California's death rowProposed rules for single-drug executions in California were rejected Monday by a state legal agency whose decision may soon be nullified by an initiative approved by state voters last November.State prison officials have been trying to rewrite their regulations since a federal judge halted implementation of California’s death penalty Leggi Tutto
Jury boxWASHINGTON — Two weeks before Robert McCoy was to be tried for a triple murder, his lawyer paid him a visit. It was the summer of 2011, and the two men met in a holding cell in a Louisiana courthouse. Mr. McCoy, who was facing the death penalty, told his lawyer Leggi Tutto
Public execution in IranOctober 10 marks the World Day against the Death PenaltyDeath penalty violates the most fundamental human rights, the right to life and the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.The death penalty is also considered discriminatory as it is often used against the
Executions are down but death penalty prosecutions are up over the last year of President Joko Widodo's administration.Tomorrow, October 10, is World Day Against the Death Penalty, and human rights activists in Indonesia used the opportunity to highlight an alarming increase in death penalty
The Walls Unit, Huntsville, TexasRodney Reed, the Bastrop man who's spent nearly 20 years on death row for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites - a crime he has steadfastly maintained he did not commit - could move 1 step closer to a new trial next week.On Tuesday, Oct. 10, he'll Leggi Tutto
Patrick Charles HannonPatrick Charles Hannon, convicted in the grisly 1991 killings of 2 men in a North Tampa apartment, is scheduled to die next month by lethal injection.Gov. Rick Scott signed Hannon's death warrant Friday. The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 8.Hannon, 52, has been on death row for Leggi Tutto
Gallows at Tokyo Detention Center, JapanTOKYO - Three European ambassadors to Japan on Friday called on Tokyo to abolish the practice of capital punishment prior to next week's World and European Day against the Death Penalty."As friends, we should share our experience and speak our mind," Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, the European Union's
Brexit, EU regulations, REACH, breast cancer, event, Given the ever rising rates, why is there such reluctance by all concerned to act?The chances are you’ll never have thought about breast cancer prevention in relation to Brexit.Yet they are linked.For example, our – now clean – beaches and seas benefit from progressive EU legislation.Our
Potassium chlorideOhio has been able to replenish part of its lethal drug supply in recent months, and could carry out nearly 20 additional executions under certain conditions, according to new records obtained by The Associated Press.The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction took in new supplies of
methohexital  (marketed under the brand names Brevital and Brietal)A death row inmate is challenging the state's current method of execution on the grounds that the public should have had a chance to comment on the process put in place 3 years ago.The Indiana Supreme Court considered the fate of the Leggi Tutto
GallowsPress Secretary Anthony Newbold said Tuesday he does not know if the Minnis administration has made progress in its plans to allow capital punishment to be resumed in the Bahamas.After demanding in opposition that the law on capital punishment be enforced, the Minnis administration has, since its
Michael LambrixFlorida executes man convicted of 2 killings decades agoFlorida executed an inmate Thursday who was convicted of killing two people after a night of drinking decades ago.Michael Lambrix, 57, died by lethal injection at 10:10 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Bradford County.For his final words
BBC, EVAW, sexual violence in schools, child on child sexual assault, slow government responseThe government has been ‘too slow in its response to rapes and sexual assault reports in schools’.As the BBC broadcasts two powerful programmes this week documenting the scale of rape and sexual bullying in schools, and the hopeless response of many schools to these incidents, the End Violence
GallowsThe apex court has asked the central government to respond to the PIL within 3 weeks.Acting on a writ petition challenging the mode of execution in a death sentence, the Supreme Court on Friday has observed that the legislature could consider another mode rather than the present one in practice
Kim Jong-NamOn Wednesday, pathologist Mohd Shah Mahmood testified before Malaysia's high court in the trial of Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, who stand accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Mohd Shah, an employee of the Malaysian government, testified
Iraqi soldiers, MosulFate of militants' families remains uncertainAt least 100 European Isis fighters will be prosecuted in Iraq, with most to face the death penalty, the country's ambassador to Belgium has reportedly said.Jawad al-Chlaihawi said Belgians were among those detained, along with jihadists from Russia
GallowsLawyer Rishi Malhotra, who filed the PIL seeking relief under Article 21 (Right to Life) of the Constitution and said the Article must provide for the right of a condemned prisoner to have a dignified mode of execution.The plea before the Supreme Court said "dying with dignity is part of right
NooseALLAHABAD: Considering it a rarest of rare case, the Allahabad high court on Friday confirmed the death sentence awarded to a 35-year-old man who had raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl after kidnapping her.Dismissing the appeal filed by the convict Pappu of Kushinagar, a bench observed, "The
Sammy's Law, royal pardon, abuse victims, coercion, police chiefs, Rape Crisis, Sammy Woodhouse‘Until this is done, we will continue to be being blamed for the horrendous experiences we endured as children’.Police chiefs, police and crime commissioners (PCCs) and England’s children’s commissioner have backed calls for new legislation to pardon sexual abuse victims who broke the law while
White House Gay PrideThe US Ambassador to the United Nations has made false claims about Barack Obama as she struggles to justify a controversial vote.The US recently sparked anger when it sided with the Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq in voting against a measure at the United Nations Human Rights Council that condemned
GallowsA petition said that Article 21 of the Indian Constitution includes the right of a convict to have a dignified mode of executionThe Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a plea seeking alternatives to death by hanging for prisoners sentenced to die.The top court asked the
In the end, John Thompson got to live 14 years as a free man — the same number he spent on Louisiana’s death row, condemned for a 1984 murder he didn’t commit.Seven times the state set a date for his execution. Weeks before the seventh, Leggi Tutto
Michael LambrixBy Michael LambrixWhat if someone approached you today and told you that you only had two days to live - and that you had to spend your remaining days in solitary, away from all those that mattered to you. Alone, you slowly count down each moment of every day, each Leggi Tutto
NIC-ICTU, WRDA, consultation, Department of Health, cuts, open letter, shamThe cuts are ‘not driven by necessity and are completely at odds with the needs of service users’.In August the Department of Health (DoH) asked the five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland to develop draft savings plans totalling £70 million to ‘deliver an annual balanced
India flagThe Gujarat High Court today pronounced the verdict in 2002 Godhra train carnage.The High Court commuted the death penalty of 11 convicts to life imprisonment. The court sustained the acquittal of 31 accused and also sustained the life term of 20 convicts.While awarding compensation of Rs 10 lakh
Oklahoma's death chamberThe number of death row inmates who have exhausted all their appeals has grown to 16, with still no plan in place to begin executions again.The latest inmate to become eligible for an execution date is murderer Richard Norman Rojem Jr., who kidnapped, raped and fatally stabbed a 7-year-old Leggi
Jesse Lee JohnsonSALEM, Ore. (AP) — After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge.Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers
Paintings of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, by M. SukumaranMore than two years after the execution of Bali Nine ringleaders Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, artist and filmmaker Matthew Sleeth is still furious about what he considers a pointless loss of life in an act of political theatre."I'm angry for Myuran," Leggi Tutto
Fernando BelmontesSAN QUENTIN — A condemned murderer who was one of just 16 inmates on California’s Death Row to have exhausted his appeals died of unknown causes, prison officials announced this week.San Quentin officials are investigating the death of Fernando Belmontes, 56, but say there was no obvious cause
BahrainThe Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has submitted an official petition for clemency to the Bahraini Government on behalf of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa, two men facing imminent execution in Bahrain. Mr Ramadhan and Mr Moosa were convicted of carrying out a 2014 bombing
"They started making me out to be a total idiot and retard from day one."The oldest Arkansas death row inmate and his victim's family agreed on one thing Wednesday: Jack Greene is "totally competent" for his upcoming execution.However, Greene's attorneys have argued he is too mentally ill to
Vietnamese police officersA former chairman of state fuel giant PetroVietnam has appealed against the death penalty he received last week from a court in Hanoi for his role in the infamous multi-million-dollar graft case at OceanBank.On September 29, the court sentenced Nguyen Xuan Son, chairman of the board at the oil and
Ely State Prison, NevadaCARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the convictions and death sentences for Donte Johnson in connection with a 1988 quadruple homicide in Las Vegas.Johnson raised multiple issues in his post-conviction appeal, but the court unanimously upheld the lower court decision, which
MidazolamThe Alabama Department of Corrections has announced that tonight's execution is called off after the Alabama Attorney General's Office decided not to appeal a stay that had been issued in the case. That means the state will have to reset the execution for a later time.U.S. District Court Judge