Iranian regime sent 19 prisoners to the gallows in cities of Gohardasht, Urmia, Hamedan,Tabriz, Kermanshah and Ilam prisons. 8 of the executed were hanged collectively in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on April 18th. On the same day, Bahman Varmazyar, a young prisoner who was a sports coach, was executed in Hamadan Prison. A day before, a prisoner was executed Leggi Tutto
6 North Koreans were executed by firing squad after trying to smuggle out the nation's phonebook, it has emerged.The residents from the capital Pyongyang were executed at the end of last year on the charge of treason for attempting to leak the contents of a directory to the outside world.Their
An Iraqi court has lifted the death penalty handed to a German woman for belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group, sentencing her to life in prison instead, German foreign ministry sources said Tuesday.The German woman of Moroccan origin, identified by German media as Lamia K., was condemned
Indians who killed man in 2011 group fight return home after benefactor helps them pay blood moneyDubai: Five Indians, who were spared death penalty for murdering a compatriot in a group fight, are now back home after the victim’s family accepted the blood money and pardoned them.The unmarried
feminist book fortnight, June 2018, independent bookshops, festival, diverse feminist booksBookshops around the country will be highlighting the diversity of feminist books.In celebration of Vote 100, the hundredth anniversary of (some) women in the UK getting the vote, a group of radical and independent bookshops is launching Feminist Book Fortnight, a celebration of feminist
A Fort Worth man on Texas death row was denied clemency and a late-stage federal appeal on Monday, barely 48 hours before he is scheduled for execution in the Huntsville death chamber.Erick Davila was convicted of killing a rival gang member's mother and a 5-year-old girl at a Hannah
Iran Human Rights (Apr 23, 2018): Four prisoners were executed at Urmia Central Prison on murder charges.According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, April 23, four prisoners were executed at Urmia Central Prison.The prisoners, who were sentenced to death on murder charges, were
Modi, diaspora Indians, London visit, protest, rapes, violence, #ModiNotWelcomeProtests by the UK’s Indian diaspora greeted Indian PM Narendra Modi.“Narendra Modi is to visit Britain for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM),” a spokesperson of the South Asia Solidarity Group explained.“When he last visited the UK in 2015 he was met with massive
Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler said the decades Walter LeRoy Moody sat on Alabama's death row was another example of justice delayed equaling justice denied.Moody was executed Thursday night for the 1989 pipe bombing death of Federal Judge Robert Vance in Birmingham. Moody, 83, became the
Iran Human Rights (Apr 19, 2018): Eight prisoners most of whom were charged with murder were secretly executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, April 18, eight prisoners most of whom were charged with murder were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.One of
Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison warden Stephen Bryant testified about living conditions on death row for jurors in the Isidro Delacruz trial on April 3, 2018.Jurors unanimously sentenced Delacruz to death late Tuesday for the murder of 5-year-old Naiya Villegas on Sept. 2
Vernon Madison has spent decades on Alabama's death row. Now 67, Madison has suffered from strokes and dementia and his lawyers say he no longer recalls the crime that put him there: the 1985 killing of a police officer.His speech is slurred, he suffers from confusion, and once thought he was
Chinese jurors are expected to participate in hearing cases in which defendants may face a death penalty, a draft law said on Wednesday.The draft law on people's jurors was submitted to the bimonthly session of the country's top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People's
Leader of the squad was sentenced to the death penalty, other six members were given 10 year jail sentenceSeven individuals accused of spying on behalf of the Mossad, Israel’s spy agency, were sentenced to imprisonment and death on Monday by a criminal court in Algeria, local media reported on
Organisers of Sydney exhibit deny human rights groups’ claims the bodies are from Chinese political prisonersA group of lawyers, academics and human rights campaigners has called on the federal government to shut down a controversial Sydney exhibition, amid claims the show could be displaying the
A judge on Friday declined to hold a new sentencing for a condemned Georgia inmate who argued he should be resentenced because he wouldn't get the death penalty if he were sentenced today.Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, is scheduled to die May 3. He and 41-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. were convicted and
Catholic mother's lawyer has high hopes her conviction will be struck down by Supreme CourtPakistan's top judge has announced he will take up the appeal of a Catholic mother of five children who has been on death row since 2010 for blasphemy.Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told lawyer Saif ul Malook —
Florida lawmakers may never take the death penalty off the books, but stronger forces are steadily eroding this inhumane, outdated tool of injustice. Court rulings, subsequent changes to law and waning public support have significantly suppressed the number of death sentences sought and handed
Amid mounting criticism of Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, a new report by a nonprofit organization shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the 1st quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 % compared to the same period last year.In its latest report published Saturday, the
An Iraqi court has given the death penalty to a man who acted as a legislative judge in Mosul for the Islamic State (IS) when the group was in control of the city, said a judicial spokesman on Thursday.The defendant, whose name was not specified, was reported to have been in charge of marriage
NEW DELHI: In the wake of outrage over the brutal rape and murder of a minor in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to pronounce the death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12
A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on Iran to annul the death sentence against a prisoner citing serious concerns that he was tortured in detention and did not receive a fair trial.In a news release on Wednesday, the experts said that Iranian Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein
At least 2 lawmakers are calling for the removal of a Pulaski County judge after he publicly protested against the death penalty for the 2nd time.Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen again lay motionless as he strapped himself to a cot Tuesday evening outside the Governor's Mansion.In a statement, state
It has been 24 years since the Malawi government executed a convicted murderer, but President Peter Mutharika has called for discussions on implementing the death penalty to deter attacks on people with albinism.False beliefs that the body parts of albinos bring good fortune have led to a series
The man who requested the death penalty last month during his first court appearance on murder charges in the death of Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett may get exactly what he was asking for.Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer announced Tuesday that his office is seeking the death
Erick Davila is scheduled to die Wednesday evening for a 2008 shooting at a child's birthday party that left his rival gang member's mother and five-year-old daughter dead. His case was heard and ultimately rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.A year ago, his death penalty case was being
The Appeal Court on Tuesday sentenced 2 men to life in prison, reducing the Criminal Court's death penalty, for killing a man to steal his 26,000-baht iPhone in Lat Phrao district, Bangkok, early last year.Kittikorn Wikaha, 27, of Sa Kaeo province, and Supatchai Charnsri, 26, of Uthai Thani
Jakarta. Indonesia's new antinarcotics chief Heru Winarko called for an expansion of rehabilitation centers across the country on Wednesday (18/04), flagging a new approach in contrast to the blood-soaked war on drugs underway in its neighbor, the Philippines.More users, addicts and even minor
rape trials, Northern Ireland, victim support groups, open letter, change neededCalls for an independent review of how the criminal justice system handles sexual violence cases.Victim Support NI, along with Women’s Aid Federation NI, the Men’s Advisory Project, and Nexus NI, published a letter in the press on 17 April 2018, calling for ‘an immediate review’ of the way
California is often viewed as the center of progressive politics in the United States. It has some of the strongest environmental regulations in the country, the strongest pesticide regulations and along with Connecticut the strongest gun control measures. California's legislature is already
President Win Myint granted a general amnesty for 8541 prisoners including 36 prisoners of conscience and 51 foreign ones to mark Myanmar New Year day which falls on April 17.A total of 8490 prisoners were released on the presidential amnesty according to the notification No 17/2018 with the
Oklahoma wants to go where no state has gone before: Executing death row inmates with nitrogen gas. Officials say nitrogen will bring quick, painless deaths, but the research is slim - and it has never been used in U.S. executions.The case for nitrogen hypoxia sounds simple. Nitrogen is already
Walter Leroy Moody, 83, has been executed for the 1989 murder of a federal judge, the office of Gov. Kay Ivey confirms.Moody was executed by lethal injection at Holman Correctional Facility. The execution was slated to happen nearly 30 years after Moody killed Robert S. Vance, a federal judge
Human rights groups have accused Iraqi forces of flawed trials leading to unfair convictionsBaghdad: Iraqi courts have sentenced 212 people to death in Mosul and surrounding areas, most of them for complicity with Islamic State, since the area was retaken by Iraqi forces in July and August 2017