a deadly shooting rampage inside Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last year agreed Tuesday to plead guilty and serve a life sentence under a deal that would spare him a possible death sentence.Five people were killed and six wounded in the rampage Jan. 6
Iran Human Rights (Apr 30, 2018): Seyyed Iman Hosseini Moqaddam, who was dubbed as “the fake postman” by the Iranian media, was hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison this morning.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, April 30, Seyyed Iman Hosseini Moqaddam was hanged at Rajai Shahr
ISM, Dignity at Work, report, sexual harassment, bullying, music sector Gender discrimination and bullying, and high levels of sexual harassment were reported.The Incorporated Society of Musicians, (ISM), the UK’s professional body for musicians, has released its report into the level of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and inappropriate behaviour in the
The 35-year-old man had raped and killed the girl on April 21 last year and kept her body hidden in his house.A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to death by a city court for the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl here last year.54th City Civil and Sessions Judge M Lathakumrai held Anil
A prisoner was hanged at the southern city of Bandar Abbas Central Prison on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday, April 24, a prisoner was executed at Bandar Abbas Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Mohammad Jafar Shirzad, 41 from Khorramabad, was
A Kern County Superior Court judge last week ordered that a 68-year-old former farmworker, Vicente Benavides Figueroa, be released from San Quentin's death row after the local district attorney declared she would not retry him. Benavides had been in prison for more than 25 years after being
A federal judge on Thursday accused lawyers of "interfering" and "gamesmanship" in an order denying their plea to intervene in the case of a death row inmate who says his current attorneys abandoned him 3 years ago.Earlier this week, the local branch of law firm Hogan Lovells filed a request to
8 Taiwanese drug smugglers were sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Thursday (April 26) after being nabbed with around a tonne of crystal methamphetamine in a country that has some of the world's toughest anti-drug laws.The men were arrested during raids last July, when the drug network's
The House of Representatives has joined the Senate in voting to repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire, but not by the margin needed to override an anticipated veto by Gov. Chris Sununu.The 223-to-116 vote on Thursday came after a debate in which representatives restated many of the arguments
Iran Human Rights (April 25, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, April 25, a prisoner who was sentenced to death on murder charges was executed at Zahedan Central Prison. He was identified as Reza
End Precarious Contracts, zero hours, no maternity leave, Frances O'Grady, TUC poll, contact your MPThe government should guarantee basic rights at work for all workers.Millions of people now work on precarious contracts, which means workers face the constant threat of losing future work, as well as having to make themselves available with no guarantee of hours, and pay.And employers have
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) continued their reign of terror in the Yarmouk Camp this week, as their terrorists carried out another ruthless execution of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldier.Using similar tactics deployed in Iraq, the Islamic State strapped the Syrian
The Supreme Court next term will consider a Missouri inmate’s contention that the state’s preferred method of executing him could cause him to choke on his own blood and will review a kind of class-action settlement in which no payments go to the members of the lawsuit.The court announced Monday
fatal foetal abnormalities, Northern Ireland, working group, report published, abortion, Report recommends change in abortion law in Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland’s inter-departmental working group on the termination of pregnancies in fatal foetal abnormality cases published its report last week.It has recommended ‘that a change is made to abortion law to provide for
Women are among 560 arrested for 'joining and supporting' the armed group that was defeated last December.A court in Baghdad sentenced 19 Russian women to life in prison for joining Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in the country.A Central Criminal Court ruling determined on
Crown Prince Signals Possible Limit on Non-Murder ExecutionsSaudi Arabia has executed 48 people since the beginning of 2018, 1/2 of them for nonviolent drug crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. Many more people convicted of drug crimes remain on death row following convictions by Saudi Arabia's
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South Korea has an unprecedented record when it comes to the death penalty, allowing a political prisoner on death row to become its president.Late President Kim Dae-jung, who was in office from 1998 to 2003, was sentenced to death in 1980, on treason charges.With a campaign by the international
Defendant's story that she was duped into carrying meth by gang operating out of Guangdong province mirrors that of 20 other young womenZhao Han, 27, from Sichuan province, was arrested at Kuala Lumpur airport in August 2015 carrying a suitcase that was allegedly filled with 3.3 kilograms (7lb)
The Cumulative Impact of Tax and Welfare Reforms, EHRC, report, poverty, loss of income, Coalition, Conservative governmentWomen lose about £400 per year on average, and men only £30, for example.The final report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s research project looking at the effect of tax, welfare, social security and public spending has been released.The research looked at all of the changes
The carnivals of death where African-American men, women and children were hanged, burned and dismembered as cheering crowds of whites looked on were the cornerstone of white supremacist rule in the Jim Crow-era South. These bloody spectacles terrified black communities into submission and showed
boundary changes, cutting number of MPs, Electoral Reform Society, bankbenchers, elected second chamber The proportion of MPs in the pocket of the Prime Minister would be at record levels.Slashing the number of MPs could result in an ’unprecedented power-grab’ by the government, and would lead to ‘most overbearing executive in living history’ campaigners have warned.The Electoral Reform Society
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) -- On January 11, 2017, US District Court Judge Richard Gergel sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing 9 parishioners at Emanuel AME Church.The sentence came after a recommendation from a federal jury.More than a year after the trial, the jury's foreman, Gerald Truesdale
James Miller of Austin, Texas was found not guilty of manslaughter and murder by a jury after killing his neighbor, Daniel Spencer. After Miller used the “gay panic” defense, claiming Spencer made a pass at him, the jury found him guilty of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced him to 10
The late Thomas Ferguson received plenty of attention in high places he would never have considered visiting.He could not have known how often legislators at the state Capitol debated changing various criminal statutes because of him.Ferguson was a defendant in the torture and killing of
Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld on Saturday death penalty for six loyalists of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group over attacking a police station in the southern province of Minya in 2013.According to the court, the convicts stormed a police station in Minya's Matay town, stole the weapons
Just a week before the local elections, the Conservatives have been forced to suspend a candidate over homophobic blog posts that called for gay people to face the death penalty.Matthew Clarke is the Conservative candidate for the Lib Dem-held Manor ward seat on Stevenage Council in the local
Sister Helen Prejean is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty. She's written 2 books on the topic, and 1 of them, "Dead Man Walking," became an Oscar-winning film. She's been nominated 3 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her new memoir, "River of Fire," will be published by Random
A jury today recommended the death penalty for Peter Capote, one of five people accused in the 2016 slaying of Shoals teenager Ki-Jana Freeman.The Colbert County jury voted 10-2 to impose the death penalty after convicting Capote, a 24-year-old Muscle Shoals man, of capital murder. He also was
Indian criminal justice system is plagued with an antiquated and untrained structure, and reinforced with laws that are over 2-centuries old.The Central government recently announced the promulgation of an ordinance on sexual assaults to act as a temporary fix until laws can be amended. The
campaign, end violence against women, Wales, Dont be a Bystander, are you ok?, FGM“Ask them if they’re ok and keep asking.”A new campaign to show how important a positive intervention can be for someone experiencing or who has experienced violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence was launched in Wales recently with a powerful short film featuring the words of
Texas has executed a 31-year-old prisoner condemned for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago.Erick Davila received lethal injection Wednesday evening for using a semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at
Bahrain’s highest court has upheld the death sentences handed down by a military tribunal to four men accused of plotting to kill the head of the country’s armed forces, concluding a secretive and unfair trial that has fallen far short of international standards of due process. They face imminent