An estimated 800 of those facing execution in Pakistan may have been sentenced to death when they were children, a report released today has revealed.Justice Project Pakistan and Reprieve conducted a study of 30 prisoners close to execution and discovered that 10% were arrested and sentenced to death while still children. Should this Leggi Tutto
At least 9 murder convicts were hanged early Wednesday at different jails across Pakistan - the latest executions since the country resumed the death penalty for all capital crimes.The executions come a day after 12 death row prisoners were hanged Thursday, marking the largest number of executions
Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia may not be executed for some months, Indonesia's vice-president Jusuf Kalla says.Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were listed for execution last month, but that has been delayed to allow the legal challenges of up to 11 death row inmates to
Cecil ClaytonMissouri death row inmate Cecil Clayton has been executed.Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Mike O'Connell says that Clayton's lethal injection began at 9:13 p.m., and that he was pronounced dead at 9:21 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Cecil Clayton's request for a stay of
Three Al-Shabaab militants were executed by firing squadin Somaliain August 2014 (file photo)Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region on Monday executed 3 convicted al-Shabaab suspects for alleged membership in the armed extremist group al-Shabaab and plotting attacks in the stable region
For his alleged role in the April 15, 2013, bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 and for the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, Tsarnaev was named in a 30-count indictment accusing him of: using weapons of mass destruction resulting in
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is asking a Hinds County judge to keep secret the identity of Mississippi's execution drug supplier while the state appeals an order to release the name.Earlier this month, Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled that the state's public records law
March 16, 2015: Despite the pressure by the international human right organizations, the Iraqi government continues to execute and hang convicts.Statistics show that a total of 236 execution sentences have been implemented during the last two years.A report by the Higher Commission for Human
women's budget group, PLAN F, feminist economy, general electionsPLAN F: a feminist economic strategy for a caring and sustainable economy.On International Women’s Day the UK Women’s Budget Group, in conjunction with the Scottish Women’s Budget Group, launched PLAN F – a feminist plan for a caring and sustainable economy.Because for real economic recovery
Myuran Sukumaran, Self portrait, Feb./Mar. 2015The Bali Nine pair and other prisoners facing execution will be put through an "assimilation" process to mentally prepare them for the firing squad.Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and other prisoners facing execution will be put through an
Kelly Gissendaner in her death row cellA "botched" execution caused the only woman on Georgia's death row to endure 13 hours of “immense mental anxiety” and "mortal fear" -- and was heinous enough to make a future execution unnecessarily cruel and therefore unconstitutional, the woman's lawyers
March 11, 2015: Three people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking. Hammud Hajuri from Yemen and Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi national, were executed in the province of Jizan after being convicted of smuggling amphetamines and hashish into the kingdom. In a separate case, Fadi
The hudud bill to be tabled by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) before the Kelantan State Assembly prescribes the death penalty for the offence of apostasy, the Malay Mail Online reports today.The Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 classifies "intidah" and "riddah" as voluntary or deliberate
Ron Hogg, petition, domestic abuse, gender, violence, DurhamDurham’s Police and Crime Commissioner should not degender the official approach to domestic abuse.Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, has decided to amend priorities in the Police and Crime Plan for 2015-2017.He says domestic abuse; “is not a gender specific crime and male
Cecil Clayton is missing a large part of his frontal lobe.Cecil Clayton, diagnosed as severely mentally impaired from a logging accident 40 years ago, to be put to death for killing a police officer in 1996The scan of Cecil Clayton's brain succinctly tells the story. In the front left corner of
Public execution in Iran (file photo)At least 5 men, including 3 citizens of Afghanistan, were hanged in 2 prisons in Iran over the past weekend.Farshid Jaafari was hanged on Sunday in Adelabad Prison in the city of Shiraz. He had been sentenced to death for drug-related offences.A group of 4
 Debra Jean MilkeDebra Jean MilkePHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's highest court has rejected a bid to retry a woman who spent 22 years on death row for killing her 4-year-old son but whose conviction was overturned.The decision Tuesday by the Arizona Supreme Court leaves prosecutors with dwindling options in the Leggi
Alabama's "Yellow Mama"Leave Yellow Mama where it belongs - in deep storage at the Holman Correction Facility in Atmore.That's the only sane response to an effort to reinstate use of Alabama's infamous electric chair, nicknamed for its garish color.The electric chair bill, which passed the state
An East Texas man set for execution this week for a shootout 8 years ago that left 2 sheriff's officers dead has won a reprieve from the state's highest criminal appeals court.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals late Monday stopped the scheduled execution of 55-year-old Randall Wayne Mays.Mays
everyday victim blaming, uk courts, justice, vocabularyVictim blaming by legal professionals; why the English courtroom is unfit for women and children.This is an open letter to the Attorney General written by a supporter of the Everyday Victim Blaming campaign.A copy of this letter will shortly be sent to the Attorney General ‘s office.If you
meg russell, book, house of lords,Understanding the chamber is now essential to understanding politics and parliament in Britain.At the end of the last session, 180 women were Members of the House of Lords (22 per cent), including those on leave of absence, disqualified or suspended.The Liberal Democrats had the highest
March 11, 2015: six people were executed by hanging in the prison of Nassiriya, security sources reported. According to Justice Ministry's sources, the convicts were Iraqis who were sentenced to death for terrorist actions, kidnapping and killing operations. This is the third execution for
Nusakambangan island, Central Java, where executions are carried out.Jakarta says the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are not open for negotiation, and has criticised Australia for revealing an offer to pay the cost of the men's life imprisonment to the media.Details of Australian
The Almagor terror victims group called on Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to demand a law for the death penalty for terrorists.With the election over, coalition negotiations are set to begin in earnest, and parties are laying down their conditions for joining the government that Binyamin
revenge porn, free legal advice, Law Centre, QMULNew initiative offers free legal advice to victims of revenge porn.Victims of revenge porn can now apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).Victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors
Gerald Hurst, arson expertGerald Hurst, the arson expert who blew the whistle in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, has died. From the Innocence Project:Earlier this week, renowned arson expert Dr. Gerald Hurst died of complications with a prior liver transplant. Dr. Hurst was an instrumental
 Antony de Malmanche, facing drug smuggling charges in BaliAntony de Malmanche, facing drug smugglingcharges in Bali, Indonesia, March 2015.Antony de Malmanche's case has the potential to "change the legal landscape", says his lawyer.Craig Tuck returned from Bali on Sunday where he has been working on the defence case for the Wanganui Leggi Tutto
TUC report, casualisation, job insecurity, 12 women, work issuesThe TUC reports on women’s experiences of job insecurity.While the last few years have seen higher than expected levels of employment, there has also been a growth in temporary and insecure work.Hundreds of thousands of women are employed on contracts in sectors like social care, retail
A Senate panel has approved a change in Florida's death sentencing process that supporters say, if passed by the full Legislature, would bring the state in line with the rest of the country in its executions.The bill (S.B. 664) would require a unanimous vote by jurors to request the death
Where we are now, LGBT poll, Wales, Lesbian, gay and bisexual people’s experiences and perception of life in Wales.‘Where we are now’ presents the findings of Stonewall Cymru and YouGov polling of almost 1000 lesbian, gay and bisexual adults living in Wales on their experiences and expectations of discrimination across a range of
human rights watch film festival 18-27 March 2015The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to London from 18-27 March 2015.This year it features a thought-provoking programme of 16 award-winning documentary and feature films from around the world.In the face of oppressive laws, censorship and restrictive social taboos, brave defiance
equality, european parliament, too slow, women's rightWe must work harder for gender equality, say MEPs.Policies must change to achieve equality between women and men, the European Parliament said, in a non-legislative resolution passed by 441 votes to 205 with 52 abstentions on 10 March.Despite progress on some gender inequality issues, much
March 12, 2015: A man convicted of a triple murder – Mohammad Siddique – was hanged at the District Jail in the city of Toba Tek Singh in the Pakistani province of Punjab.He became the first person executed after Pakistan completely ended a moratorium on the death penalty. The death penalty had
Screenshot from "Dead Man Walking" (1995) by Tim Robbins, with SusanSarandon and Sean Penn, based on Sr. Helen Prejean's eponymous book.A look inside the minds of those who have participated in firing squads and lethal injections.There’s a funny fact about firing squads: People volunteer for