imageFive people sentenced to death for trafficking 90 kg of heroin from neighbouring Laos, according to state media. Five people have been sentenced to death and one person to life in prison in Vietnam for trafficking heroin from neighbouring Laos, state media said. A court in central Vietnam, Nghe An province, found the six defendants guilty on Friday. T... Five people sentenced to death for trafficking 90 kg of heroin from neighbouring Laos, according to state media. Five people have been sentenced to death and one person to life in prison in Vietnam for trafficking heroin from neighbouring Laos, state media said. A court in central Vietnam, Nghe An province, found the six defendants guilty on Friday. The drug
imageAbdul Quader Mollah The execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh sparked violent protests Friday as activists torched homes and businesses belonging to government supporters, leaving at least three people dead, in a fresh wave of bloodshed ahead of elections next month
imageSection 377 is “an archaic, repressive and unjust law that infringed on basic human rights”. India’s highest court, the Supreme Court, has upheld a colonial-era law, known as Section 377, which criminalises gay sex, throwing out a 2009 New Delhi High Court decision that ruled
imageJoy to the world! December has come! And television ad breaks are suffocatingly festive. Following the backlash experienced by their 1950s sorry 2012 Christmas campaign, this year Asda has opted to forgo advertisements full of sexism-laced festive cheer in favour of some – equally
imageUnsentimental love and ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’. Our regular cross-post from Bitch Flicks. by Heather Brown. I’ve long been a little troubled by the women characters in Martin Scorsese’s films. I say this as compliment overall, because though the
imageViolence against women everywhere must be stopped once and for all. A public memorial will be held on 16 December to honour Jyoti Singh, the 23 year-old student who was raped and murdered on a Delhi bus one year ago in an attack that caused outrage across India. The event is being held
image‘We need to understand how much of this crime is happening.’ The reporting of rape and other sexual offences by victims has always been low. Feelings of embarrassment and a lack of confidence in the criminal justice system combine to keep victims silent. A leading police
imageAllen Nicklasson Late Wednesday night, Nicklasson was put to death for Richard Drummond's killing — nearly 23 hours after he was originally scheduled to die. It was the second execution in Missouri in three weeks after a nearly three-year hiatus. Racist serial killer
imageFrom Human Rights students. Dated 10 December 2013: Human Rights Day. Human Rights students from University College London (UCL) have written an open letter to the vice-chancellor and chief operating officer of the University of London to request they take action to revoke a court order
imageExperts call for more resources for both aspects of pregnancy – physical and mental health. A recent Guardian roundtable discussed the glaring gap between physical and mental health care provision for pregnant women. The focus was on maternal mental health and on what needs to be done
imagePIERRE — A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, said he changed his mind about the death penalty after reviewing the Bible
WNN Features (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As WNN – Women News Network works with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to introduce an amazing group of global women rights defenders, following the  16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, WNN asked each of
imageMARION COUNTY, Fla. — An Ocala man is heading to death row for his part in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy. During a 10-minute hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge David Eddy read 21-year-old Michael Bargo's death sentence. Bargo was the last of five defendants to be sentenced in
imageA parliamentary opposition group has filed a bill to abolish the death penalty in Morocco, where a moratorium has been in place for 20 years, a member said Thursday. The bill was filed last week in the lower house by the group of 39 lawmakers from the USFP leftwing opposition party, one
imageMain gallows at Tokyo Detention Center 2 more men have been hanged, under a system where death row prisoners are not told of their execution until hours before Japan has carried out another round of "secret" executions, bringing to eight the number of inmates sent to the
imageThe Tennessee Supreme Court has rescheduled the execution of murderer Billy Ray Irick. Irick, who raped and killed a 7-year-old Knoxville girl he had been baby-sitting in 1985, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection Jan. 15 in a wave of executions Tennessee is seeking to carry out. But
imageAbdul Kader Mullah Bangladesh has executed the Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. He is the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to be executed. The ICT was set up in
imageA criminal court in Ras Al Khaimah sentenced a man to death after he was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife at home in the northern emirate. The 33-year-man had nearly walked free after reaching an initial agreement with his Iranian wife’s relatives to pardon him in return for
imageAbdul Quader Mollah Supreme Court upholds execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for crimes during 1971 independence war. Bangladesh's highest court has upheld the execution of top opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah over war crimes. The Supreme Court
imageGallows in Iraqi prison EACH day Um Ahmad listens to the news for word of hangings. Thursday is Baghdad's usual hanging day. Sunday is the next favourite. On occasion, such as in October when 42 prisoners were executed in a 48-hour period, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are used to
imagePennsylvania Death Chamber Governor Tom Corbett signed execution warrants on Tuesday for two Pennsylvania men convicted of murder. Laquaille Bryant, 32, of Philadelphia was convicted of shooting two women to death back in 2008. Robert Gene Rega, 47, of
imageThe media’s portrayal of the television chef is typical of its treatment of women in general. While the jury is still deliberating on the trial of the two women accused of stealing nearly £700,000 from Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, it’s easy to reach a
imageEvocative, influential writer Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94. I have read and re-read ‘The Golden Notebook’ by Doris Lessing and still find it as intriguing and fascinating as I did upon a first thumb through. It is challenging, layered and expansive. Focusing on the
imageJust in case you missed this letter in the Guardian on 10 December: We believe that women remain at the sharp end of the government’s economic and social austerity policies (Comment, 10 December). As women’s unemployment rises, wages fall, the pay gap widens, benefits are cut and
imageMedia reporting of the research may have put too much emphasis on the differences. Apparently it’s because of the way our brains are wired that women can socially network with aplomb while men prefer to navigate the road networks instead. At least that is the interpretation of a
imageTexas Governor Rick Perry: "[Texas] is not directlybound by the World Court’s decision." The Mexican, Edgar Arias Tamayo, 46, was convicted of shooting and killing a Houston police officer who was taking him to jail after a robbery in 1994. Mr. Tamayo, who was in the
imageIn an image released by South Korea's Yonhap news agencyon December 9, 2013, Jang Song-Thaek is reportedly beingdragged away from his chair by two police officialsduring a meeting in Pyongyang. SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea announced early Friday it had executed the
image“I’ve never met a man who has been asked how he does it all.” TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has
imageScientists discover way to prevent ejaculation of sperm. If further work on this discovery is successful, scientists hope that an oral male contraceptive pill could be available within 10 years. Widespread availability of such a pill would have the potential to drastically alter the pressure
imageMain gallows at Tokyo Detention Center Japan has hanged two men, bringing to eight the number of prisoners executed since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power a year ago. Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki announced the latest executions, which happened
imageIran Human Rights, December 11: Seven prisoners were hanged in the Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) today. According to reliable sources that Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with 10 prisoners were transferred from their prison wards for implementation of their
WNN Breaking (WNN/SomaliaCurrent) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, EASTERN AFRICA: In a nondescript white building along the bustling Makka al Mukarramah Road, a group of women intently focus on their computer screens, playing and replaying sound pieces. Somali music plays softly through the speakers as the
Eleanor Muffitt - Telegraph - Wednesday, 11 December 2013 (originally published 08 Dec) Walk into any British toy shop and you’ll be faced with a fork in the road: do you take the blue lane, with its miniature helicopters, chemistry sets and binoculars, or do you take the pink lane, with its
imageWomen in Northern Ireland after the peace process. By Margaret Ward, director of the Women’s Resource and Development Agency, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is not yet a society at peace as the legacy of the past continues to overshadow our present. Contention over the flying of