imageChinese police officers rehearsing execution procedure Despite being criticised as the world's top executioner by Amnesty, China has defended using the death penalty as a deterrent. China has defended the death penalty as a traditional deterrent, after a report said its annual executions has again far exceeded the rest of the world's combined. Beijing... Chinese police officers rehearsing execution procedure Despite being criticised as the world's top executioner by Amnesty, China has defended using the death penalty as a deterrent. China has defended the death penalty as a traditional deterrent, after a report said its annual executions has again far exceeded the rest of the world's
imageAt the forefront of the Modern British movement, she produced some of the memorable works of the period. In June a major exhibition will open at the Dulwich Picture Gallery which will include previously unexhibited or rarely seen early work by two of the UK’s most important 20th century
imageLAHORE, Pakistan — A court here found a Christian sanitation worker guilty of blasphemy on Thursday and sentenced him to death, in a case that set off rioting and the torching of a Christian neighborhood last year. That was the case in March 2013, when a Muslim friend of the
image(Reuters) - A Texas state judge ordered the department of corrections on Thursday to disclose the name of the supplier of drugs used in executions, a decision that adds support to calls for removing secrecy when it comes to lethal injections. The suit was brought on behalf of two inmates
imageDoha: A Doha court on Thursday sentenced a Qatari national to death for the murder last year of 24-year-old British teacher Lauren Patterson, a judicial source said. A second Qatari, Mohammad Hassan Abdul Aziz, was given three years in prison for aiding the first convict, Badr Khamis
imageAUSTIN - Two condemned killers, including a onetime drifter who once claimed he killed 70 people in a cross-country crime spree spanning 19 years, sued state officials on Wednesday to force them to disclose details about the execution drugs that will be used to end their lives. In a
imageVenus Nights – a musical extravaganza celebrating women in music and raising money for charities. Outstanding female musicians are donating their time to create a one-night event at the Hippodrome Casino, one of London’s few remaining Victorian music halls and the jewel-box of
imageUN Women launches new campaign to involve men in gender equality. Finally. In a campaign called He for She, men are explicitly being asked to take part in winning the fight for gender equality for women. With half the global population still constricted in its ability to contribute equally
imageIndonesia calls for clemency Jakarta called Monday for a Saudi family to accept a substantial payment and halt the impending execution of an Indonesian maid on death row in the kingdom for murder. Officials in Jakarta expect Ahmad, sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her
imageDeclaration reaffirms sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has approved a UN document promoting equality for women. The final declaration reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women
imageOn the campaign trail gubernatorial candidates have touched on the state's biggest issues like prison reform and Medicaid expansion, but Sunday at their 1st debate they went far beyond that. All 6 republican candidates came together in Broken Bow Sunday for their 1st debate. There they
image(Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability. Family members stood outside the courthouse screaming after the
imageIwao Hakamada TOKYO — Iwao Hakamada was a wiry former boxer in his 30s when he was thrown in jail for the killing of a family of four that shocked 1960s Japan. On Thursday, he limped from his cell on death row, a bewildered-looking 78-year-old who, his family fears, may
imageQuestioning Lincoln’s Conservative MP Karl McCartney’s use of Twitter. Earlier this week a Conservative Lincolnshire County Councillor, Richard Davies, tweeted a picture of a row of women in their underwear. Along with an offensive remark. And in effect compared prospective
image‘When women and girls have access to and are able to use ICTs, we can make progress…’ Among the speeches given by the executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) held at New York earlier this
imageDespite a long-term decline in the number of countries practicing capital punishment, publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 percent in 2013 compared with a year earlier, largely because of “virtual killing sprees” carried out by the authorities in Iran and Iraq, Amnesty
imageAn Oklahoma judge ruled on Wednesday that the state could not keep secret the identities of the suppliers of lethal-injection drugs, raising doubts about the executions of two prisoners next month and fueling a growing legal battle in several states over secrecy in methods of execution.
imageWomen: participate in the European elections in May for a chance to see real change to gender equality. On 2 March 2009, the European Parliament and the Commission published the results of a survey on women and the European elections. The survey revealed that women did not consider their
imageThe Supreme People's Court in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday upheld the death penalty for a young man who chopped off the lower part of a woman's arm to steal her Honda SH scooter in late 2012. The youth, 21-year-old Ho Duy Truc, was sentenced to death by the HCMC People's Court in December
imageJeffrey Ferguson BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A death-row inmate convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 17-year-old girl in suburban St. Louis was executed early Wednesday in Missouri, marking the state's fifth execution in as many months. Jeffrey Ferguson abducted
imageA report has called for the construction industry to employ more women. The report was recently produced by the Smith Institute, an independent think tank that promotes policies for a fairer society. It reveals that women account for just eleven per cent of the construction workforce and a
imageJakarta. Time is running out for Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, an Indonesian domestic worker sentenced to death for murdering her employer in Saudi Arabia. Satinah, 41, of Ungaran, Central Java, is scheduled for beheading on April 4 if the Indonesian government fails to fork over the
imageReport shows sad chronicle of missed opportunities to help the UK’s homeless women. In 2013, women made up slightly more than a quarter of the people who accessed homelessness services, a percentage that translates into approximately 10,000 individuals. A charity helping homeless
imageSatinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad Time is running out for an Indonesian woman, in Saudi Arabia, who could be executed for the murder of her employer as early as 3 April. 41-year-old Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad confessed to striking and killing her employer, Nura al-Garib, in
imageAnthony Doyle (Reuters) - Texas executed a convicted murderer on Thursday for beating a delivery woman to death with baseball bat, and stuffing her body in a dumpster, a Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said. The 37-year-old was beaten with a baseball bat, then robbed
imageDoha: A Qatari court on Thursday condemned a US couple from Los Angeles to three years in prison for causing the death of their adopted eight-year-old daughter. Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January 2013 after their daughter Gloria from Ghana died and accused of causing her
imageArizona Death Chamber The Arizona Attorney General's Office announced this morning that it will change the drugs used to execute persons condemned to death. The new drugs, a cocktail of a Valium-like drug called Midazolam and a morphine derivative called Hydromorphone, will
imageIwao Hakamada TOKYO (AP) — The world's longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court that found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century. The
imageUK government to match donations to new appeal and help young women trapped in a cycle of poverty. In many parts of the world, if you are born poor and female you don’t have much of a chance – and 70 per cent of the poorest people in the world are female. Too often, young
imageMarch 23, 2014: A Saudi man convicted of shooting dead a compatriot in a dispute was beheaded by the sword, the interior ministry said. Mohammed bin Khamees al-Hantushi al-Enzi was found guilty of killing Ibrahim bin Marfu al-Enzi, the ministry said in a statement carried by the SPA state
imageNew data shows that reports of domestic violence have risen, but fewer are leading to successful prosecution. In Warwickshire, 7,434 incidents of domestic violence or rape were reported in 2012-13. Only 217 cases ended with a conviction. This example marks the worst conviction rate (2.92 per
imageWe need to look at how humour supports sexism in our society. In early March, comedian Jenny Collier was booked to perform at a comedy venue in Haslemere, Surrey as part of a multi-comedian show. That was until she received the following email: “I’m really sorry but the venue
imageWashington State Death Chamber Though capital punishment has always been a part of the United States’ history, its use was suspended from 1972 to 1976, when the Supreme Court found the death penalty was bordering on unconstitutional and qualified as cruel
An appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous verdict and sentenced an Asian man to death after he was convicted of raping an Asian school girl. Witnesses had testified in court that the defendant had raped the child inside the school kitchen despite his denial of the charges. Defence