An idle threat, but the teenage suspect confessed. The Exoneration Registry, which tracks false confession cases, says they have counted at least 27 false confession cases across the country where suspects were threatened with the imposition of the death penalty. Recent research tells us that false confessions are more common than we previously thought and that teenagers, in particular, are Leggi Tutto
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved to learn that Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, a Mauritanian blogger sentenced to death in 2014 for "blaspheming" the Prophet in a blog post, was finally freed yesterday. Detained for the past three years, Mohamed was released after an appeal court in the
A new law in Iran has been written to reduce the death penalty for drug smugglers carrying smaller amounts.Iran’s new law for combating drugs will be implemented beginning Nov. 14. The law — passed by the Reformist majority parliament and approved by the conservative Guardian Council — is set to
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean troops fired on a fellow soldier who was defecting to South Korea on Monday across the heavily armed border dividing the countries, South Korean officials said, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons program.The soldier was shot but succeeded
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he was "sure" Donald Trump would not raise human rights concerns when they meet in Manila, after the US President praised his deadly drug war.Trump is due to land in the Philippine capital on Sunday evening ahead of two days of summits, and rights
Tanzania's Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing people with albinism in the country.Beatrice Mpembo, a state attorney from the DPP, told a two-day consultative meeting to strategize on
Mauritanian prosecutors on Friday said they had appealed against a 2-year prison term served on a blogger who had earlier received a death sentence for blasphemy.Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir was given the 2-year term on Thursday by an appeals court in the northwest town of Nouadhibou."The
Hidalgo's team is asking the court to strike down Arizona's death penalty and rule on the constitutionality of capital punishment nationwide.45 years ago, a case came before the United States Supreme Court that led to the temporary strike down of the death penalty. Now, the court has the
SAN ANTONIO — Protecting the state's executioner is so important, state legislators passed a law in 2015, prohibiting the disclosure of their identity.There has been a lot of media coverage about Texas leading the nation in executions, but there has been little published about the
Fawcett Society, briefing, equal pay day, pay gap, Young Women's Trust, 10 November 2017“At this rate, today’s young women will be retired before equal pay becomes a reality.”Despite the Equal Pay Act – which came into force 47 years ago – in Britain, today, women still earn less than men.So, 10 November 2017 is the day that full-time women workers effectively start working for
A judge on Thursday postponed the execution of twice convicted murderer Scott Dozier, who was set to die early next week.At Thursday’s hearing, lawyers for the Nevada Department of Corrections presented a copy of the state’s execution protocol signed by the warden of Ely State Prison.But District
PHOENIX Nov 8 (Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said.The verdict by the Maricopa County jury allows the trial of John
Ohio death row inmate Alva Campbell will get wedge-shaped pillow for execution. Campbell wanted firing squad, not lethal injection.COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he’s being executed this week, among other accommodations the state is
Did you know that 18-percent of Florida’s death row is made up of veterans of our military services?It is an important fact as we prepare to honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day. I have learned from firsthand experience that veterans sentenced to death can help us all to
Jakarta. Inmates rioted on Tuesday (07/11) at Indonesia’s super maximum security island prison Nusakambangan in Central Java.One prisoner died and three others were wounded during the riot, an official confirmed.Ade Kusmanto, a spokesman for Indonesia's penitentiary department, said the lack of
Justice is supposed to be blind, but not as blind as the U.S. Supreme Court when it ruled in 1993 that a Texas death row prisoner — who claimed to be innocent, but had run out of appeals — should look to the governor to save his life.“Executive clemency,” wrote Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is
The Supreme Court today granted 6 weeks to the Centre to file its response to a plea which seeks to set aside the legal provision that a death row convict would only be hanged to death.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud allowed more time
An Indonesian museum that allowed visitors to take selfies with a life-size wax sculpture of Hitler against a backdrop of Auschwitz concentration camp has removed the exhibit following international outrage, the manager said Saturday.De ARCA Statue Art Museum in the Javanese city of Jogjakarta
Nevada's 1st inmate execution in 11 years was postponed Thursday after a state court judge ordered a paralytic drug removed from a never-before-used lethal injection plan that also includes the first use by a state of the powerful opioid fentanyl.Prisons chief James Dzurenda called off the
Women's Views On News. one-week break, The Women’s Views on News site will be on a break until 20 November 2017. There is loads to read, here and on our facebook page, and lots of campaigns to catch up on… Thanks for your company this far! Leggi tutto
The state of Nevada is set to execute Scott Dozier on Nov. 14 for the 2002 murder of Jeremiah Miller in Las Vegas. And for the first time since the 2006 execution of Daryl Mack, the debate on capital punishment in Nevada shifts from philosophical abstraction to stark reality.For the moment, let’s
A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin who was abducted from her family's apartment and fatally beaten.Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, 47, was given a lethal injection after several federal court appeals failed to halt his punishment
New Delhi: One of the four death row convicts of the sensational 16 December 2012 gangrape and murder case has approached the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict upholding the capital punishment awarded to him.The apex court had on May 5 upheld the death penalty to the four convicts in
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) was brought in as late as 2012. As the name suggests, the statute lays down laws exclusively for protection of children. It defines penetrative sexual assault and sexual assault against children, and also provides for definition and
One month ahead of the trial of a Chinese murderer in Japan, thousands of signatures have been collected to demand the death penalty for the man who stabbed a Chinese girl to death at her doorstep in Tokyo.The suspect, Chen Shifeng, is scheduled to stand trial on December 11 in Tokyo for the
JUST OVER SIX MONTHS have passed since the disturbing execution of Kenneth Williams, but as far as the state of Arkansas is concerned, it might as well be ancient history. No sooner did media witnesses return to the press room on the night of April 27 to describe how Williams coughed and
A legal issue looms over Nebraska's death penalty that's unrelated to the new and untried lethal drug combination state officials unveiled this week.Defense attorneys say pending challenges of a system that allows judges rather than juries to impose death sentences could impact whether the state
A British woman jailed on drugs charges in Egypt was dealt a shattering blow today after being told she will go on trial. Laura Plummer could be held in jail for a further three months until a judge has heard all the evidence in her case. He can then rule to set her free or jail Leggi Tutto
Decades after controversial bite mark testimony by then-forensic dentist Michael West helped send many defendants to death row, courts in the state are still wrestling with what action to take in the cases of those convicted.Bite mark forensic dentistry has been discredited over the years, and
A man convicted of throwing a woman he had pursued for 8 years from a high-rise apartment building has been sentenced to receive the death penalty, Qianjiang Evening News reported.The Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court on Thursday found the 27-year-old man surnamed Xue guilty of intentional
Nebraska's attorney general has chosen Norfolk killer Jose Sandoval as the next condemned prisoner to die, after a 20-year hiatus in executions in this state.No request to the Nebraska Supreme Court for an execution warrant has been made, but Corrections Director Scott Frakes served notice to
NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - A Mauritanian blogger condemned to death in 2014 for apostasy in a Facebook post about Islam will be freed because an appeals court on Thursday overturned his sentence, his lawyer said.Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir has spent nearly four years in jail after a
Analysis: Per curiam ruling earns comment from execution-skeptical justicesA unanimous decision issued Monday by the Supreme Court carried with it several concurring opinions from the Court's liberal justices, suggesting an ongoing interest from that wing in revisiting the constitutionality of
Sharon Keller, the longtime presiding judge of Texas' Court of Criminal Appeals, has tried to move on from several past ethical controversies — including blocking the last-minute appeal of a 2007 execution. A primary challenger hopes voters will reconsider them.It’s been more than a decade since