Scott PanelliHOUSTON - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously has refused to delay this week's scheduled execution of an inmate whose attorneys contend is too delusional for the death penalty.Board spokesman Raymond Estrada says the panel voted 7-0 Monday, rejecting a call from lawyers for 56-year-old Scott Panetti to put off Leggi Tutto
More than 1/2 of US death sentences come from 2 % of counties. Duval County in Florida tops the list. By and large, residents there are death penalty supporters.Jacksonville, the site of early European settlements on the northeast Florida coast, is a fine enough place - excellent sun, great crab
Women and girls can’t wait 20 more years to enjoy their full human rights. From the European Women’s Lobby. Seventy organisations have joined the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) for a joint statement to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Adopted two years after the Vienna World Conference
Doha: A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter and said they are free to leave, ending a closely watched legal saga.Los Angeles couple Matthew and Grace Huang, who were originally jailed on murder charges following the
Hosni Mubarak (file photo)An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed all remaining criminal charges against former President Hosni Mubarak, raising the possibility that Mr. Mubarak could go free for the first time since he was removed from office in the 2011 uprising that defined the Arab
A 14-year-old Nigerian child bride is accused of murdering 4 people, including her 35-year-old husband, by lacing food she had prepared for a post-marriage celebration with rat poison.The case had outraged human rights activists, who said a girl married to a man more than twice her age should be
Some campaigners have dubbed 4 November ‘Equal Pay Day’. A new analysis has revealed the strategies needed to tackle the growing gender pay gap which sees women effectively working for free two months a year. The analysis, by the Fawcett Society, has revealed that for every year a man works
Iran Human Rights, November 26, 2014: Three prisoners were hanged in two different prisons in Iran today, 26. November.According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Qazvin, two prisoners identified as “M” (23) charged with murder, and “M. Sh.” charged with possession and
We need toreduceourexposure to harmful chemicals, to stopbreast cancer before it starts. Breast Cancer UK has added its voice to a call by the European Environmental Bureau and 54 other human health and environment public interest groups, including doctors, green chemical producers, and health and
A court in India will hear a last-ditch clemency plea from one of the country's worst serial killers, who has been sentenced to death.However, human rights groups have said they are worried India's corrupt and ineffective justice system has not allowed the man a fair trial.Domestic servant
On 6 November, Cerys Marie Yemm was attacked and murdered in a hostel for the homeless in Wales. Her killer was Matthew Williams, who is now being dubbed the ‘Welsh cannibal killer’ by many media outlets. On 10 November, Williams’ family spoke out about the killing, stating that the attack could
Soheil Arabi was sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet on the Facebook. He was one of the several people who were arrested under last year’s crackdown of Facebook activists by the Revolutionary Guards.Iran Human Rights, November 24, 2014: Branch 41 of the Iranian Supreme Court has upheld
Scott PanelliHOUSTON - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously has refused to delay this week's scheduled execution of an inmate whose attorneys contend is too delusional for the death penalty.Board spokesman Raymond Estrada says the panel voted 7-0 Monday, rejecting a call from lawyers
More than 1/2 of US death sentences come from 2 % of counties. Duval County in Florida tops the list. By and large, residents there are death penalty supporters.Jacksonville, the site of early European settlements on the northeast Florida coast, is a fine enough place - excellent sun, great crab
President JokoJakarta. The Attorney General’s Office said five inmates who are currently on death row will be executed by the end of the year.Basuni Masyarif, deputy attorney general for general crimes, said the five condemned prisoners have all exhausted their chances for appeal as well as
In 1992, Kenneth Rouse, an African-American man with an IQ between 70 and 80 - "borderline intellectual functioning," in the clinical parlance - prepared to stand trial in North Carolina on charges that he had robbed, murdered and attempted to rape a white, 63-year-old store clerk.Rouse's lawyers
November 26, 2014: “ISIS gunmen executed two former female candidates in Mosul after the Sharia Court issued death sentence on them,” Saad Mamuzin, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, told Rudaw. The women, who ran in Iraq's parliamentary
An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.Photographer Soheil Arabi, 30, was sentenced to death on 30
Rodney ReedDeath row inmate Rodney Reed’s motion for expanded DNA testing of evidence in his capital murder case was denied Tuesday by visiting Judge Doug Shaver, though the court did accept a separate motion delaying his date of execution from Jan. 15 to March 5.Reed was convicted in the 1996
An overseas Filipino worker who killed another Filipino in Saudi Arabia in 2008 was spared from the death penalty after the victim's relatives forgave him and might be reunited with his family this Christmas.Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he has asked the Department of Foreign
India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution calling for moratorium on the use of death penalty, saying it fails to recognise each nation's "sovereign right" to determine its legal system and punish criminals according to its laws.The draft resolution on 'Moratorium on the use of
It really doesn’t matter what shape you are. Keira Knightley recently took a stand against the constant photoshopping of women’s bodies in a completely un-airbrushed, unenhanced topless photo-shoot for Interview Magazine. Talking to Time magazine about her reasons for doing the shoot, she said
As a retired captain of the Lincoln Police Department with more 25 years of law enforcement experience, I pay close attention to policy discussions concerning public safety.An issue that will surely emerge in the coming legislative session is whether or not Nebraska should repeal its death
BPAS and a range of other organisations believe the time has come to act – and need your help. Over recent years there has been an escalation in anti-abortion activity outside clinics in the UK. Women attending pregnancy advice and abortion centres are now regularly exposed to groups of
November 28, 2014: In a recent official statement from the Saudi Arabian government, the death sentence will now be imposed on anyone who attempts to smuggle Bibles into the country. In actuality, the new law extends to the importing of all illegal drugs and "all publications that have a prejudice
Witnessing a public execution in Iran (file photo)NCRI - On Saturday morning a prisoner was hanged in the main prison in the Iranian city of Qum. Another prisoner was hanged in the main prison in the city of Kashan.The inmate hanged in Kashan was identified as Reza Karim Dadeh Zehi, 38, Leggi Tutto
Witnessing a public execution in Iran (file photo)Three prisoners were hanged in public two different cities of Khorasan-Razavi Province today. One of the prisoners was hanged charged with the vague charges of “immoral acts”. Iran Human Rights calls for international condemnation of the recent
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. A United Nations call to “Orange Your Neighbourhood” kicked off on 25 November with people around the world displaying the colour to symbolise hope for a future free from violence against women and girls. And for the first time ever both the iconic
Scott PanettiBarring the success of last-minute appeals, Scott Panetti, 56, will be executed on 3 December despite clear evidence that he is insane and his original trial was a farceOn Tuesday, the Texas court of criminal appeals, by a 5-4 vote, denied the attorneys’ latest petition for a stay of
Women’s rights campaigners welcome withdrawal of the Law Society’s Sharia wills practice note. One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, the Centre for Secular Space, Nari Diganta and the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation have welcomed the Law Society’s recent action: withdrawing a
Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.Facts:Capital punishment is legal in 32 U.S. states.Connecticut, Maryland and New Mexico have abolished the death penalty, but it is not retroactive. Prisoners on death row in those states will still be executed.As of October 2014 there
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the militant organization’s first executions for alleged homosexuality.“The ISIS today stoned to death a man that it said was gay,” the Syrian Observatory for
Public behading in Saudi ArabiaPublic beheading in Saudi ArabiaA Pakistani on Tuesday became the 8th person from his country to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking since mid-October.Seyfour al-Rahman Golajan is the latest of 73 people, foreigners and Saudis, to be executed in the kingdom this year, according
Rodney ReedRodney Reed was convicted of the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites. At the time, Stites was engaged to Jimmy Fennell Jr., a police officer in the nearby town of Giddings. At the same time, she was having an affair with Reed. Both Stites and Fennell are white; Reed is Black.Leggi