The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied requests Tuesday from Billie Wayne Coble to delay his execution scheduled for Thursday or to reduce his death sentence to a life prison term. Coble, 70, remains scheduled for execution by lethal injection Thursday in Huntsville. Coble was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die in the Leggi Tutto
The news comes as around 1,500 delegates gathered in Brussels for the 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty.Speaking to the media at the conference, Mahmood Amiry Moghaddam of IHR said the deaths were confirmed through independent sources, but that two-thirds of them were not announced
End hunger in the UK, #FiveWeeksTooLong, Trussell Trust, foodbanks, campaign, Universal Credit should be fighting poverty, not forcing people to use food banks.Everyone who applies for Universal Credit has to wait at least five weeks for a first payment – and some people wait longer.This is leaving many people without enough money to cover the basics. Buying food, for
Didier Reynders raised the inextricable link between poverty and the death penalty owing to the costs of legal proceedings, or the lack of legal knowledge of the criminal justice system.The death penalty “disproportionately” affects disadvantaged and minority groups in the places where it remains
Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 22, 2019: IHR has published a report on the situation of Iranian human rights defenders in 2018.On the launch of this report, IHR calls on the international community to draw special attention to the condition of human rights defenders in Iran.IHR director
A gran on death row in Bali has ditched her legal battle to avoid facing a firing squad, telling them: "If you want to shoot me, shoot me. Get on with it."Linday Sandiford has been on death row since being jailed in 2013, after she was caught smuggling 10lbs of cocaine in her luggage on a flight
The Ku Klux Klan rallying in support of a black man’s execution in Texas. The North Carolina death row warden wheeling a gurney into the execution chamber. Weeping family members at the moment of a loved one’s execution.These are just a few of the images captured in Scott Langley’s chilling death
OPEN LETTER BY KUMI NAIDOO ON THE DEATH PENALTYYour ExcellencyI am writing to plead for the lives of prisoners who may soon be put to death if executions resume in Sri Lanka.More than four decades ago, your country stopped the implementation of this ultimate, cruel, inhuman and degrading
On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list. So he survived… until the country stopped executing people altogether.Byson Kaula says jealous neighbours were responsible for him
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's attempt to regain jurisdiction over death-penalty cases ended Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court when the nation's justices declined to consider his challenge to the ruling that bars him from presiding over capital-murder proceedings.Griffen, 66, had
HOUSTON, Texas -- A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death.The Supreme Court's ruling came after prosecutors with the Harris County
UK government, arms exports, Saudi Arabia, House of Lords, Select Committee, civilian deaths, civilians injured, staravtion, humanitarian aid, Report finds UK arms exports ‘highly likely to be cause of significant civilian casualties in Yemen’.The House of Lords International Relations Committee has said that it believes that the government is narrowly on the wrong side of international humanitarian law on arm sales to Saudi Arabia
The 47-nation Council of Europe is co-organising a round table on capital punishment in Belarus on Thursday 28 February as part of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Brussels.Belarus is the only country in Europe to still use the death penalty. Executions are usually carried out in
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi defended the death penalty at a summit between Arab and European states on Monday, saying the 2 regions had “2 different cultures”.Rights groups strongly criticised Egypt this month for executing 9 men accused over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief
Giving a speech at Georgetown University, late Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., said: “[T]he Constitution is a sublime oration on the dignity of man.” However, after the Supreme Court’s February 7 refusal to stay devout Muslim Domineque Ray’s execution – despite Ray’s unrebutted claim only
Iran is prosecuting a women’s rights activist for allegedly trying to persuade Iranian society to accept same-sex intimacy.The Iranian LGBT-rights organization 6Rang published a report on the trial, which has been edited and reprinted here:The first court session in the trial of gender equality
Two Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong say chronic physical abuse by male family members prompted them to flee the kingdom, where they now fear they will be forcibly returned.The siblings are the latest example of Saudi women plotting their escape from the ultra-conservative kingdom only to find
The Senate passed a bill Friday to remove the death penalty from Washington state statute and replacing it with life in prison without parole.Senate Bill 5339 passed with 28 in favor, 19 opposed, with senators Phil Fortunado, R-Auburn and Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, excused.Republican senators
Agenda, AVA, National Commission, domestic and sexual abuse, report, peer-researchers, lived experience, a place to go toThere was one very simple need: a place to escape to.Agenda and AVA recently launched Hand in Hand, a report by women with lived experience for the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage.The report is based on interviews by peer-researchers with other
New Hampshire lawmakers are once again considering a bill to repeal the death penalty, less than six months after failing to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of an identical measure.The state hasn’t executed anyone since 1939, and the repeal bill would not apply retroactively to
Weng Jen-hsien bought 20 liters of gasoline and waited until his family was celebrating Lunar New Year’s Eve together before he burst in and set them on fireThe Taiwan High Court yesterday upheld convicted arsonist Weng Jen-hsien’s (翁仁賢) death sentence.Weng, 53, had twice previously been found
A former policeman sentenced to hang in Malaysia for the murder of a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's ex-prime minister, has lost a bid for asylum in Australia.  Sirul Azhar Umar, who has been in Australian custody since fleeing Malaysia in 2015, has maintained that he was ordered
Scottish Local Councils, pilot, Equally Safe at Work, violence against women, in the workplace, help employers, COSLA, Scottish GovernmentAddressing gender inequality in the workplace is a fundamental step in preventing violence against women.An innovative employer accreditation programme that aims to enable local government employers to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women was launched last month.‘Equally
Labour Market Realities, Conservative government, stress, Brexit, low pay, job insecurityNew report looks at labour market realities.The second annual report from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies on the state of the UK labour market included a major worker survey which found that the cost of living gap is leading to longer working hours, stress and debt.And that Britain
By pledging to try 13 French Islamic State group fighters, Iraq has assumed the role of judge and jailer for the suspected jihadists -- thereby saving Paris the controversy of repatriating them.France has been rocked by fierce public debate over whether to repatriate dozens of its nationals
end surrogacy now, signatories, letter, United Nations, women's rights groups, feminist organisations, child's rights, trafficking, Womb rental – surrogacy – ‘is a serious violation of the rights and dignity of women and children’.The international statement calling for a global ban on womb rental (‘surrogacy’) released on 24 September 2018 and signed by hundreds of women’s human rights organisations from 18 countries –
A gran on death row in Bali has ditched her legal battle to avoid facing a firing squad, telling them: "If you want to shoot me, shoot me. Get on with it."Lindsay Sandiford has been on death row since being jailed in 2013, after she was caught smuggling 10lbs of cocaine in her luggage on a flight
After Alabama approved nitrogen hypoxia as an execution method last year, the biggest challenge seemed to be figuring out how to humanely carry out the death penalty with a never before used method of execution.But another hurdle may loom for Alabama as Oklahoma — the first state to approve
French jihadist Fabien Clain, who voiced a recording that claimed the 2015 Paris attacks for the Islamic State group, has been reported killed in Syria.Security sources told French media an air strike on Wednesday killed Clain in Baghuz, the last pocket held by IS.The US-led coalition fighting IS
Treasury Select Committee, Women's Budget Group, 2019 budget, recommendation, include quantitative analysis, equalities impact, individual tax and welfare measuresAll public bodies are obliged to have ‘due regard’ to the impact of their policies on equality.The Women’s Budget Group has welcomed the recommendation from the Treasury Select Committee that the next budget should include ‘quantitative analysis of the equalities impact of individual tax and
While some might say Sister Helen Prejean has experienced great success in her fight to abolish the death penalty, she believes she’s only helped make some strides in the battle.After all, it’s hard to claim success when nearly 2,400 people remain on death row in the United States.“I don’t see
LAS VEGAS -- Two Democratic state lawmakers proposing an end to capital punishment are pointing to costly appeals and court-ordered postponements of a lethal injection case that ended last month when the inmate killed himself."It's a burden to taxpayers," said state Sen. James Ohrenschall, who is
A scheme that gives incentives based on convictions secured has seen 23 convicts getting capital punishment in the last year and a half from courts for raping and killing minorsMahendra Singh Gond of Satna district, the convict who raped a 4-year-old girl, was close to becoming the first man to
Chhattisgarh man gets death penalty for raping, killing minorA court in Balod district of Chhattisgarh has sentenced a 50-year-old man to death for raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 2017.Balod District and Session Judge Rajendra Pradhan gave Jhaggar Yadav the death penalty after finding