Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday branded as “idiots” the governments behind a UN rights body investigation into his narcotics crackdown that has killed thousands and drawn international censure. Duterte’s three-year drug war has unleashed a surge of bloodshed in the Asian nation, with reports of nightly slayings of suspects by police and masked gunmen. The UN Leggi Tutto
UN Women’s Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka , Call to Action, Annual Summit of the Women Political Leaders, women in politics, Beijing Platform for Action Women and girls around the world continue to face an unprecedented set of challenges.At the Annual Summit of the Women Political Leaders (WPL) at the House of Representatives in Tokyo, Japan, UN Women’s Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launched a Call to Action to ensure that
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — Four Malaysians are among 10 on Singapore’s death row scheduled to be executed after their clemency petitions failed, local lawyer N. Surendran said today.The adviser for Malaysia human rights group Lawyers for Liberty — part of a legal team acting to save the life of
The number of people on death row or facing capital resentencing in the United States has continued its 19-year decline, according to a new death-row census by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund(LDF). The Spring 2019 edition of Death Row USA, released in early July, reports that 2,673
In a speedy judgment, a district court here on Thursday awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and killing a nine-year-old girl last month.The whole trial took 32 days and completed on Wednesday and the order was kept reserved for Thursday on which death penalty was sentenced to
The legislation will affect thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors.Ukrinform news agency says the measure “involves the forced injection of anti-androgen drugs consisting of chemicals that should reduce libido and sexual activity”.And it is
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 09 July 2019, the First Instance Court issued a death sentence by hanging against J. M. (69), from Jabalia after convicting him with the murder of (A. A.) on 15 February 2018.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the
The death sentence for a 69-year-old man convicted of killing five neighbors in Yamaguchi Prefecture in western Japan in 2013 is set to be finalized after the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected his appeal against a lower court ruling.The decision against Kosei Homi, who was also found guilty of
Judge says he’ll throw out her child-torture murder convictionA judge is expected to throw out the 2011 aggravated murder conviction of Angela McAnulty, the only woman on Oregon’s death row, for the torture and starvation of her 15-year-old daughter, Jeanette Maples.McAnulty should get a new
The gloves are off at the U.S. Supreme Court after a bitter death penalty term that could be a sign of things to come, with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh now in control of how hard a line the post-Anthony Kennedy court will take in capital cases.With swing vote Kennedy
The organs of death row prisoners in Iran could be pre-sold to buyers under a new law that is heavily condemned by Iran’s Association of Surgeons.The head of the Iranian regime’s Judiciary, Ebrahim Raeesi, who was involved in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, explained that an
Capital punishment was used extensively in colonial India by the British Empire to control its colonial subjects.The following is an excerpt from Justice Project Pakistan’s (JPP) book, The Death Penalty in Pakistan: A Critical Review, to be launched on July 11, 2019 in Islamabad. A culmination of
Clare's Law, your right to ask, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland, domestic abuse, partner is at risk, disclosure, record of violence, police, informed decision, You have the right to ask the police if you think your partner or a friend’s might be dangerous. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – known as Clare’s Law – is intended to provide information that could protect someone from being attacked. Leggi tutto
As out presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg continues to struggle with black voters, his campaign released a plan to “dismantle racist structures and systems.” That includes eliminating the death penalty and legalizing marijuana.The New York Times reports that Buttigieg faces a difficult path to
There is no question that James McKinney murdered Christine Mertens and James McClain in two separate botched burglaries in the Phoenix area in 1991.But should he be put to death for it?That’s the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall, and experts say its ruling in McKinney’s case
A Thai man has been sentenced to the death penalty for the rape and murder of a German tourist at Koh Si Chang Island in the Gulf of Thailand, police said.Ronnakorn Romruen, 23, attacked Miriam Beelte, 27, while she was visiting a historic stone monument on a rental motorbike on April 7, reported
Four Britons have been arrested in eastern China, the Foreign Office has said.No details have been provided about the circumstances of the arrests in Jiangsu province, but it comes after police in the local city of Xuzhou said they had arrested 19 people - including 16 foreign nationals - on
The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on child pornography.The 14 amendments to the
After a week of fighting for his life, a 7-year-old boy died at Valley Children's Hospital.The boy's mother is responsible for his death and the death of his 12-year-old brother, according to Tulare County homicide detectives.Sherri Telnas, 45, has been charged with drowning Jacob's older
letter, Theresa May, ban fracking, ‘…we consider a complete and outright ban the only responsible decision’.In a letter delivered to the Prime Minister earlier this week, a group of 143 doctors, nurses and health specialists has called on Theresa May to ban fracking in her final fortnight in office.The group – Concerned Health
The 1st half of 2019 has been a bloody one in Saudi Arabia, with more than 1 prisoner executed by the government each day on average.The number of executions in the first 6 months of the year is the highest recorded in the past 5 years, and more than double the 55 from the same period in 2018
Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed 18 people since Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of executions for the group, which is under pressure from U.S. airstrikes.Militants put to death 4 people in the southern town of Jamame on Sunday, immediately after the judge in an al-Shabab court
Opposition senators said they will try their best to fight the re-imposition of capital punishment in the country as the growing number of senators in the 18th Congress openly endorsed its passage.Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon admitted it will be an uphill battle against the revival of
Swedish officials, confusingly, have claimed there is no 'new evidence'Sweden has rejected the asylum claim for a 19-year-old gay teen who fears being executed in Iran.Mehdi Shokr Khoda, who also identifies as Christian, was forced to sign a document today (9 July) to say he has three weeks to
Iran Human Rights (IHR) -- July 11, 2019: A man hanged at Zanjan prison for murder last Monday.  According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, July 8, a man was hanged at Zanjan prison. He is identified by IHR sources as Mostafa Shiri, 42, a resident of the Iranian city of Marand. Leggi
Behind fences topped with razor wire, New Mexico’s old death chamber sits empty.A red phone still hangs on the wall – a relic from when the governor could halt an execution at the last moment.But there’s no steel table – or much of anything else – left in the 80-square-foot room, which lies
ORLANDO, Fla. — After two days of deliberations, a 12-member jury couldn't unanimously agree on a death sentence for convicted killer Scott Nelson, who then got life in prison for killing a Winter Park personal assistant in 2017.Judge Keith F. White read the jury's decision to the courtroom at
Rachel Reeves MP, Citizens' Assembly, climate change, letter, Philip Hammond, series of questions, net zero 2050, UN IPCC report, 1.5C, Greta Thunberg,“The job now” is to get on with mapping out the path to achieve a net-zero target for carbon emissions by 2050.Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee wrote to Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently, with a series of questions
The trial of the suspected jihadist killers of two Scandinavian women hikers beheaded in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December neared its close Thursday as lawyers prepared to deliver their final arguments.Prosecutors have called for the death penalty for the three main jihadist suspects
A day before he strangled his pregnant wife and four-year-old daughter, former property agent Teo Ghim Heng visited an online sex forum 132 times.Teo was a frequent visitor of the Sammyboy Forum in the weeks leading to the killings, which government psychiatrist Derrick Yeo said casts doubt on
THE application of death penalty to rapists would go a long way to serve as a deterrent to the menace, the Senate said yesterday after expressing concern over the rising wave of rape and defilement of minors in the country.Besides resolving on death penalty for offenders, the lawmakers
Iranian officials have announced the launch of new social media channels on Instagram and Iran’s regime-controlled messaging services for the Iranian public to report each other’s “immoral” conduct to the Guidance Prosecutor.The Revolutionary Guards Quds Force-affiliated Tasnim News Agency
Remember Srebrenica, Sebrenica Memorial Week 2019, Rape Crisis England and Wales, origami, roses, lilies, genocide, sexual violence, Greater Serbia We must highlight the importance of standing up to hatred and division. The name Srebrenica has become synonymous with the dark days in July 1995 when, in the first ever United Nations declared safe area, thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered and buried in mass graves. Leggi tutto
A campaign manager for Hannah Tamaki's Coalition New Zealand Party [Hannah Tamaki has become the leader of a new political party, Coalition New Zealand. It is not a Christian party but it is strong on "family values" - DPN] has called for the Government to introduce involuntary euthanasia for