Iran Human Rights (IHR), 3 October 2018: Three prisoners who were sentenced to death by Iranian system of retributive in kind (qisas law) on murder charges, have been executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. Based on information from Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, three prisoners held at Rajai Shahr Prison were executed on the morning of 3 October 2018.  Leggi Tutto
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is quoted as saying that Brett Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed to the high court because of Kavanaugh's potential political bias.It's rare for a retired justice to weigh in on a pending nomination.The Palm Beach Post reports that Stevens, in
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
Girlguiding, Girls Attitude Survey 2018, girls and young women, views, fears, The percentage of girls and young women feeling unsafe outside is alarmingly high.Shortly before the furore broke out about Girlguiding’s questionable approach to safeguarding other people’s female children and disregarding parental duties of care, Girlguiding released the results of their now
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the case of a Houston-area death row inmate convicted in a 1995 double-murder.Despite claims of a low IQ and brain damage, Paul Wayne Slater could now be eligible for a death date for the decades-old slayings committed during a drug-deal gone wrong.The court's
The paper opines that before expanding death penalty to child rapists, the government should have carried out a scientific assessment to check whether death penalty has acted as a deterrent for crimeNEW DELHI: Death penalty is shrinking budget for crime prevention programs, the Centre for
3 followers of the Baha'i faith in Yemen have reportedly been sentenced to death by a court controlled by the rebel Houthi movement.The Baha'i community in the UK said the unnamed individuals had been convicted of espionage and apostasy.They were being tried alongside 21 other people by a judge
"Zeinab was reportedly married to a man when she was 15 years old and, according to sources close to her, she was abused by her husband."Iran Human Rights, October 2, 2018: Zeynab Sekanvand, a juvenile offender who was 17 years old when arrested for the murder of her husband, was executed this
FPA, consent, survey, worrying results, sexual health week, It’s really worrying that people of all ages think that it’s not OK to withdraw consent.A survey by sexual health charity FPA revealed that deeply concerning attitudes about sexual consent seem to be prevalent in all age groups in the UK.FPA is now calling for high-quality relationships and
Especially worrying to the Islamic Republic’s establishment is the fact that many oil truck drivers have joined the strike, disrupting fuel distribution across the country and leading to long lines at the pump in many cities.Iran’s striking truck drivers have been threatened with execution by
Inmates on Tennessee’s death row favor a firing squad to a torturous, deadly injection.In August, four death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit in which they made an extraordinary argument: The state’s new lethal-injection protocol is so inhumane that execution by firing squad would be
Manifesto, against the trade in women's bodies, 25 November, petitionPublicly denounce the impunity of perpetrators and the governments’ lack of commitment.Spanish feminists have created a campaign and Manifesto Against the Trade in Women’s Bodies.We are called upon to sign and share widely, Sisters.They are seeking support, and collecting signatures, with
A California woman and her boyfriend could face the death penalty in the June slaying of her 10-year-old son, who authorities say was lashed, body-slammed and forced to kneel on rice — among other torture claims, according to reports Wednesday.Heather Barron, 29, and Kareem Leiva, 32, of
The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received.Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is
Florida lawyer Patrick Megaro is facing an official complaint by the North Carolina State Bar for allegedly defrauding death-row exonerees Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, and taking 1/3 of the compensation granted to the 2 men.Half-brothers McCollum and Brown were exonerated in 2014 after spending
Responding to the horrific news that 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand was executed early this morning in Urumieh central prison, West Azerbaijan province, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:“The
WASHINGTON—U.S. Supreme Court justices, delving into the issue of aging prisoners with dementia, struggled on Oct. 2 over whether a convicted Alabama murderer should be spared the death penalty because strokes have erased his memory of committing the crime.Vernon Madison, 68, was convicted and
5 Iranian Kurds (Rojhilatis) were executed on Tuesday, among them a young woman who was handed the sentence as a teenager 2 years after her marriage, a rights group reported."The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand," Philip Luther, Amnesty
According to Amnesty, almost 90 percent of world's executions take place in just five countries: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan.Amnesty International has alerted that a 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman will be executed despite mounting global pressure to save her life.Amnesty has
foreign national women, UK prison, anti-slavery laws, hostile environment, Prison Reform Trust, Hibiscus Initiative, new report Women face possible removal or deportation to a country where they have no connection and leaving family behind.Foreign national women in the criminal justice system, including trafficking victims, are facing inappropriate imprisonment and the threat of deportation with insufficient
The annual International Blasphemy Day will be marked on Sunday as multiple countries continue to treat this as a criminal offense and dole out convictions.The date marks a controversial anniversary, stemming from the publication of the 12 cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed in Danish
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday disputed claims that President Rodrigo Duterte's latest statement on extrajudicial killings could be a ground for impeachment and could boost the complaint against him before the International Criminal Court.   Presidential spokesman Harry Roque stressed
Fawcett Society, #MeToo, awareness, report, sexual harassment at work, Section 40, Employers should have a duty to protect women employees from clients, contractors, or patients who harass.New research from the Fawcett Society has found that one year on from the outpouring of #MeToo stories, there has been a significant shift in attitudes to sexual harassment.According to
(CNN) - It's judgment day for Brett Kavanaugh and the three crucial Republicans who could send him to the Supreme Court or doom his hopes of being the swing vote who could change America.Kavanaugh's fate will be on the line for the second straight Thursday, as senators begin reading the results
Close the Gap, women and poverty, gender pay gap, equality, Scotland, Poverty Action Week, Challenging poverty means challenging women’s inequality at work.Guest post from Close the Gap.One of the key messages of this year’s Challenge Poverty Week is that poverty affects us all. At Close the Gap, we know that it affects women. We know this because the evidence shows that poverty in
As the fight over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination continues to reverberate throughout the country, the shorthanded Supreme Court began its new term Monday. Republicans had hoped to seat nominee Brett Kavanaugh in time for the start of the term, but that, of course, did not happen.Just like the
The West Jakarta District Court handed down the death penalty on Tuesday to Rizky Albar, 29, and Rocky Siahaan, 37, for their roles in smuggling 1.3 tons of cannabis to Jakarta from Aceh in December last year.The verdicts were read in two separate hearings."There are no mitigating factors. The
In January of 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became a pen pal to Elmo Patrick Sonnier, a death-row inmate who had been convicted, with his brother, of abducting a teen-age couple from a lover's lane, raping the woman, and shooting her and her partner in the back of the head. Sonnier was sentenced to
The High Court sentenced N. Sanderasegaran, 30, to death today for killing his 17-year-old girlfriend at a house in 2016.In delivering the verdict, Justice Datuk Che Mohd Ruzima Ghazali said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt against the prosecution."The accused in his defence had
A Frenchman who Indonesian police are referring to as a “professional drug courier” has been slapped with drug trafficking charges carrying the death penalty.French national Félix Dorfin was arrested upon arrival, allegedly carrying IDR3.2 billion (US$212,597) worth of drugs, at Lombok’s
SINGAPORE, Oct 1 — There are no plans to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code — which criminalises sex between two men — said the authorities, after the team behind an online petition calling on its repeal said they have submitted the document with almost 45,000 signatories.Responding to TODAY’s
Iran's judicial officials have handed down death sentences to three people convicted of economic corruption amid an intense anti-corruption campaign launched by the Iranian government to tackle soaring economic problems currently nagging the country.Iranian Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein
As the Senate remains in a pitched battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin its new term with far less fanfare.The high court is launching its nine-month term evenly divided — with four conservative and four liberal justices — as an F.B.I