Tennessee prison officials are "refusing" to use the electric chair to execute Edmund Zagorski, saying that he waited too long to make his preference known, according to a member of the death row inmate's legal team. Zagorski, 63, is scheduled to die Thursday. He had requested the electric chair Monday evening after the Tennessee Supreme Court shot down a Leggi Tutto
Level Up, petition, IPSO, new editor's code, domestic violence deaths, lurid headlines, It’s time for better reporting of domestic violence deaths.Every week in the UK, two women are murdered by a partner or ex-partner.Some of these deaths attract media attention, yet, due to a lack of guidance, domestic violence deaths are often reported in a way that compromises the dignity of
Tennessee's execution method is not cruel and unusual, the state supreme court ruled Monday, 3 days before the state's next execution, because inmates challenging its 3-drug lethal injection protocol did not present a viable alternative.27 death-row inmates claimed the execution protocol violates
Death row inmate Edmund Zagorski told prison officials Monday he would prefer to be executed using the electric chair rather than die by lethal injection, according to a member of his legal team.Zagorski, 63, who is scheduled to die Thursday, made the decision within hours of a Tennessee Supreme
Pakistan's Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam.The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi's defense lawyer challenge statements by those who accused her of insulting
Sometime tonight, prison officials at Nashville's Riverbend Maximum Security Institution will take Edmund Zagorski from his cell on death row and move him to one of four 8-by-10-foot cells next to Tennessee's execution chamber. He'll spend the next three days there on "death watch," before the
High court told home secretary abandoned policy to avoid White House 'outrage'The home secretary, Sajid Javid, decided to cooperate with US authorities in the prosecution of 2 alleged Islamic State fighters, without assurances they would not face the death penalty, in order to avoid "political
Iran Human Rights; October 6, 2018: A prisoner was executed on October 2, at Qazvin Central Prison on murder charges. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 2, Hamed Valizadeh was hanged at Qazvin Central Prison (also called Chubin Dar). He was from Abhar city and was 38
As the suffocating heat of summer recedes, October is a sterling, life-affirming time to be in Tennessee: Amidst the alluring foliage there are outdoor concerts and festivals galore, a cornucopia of cultural celebrations, and, of course, just like anywhere else in America, Halloween-themed events
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is quoted as saying that Brett Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed to the high court because of Kavanaugh's potential political bias.It's rare for a retired justice to weigh in on a pending nomination.The Palm Beach Post reports that Stevens, in
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
An inmate facing a death sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death Friday morning while in the recreation yard of San Quentin State Prison, authorities said.Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was on Death Row for first-degree-murder in connection with the racially charged shooting death
James Woodson, a man whose case led to the overturn of an automatic death penalty in North Carolina, died last week at the age of 67. Woodson was convicted in 1974 of 1st-degree murder in connection with the death of a convenience store clerk who was shot during a store robbery. Woodson, who
"Child bride." "Criminal." "Juvenile offender." These are some of the many labels assigned to Zeinab Sekaanvand during her far too short life. Sekaanvand, who was executed on Tuesday in Urumieh prison in Iran's West Azerbaijan province, was rarely seen for who she really was: a vulnerable young
The 47-nation Council of Europe and the 28-member European Union have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October.The declaration underlines the 2 organisations' strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances."The death
In front of a room full of reporters, television cameras and Republican lawmakers, the US president apologised to Brett Kavanaugh for the ‘suffering’ he endured throughout the confirmation hearing and falsely claimed Kavanaugh had been ‘proven innocent’.Kavanaugh faced allegations he sexually
With days until his scheduled execution, 2 jurors who condemned Edmund Zagorski to death say the convicted murderer's life should be spared.Michael Poole served on the jury in 1984, before life without parole became an option in Tennessee capital murder cases in 1995."We were instructed that if
Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice after divided Senate votes for confirmationThe Senate confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh as the 114th Supreme Court justice on Saturday by one of the narrowest margins in history amid mass protests, ending a vitriolic battle over his nomination and
KARACHI: The Supreme Court has overturned a whopping 85 per cent of death sentences since December 2014, revealed data analysis by the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP).However, it added, despite a significant drop in the death row population, Pakistan’s use of the death penalty was among the
Manifesto, against the trade in women's bodies, 25 November, petitionPublicly denounce the impunity of perpetrators and the governments’ lack of commitment.Spanish feminists have created a campaign and Manifesto Against the Trade in Women’s Bodies.We are called upon to sign and share widely, Sisters.They are seeking support, and collecting signatures, with
A California woman and her boyfriend could face the death penalty in the June slaying of her 10-year-old son, who authorities say was lashed, body-slammed and forced to kneel on rice — among other torture claims, according to reports Wednesday.Heather Barron, 29, and Kareem Leiva, 32, of
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
President Trump on Monday renewed his call for those who kill police officers to get the death penalty, during a speech to law enforcement officers in Florida."Reducing crime begins with respecting law enforcement," Trump said. “We believe that criminals who kill our police officers should
WASHINGTON — The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics
Iran's judiciary has requested death sentences for 17 striking truckers for taking part in a nationwide strike, the state media reported on October 8. The state-run IRNA news agency quoted the head of the Qazvin Court as saying, "The judiciary will without any tolerance deal with those who
A Tarrant County judge called off the upcoming execution of Emanuel Kemp, a Fort Worth killer once deemed too insane to be put to death.But his scheduled punishment was canceled not over concerns about his sanity, but in light of a need for further DNA testing, according to court filings.Kemp was
Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a convict charged with the murder of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali.A 4-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmoud Hussain, rejected the petition filed by the convict against the death penalty."Now
Supreme Court, ruling, civil partnerships, heterosexual couples, Scottish government, consultationScottish government launches consultation on civil partnerships for heterosexual couples.Theresa May recently announced that civil partnerships will be available to all couples in England and Wales, not just same-sex couples.Civil partnerships were originally created in 2004, and offered
This story will be updatedJudge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court, was confirmed to the court on Saturday with a Senate vote largely divided along party lines.The vote occurred shortly before 4 p.m.The confirmation process has been bitterly partisan, and
Iran Human Rights (IHR), 3 October 2018: Three prisoners who were sentenced to death by Iranian system of retributive in kind (qisas law) on murder charges, have been executed at Rajai Shahr Prison.Based on information from Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, three prisoners held at Rajai Shahr
Fawcett Society, #MeToo, awareness, report, sexual harassment at work, Section 40, Employers should have a duty to protect women employees from clients, contractors, or patients who harass.New research from the Fawcett Society has found that one year on from the outpouring of #MeToo stories, there has been a significant shift in attitudes to sexual harassment.According to
(CNN) - It's judgment day for Brett Kavanaugh and the three crucial Republicans who could send him to the Supreme Court or doom his hopes of being the swing vote who could change America.Kavanaugh's fate will be on the line for the second straight Thursday, as senators begin reading the results
Close the Gap, women and poverty, gender pay gap, equality, Scotland, Poverty Action Week, Challenging poverty means challenging women’s inequality at work.Guest post from Close the Gap.One of the key messages of this year’s Challenge Poverty Week is that poverty affects us all. At Close the Gap, we know that it affects women. We know this because the evidence shows that poverty in