Texas is paying 4 times more for its execution drugs from a new supplier, putting it in line with a local consumer rate but well below the cost in at least 1 other death penalty state.The prison agency in the nation's busiest death penalty state paid $13,500 for its most recent Leggi Tutto
NCRI - At least four more people were hanged in Iran last week, including a 22-year-old who was under 17 at the time of arrest.Three prisoners were executed on Tuesday August 13, in the central prison in the city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. The public relations office of the regime’s Leggi
Max SoffarMax SoffarMax Soffar has a long history of self-medicating. When he was 4, his parents found him passed out next to their car, gas cap in hand. Since birth, Max's brain has been damaged. That damage has been made worse by years of physical and mental abuse by adoptive parents and Leggi Tutto
Two Kolhapur women, who were sentenced to death in 2001 for kidnapping 13 children and killing nine of them, may become the first women ever to be hanged in India. President Pranab Mukherjee late last month rejected Renuka Kiran Shinde and her sister Seema Mohan Gavit's mercy petitions. The buffer
Sign up for Anonymous Voter Registration. Scottish Women’s Aid has launched #safevotes, a new campaign to encourage women and young people who are eligible to vote but fear being traced, to sign up for Anonymous Voter Registration (AVR). Anonymous Voter Registration means voters will be able to
Women need support that extends far beyond any refuge stay. A new report from the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) and Solace Women’s Aid looks in depth at the long-term needs of domestic abuse survivors and their families. In a first of its kind for Europe, a three-year study tracked 100
Affirmative action, not positive discrimination, needed to address structural imbalances in the system. One of the strongest advocates for a change in the justice system has called again for more parity in the appointment of judges. Baroness Hale, Britain’s only female Supreme Court Judge and the
More cartoons on capital punishment HERE Leggi Tutto
The humble Lego brick – the centre of criticism because of the company’s marketing. Lego was created in the 1930s by philanthropist Ole Kirk Kristiansen, who had a vision of it contributing to creative play and healthy child development. The name Lego, translated from Danish, means ‘play well’, and
Public beheading in Saudi ArabiaPublic beheading in Saudi ArabiaRiyadh: Saudi authorities beheaded a national on Monday after he was convicted of killing his wife with an axe in front of their daughter, the interior ministry announced.Mahdi Al Ghabari hit his wife, Shaqraa Al Bahri, several times on her neck with Leggi Tutto
About 20 South Korean nationals are death row inmates in China, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Declining to give the exact number, the ministry said the prisoners had been convicted of felonies, including drug offenses and murder. "We can't give the exact figure because of
Ordinary people can make things change; don’t believe that politics is something that other people take part in. It’s really hard to passively watch the rapid dismantling, privatisation and destruction of the NHS. First we had the Health and Social Care Act, then Section 75 and more recently Clause
Texas Gov. Rick PerryAUSTIN, Tex. — A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office. Leggi Tutto
The man behind a Kenyan draft bill that would see gay people sentenced to death by stoning says they are "very rotten".Edward Nyakeriga is the author of Kenya's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.It would introduce harsh punishments for same-sex sexual activity, with life imprisonment or the death penalty
New research reveals that 870,000 people between 65 and 89 now have unmet needs for social care. The research uncovers the fact that nearly a third (31.1 per cent) of people who have difficulty in carrying out some essential activities of daily life do not receive any help formally from care
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next month in a lawsuit filed by a group of death row inmates over Oklahoma's execution procedures.U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for Sept. 18 in the case, which was filed by 21 inmates following the
Government policies are causing significant hardship. A report published recently by campaigners Just Fair says that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people. The report is the first comprehensive analysis of the
‘The health of our young people – both mind and body – is a critical asset.’ Did you know that nearly one fifth of the global population is comprised of youth aged 15-24 years? On a global level, approximately 20 per cent of them experience a mental health condition each year. Clicke here and help
Execution chamber at Tokyo Detention CenterA Diet members' group formed to end the death penalty plans to resume operations as early as next month after suspending its activities following the 2012 election, sources said Monday.The group headed by Shizuka Kamei, 77, an independent in the Lower
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.The ruling by federal judge Gregory Frost will delay executions
Execution dates have been set for 3 Oklahoma death-row inmates even as state officials continue to investigate what went wrong during a botched execution in April.Death row inmates Charles Frederick Warner, Richard Eugene Glossip and John Marion Grant are scheduled to die by lethal injection
Kenya’s Republican Liberty Party wants to impose the death penalty for homosexuality and has put forward a bill that would see foreign gays and lesbians in the country stoned to death.The party’s draft Anti-Homosexuality Bill would also see gay and lesbian Kenyans jailed for life and stoned to
‘Young women experience psychological distress when being sexually objectified.’ A new study published in the academic journal Sex Roles has advocated psychological support for women facing sexual objectification. But it has its priorities all wrong. The study, led by University of Tennessee
Public flogging, Iran, Aug. 13, 2014NCRI- The Iranian regime's henchmen lashed two men on Wednesday in public for 'disrupting public order' in a city near the country's capital Tehran.A police commander in Qods city was quoted by state-run Mehr news agency as saying: "the men who were thugs in the
The last public hanging in the U.S.An estimated 15,000–20,000 people showed up for what would be the last public execution in the United States.Around 5:20 a.m., August 14, 1936, Rainey Bethea was led to the gallows in Owensboro, Kentucky for robbing, raping and murdering Lischia Edwards, a 70
Calling upon the Irish State to finally admit the wrongfulness of symphysiotomy. The Chairman of the UN Human Rights Committee has condemned symphysiotomy as practised on Irish women as forced medical experimentation amounting to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under Article 7 of the
Iran Human Rights, August 13, 2014: Four prisoners were hanged in two different Iranian prisons, reported the state run Iranian media today.Three of the prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas (Southern Iran) reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The prisoners who were
Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen were the last peopleto be hanged in the UK. Photograph: Peter LomasAs they were led to the gallows there was little fuss. No public outcry, no headlines indicated that the executions of Gwynne Evans and Peter Allen would be remembered as anything other than
For ‘a different approach and a better way forward’. Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party‘s campaign for a Yes vote in Scotland’s independence referendum, is urging undecided women voters to seize the opportunity to create a more equal society. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes Survey reported
Denpasar. Customs officers in Bali have arrested a Lithuanian man for allegedly attempting to smuggle almost four kilograms of methamphetamine into the island, in what an official called the biggest single drug bust of the year.The suspect, identified only by the initials V.L., 41, was arrested in
Beirut: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has crushed a pocket of resistance to its control in eastern Syria, crucifying two people and executing 23 others in the past five days, a monitoring group said on Monday.The insurgents, who are also making rapid advances in Iraq, are
A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out Leggi Tutto
NCRI - An Iranian juvenile offender along with his mother and three other prisoners were hanged on Saturday (August 9, 2014) in a prison in the south-eastern city of Zahedan. 20-year-old Osman Dahmardeh was 17 at the time of his arrest.The reports received identified the other three men executed
NEW DELHI: The Gauhati high court has stayed the execution of condemned prisoner Holiram Bordoloi on his petition seeking commutation of death penalty to life imprisonment on the ground that there had been inordinate and inexplicable delay on the President's part to decide on his mercy plea