John MiddletonJohn MiddletonST. LOUIS (AP) - The next Missouri inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection wants Gov. Jay Nixon to appoint an independent panel to review his clemency request under a little-used provision in state law that hasn’t been invoked in nearly two decades.John Middleton, 54, is scheduled to Leggi Tutto
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nearly 30 years after Paul C. Hildwin was convicted of strangling a Hernando County woman, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned both his conviction and death sentence, saying that new DNA evidence "completely discredits" the case used by the state.A divided court
The analysis and reporting done by her office had often been greeted with “stone-walling and denial”. Navi Pillay delivered her first speech as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council in September 2008. At the 26th session of the Council, in June 2014, and which isto be
Execution chamber and main gallowsat Tokyo Detention CenterTOKYO — Japan carried out its first execution of the year on Thursday when it hanged a man for a triple murder, the ninth prisoner to be put to death since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.Masanori Kawasaki
There are many credible reports of the widespread use of sexual violence as torture in Sri Lanka. The UK’s foreign secretary William Hague has said the UK government will investigate claims that Tamil asylum seekers are being deported from the UK to Sri Lanka despite evidence they have been
Fresh calls have been made for Nick Clegg to clarify whether he knew about the sexual harassment claims brought against Mike Hancock MP. Leggi Tutto
Saadi Gaddafi, 3rd son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been charged with killing a former soccer teammate, according to Libya's state LANA news agency. Gaddafi is being charged with the murder of Bashir Riani, a Libyan soccer player who played alongside Gaddafi when the latter
Meriam Ibrahim and her husbandA Sudanese woman freed from prison Monday after having her death sentence for apostasy commuted was re-arrested Tuesday along with her husband at Khartoum airport while trying to leave the country, one of her lawyers said.Meriam Yahia Ibrahim, 26, was detained along
Entrance to Evin PrisonEntrance to Evin PrisonIran Human Rights, June 23, 2014: Seven prisoners were hanged in the prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) reported the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Gilan Province.According to the report all the seven prisoners were convicted of drug-related charges.The prisoners
Saddam Hussein's execution in 2006Saddam Hussein's execution in 2006Baghdad, June 24: Islamic Fundamentalist group ISIL on Monday captured more cities in Iraq and if reports are to be believed then even killed the judge who sentenced death-by-hanging to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussien in 2006.Reports suggest that the Kurdish
The Spark, a week-long event focusing on leftist issues, concluded on Saturday with an overall theme of intersectionality and liberation. Leggi Tutto
Here are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Armagh: 26 June: Women, Peace and Security: Developing Policy and Practice at the North South Ministerial Council Offices, Armagh from 10.30am – 2pm. This event from the National Women’s Council of Ireland
A convicted murderer and 5 other death row inmates sued Arizona on Thursday arguing the state's secrecy around lethal-injection drugs used in botched executions in Ohio and Oklahoma violates their constitutional rights. Joseph Wood, a 55-year-old sentenced to die on July 23 for 2 murders in an
The complexities of the climate crisis require systemic change in how we are living with each other. The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) has now officially launched its new website. WECC is a solution-based alliance that works to foster resilient communities, promote a post-carbon economy
Call to abolish discriminatory laws and modify discriminatory social norms. “Cultural attitudes and gender ideologies frequently regard women as subordinate to men, or dictate that men should control women,” said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. “These attitudes may be so widely
And we need to keep talking about it. To stop it. Domestic violence rises when England gets knocked out of World Cup. Maybe by as much as 38 per cent. Results from a research paper published in the journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency shows “a match day trend that the risk of domestic
Oklahoma Death ChamberOklahoma Death ChamberIn a cramped, dimly lit room next to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s death chamber, three volunteer executioners push syringes full of lethal drugs into the veins of an inmate they cannot see.Sometimes the executioners use flashlights to illuminate what they are doing in
Main gallowsat Tokyo Detention CenterThe Fukuoka High Court upheld the death sentence Tuesday for a 29-year-old man over the killing of the mother and grandmother of a former girlfriend in a high-profile 2011 stalking case. Presiding judge Hiroshi Furuta said he could find nothing unreasonable
‘No matter how civilians get hold of weapons, their possession and use is a threat to human rights’. This week at the Human Rights Council meeting (HRC26)saw the last of the consultations for the resolution on the Impact on Human Rights of the Civilian Possession and Use of Firearms. The Women’s
Huntsville, Texas, the death penalty capital of the worldYet in Texas we hear only of executions — a seemingly endless stream. Are we really two different nations (yes, Texas was its own country once) with different capital destinies? Or are the rest of the states the canaries, and Texas the
Chinese death-row inmate (handcuffed, center) spendingher last hours with fellow inmates prior to being led to anearby execution ground. (File photo)The Chinese Supreme People’s Court has overturned a death sentence imposed on a woman who killed her husband after years of abuse, in a decision
Meriam Ibrahim and her husbandMeriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, has finally walked out of prison - after six months behind bars."Meriam was released just about an hour ago," said Mohanad Mustafa, one of her lawyers."She's now out of prison," he told AFP, but said
Call for strict and responsible regulation of recreational drugs. The mothera15 year-oldgirl who died after taking Ecstasy iscalling fora meeting with the Home Secretary to campaign for “recreational drugs” to be legalised and regulated. Anne-Marie Cockburn, speaking following the inquest into the
Public beheading in Saudi ArabiaPublic beheading in Saudi ArabiaSaudi authorities beheaded Wednesday two nationals convicted of raping minors in two separate cases, in one of which the culprit killed the victim, the interior ministry said. HB was found guilty of kidnapping and raping a seven-year-old boy before throwing him
If we tolerate conflict minerals in products, the sexual violence used to obtain these minerals will continue unabated. By Zainab Hawa Bangura, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. The revenue from the global consumer electronics industry is
‘Many schools have little or no Sex Ed whatsoever’. Please sign Jennifer McDonald’s petition asking two MSPs to modernise and reinforce sex education in schools: Taking into account our personal experiences, and also those of our peers who are still in school, we have noticed that we have all had
Report supports anecdotal evidence of problemswe face when trying to get healthcare. Maternity Action and the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC) published a report recently on the barriers that women in the UK face when accessing – or wanting to access – healthcare. The aim of the
Meriam Ibrahim and her husbandMariam Yahya Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death and later freed after an international outcry, was briefly re-arrested while trying to leave the country for the US before being released again.Eman Abdul-Rahim, a lawyer representing Ms Ibrahim, said she
Surviving passengers of a South Korean ferry which sunk in April, killing 304 people, are due to give evidence in the trial of its captain and 14 crew members. Students from the Danwon High School in Ansan, 18 miles south of Seoul, will testify with other passengers in Leggi Tutto
Meriam Ibrahim and her husbandMeriam Ibrahim and her husbandMother Was Convicted of Renouncing Islam, Marrying a ChristianKAMPALA, Uganda—A Sudanese appeals court on Monday ordered the release of a woman who was sentenced to death in May for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, ending a monthslong legal dispute
After a seven-week freeze following Clayton Lockett's botched execution in Oklahoma, three states executed three death-row inmates in less than 24 hours last week. Georgia, Missouri, and Florida had tangled with defense lawyers for months over the secrecy surrounding their lethal-injection
The political culture in Westminster: sexist and ineffective. Earlier this year, Mumsnet held a survey into its users’ views on the UK’s political culture: what impact it has on their participation, and whether it influences the way they vote. Over 1,200 Mumsnetters responded. Over a third (35 per
Party policies illustrateacomplete lack of understanding of what the law requires. In May the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) published a legal analysis of the three main political parties’ policies on sexual harassment which finds them “hopelessly inadequate”. EVAW, a national
Call for strict and responsible regulation of recreational drugs. The mothera15 year-oldgirl who died after taking Ecstasy iscalling fora meeting with the Home Secretary to campaign for “recreational drugs” to be legalised and regulated. Anne-Marie Cockburn, speaking following the inquest into the