Republicans retained their near lock on judgeships on the state's 2 highest courts Tuesday, winning all 4 contested races in the Supreme Court and all three places on the Court of Criminal Appeals.In Supreme Court races, all the incumbents were declared victors by the Associated Press early in the evening, keeping Leggi Tutto
Michael HomickMichael HomickSAN QUENTIN (AP) — State prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes.California’s Department of Corrections says 74-year-old Michael Homick was pronounced dead Wednesday at 11:26 a.m. at a hospital near
Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday threw out the 2005 conviction and death sentence of Alfred Dewayne Brown after finding that the Harris County District Attorney's Office withheld material evidence favorable to Brown's case.In a brief order, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals sent the
Alstory SimonAlstory SimonJudge rules Alstory Simon may have been coerced into 1999 confession that led to release of man originally convicted of murders, Anthony PorterA man whose whose taped confession to a 1982 double-murder in Chicago damned himself but helped free a death row prisoner has been released
I’m not upset about Cameron’s refusal to wear a t-shirt – it’s everything else that gets me By Grace Wright Last weekthe news broke that David Cameron repeatedly refused a request by Elle magazine to be photographed wearing a t-shirt. Why? Because on it, the t-shirt says “This is what a feminist
October 28, 2014: A 29-year-old Malaysian condemned to hang in 2009 for drug trafficking had his death sentence commuted to life imprisonment as he was intellectually challenged and suffering from depression at the time.Wilkinson Primus, who looked relaxed in court, was spared the gallows under
James Holmes and attorneyDefense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a 2nd court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed.Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or limit the
In an 11th-hour reprieve, the US Supreme Court put a murderer's execution on hold this week, a rare moment when a defense was able to slow, if only temporarily, the inexorable wheels of justice.Hundreds of miles from the grim cell blocks of America's death row prisons, the lofty halls of the
North Korea has reportedly publicly executed at least 50 people this year, including several party officials for watching soap operas.According to South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS), Pyongyang has purged about 10 officials from Kim Jong-un's Workers' Party for watching South Korean
Women are still not paid equally for their labour. This week saw the highest recorded figures of women in work since records began in 1971, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures say that 67.2 per cent of women are now in work – approximately 14 million women. This
There are some things that very young person has the right to know. In 2010 more than 2800 cases of “honour” based violence were reported to the police. But this is not the full picture: in 2012 1 in 5 police forces failed to properly record cases and many cases are never reported. On 10 […]Leggi
In a recent survey of California registered voters, the National Asian American Survey found that like most Californians, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans were in favor of keeping the death penalty, with 47.1 % in favor.Overall, 55.9 % of Californians were in favor, with 57.3 % of non-Hispanic
Why exclude the Green Party? You would think it would be easy: set up a series of televised debates in the run up to May 2015 to promote each party’s policies and allow voters to be able to make an informed decision in the election booth. You’d be wrong. Plans released on 13 October showed
Blasphemy allegations lead to protestsBlasphemy allegations lead to protestsA Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say.Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab Leggi Tutto
James Holmes and attorneyA judge overseeing the Colorado theater massacre case will let jurors in the upcoming murder trial of James Holmes see a video of the accused gunman's sanity examination, court documents showed on Monday.Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to shooting dead
A new poll has revealed that many women are being harassed on London’s transport network and not reporting it The poll, released by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with YouGov, found that 32 per cent of women who use the transport network in London have been verbally harassed on
Prominent Saudi Arabian Shi’a Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has been sentenced to death on vague charges and after a deeply flawed trial. His conviction must be quashed and he should be released immediately in relation to these charges.View the full Urgent Action, including case information
Reyhaneh JabbariNCRI – In the first public remarks from a close relative of Reyhaneh Jabbari, new details of the Iranian regime torturing her physically and psychologically, starting immediately after her arrest in 2009, have been revealed.During a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, Ms
After it took 2 hours and 15 doses of lethal-injection drugs for the state to execute convicted murderer Joseph Wood in July, the state's death penalty procedure is still in limbo.A lawsuit in federal court, filed by both current death-row prisoners and a legal group representing media
We Get It – Zero tolerance to sexual harassment at Manchester University. You probably know that sexual harassment can include unwanted groping, pinching or smacking of your body, uninvited kisses or bodily contact – but isn’t just physical. Other examples of sexual harassment include wolfwhistling
The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the decks for the execution of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli after it dismissed his plea seeking review of the judgment upholding death penalty.A Bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justices Madan B. Lokur and A.K. Sikri dismissed the review petition
Miguel ParedesMiguel ParedesHuntsville, TX - A former San Antonio gang member was executed Tuesday evening in Huntsville, Texas for his part in a 2002 triple slaying.Paredes was pronounced dead at 6:54 p.m. The lethal dose was administered at 6:32 p.m.The execution was carried out after the U.S. Supreme
Typical cell on Alabama Death RowVirginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state's borders.U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema in Alexandria ruled
Public beheading in Saudi ArabiaPublic beheading in Saudi ArabiaThe beheading on Wednesday raises to 64 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom in 2014.Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani on Wednesday for trafficking heroin hidden in his stomach into the kingdom, the interior ministry said, the latest in Leggi
Dhaka: The execution of Bangladesh's 1971 war crimes convict and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamrazzaman is now "only a matter of time," the country's top law officer today said."The execution is only a matter of time," Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told newsmen after 10
Andrew Chan and Myuran SukumaranJakarta: Indonesia's former president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, failed to save two Australians from death row before he left office last month, leaving their fate in the hands of the administration.Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, members of the so-called Bali
October 29, 2014: Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was awarded death sentence for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. The three-member International Crimes Tribunal 1, led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim, delivered the verdict at 12:20pm on Wednesday (October
Han Lei (photo: AP)A Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after a row with her mother over a parking space was executed on Friday, a court said.Han Lei was convicted of taking the child from her pram and throwing her to the ground after her mother refused to make way Leggi Tutto
Public execution in Shiraz, Iran, September 2014Head of Supreme Human Rights Council in Iranian regime’s judiciary says executions are part of fighting narcotics and world should be grateful to us for thatNCRI - Along with the anti-human crime of throwing acid into the faces of defenseless women
The lawyers of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, are set to appeal against her death penalty in the Supreme Court. Activists say the case will serve as a test for human rights in Pakistan.Asia Bibi has been languishing in prison for more than five years. The
Reyhaneh JabbariNCRI – The government of Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, on Wednesday, endorsed the brutal execution of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari and rejected worldwide condemnation of her hanging as “meddling in a judicial case.”Despite the international calls to spare her life, the Iranian regime
(file photo)3 Kurds and an Iranian citizen have been executed in the Urmia city of East Kurdistan.The 4 people who were accused of drug sale were hanged yesterday evening.The 2 Kurds punished with death were identified as Resid Elizade (55) and Selahedin Melayi (37), while the name of another
Public beheading in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani convicted of heroin smuggling Tuesday, the interior ministry said, bringing the number executed in two weeks to four.It said a Saudi national was also executed in a separate case, raising to 61 the number of death sentences carried
Regulations and initiative to ensure employers meet equal pay legislation requirements. As of 1 October, companies that are found to have breached equal pay law at a tribunal must produce an equal pay audit that analyses their pay structures – unless they qualify for 1 of 4 exceptions, or are