Click here to Google translate this article into your own language.Il avait échappé à son exécution in extremis au printemps 2015, moins d’un an après l’élection du président Joko Widodo.  Trois ans plus tard, Serge Atlaoui, 54 ans, sait à quel point les mois qui viennent, rythmés par la campagne pour le renouvellement du premier des Indonésiens, pourraient être Leggi Tutto
While Franco has lain in splendour 37 miles (60km) outside Madrid, until recently, an estimated 140,000 of his opponents lay in unmarked graves around the country, buried where they were summarily executed during and after the civil war. The last of these executions was carried out in 1975.Spain
Even as the brouhaha over the Saudi-Canada diplomatic spat plays out, Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is vigorously pursuing the death penalty for 29-year-old human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham, along with four others. This unprecedented development, which may lead Israa to become the first
Florida’s approach to the death penalty is deepening its outlier status on this human rights issue and has now added an extra layer of arbitrariness to its already discriminatory and error-prone capital justice system, Amnesty International said in a new report released today.“While several US, holiday We are off on holiday for a few days. There’s loads to look at on our facebook page. Thanks for your compnay this far! Leggi tutto
The blasphemy conviction of Meiliana, a  44-year-old ethnic Chinese Buddhist resident of Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, for complaining about the volume of the adzan (call to prayer) has garnered worldwide attention and condemnation.But how exactly did the case unfold from a simple noise complaint
The use of fentanyl in a Nebraska execution and the Catholic Church's recent stand on capital punishment has stirred the debate over the way states execute the condemned.Nebraska authorities used fentanyl to help execute a convicted murderer on August 14.Carey Dean Moore, a 60-year-old inmate who
In 2014, Chris McDaniel was investigating whether Missouri was injecting inmates with a particular sedative, midazolam, before executing them. While under oath, the state had previously said it would not use the drug in its executions.McDaniel, a death-penalty reporter, needed to find out crucial
AFP - Sri Lanka will soon resume executions after a 42-year moratorium but will send home 5 Pakistanis sentenced to death for drug smuggling for execution in their home country, President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday.The 5 are among 18 people, including a woman, on death row for drug
Pope Francis has taken a consistently principled position that human life is sacred.I was among the Sri Lankans who were shocked to see media reports in July indicating that President Maithripala Sirisena and his cabinet have given the green light to execute drug offenders on death row.Pope
Liberty, inquest, narrative verdict, Private Sean Benton, Deepcut‘The people who were causing him terrible problems were the same people he would have had to ask for help’.Civil liberties and human rights campaign group Liberty has called for civilian police to investigate all military crimes after the Coroner in Private Sean Benton’s inquest delivered a
Iraqi judicial authorities have sentenced 14 people to death for participating in the 2014 execution of hundreds of Iraqi air force cadets claimed by the Islamic State (IS) in the northern city of Tikrit."The Iraqi judiciary sentenced 14 main defendants in the Speicher massacre," Moen al-Kazemi
Despite widespread rumors, the Saudi Shia activist Israa al-Ghomgham has neither been executed nor sentenced to death. After more than three years in pretrial detention, she is now on trial alongside her husband and 4 other activists on protest-related charges at Saudi Arabia's notorious
COLOMBO, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Thursday that he will initiate talks with Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan over extraditing five Pakistani nationals who were on death row in Sri Lanka.In a local media report, Sirisena said these Pakistani
In a new legal challenge to Tennessee's execution process, death row offenders say using a firing squad would be more humane than the state's current lethal injection method. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says the state tortured Billy Ray Irick to death when he was injected with toxic
UNA-UK, killer robots, LAWS, Lethal Autonomous Weapons, Convention on Certain Conventional WeaponsCall for the UK to join the growing number of states supporting a ban on killer robots.Next week, the UK will join more than 70 countries at the sixth international meeting of the group of governmental experts (GGE) in Geneva on the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS), or as they have
A 41-year-old Brownsville man scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. is asking a federal judge to stay his execution.Ruben Gutierrez, who was sentenced to death in 1999 for the brutal slaying of 85-year-old Escolastica Harrison at the Harrison Mobile Home Park on
fake news, manipulation of personal data, select committee, interim report, proposals, consultationCommittee invites responses to its proposals.In a first interim report on its disinformation and ‘fake news’ inquiry the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committeewarned that we are facing a democratic crisis founded on the manipulation of personal data, and the targeting of pernicious views
LAS VEGAS -- Another pharmaceutical company was allowed Tuesday to join two other firms in Nevada state court hearings about the use of their drugs in a twice-postponed execution of a convicted killer who says he wants to die.Sandoz Inc. is the latest addition to the case before Clark County
Libya's judiciary convicted 99 defendants in a mass trial on August 15, 2018, sentencing 45 to death and 54 to 5 years in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. The judiciary has a record of conducting unfair trials.The Government of National Accord should uphold the de-facto moratorium on the
GREELEY, Colo. - Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek’s daughter and two granddaughters.Collecting himself, Rzucek glared as
The execution of Nebraska's longest serving death row inmate last week left many wondering what's next for capital punishment in a state where it hadn't been used in more than 20 years.Will officials quickly try to carry out what would be Nebraska's 2nd lethal injection? Or will decades pass
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Times) -- The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission Monday denied Judge Wendell Griffen's request to dismiss ethics charges against him. It also granted him only limited access to documents he'd sought related to the investigation. The case will now proceed to
To ensure Texas can keep executing prisoners, it does not have to reveal the supplier of its lethal injection drug to a group of Arkansas death-row inmates, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.Since Texas adopted lethal injection as its method of capital punishment in 1982, it has executed several
During those three months, he kept up appearances by pretending to be his wife on social mediaA man in Shanghai has been sentenced to death after murdering his wife and hiding her body in a freezer in their home for the following three months while he assumed her identity on social media and in
President Donald Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday that illegal dealers of the opioid fentanyl should be sentenced to death when convicted, according to two people familiar with the matter.Sessions met Trump at the White House to discuss overhauling prison sentences, hours
Samuel Woodward, 21, is accused of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein because he was gay.A 21-year-old California man accused of killing his gay former classmate struggled with his own sexuality and autism spectrum disorder, which caused him to fall in with an online group of white supremacists
Anesthesiologist Joel Zivot, MD, says he won't give Missouri officials an opinion on which execution method might result in the lowest risk of severe pain for a prisoner on death row because he feels ethically unable to compare the consequences of alternative forms of execution allowed under
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, country visit, UK, calling for submissionsCalling for submissions.The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will undertake an official visit to the Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 6 to 16 November 2018 at the invitation of the UK government.His visit will focus, in
One prisoner was hanged at Gachsaran Prison on murder charges. According to a report by HRANA, on the morning of Monday, August 20, a prisoner was executed at Gachsaran Prison. The prisoner, sentenced to death on murder charges, was identified as Keramat Hassani. Keramat Hassani was from a
Observers' view was blocked for 14 minutes(NEWSER) – The Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean Moore in Nebraska garnered national attention because authorities used a heretofore untested cocktail of four drugs to end the life of the convicted killer. But now, another aspect of the execution is
 insecure immigration status, help victims of crime, domestic abuse, letter, Claire Waxman, Sadiq Khan, Give abuse victims the confidence to report crime and their abusers no matter what their status.The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London’s Victims’ Commissioner, Claire Waxman, have called on the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urgently act to protect victims of crime who have insecure
The accused was booked for rape, murder, house trespass, assault and destroying evidence under the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.A 22-year-old man was sentenced to death on Monday for the rape-cum-murder of a 14-year-old girl
Christopher Watts faces nine felony charges including first degree murder and unlawful termination of pregnancyGREELEY — Weld County prosecutors charged a 33-year-old Frederick man Monday with first-degree murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two preschool-aged daughters, whose bodies he