SINGAPORE — The apex court on Monday (Feb 11) ruled a drug trafficker to be merely a courier, but the Singaporean man still faces the gallows as he was not given a certificate of substantive assistance by the Public Prosecutor. Delivering the three-judge Court of Appeal’s decision, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon disagreed with the earlier High Court ruling that Leggi Tutto
Applications have been sought for the hangman’s job with President Maithripala Sirisena saying he hopes to implement the death penalty soon.The Department of Prisons has called for applications from today to recruit two new hangmen.President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament last week that the
BAGHDAD - Their home countries don’t want them and holding trials in Syria isn’t an option. Now suspected foreign jihadis could end up facing tough justice over the border in Iraq.Both countries have suffered for years at the hands of the Islamic State group and Iraqi courts have already meted
Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important.He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The teacher
2 Death Sentences Issued in Gaza within 1 Week, PCHR Condemns and Calls for Adhering to the Protocol Aiming at Abolition of Death PenaltyOn Sunday, 03 February 2019, The First Instance Court in Deir al-Balah issued a death sentence by hanging ‘A. F. (32), from al-Nussairat refugee camp after
A Tunisian court was holding final hearings on Friday in 2 trials over jihadist attacks in 2015 on a museum and a tourist resort that left dozens dead, lawyers told AFP.21 defendants, including 2 women, appeared in the Tunis courtroom for a closed hearing on the March 18, 2015 shooting at the
An international rights group on Friday said Egypt executed 3 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death following torture and beatings to extract confessions.Human Rights Watch said in a statement the families of the men were notified of their hanging on Thursday and asked to come to the
As far as the Idaho Department of Correction is concerned, there is nothing public about a public execution.What it does not want you to learn about capital punishment, it will not disclose — unless, of course, someone such as University of Idaho law professor Aliza Cover insists.Given how
Sri Lanka's president urged human rights groups on Wednesday not to interfere with his plans to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment.Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament that executions will resume in the next 2 months.He said many larger nations carry out executions but smaller
Liberty, critical report, helpline, military personnel, justice, Second-Rate JusticeNew report highlights failings in military criminal justice and complaints systems.Liberty has published a comprehensive report on the military justice system, revealing that the UK’s service men and women continue to be badly failed by the Armed Forces’ in-house policing and legal systems
More than a year after prosecutors agreed to DNA testing on decades-old evidence in a Montgomery County death row case, the results are in - and they didn't reveal anything new.Most of the aging evidence sent to the lab didn't show any male DNA at all, prosecutors said, while the genetic material
Several MEPs say Brussels should link the abolition of the death penalty in African and other states with a landmark cooperation agreement currently being thrashed out between the EU and Africa.The Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries is due to
If the worth of a public policy is its ability to achieve policy objectives, then capital punishment is a failure. It hasn't been shown to deter crime. It's not cost-effective. It's unevenly applied. It needs to be abolished.Colorado abolished the death penalty in 1897 for four years, but
WASHINGTON - Pivotal votes cast by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts in abortion and death penalty cases have underscored his new standing as the Supreme Court’s ideological center and the outsize role he may play in major rulings for years to come.Roberts, a genial 64-year-old conservative
Top government ministers are demanding that the courts finally invoke Israel's underutilized death penalty.What's got the whole nation in a uproar is the savage murder last Thursday in Jerusalem of a teenage Jewish girl by a knife-wielding Palestinian man.Ori Ansbacher, 19, was taking a stroll in
Govt Removes 34 From Death Row To Life Imprisonment As Death Sentence Phases OutGovernment has shown its commitment towards abolishing the death penalty in line with international human rights obligations after it commuted sentences of 34 inmates on death row to life terms, a Cabinet minister has
ISIS executes 3 brothers after kidnapping in Iraq’s SalahuddinIslamic State militants on Friday killed 3 brothers after kidnapping them in the north of Salahuddin Province, a local security source has confirmed.The 3 brothers were abducted 3 days ago while reportedly picking truffles on Makhoul
“Public execution is an even more grotesque violation of human rights, particularly in a country where the ability of the accused to obtain adequate legal representation and the coverage of the process is highly limited.” -- Human Rights Watch director Sarah Leah WhitsonTWO  paedophiles have been
A Montana lawmaker wants to require prosecutors to provide indisputable biological proof that a person committed a capital crime before that person can be sentenced to death.The House Judiciary Committee is set to hear a bill Wednesday by Rep. Brad Hamlett, D-Cascade, that would require there be
The U.S. may have its reasons for urging Canada to repatriate ISIS fighters from the Middle East, but experts say Ottawa is under no clear legal obligation to bring foreign fighters back.On Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a plea to countries to repatriate and prosecute their citizens who
A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama who says the state is violating his religious rights by not allowing an imam at his lethal injection.The 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Wednesday, a day before the scheduled lethal injection of
Some of the most conservative states in the country are leading a new effort to abolish the death penalty, a punishment that a growing number of Republicans say does not serve to deter offenders from committing crimes.In Wyoming, the state House passed a bill Friday to end capital punishment. In
Turkey will investigate the deportation of an Egyptian facing execution in Cairo over a car bomb and has suspended eight policemen involved, the Istanbul governor’s office said on Wednesday.Mohamed Abdelhafiz Ahmed Hussein, whom the Muslim Brotherhood movement identifies as a member, was among 28
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday.Aman Ullah, who spoke
The Palembang District Court in South Sumatra sentenced nine people to death on Thursday after finding them guilty of transporting 80 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.According to the hearings of the trial, the convicts, all of whom originally come from Surabaya, East Java, were caught
The State Security Court on Sunday announced its second and final ruling regarding the Karak terrorist attack in southern Jordan which happened in December 18, 2016, sentencing the two accused brothers, Khalid and Hamza Nayel al-Majali, to death by hanging.The second verdict came after the Court
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian authorities gave seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences Saturday in a trial for two 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed 60 people, mainly tourists.Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down for the
At the coroner’s office in Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Mark Edgar stood over the body of Robert Van Hook. The deceased 58-year-old weighed 228 pounds; he wore blue pants, a white shirt, and identification tags around his ankles. Edgar, a professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, had
ATMORE, ALA. -- A Muslim inmate who filed a legal challenge because Alabama wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was put to death Thursday after the nation's highest court cleared the way.Domineque Ray, 42, was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. of a lethal
“A flat-out repeal of the death penalty is what we want to do,” said Sen. Angela Williams, who plans to sponsor a bill20 states have banned or suspended the death penalty, and this could be the year Colorado joins them. Public support for capital punishment is declining. And Democrats, some of
With all provisions containing the imposition of death penalty deleted, the controversial drug bill will be presented for second and third reading approval preferably before the start of congressional break. The bill was previously approved on final reading but the approval was invalidated on
Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena stressed in parliament today that the death sentence would be implemented within the next two months on those who are convicted for drug offences, ending a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment.The President urged the human rights
In 2018, 162 death penalty verdicts were pronounced by Sessions Courts, the highest since the turn of the millennium, according to a report.The trend dipped slightly in 2014 and began climbing, reaching a record high in 2018.The report, titled 'Death Penalty in India: Annual Statistics Report
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The last of Arkansas’ lethal injection drugs expired on Thursday, and legislators in the coming weeks are expected to consider changes to state law that officials say they hope will allow them to resume executions nearly two years after the state put four men to death