WASHINGTON — The British government wants the Trump administration to provide assurances that American prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against two British Islamic State suspects who were recently captured in Syria — and is threatening to withhold important evidence about them as leverage, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. The British are also insisting that Leggi Tutto
open letter 76 female writers, UK TV drama commissioners, sexism or what‘Why are you not making drama by female writers?’In an open letter to TV drama commissioners, 76 female writers have accused UK drama bosses of failing to give them opportunities to ‘graduate’ from soaps to flagship primetime shows.Their work ranges from EastEnders and Casualty to Midsomer
Case Highlights Violations of Domestic and International Law and Judiciary's Lack of IndependenceA young man who was incarcerated at 15 years of age was sentenced to death in Iran upon turning 18 - despite the provincial state medical examiner's report that Mohammad Kalhor was not mentally mature
Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province Tuesday for playing a children’s entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law, as hundreds of onlookers ridiculed them and took pictures.The pair were among five people — including a couple whipped two dozen times
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a man sentenced to death for killing an Alabama police officer but who lawyers say now can't remember the 1985 murder.The court agreed Monday to hear arguments in the case of Vernon Madison.Madison had been scheduled to be executed in January, but
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Among the suspects on the list of the country’s 10 worst mass shootings, Nikolas Cruz is alone in one thing: He was taken alive.His arrest raises the rare prospect of a death penalty trial for a massacre, a huge undertaking with far-reaching consequences for all involved
Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner says he'll pursue a mandatory death penalty for school shooters, although legal analysts say that's unconstitutional.HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said Monday that he would pursue a mandatory death penalty
The United States can't guarantee the condemned inmates it kills aren't innocent. Landmark court cases of the last decade have offered proof. Mistakes happen. Courts can err. Witnesses can lie. Representation can be flawed. But we still kill.That lowers America into a frightful club of nations
The father of the man whose execution was commuted just before he was scheduled to be put to death said on Megyn Kelly TODAY that he is grateful his son's life was spared - even after the son's conviction for plotting the murder of his family members and the attempted murder of the dad himself."I
Armed with a court order, a doctor will examine an Alabama death-row inmate on Sunday for signs of injury or suffering sustained during an aborted execution last week.Prison officials said they called off a lethal injection for Doyle Lee Hamm, convicted in the 1987 murder of a hotel clerk, on
Prime Minster, plan, Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, published, programme of workPrime Minister announced plans for a major new programme of work.Domestic abuse is one of the most pernicious and pervasive forces in the UK today. And on average, two women each week in the UK are killed by a partner or former partner.Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to ‘transform the way
The Inking Woman, women, cartoons, comics, Rupert Bear, new book, pre-order now250 years of women cartoon and comic artists in Britain.Based on an exhibition of the same name held at the Cartoon Museum in 2017, a book with the title The Inking Woman, edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, is due for publication in March.For many years, the world of cartoons and comics
A Hardin County jury on Tuesday handed down the state's 1st death sentence of 2018, deciding a Kountze man convicted of torturing and killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter is irredeemable and likely to commit future violent crimes.The jury deliberated for more than 3 hours before
Two controversial cases in Alabama reveal a disturbing trend in the death penalty in America.Vernon Madison doesn’t know why he’s going to be executed.The state of Alabama tells him that he fatally shot a police officer in the back and wounded his ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute in 1985
CEDAW, report, abortion rights, Northern Ireland, women's rightsDenial of abortion and criminalisation of abortion ‘puts women in horrific situations’.In a strongly-worded report published last week, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said thousands of women and girls in Northern Ireland are subjected to grave and
Drop Charges, End Persecution of Religious MinorityHouthi authorities should drop all charges against a Baha'i man who was sentenced to death on January 2, 2018 because of his religious beliefs, Human Rights Watch said today. The Houthis should unconditionally release Hamed Kamal Haydara and the
Manama: Bahrain’s Cassation Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for one defendant and life in prison for another on charges of a terror attack that caused the death of a female teacher.The court ruled the revocation of their Bahrain citizenship and the payment of 1,544 Bahrain dinars
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A month after halting his execution, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an Alabama convicted murderer whose attorneys argue should be spared the death penalty because strokes have wiped out his memory of committing the crime.The justices agreed
The Alabama Supreme Court has set execution dates for 2 inmates, 1 for the man convicted in the 1989 pipe bombing that killed a federal appeals judge in Mountain Brook, and the other from an inmate who asked the court to expedite his own death.The court set April 19 for Walter Lee Moody's
The Colosseum - Rome's most famous landmark was lit up in red on Saturday February 24, 2018 in an expression of solidarity with persecuted Christians across the globe. The event took place at 6 in the evening; local time witnessed family of Asia Bibi and Nigerian Christian Rebecca Bitrus along
An Iraqi criminal court sentenced on Sunday 15 Turkish women to death on charges of joining the Islamic State (IS) group, judicial sources were quoted as saying.All the 15 Turkish women have admitted belonging to the IS group, AFP quoted the sources as saying.The court sentenced another Turkish
Yarl's Wood, hunger strike, 15 demands, detained voices, Home Office, unlimited detention,From detained voicesInside Yarls Wood, people are on hunger strike – they won’t go to the dining room to eat for 3 days.They detain people who have appeal rights, who are reporting every month. Why would they detained people who comply with their rules to go and sign? Especially those who
When, just two days after the 17 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz's legal team offered to plead him guilty, right then and there, if prosecutors would waive the death penalty, that giant gasp you heard was the breath of South Florida defense
Iran's justice minister said on Tuesday a recent reform of its drug laws should lead to fewer executions after the U.N. Secretary General said he remained alarmed about their high number - nearly 500 last year.As Ali Reza Avai addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council, protesters rallied
A prison officer from Bali’s notorious Kerobokan prison has been arrested on drug couriering charges.Identified by initials FR, the officer, originally from North Sumatra, was arrested on Monday afternoon around 12pm in front of the prison.FR’s arrest stems from an investigation looking into two
A controversial medical examiner, exaggerated testimony, and bad forensics branded Jeffrey Havard a rapist and a baby killer.Jeffrey Havard's story began the evening of February 21, 2002, when the Mississippi man was keeping an eye on Chloe, the 6-month-old daughter of his girlfriend, Rebecca
A man suffering from cancer strapped to a gurney after spending 30 years on death row in Alabama. An intravenous team probing him, jabbing him, for hours in an attempt to find a usable vein to administer the lethal, secret drug cocktail. Going into his groin a half-dozen times, puncturing his
After an aborted lethal injection in which lawyers contend a condemned prisoner endured 2 1/2 hours of medical staff trying to access his veins, a federal judge on Friday ordered Alabama to maintain records about the incident.U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre issued the order in response to a
1950's women, David Hencke, local elections, boot out local councillors, backto60 campaignJoin forces with the thousands of women born in the 1950s living in your constituency!1950’s women had their state pensions deferred twice, by stealth, campaigners point out, for the meanest state pension in Europe – under the false premise of equality and longevity.The work and pensions
Raghunandan Yandamuri, the 1st Indian American on death row, was not put to death by lethal injection on Feb. 23, his scheduled execution date, as the state of Pennsylvania has a moratorium on the death penalty since 2015. Pennsylvania District Court Judge Petrese Tucker issued a stay of
The US President reportedly wants to take a tough line with drug dealers in America, taking inspiration from countries like Singapore to execute traffickersThe US President, 71, is said to have taken inspiration from countries such as Singapore, where the death penalty is mandatory for drug
SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- The Sugar Land man, who was within an hour of execution when the call came for clemency, is now off death row.Bart Whitaker has been moved to an inmate processing facility in Huntsville, a day after his death sentence was commuted.Gov. Greg Abbott commuted the death
Gingerbread, report, single parents, working parent, povertyOne third of children with a working single parent today live in poverty.Gingerbread, a national charity working with single parent families, has released a report profiling single parents today, to see how life has changed for the one in four families headed by a single parent in the
They were three killers — each set to be executed on Thursday night in different states. But by the end of the day, each had met a different fate.In Texas, the governor granted a rare death row commutation for Thomas Bartlett Whitaker. Shortly after 6 p.m., after Eric Scott Branch’s last-ditch