Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities carry out a murder investigation in the killing of Italian police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, 35. A detention order issued by prosecutors was shown on Italian state broadcaster RAI, naming the suspects as Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth and Finnegan Lee Elder. Rome (CNN) -- Friends, family and a grieving community Leggi Tutto
Officers said the man had stalked the victim from his house, stood near the door of the mosque, and waited until the victim was left alone.A resident who shot a man dead inside a mosque in Al Ain in 2017 has been sentenced to death.The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court has upheld the earlier rulings
( Ahmad al-Mullali, 24, and Ali Hakim al-Arab, 25, were executed at Jaw prison, south of the Bahraini capital Manama, on Friday after private meetings with their families.The Public prosecutor's office announced that al-Malali and al-Arab were put to death on charges of possessing
Just after the Department of Justice reversed a 16-year rule banning the use of capital punishment, Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said the death penalty has "no place in a just society." In response, the Massachusetts congresswoman is introducing a bill that would reverse the action and abolish
Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 24, 2019: A man was hanged at Bandar-Abbas prison for murder this morning.According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, July 24, a man was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Bandar-Abbas’s prison. The prisoner, identified by IHR as Peyman Hamdollahi
The only surprising part of the Trump administration’s choice to restart federal executions is that it took the president this long to make it. As a matter of pure politics, Donald Trump would probably like nothing more than to have a national debate over the next year about what sort of justice
The Justice Department on Thursday said it would go back to executing federal death-row inmates for the first time in nearly two decades—a move capital punishment opponents quickly denounced as a step backward for criminal justice reform in the country.“It’s distressing,” said Madeline Cohen, a
The UK government has announced that £21 million has been added to the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) – one strand of which has been linked to 350 death sentences in Pakistan.The CSSF provides funding for overseas security programmes, including several in countries where the Foreign
Lionel Francis, a man convicted of fatally shooting his toddler daughter, was sentenced today to death by lethal injection.Madison County Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall upheld the recommendation of a jury that voted 11-1 in favor of the death penalty. Francis, 37, was convicted by the same jury of
Julian McMahon is a barrister working in criminal law, often in homicide and terrorism matters.In 2002 Julian was working in Melbourne when a distraught mother was brought to his office.The woman’s son, Van Tuong Ngyuen, had just been sentenced to death, by a judge in Singapore.Van had been found
Evangelical Senator Manny Pacquiao believes that the reimposition of capital punishment will serve as a lesson to drug traffickers.On his first day back to work, Pacquiao said that he wants them to be executed by a firing squad, if the proposed death penalty bill is passed. He is one of the 4
Death row’s population declined for the 17th straight year in 2017, while the duration from sentence to execution increased to 20 years, three months, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Tuesday, continuing an overall drop in capital punishment across the U.S.The number of inmates
The Trump administration’s latest move to revive the death penalty for federal capital punishment cases is indefensible, and not just because it is doubling down on a practice abandoned by the rest of the developed world. To carry out the sentences, the administration will need to recruit private
Arizona is poised to resume executions after a five-year hiatus brought on by an execution that critics said was botched, a subsequent lawsuit challenging the way the state carries out the death penalty, and the difficulty of finding lethal injection drugs, Attorney General Mark Brnovich
Confessed Parkland mass-murderer Nikolas Cruz posed such a threat to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that he had to be searched for weapons every morning he was enrolled there, a school security guard said in new testimony.Cruz, who killed 17 people in a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate has declined to choose the method of his execution scheduled for mid-August. Making no choice would result in death by lethal injection.Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor said in an email Friday that Stephen West
The Trump administration said it would resume executions of federal death row inmates, starting with five men who have been convicted of killing children.No one on federal death row has been executed since 2003, but on Thursday, William P. Barr, the attorney general, announced that the government
The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal."If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, referring to the Massachusetts governor's wife. Dukakis
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III rejected on Wednesday the proposal to impose death penalty either by firing squad or hanging for being unconstitutional.Two proponents of the proposed reimposition of the death penalty —neophyte Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and Senator Manny Pacquiao—
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates.“Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty
MANILA -- While expressing his full support to the reinstatement of death penalty, which is included in the legislative agenda laid out by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Thursday said he
Joe Biden has reversed a major sticking point from his time in the Senate.The former vice president has joined up with nearly every Democrat running for president, revealing that he supports ending the death penalty nationwide. Biden previously supported the death penalty, but in his criminal
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) announced Wednesday that criminals committing sexual assault against children that are "extremely vile in nature" and cause "extremely severe consequences" will be sentenced to death with no leniency.The SPC published 4 typical cases concerning sex offenses
William Barr’s decision amounts to playing politics with death.Attorney General William Barr’s decision to reinstate the federal death penalty is a cynical political ploy aimed at energizing President Trump’s base in parts of the country that still believe in the widely discredited policy of
The Justice Department's announcement that the federal government will resume its use of capital punishment has raised questions about the drugs it plans to use.After a years-long hiatus in executions, the government will switch its lethal injection method. In the announcement, Attorney General
Bahraini rights campaigners and Amnesty International warned on Friday that two jailed Bahrainis are at risk of imminent execution despite calls by international organisations to commute their death sentences.According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), the families of Ahmad
The U.S. Justice Department’s plan to restart federal executions using a single lethal-injection drug may get quick scrutiny in a lawsuit pending in Washington’s federal district court since 2005.U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday ordered the Bureau of Prisons to set execution dates
The US federal government has been sharply criticised by human rights groups for reinstating the use of capital punishment for the first time in almost two decades.Human rights groups have slammed the “barbaric” and “political” decision by the United States federal government to reimpose the
For many, Boris Johnson’s newly-appointed Home Secretary Priti Patel is a controversial appointment - not least for her comments about the death penalty.Ms Patel, a hard Brexiteer, once famously called for the return of capital punishment, describing it as a “deterrent”.It’s not the only
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed by Rajya Sabha.The bill seeks to enhance punishment, including a provision for death penalty, for committing sexual crimes against children.Replying to the debate on the Bill, Women and Child Development
Women's Budget Group, report, women and housing, renting, homelessness, purchasing power, recommendations for changeThe majority of statutory homeless people are women.Rising house prices and the gender pay gap means that there is no region in England where a single woman on median earnings can afford to rent or buy an averagely priced house, according to a new report.The report, ‘A home of her own
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — With hope in their eyes and hearts in their mouth, the families of four Malaysians scheduled for execution in Changi Prison stood outside the gates of the Singapore High Commission here to plead for their lives.Numbering around 50, the relatives of the death row inmates
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden answered critics of his support for the 1994 federal crime law by proposing elimination of the federal death penalty and other changes at odds with the earlier legislation, the Washington Post reports.Biden’s plan would also offer states incentives to
Iran Human Rights (IHR) - July 24, 2019: A man was hanged at Kashan prison for murder last weekend. According to IMNA News, on the morning of Sunday, July 21, a man was executed at the Iranian city of Kashan’s prison. Kashan’s Deputy Attorney General, Rouhollah Dehghani, said, “the defendants