A Bill to abolish the death penalty will not be tabled at this parliamentary sitting, said Bukit Gelugor MP and vocal critic of the death penalty Ramkarpal Singh. Last October, de facto law minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong had confirmed that the death penalty would be abolished for 33 offences, including murder. Leggi Tutto
Gibraltar, abortion consultation, women's rights, Supreme Court judgement, Northern Ireland, The UK’s Supreme Court judgement on the abortion law of Northern Ireland also affects Gibraltar.At present, abortion in Gibraltar is a criminal offence and prohibited in almost all circumstances, and people seeking abortion must travel, usually to Spain or the UK, for abortion care.Abortion
Tennessee death row inmate David Earl Miller has been moved into a cell next to the electric chair days before his scheduled execution.The Tennessee Department announced the move Tuesday, as preparations for Miller's execution continued. The new cell is part of Miller's "death watch," a period of
The Islamic Penal Code puts the age of criminal responsibility 15 years for males and 9 years for females.Iran Human Rights (December 4, 2018): Milad Azimi is a juvenile offender who allegedly committed a murder at the age of 17. His death sentence was upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court a few
Denouncing capital punishment and shouting into a bullhorn grisly descriptions of executions, a small cadre of anti-death penalty activists turned out Monday to protest a Houston area pharmacy that allegedly compounded death drugs for the Texas prison system.But even as the sign-carrying crowd
A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday sentenced 6 people, including a woman, to death by hanging for "collaborating" with Israel, authorities said.In total 14 people were sentenced for "collaborating with the occupation," with 6 sentenced to be hanged, the interior ministry in
The Islamic Penal Code puts the age of criminal responsibility for males at 15 and 9 for females.Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 3, 2018: A juvenile offender who had been sentenced to death for committing an alleged murder at the age of 16, was hanged at Rajai Shahr prison. Iran Human Rights
A model weeped in court after being charged with trying to smuggle £1.1million (€ 1.2M; US$ 1.4 M) worth of heroin on a flight to Ireland in a suitcase.Tereza Hluskova, 22, from the Czech Republic, was stopped at Lahore airport in Pakistan as she attempted to board a flight to Dublin via Abu
Iran Human Rights (December 1, 2018): Seyed Danial ZeinolAbedini is a juvenile offender whose death sentence has been upheld by the Supreme Court and is scheduled for execution. Iran Human Rights (IHR) urges the Iranian authorities to stop juvenile executions and calls on the international
Cathy Come Home, Homes for Cathy, Inside Housing, housing association groups, 9 committments, housing shortage, end homelessness, Shelter, Crisis, rough sleeping, B+BNational housing shortfall means one in every 200 people in Britain are homeless.In the spring of 2016, a small group of housing associations that were formed in the 1960s and early 70s came together to mark the 50th anniversary of film ‘Cathy Come Home’ and to highlight the continuing needs of
A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced a Pakistani man to death after he confessed to killing his Emirati boss who withheld his salary “in exchange for sex”.The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance handed the sentence to the man after he was found guilty of premeditated murder
petition, guidelines, editors code, reporting domestic violence deaths, Level Up, IPSO, It is vital for the safety of women that domestic violence myths are not perpetuated.Every week in the UK, two women are murdered by a current or former partner.But when domestic violence deaths are reported in the media it is most often in a way that compromises the dignity of the deceased
FTSE 100, UK's Modern Slavery Act, The Business and Human Rights Resource Centrereport, Over 40 million people are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.In 2015, the UK government introduced the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), which requires certain companies to publish an annual statement detailing what steps they have taken to tackle modern slavery, both in their operations
HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS -- The Latest on the execution of a man convicted of killing a Texas police officer in 2000 (all times local):6:55 p.m.A member of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has been executed for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas
(Reuters) - Texas is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a member of the “Texas 7,” a group of inmates who killed a police officer at a sporting goods store on Christmas Eve in 2000 after they escaped a maximum security prison days earlier.Joseph Garcia, 47, is scheduled to die by lethal injection in
A member of the notorious ‘Texas 7’ prison escape is scheduled to be executed this week, amidst clemency appeals, a federal lawsuit and a request for a reprieve.Joseph Garcia is scheduled to die at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit on Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The
Bangladesh Accord, Rana Plaza, building collapse, tragedy, garment workers, Bangladesh, letter campaign, 6 December deadline, Letter campaign calls on the Prime Minister to support allowing Accord to continue.Five and a half years ago, after the deadliest manufacturing disaster ever – the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed at least 1,134 garment workers in Bangladesh – unions, NGOs, and consumers came together
Additional sessions judge Usman Wali Khan on Saturday awarded 3 death sentences and slapped a Rs900,000 penalty on Muhammad Bilal for raping and murdering a 6-year-old girl last year.The verdict was based on section 364-A, 376-C and section 302 of Pakistan penal code, which included the sections
It has been a month since Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy, but her ordeal is far from over.A Christian woman who spent nine years in prison for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad under Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty, Bibi is now in hiding in a
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 1, 2018: A prisoner convicted of murdering a prominent cleric who had allegedly sexually abused him when he was a minor, was hanged this morning at Rasht Central Prison in northern Iran. IHR had previously reported about his case and scheduled execution.According
Yarl's Wood, hunger strike, appalling conditions, stop charter flights, Home Office, end deportations, Stanstead 15, ‘The Home Office has been refusing evidence and documents and want to send us back without even looking at our cases.’Over 40 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre near Bedford have been on hunger strike this week protesting against a charter flight due to take traumatised women back
Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is disappointed that Singapore, which is just one of four countries still conducting execution for drug offences in 2017, went ahead and hanged 31-year-old Malaysian Prabu Pathmanathan on 26 October 2018.Prabu was sentenced to death for
Every day, in any weather, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada walks around the small Japanese city of Hamamatsu for up to six hours. A volunteer follows a few steps behind to be sure he doesn’t get hurt and can find his way home.Hakamada suffers from a mental condition diagnosed as “prison psychosis,” the
Tennessee death row inmate David Earl Miller has been moved into a cell next to the electric chair days before his scheduled execution.The Tennessee Department announced the move Tuesday, as preparations for Miller's execution continued. The new cell is part of Miller's "death watch," a period of
An Islamic State militant who murdered several Western aid workers, including a former Army Ranger, has been killed in an airstrike, according to U.S. military officials.Coalition forces conducted “precision strikes” against senior ISIS member Abu al Umarayn and several other ISIS fighters Sunday
He started drinking in the womb, abused from his first moments by a mother who wished he'd never been born.He grew up in a household of "unspeakable horror" and made his 1st suicide attempt at age 6.When his mother died this year, her obituary didn't even list his name.David Earl Leggi
8 alleged Islamist extremists went on trial in Bangladesh on Monday (Dec 3) over a savage 2016 attack claimed by Islamic State that killed 22 people including 18 foreigners at a Dhaka cafe popular with Westerners.Prosecutors say that the 8 members of a homegrown extremist outfit were "associates"
Sir John Gillen, review, judiciary, Northern Ireland, rape trial, Ulster Rugby players, preliminary report, 220 recommendations, public consultationThe consultation will remain open until Friday 15 January 2019Following the controversy surrounding the rape trial in Northern Ireland of two Ulster Rugby players earlier this year, Sir John Gillen was tasked to lead a major review into how serious sexual crimes are handled by the judicial
Khadim Hussain Rizvi was detained on November 24 after police launched a crackdownISLAMABAD: A hardline cleric has been charged with terrorism and sedition by the Pakistani government after he led violent protests to oppose the acquittal of a Christian woman from blasphemy charges, a minister
Singapore on Friday hanged a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking, the latest in what rights groups said was a series of executions prompting them to renew calls for the wealthy city-state to abolish the death penalty.Singapore has some of the world’s toughest anti-drugs laws, and airport
When, in October 2016, I wrote “[d]eath row inmates in Alabama are human guinea pigs” because the state’s capital punishment regime — specifically its barbaric, often bungled lethal injection protocol — is already so dark, so depraved, so outrageously cloaked in lies and officious secrecy, I
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 30, 2018: A prisoner was hanged in public at Iranian city of Taft (Central Iran) on Thursday, November 29. The man was suffering from mental disability and had previously been hospitalized in a Psychiatric hospital, according to the Iranian media
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Pakistan to remove people with mental disabilities from death row as it violates “country’s international legal obligations”.In a statement released on Thursday, HRW said the United Nations Human Rights Committee and United Nations special experts have
Justice Kurian Joseph speaks with angst on what Parliament and the judiciary should have done long ago.It has been unequivocally exposed by two Supreme Court rulings, that the death penalty in India has the rationality of the roulette table—it is a lethal lottery, and the only principle