ATLANTA — A man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard after asking him for a ride outside a Georgia Walmart store is scheduled to be executed next month. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, is scheduled to die May 3 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr said in a statement Monday. Butts and Marion Leggi Tutto
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraq executed 13 people for "terrorist crimes" after legal proceedings, the justice ministry announced on Monday.Eleven of the individuals were convicted of exploding car bombs, killing security personnel, or kidnappings.The Ministry of Justice stated it renews its
Iran Human Rights (Apr 13, 2018): Mohammad Reza Haddadi, a juvenile offender who was arrested for murder during a robbery at the age of 15, is in danger of execution.According to a close source, prison authorities have told Mohammad Reza Haddadi’s father that if they fail to obtain the consent of
Alabama on Thursday is set to execute its oldest death row inmate, an 83-year-old man convicted of mailing a deadly pipe bomb to a Birmingham judge in 1989.Walter Moody was convicted of mailing the bomb that killed U.S. 11th Circuit Judge Robert Vance, 58, and seriously injured his wife, Helen
Over 100 death sentences were handed out last year by courts in India which also expanded the scope of capital punishment by enacting new laws against hijacking, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said.In 'The Death Sentences and Executions 2017' report released here yesterday, Amnesty
Nigeria imposed the highest number of death sentences in the sub-Saharan Africa region in 2017 with 621 people put to death, Amnesty International has said.The country bucked the trend seen elsewhere in the region, as Sub-Saharan Africa made great strides in the global fight to abolish the death
Tunisia has failed to take steps to abolish its law on the death penalty, Amnesty International said in its latest report.Since the early 1990s, no death sentences have been carried out in Tunisia but the death penalty still exists in the country. At the end of last year, 77 people were on death
Amnesty International's latest annual report has found fewer executions were carried around the world out in 2017 than the year prior. The number of people sentenced to death went down as well.Last year Amnesty International recorded 923 executions worldwide. Although that number is still high
Barring intervention by courts or its governor, Alabama will kill an 83-year-old man on April 19; long-incarcerated for the 1989 mail-bomb killings of United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance and civil rights attorney Robert E. Robinson, Walter Moody, Jr.’s
When Amnesty International started its global campaign against the death penalty in 1977, the use of this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment was rife in sub-Saharan Africa.Not one country in the region had abolished the punishment for all crimes.40 years on, the region has witnessed
Amnesty International on Thursday praised Kenya for limits it has placed on use of the death penalty but urged it to join the 20 African countries that have abolished capital punishment altogether."Kenya has taken some progressive steps toward abolition," said Oluwatosin Popoola, Amnesty's lead
Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commitMAYBE the best argument against capital punishment is that it can kill an innocent man. This almost happened to Kennedy Brewer, who in March 1995 was convicted of the abduction, rape and murder of Christine
The Indian courts gave 109 death sentences last year, but the country did not execute anyone, according to Amnesty International.The number of death sentences imposed last year were 27 fewer than the 136 in 2016, the human rights organisation said in its report, Death Sentences and Executions
Iran Human Rights (April 12, 2018): A prisoner who was allegedly sentenced to death on murder charges was executed at Kerman Central Prison.According to Baluch Activists Campaign, on the morning of Tuesday, April 10, a prisoner was executed at Kerman Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as
Florida has been seeing a steady decline in the number of criminals sentenced to death. Currently, there are 347 inmates on death row, but "only" 96 have been put to death since 1979.In fact, 2016 and 2017 saw a record low, with only 6 people sent to death row combined; a number far fewer than
Indonesia’s Aceh province will stop caning criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said Thursday.The conservative region of Sumatra — the only place in Muslim-majority Indonesia allowed to enforce explicitly sharia based laws — passed a
Amnesty International has slammed Pakistan's military courts for violating UN principles and international fair trial standards in imposing death sentences.Amnesty International's report -- Death Sentences and Executions 2017 - released here on Thursday, expressed concern that Pakistan's military
Amnesty International Malaysia (AIM) has lauded the government's move to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to give judges discretion over the previously mandatory death penalty.At the launch of its Global Report: Death Sentences and Executions 2017, AIM executive director Gwen Lee said the move
local and mayoral elections, England, 3 May 2018, register to vote, EVAW campaign, pledge, Local councils have enormous power to help end violence against women and girls.On 3 May 2018 there are local and mayoral elections  in many parts of England.And as the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) points out in their election pledge campaign, those who get elected have real
China has remained the world's top executioner amid a decline in global executions, Amnesty International's annual report on capital punishment said on Thursday.Amnesty International recorded at least 993 executions in 23 countries in 2017, down by 4 % from 2016 (1,032 executions) and 39 % from
Amnesty International says at least 600 people were put to death and a total of 2,285 people currently on death row in Nigeria.The international rights group revealed this in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published on Thursday.It said the figures showed that Nigeria imposed the
Ulster rugby, players' behaviour, rape trail, Belfast Feminist Network, 5 demands, 13 April gathering‘The misogyny in our society will not go away unchallenged’.At their Belfast rally against rape trials failing victims last Thursday, Belfast Feminist Network announced that now was the start of a movement to change how Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system deals with sexual assault
Iran Human Rights (Apr 6, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison on murder charges in March.According to a close source, on the morning of Sunday, March 4, a prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison. The prisoner, identified as Jalil Khademi, was sentenced to death on murder charges.Jalil
Since the Supreme Court's lifting of the moratorium against the death penalty in 1976, more than 1,400 men and women have been killed at the hands of various states. Of that number, nearly a third were executed by the state of Texas. That's 549 people killed by our state. The cost of those
In a report released on April 12, London-based international human rights watchdog Amnesty International said “more than half (51%) of all recorded executions in 2017 were carried out in Iran.”Iran ranks second in the world after China in terms of executions and has “carried out 84% of the global
Following the publication of Amnesty International annual report, 'The State of the World's Human Rights 2017/2018,' Amnesty International Morocco accused the El Othmani government of instrumentalizing religion to violate scores of human rights.In a report published on April 13, Assabah said that
“I wondered whether the system I have been a part of for so long was, simply, barbaric.” The execution was set for 6 p.m. I knew because I set the date and time myself. With a little more than an hour to go, I sat alone by the phone in my office. More than three decades Leggi Tutto
Indonesia’s Aceh province will stop caning criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said Thursday.The conservative region of Sumatra — the only place in Muslim-majority Indonesia allowed to enforce explicitly sharia based laws — passed a
Iran carried out more than 1/2 of all recorded executions in 2017, a new report from Amnesty International revealed on Thursday. Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq are responsible for carrying out 85 % of all reported death sentences worldwide, the report said.The figures show that the Middle East and
Equity, safe spaces campaign, Royal Court theatre, BFI, bullying, sexual harassment, helpline, Spaces free of fear, free of bullying and harassment of any kind.Equity, the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners, which represents 43,000 people in the entertainment industry, has launched its new initiative to tackle the entertainment industry’s sexual
Pakistan is among the 5 most prolific executioners in the world with 487 executions in the last 3 years, while the president has rejected 513 mercy petitions in the last 5 years, a report launched on Wednesday has found.The report, No Mercy: A Report on Clemency for Death Row Prisoners in
Souleymane Sow, 43, is a man with a mission. He has been volunteering with Amnesty International since he was a student. Inspired to make a difference, he returned to Guinea, set up a local group of Amnesty International volunteers and got to work. Their aim? To promote the importance of human
Ann Oakley, Coleridge lecture series, Bristol Festival of Ideas, women peace and welfare, Afua Hirsch, Diane Coyle, Laura Bates, Helen PankhurstAnn Oakley will be speaking about Women, Peace and Welfare at the Bristol Festival of Ideas.Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare
Two-thirds of Millennials interviewed, between the ages of 18 and 34, could not identify what Auschwitz is.Forty-one percent of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz was, according to a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness and knowledge among US adults.The survey, to be released