PHOENIX Nov 8 (Reuters) - An Arizona man was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small bin for taking a Popsicle without permission, a court official said. The verdict by the Maricopa County jury allows the trial of John Allen, 29, to move to Leggi Tutto
New Delhi: One of the four death row convicts of the sensational 16 December 2012 gangrape and murder case has approached the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict upholding the capital punishment awarded to him.The apex court had on May 5 upheld the death penalty to the four convicts in
Texas executed a Mexican national late Wednesday night despite a flurry of last-minute appeals and objections from his native country and United Nations human rights experts.Death row inmate Ruben Cárdenas had several appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court when the scheduled time of his
Universal Periodic Review, Israel, women in Palestine, WILPF, reportPalestinian women ‘regularly face violence and discrimination as a result of Israeli policies’.A Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a State-driven process under the Human Rights Council which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States.It contributes to improving the
Court documents show that one of the three drugs Arkansas planned to use in a lethal injection this week was made by a New York company that says it won't sell its products if it fears they'll be used in executions.LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of the three drugs Arkansas planned to use in a
Defense attorney David Anthony faced a dilemma Monday as he argued that his client shouldn’t be put to death with a new, untested lethal injection cocktail: As long as his client professes an unequivocal desire to die, saving him might prove difficult, if not impossible.And time is running short
#ItAin'tOver, Youth Stop AIDS, campaign, young people, AIDS, UK funding, Amsterdam meetingCalling on the UK government to recognise HIV as a youth issue.AIDS is no longer a death sentence and new HIV infections are easily preventable. But, as the campaign slogan for the Youth Stop Aids campaign says, it ain’t over.We have the tools: like condoms, safe needles and anti-retroviral
Jack Greene is set to be the first man executed in Arkansas since April, when Arkansas executed four inmates in an eight-day span. Even though Greene suffers from a severe mental illness, his execution for the 1991 murder of Sidney Burnett is scheduled for November 9. Scott Braden, one of his
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior Mexican diplomats on Monday condemned the upcoming execution of a Mexican inmate on death row in Texas, calling his sentence “illegal” and vowing to exhaust all possible efforts to prevent him from being killed later this week.In a news conference in Mexico City
All Is Not Lost, short films, police campaign, rape, prosecution, myths, SARC, help, Leicestershire PoliceIt is hoped that the campaign will help increase the number of successful prosecutions of rape cases in court.The first element of a major campaign being rolled out in the coming weeks aimed at increasing the number of successful prosecutions against those commit serious sexual assault was
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Alabama prisoner on death row for more than 30 years can be executed despite having no memory of his crime.The justices, without any noted dissents, reversed a federal appeals court ruling that had struck down Vernon Madison's death sentence for
With another execution looming next week in Ohio, a Democratic lawmaker is pushing a bill that would eliminate the death penalty in the Buckeye State.Although similar tries in 3 previous legislative sessions have gone nowhere, this time some Republicans are on board.House Bill 389, sponsored by
Sharon Keller, the longtime presiding judge of Texas' Court of Criminal Appeals, has tried to move on from several past ethical controversies — including blocking the last-minute appeal of a 2007 execution. A primary challenger hopes voters will reconsider them.It’s been more than a decade since
Raiford, Florida - Patrick Hannon, 53, was executed by lethal injection at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday for the 1991 slayings of Brandon Snider and Robert Carter in Tampa. His lawyers filed two requests to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution, including one just before the execution was supposed
TUC, report, mums and dads at work, their rights, work and childcare, zero hour contracts, rights at workFlexible working practices are causing young parents real difficulties.The TUC published a report recently looking at the ordinary working lives of mums and dads, and its findings won’t be news to those parents trying to give their kids a great start in life as well as do a good job at
Mauritanian authorities should quash the death sentence for a Mauritanian blogger, Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, and drop all charges against him that violate freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The Court of Appeals in Nouadhibou is due to review the case on November 8
Government calls Texas execution an 'illegal act'Mexico had vowed to exhaust all efforts to prevent the execution tomorrow of a Mexican inmate on death row in a Texas prison but now it appears those efforts were unsuccessful.The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles today voted unanimously against a
NEW YORK — Three executions set for this week all demonstrate the irreparable failings of the death penalty, experts from Amnesty International USA said today.“Three states are set to put prisoners to death this week, and every single one of these cases raises disturbing questions about the
We’ve been tinkering with the death penalty for 40 years, but haven’t been able to remove mistakes and unfairness from the system.As president of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, I joined with more than 20 former Arizona judges, former prosecutors and legal experts to urge the U.S. Supreme
TOKYO - A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow", who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of
SEPANG: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Customs Department has thwarted three separate attempts to smuggle Methamphetamine (Meth) totaling 27kg, worth RM1.9 million, into the country.Customs deputy director-general (Enforcement/Compliance) Datuk Zulkifli Yahya said the drugs were
An appellate attorney is out of a job after speaking publicly about a lack of funding in a death penalty case - comments that Weber County officials deemed "harmful to the county's reputation."Defense attorney Samuel Newton had been representing Douglas Lovell, who was sentenced in 2015 to be
The newly announced laws against terrorism and its funding include the death penalty.The new laws state that individuals defaming and publicly insulting the King and the Crown Prince will be sentenced to 5 to 10 years of imprisonment.Terrorists conducting terror attacks while carrying arms and
In Stanley Kubrick’s 1957 powerful antiwar film, “Paths of Glory,” an injured and virtually unconscious French soldier, chosen at random to be executed, is slapped awake just as he is about to be shot. The movie was based on an actual World War I incident, although I can’t vouch for the
Desde 1926, 12 mexicanos han sido ejecutados por la justicia estadounidense, principalmente en Texas; de ser ejecutado este miércoles, Rubén Ramírez se convertiría en el número 13Este miércoles se prevé que Rubén Ramírez Cárdenas reciba una inyección letal. Fue condenado por el asesinato y
(Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the planned execution this week of a convicted killer who his lawyers argued is severely mentally ill and should not be put to death.Justices granted an emergency stay for Thursday’s execution of Jack Greene, 62, convicted in 1991 of the
The Legal Assistance and Defence Project (LEDAP) has berated the Federal Government for not showing interest in the plight of over 600 Nigerians on death row in foreign countries.The National Coordinator of LEDAP, Mr. Chino Obiagwu, expressed this concern during a media chat in Lagos on the
#MaternityRights, Maternity Action, report launched, unfair redundancies, government inactionThe government has neither consulted on the redundancy issue nor provided any timeframe for doing so.Maternity Action held a meeting in Parliament today to launch their report on unfair redundancies during pregnancy, maternity leave and return to work and to raise awareness about the harsh
In dozens of criminal trials, prosecutors have put the same gun in the hands of more than one defendant.Late one spring night in 1984, the doorbell rang at the home of Norman and Mary Jane Stout. The Stouts, married thirty years, with three grown kids, lived in Guernsey County, Ohio, about a
A Sugar Land man convicted in a murder-for-hire scheme to off his own family in hopes of snagging a plump $1 million inheritance is now slated for execution early next year, according to court papers filed this month. A Fort Bend County judge on Wednesday signed the papers that could send Thomas
Hillsborough report, Reverend James Jones, bereaved families, state-related deaths, public bodies, INQUEST‘The government must urgently enact these key recommendations.’‘The patronising disposition of unaccountable power: A report to ensure the pain and suffering of the Hillsborough families is not repeated’ was published last week.And in it the author, Reverend James Jones, a former Bishop of
Paris - Burkina Faso's president said on Sunday that the existence of the death penalty in his country should not stop France from extraditing the brother of its ousted leader over the 1998 killing of a journalist.French police detained François Compaore, 63, at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
As Arkansas prepares to restart its death chamber several months after the state carried out its first executions in nearly 12 years, an order from the state's highest court to release more information about lethal injection drugs could throw an obstacle in its path. At the minimum, it may raise
Four men suspected of plotting with two women to murder the North Korean leader's half-brother were Monday named by police as North Koreans who fled Malaysia after the assassination.They were identified at the trial of Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, the women accused of