China has executed eight militants from the restive Xinjiang province for "terrorist attacks," including three who masterminded a suicide attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, killing three people and wounding 39 others.The executions took place after Supreme People's Court upheld their death sentence.The crimes involved five cases including the terrorist Leggi Tutto
British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to UK media reports.The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic State
Nian BinNian Bin was sentenced to death four times, convicted of fatally poisoning two children in eastern China. Each time, he appealed and a higher court ordered another hearing. Then on Friday, judges declared Mr. Nian not guilty and freed him from death row, abruptly ending an eight-year ordeal
‘I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by this Council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.’ Navi Pillay, whose term as UN Human Rights Commissioner is ending this month, has criticised the United Nations Security Council for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable
Georgia Death ChamberI am dropped off at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison as a witness to an execution. I am uncomfortable, but as a physician providing expert anesthesiology testimony in lethal injection cases, I feel compelled to see this for myself.The afternoon is hot and
Breaking the vicious circle. By Lucy Dixon. The double stigma faced by women who use drugs and are involved in prostitution means that they are a largely hidden group in the UK. New research argues that for those who wish to rebuild their lives, policy and services must address these issues
Geek conventions have a bad reputation for being a generally white straight male dominated field -- but Nine Worlds is something entirely different. Leggi Tutto
Fourth time lucky. A capacity crowd witnessed a stunning end to a sparkling tournament in Paris. After losing in the last three World Cup finals, England finally claimed the world title on 17 August for the first time since 1994. A full house of 22,000 at the Stade Jean-Bouin saw England beat
Providing access to reproductive healthcare: a simple and cheap way to save women’s lives. Every day, 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Worldwide, one woman dies every 11 minutes from an unsafe abortion. Teenage pregnancy is the number one cause of mortality for girls
The numbers of women in low paid, insecure work are still alarmingly high. New research for a report by the Fawcett Society shows that women – and especially those on low pay – are firmly shut out of the UK’s widely-reported economic recovery. The new report -The changing labour market 2: women
Oklahoma Death ChamberLogs pertaining to the botched execution of an inmate were requested over 3 months ago.Logs from the final hours before Clayton Lockett's botched execution still haven't been released by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, more than 3 months after initially requested
(Reuters) - The Taliban executed five people in a busy opium market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and left their bodies hanging overnight after accusing them of kidnapping a businessman, officials told Reuters.The militant group has stepped up its fight for control of the southern
Public execution in Saudi ArabiaA Saudi man who was convicted of murdering his mother was beheaded in the Gulf kingdom on Thursday, newspapers reported on Friday, quoting the interior ministry.Yehya bin Saad Al Shahrani was found guilty of shooting his mother Aisha many times with a machine gun at
The decision of America’s leading expert on lethal injection drugs to stop offering court testimony has left at least one state without a single witness to defend its execution procedures from legal challenges.The New Republic reported this week that Dr Mark Dershwitz, citing potential impacts to
Hamas militants prepared to execute a person suspected ofcollaborating with Israel on Friday in Gaza City. Ph: ReutersGAZA CITY — As many as 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel were fatally shot in public on Friday, according to local news agencies and two witnesses, the largest
The sisters had lodged an appeal against the execution in the Mumbai High CourtA court in India has put on hold the execution of 2 sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer said.Renuka Shinde, 45, and her step-sister Seema Gavit, 39, were
Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on 2 counts of premeditated killing.German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said the sentence against the unnamed man was delivered Tuesday by a court in Xiamen.Schaefer said Wednesday the verdict can
The system in Ireland failed more than the 3,679 who gave Irish addresses inUK clinics. A staggering 70 women a week gaveIrish addresses when having anabortion in the UK last year. But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. On June 12, the UK’s Department of Health (DoH) released information
Public execution in Mianeh, Aug. 18, 2014Iran Human Rights, August 18, 2014: One man was hanged publicly in the town of Mianeh, in the Iranian East-Azerbaijan province, reported the Iranian state media.According to the Mehr news agency the man was identified as Asghar Azizi, convicted of
PHOENIX — In an execution in 2010 in Arizona, the presiding doctor was supposed to connect the intravenous line to the convict’s arm — a procedure written into the state’s lethal injection protocol and considered by many doctors as the easiest and best way to attach a line. Instead he chose to use
A study carried out by law firm Slater & Gordon has found concrete evidence of what feminists have been saying for years: women are often routinely discriminated against after having children. Leggi Tutto
Beirut/Amman - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday.The Syrian Observatory
Killing ones’ own citizens has become a harsh endeavor these days, but as always money buys everything, drugs and bills of secrecy to hide the dirty deeds. Nobody seems to care though, why bother to stand by those on death row who have a legitimate right to know how they are Leggi Tutto
(file photo)Iran Human Rights, August 21, 2014: One man was hanged in public in the city of Qazvin today. The prisoner who was identified as “A.N.” was convicted of murdering his 9 year old stepchild, reported the state run Iranian news agency Mehr.Another prisoner was hanged in the Motaheri
Join us for a mile or two, or ten, or any part of the 300 miles. Over 500 people gathered at Jarrow Town Hall on 16 August as campaigners set off on the People’s March for the NHS – a 300-mile walk to London, and which is carrying a petition in support of saving a […] Leggi Tutto
The video appears to show an execution-stylekilling organized by an armed group.A shocking video showing an execution-style killing by an armed group at a football stadium in eastern Libya highlights the authorities’ failure to prevent parts of the country from descending into violence and
Austin Mitchell showed us why people hate politicians. By Johanna Baxter. Whilst I was out at the weekend campaigning in Hampstead and Kilburn to get the brilliant Tulip [Siddiq] elected,Austin Mitchell [Labour MP] picked up his poised pen and with one article brought shame to our PLP
A Saudi national convicted of murder was decapitated by the sword in the southwest of the Gulf kingdom on Tuesday, the interior ministry said.Wail al-Shehri, convicted of shooting dead Meshaal Assiri during an argument, was executed on Tuesday in Abha, capital of Assir province, the ministry said
The unemployed in their mid-60s will be the new so-called workshy scroungers. Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth £6.38bn a year by the time the government’s welfare reforms have taken full affect, the TUC warned ahead of a new report on the impact of social
In a sign that separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine are struggling with discord in the ranks, Donetsk separatists announced Monday they were setting up military tribunals and bringing in the death penalty.The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, or DNR, said it would bring in military
California Death RowThe countries the US most rails against for their undemocratic tyrannies: Iran, China, Afghanistan etc.. are countries that the US has more in common with than it would like. America has democratic structures that the other ‘less enlightened’ countries don’t possess: a powerful
Concerned about the potentially adverse health effects of increased exposure to harmful chemicals as a result of fracking. What is fracking? “Hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking”, for short, is the term given to the technique used to access gas held within shale beds. During this process, a borehole
Andrew Chan, Myuran SukumaranTwo Australians on death row in Bali should have their sentences reduced to life, the Kerobokan prison governor has announced.And other Bali Nine drug mules who have applied for their life sentences to be reduced to a fixed term should also have their wish
Kerobokan Jail, BaliPolice on the Indonesian island of Bali said on Saturday an American couple arrested in connection with the death of the woman’s mother could be charged with premeditated murder, which carries a maximum penalty of death.Nineteen-year-old Heather Mack and her 21-year-old