The 63-year-old former paratrooper and veteran lawmaker is openly nostalgic for the 1964-1985 military dictatorship that imposed calm in the streets. But he denies being a threat to democracy, saying he will be a "slave to the constitution" who will govern "with authority but not authoritarianism." The man with the sharp blue gaze has vowed to Leggi Tutto
CHANGSHA - A court in central China’s Hunan province sentenced two drug dealers to death and gave another a life sentence in a case involving around 70kg of methamphetamine.The ruling was handed down Tuesday by the intermediate people’s court in the city of Yueyang. Huang Jiahui, one of the key
Last week, a record number of 120 out of 193 United Nations member states voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, with a view of abolishing capital punishment. The resolution also expressed “deep concern” over the use of the death penalty
Justin Steinberg was just 20 years old in 2001 when he was convicted of organising a murder.His accuser later confessed he had only blamed Justin to save himself from death row in Virginia."He was youngest person on death row for some years," his mother Terri told"We had three
Condemned Nevada prisoner Scott Dozier wants to die, but he denies that he attempted to take his own life after his execution was canceled.“The state’s responsibility is to execute me,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve been ready to go for two years now.”In recent court
Newly released court documents show at the start of the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, jurors were split on which was a worse fate — life without parole, or the death penalty.That's one of several revelations in juror questionnaire answers made available to WBUR on Monday
ISLAMABAD: A senior Pakistani diplomat on Wednesday said that the United Nations had corrected Pakistan’s vote on the death penalty by including it among the votes cast against the resolution calling for a moratorium on executions.A vote count at the UN General Assembly’s plenary session on a
BEIJING: Top judges from China's Supreme People's Court have made a rare defence of the death penalty, with one saying "a life for a life" is ingrained among the people, and backed "social credit" blacklists as necessary to made people repay their debts.President Xi Jinping has urged widespread
The Women's Mental Health Taskforce, Report, Agenda, Health and Social Care, restraint, male staff, self harm, mothers, ‘…An important first step towards tackling the injustices facing women…’The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce has set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in the final report it released earlier this week.Co-chaired by Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price MP, and Katharine
The disgraced deputy head of the state-owned firm developing China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier may face the death penalty over his alleged involvement in passing its secrets to foreign intelligence agents.Sun Bo, former general manager of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation
OSAKA--A man who killed two junior high school students by strangulation in August 2015 after luring them into his vehicle was sentenced to death by the Osaka District Court on Dec. 19.Presiding Judge Ryuta Asaka, in explaining the verdict, said that 48-year-old Koji Yamada intended to kill
UN SRVAW, UN women's groups, end femicide, SDG5, Of all intentional killings involving intimate partners almost 80 per cent of victims are women.Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women last month, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and the
Two convicted murderers were executed in Osaka on Dec. 27, bringing the total number of hangings for the year to a record-tying 15.The high number is due to the executions in July of 13 former high-ranking members of Aum Shinrikyo, the cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo
People in Bangladesh now face execution for a range of non-violent drug offences.The Narcotics Control Act 2018, which came into effect on 27 December, mandates either the death penalty or life imprisonment for anyone convicted of committing a range of drug offences. Such crimes include trading
There are close to 1,300 death row inmates in MalaysiaKOTA KINABALU: The families of two convicts on death row are elated with the government’s plan to abolish the death penalty, and cannot wait for the law to be passed.Duis Akim and Vincent Gisup were sentenced to death alongside a third person
“You know, the Chinese and Filipinos don’t have a drug problem. They just kill them.”Over the last year, President Donald Trump has repeatedly emphasized the death penalty in televised speeches, statements, and tweets. Sometimes, it was invoked in reference to certain groups, like drug dealers
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 25, 2018: A prisoner was hanged at Isfahan Central Prison on murder charges.According to the IHR sources, prisoner Vahid Jahangiri was executed on Monday, December 17, at Isfahan Central Prison. He was sentenced to death for an alleged murder committed seven
The verdict came following an appeal filed by Chandrabhan Sanap, who had challenged an October 2015 order of the trial court convicting and sentencing him to death on charges of rape, kidnap and murder.MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court Thursday confirmed the death penalty awarded to a 30-year-old man
KUALA LUMPUR: The bill to abolish the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled at the next Dewan Rakyat sitting.Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the Attorney-General's Chambers was currently in the final stage of preparing the legislative papers for
The death penalty is on the decline in America.The death penalty is, slowly but surely, on the decline in America.A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center found that 2018 was the fourth year in a row in which executions were below 30 and death sentences were below 50. It’s not a new
With a new governor and a Democratic-controlled House and Senate, legislators are set to propose a bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado.Fort Collins Rep. Jeni Arndt, D-Fort Collins, said she's working on a bill in the state House to abolish the death penalty, with support from Democratic
Denpasar: An Australian man could face the death penalty in Indonesia after being indicted for cocaine possession by a Bali court.Brendon Luke Johnsson, 43, from Brisbane, and his partner Remi Purwanti, 43, an Indonesian national, have been indicted on two counts and face two possible charges by
Third Femicide Census, report, 2017, nia, Women's Aid, INQUEST, UN SRVAW, Karen Ingala SmithThe three femicide census reports name the 1,246 women killed since 2009.The third Femicide Census Report, released by nia’s Chief Executive, Karen Ingala Smith, in partnership with Women’s Aid, has revealed that at least 139 women were killed by 126 men in the UK between 1 January and 31
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on
A Canadian is to appear before a court in northeastern China on Saturday for drugs charges, a government-run news portal said, amid frosty relations between Beijing and Ottawa.The Liaoning People’s High Court identified the man as Robert Lloyd Schellenberg.In a brief statement published
Two death row inmates who killed a company president and an employee at the firm were hanged Thursday morning in Osaka, the Justice Ministry said, bringing the number of executions in the country this year to 15.The executions were the first carried out since 13 former members of the Aum
The 42-year-old accused suspected his wife's character and believed the victim was not his biological child, the prosecution said.BHOPAL: A man was awarded death sentence by a special court on Monday for raping and killing his six-year-old daughter.The 42-year-old accused suspected his wife's
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More than 72 percent of those on death row in Texas are people of color. Studies show race plays a role in the state's harshest punishment.Studies have shown that Texas prosecutors chose to pursue the death penalty more often when a defendant was black than if a defendant was white. And while
Nancy Platts, campaign, no to voter ID, diktat, debate in Parliament, crowdfunderOur 2019 battle: stopping Tory voter suppression plans.By Nancy Platts.This may come as a surprise. Behind the chaos of Brexit, the Tories have actually been moving forward with some of their plans – and we should all be concerned.In May, the government trialled a dangerous policy to ban
Supporters of death penalty repeal appear to have a veto-proof majority in the New Hampshire Senate this coming legislative session, easing the road for potential passage a year after Gov. Chris Sununu blocked the measure from becoming law.After an election that saw four senators lose their seats
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — A coalition of Muslim groups have demanded that Putrajaya rescind the moratorium on the death penalty, so it could be used against the murderers of slain firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.In a press conference, Gerakan Pembela Ummah said those found guilty should hang
CHEM Trust, survey, FOI, Councils, trading standards officers, testing, toys, cosmetics, hazardouse chemicals, consumer products, Action on hazardous chemicals by trading standards officers varies widely between councils.A survey of councils has found that UK shoppers are not properly protected from illegal levels of hazardous chemicals in the products they buy.Hazardous chemicals are defined by various EU regulations
After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said: “The fact that more countries