A 3-judge panel in Sudan will examine the appeal of a Christian woman sentenced to hang for apostasy, in a case that has drawn international condemnation, her lawyer said Monday."The judiciary appointed 3 judges last week to examine the appeal filed in the case of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag," lawyer Mohanad Leggi Tutto
TheCrown Prosecution Service has questions about new DV prosecution guidelines and would likecomment. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has producedDraft Guidelines for the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases, andis currently consulting/requesting feedback. These guidelines are important
Jakarta. Two Indonesian migrant workers jailed in Saudi Arabia for the death of a Sri Lankan worker but eventually freed on lesser charges have recounted their ordeal as one underpinned by an inherent lack of respect and dignity for foreign menial laborers in the kingdom.“I’m blessed to be able to
In the wake of controversial lethal injections, executions are temporarily on hold in 2 states: Oklahoma and Ohio. Nationwide, no one has been put to death since Clayton Lockett, whose April 29 execution was so badly botched the White House ordered a review of state protocols. But 3 condemned
Specialized Criminal Court in Jeddah sentenced on May 27, 28 two young adult Shia Muslims with a false accusation. Reda Jafar Al-Rubh 26 years old and Ali Mohammed Baqir Al-Nimr 17 years old were sentenced to death for their involvement in protests that occurred in Qatif in early 2011.Al-Rubh who
Meriam Ibrahim with her husbandSudan's appeals court is considering the case of Meriam Ibrahim, as she awaits the death sentence for apostasy despite assurances from the country's government that she would be freed.Daniel Wani, Ibrahim's husband, was notified on Thursday that the appeals court is
The habits of the heart: substantive democracy after the European elections. By Mary Kaldor. Nationalism is a way of deflecting discontent towards a convenient scapegoat, the ‘other’ – an immigrant or Europe. It is a way of mobilising political support while avoiding any commitment to address the
His conviction in the Bombay bomb blasts case of 1993 and the award of death penalty has not deterred Yakub Memon from pursuing his hobby of gaining knowledge. His penchant for education has led Yakub Memon, a chartered accountant by profession, to take admission in MA (Political Science) course
A court in northern Vietnam handed down seven death penalties, seven life sentences, and other jail terms totalling 232 years to 26 defendants at a drug trial that wrapped up on Friday.The defendants were found guilty of trafficking more than 628 kilograms of heroin and 1,400 synthetic drug
Romell Broom after his botched execution attemptRomell Broom after his botched execution attemptThe Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether Romell Broom should be put to death—again.Executing people is harder than it sounds. That's what Ohio discovered in 2009 when it tried to kill Romell Broom, a man who had been Leggi Tutto
A British woman facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling has no funds to mount a legal challenge against her sentence, the UK's highest court has been told.Lawyers for Lindsay Sandiford, 57, from Cheltenham, are arguing at the supreme court that the government's policy not
And MP calls for inquiry into the ‘serious allegations’ of sexual abuse at the centre. Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre is ‘not fulfilling its basic function’ by detaining women for extended periods of time without deporting them, according to a report published recently. The Annual Report
The bodies of almost 800 young children have been found in the disused septic tank of a former "mother and baby home" in Tuam, Ireland. Leggi Tutto
Plan F. By Polly Trenow. The economy is recovering, or at least this is what we are told. Unemployment is falling, inflation is low and the country’s debt is finally diminishing. So we can all look forward to reaping the benefits of forthcoming prosperity, right? Well not quite. Amid talk of
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday rejected the appeal of Texas death row inmate Robert James Campbell, 41, whose attorneys want state officials to disclose the source of the lethal drugs the state uses in executions. Campbell had a pair of appeals in federal courts last month as his scheduled
DAMASCUS, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Just days after winning a third 7- year term in office, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad issued on Monday a general amnesty, covering crimes committed before June 9, according to the official SANA news agency.Among plenty of law items that are covered with the recent
Execution in Kuwait (file photo)Kuwait’s top court upheld a court sentence to execute an Ethiopian housemaid after she was convicted of murdering her female employer just a day before her wedding.The murder took place in 2011, when the maid used a kitchen knife to stab her employer to death before
Louisiana Death Row: 172 degreesin 2013; 195 degrees in 2011A recent order by a federal judge in Baton Rouge requiring the state to immediately begin lowering the temperature at Louisiana State Penitentiary's death row was postponed Friday by a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations said Friday it will step up consultations with the European Union on abolishing capital punishment and will work to encourage public debate.The Japanese criminal justice system came under negative global scrutiny this year when a death-row inmate was freed
Hank SkinnerHank SkinnerLawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner told a court, in documents filed Friday, that testing on long-sought-after DNA evidence in his case should be enough to forestall his execution. State prosecutors, who also submitted legal arguements on Friday, said the same evidence should
URUMQI, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Nine people were sentenced to death for terrorism in northwest China's Xinjiang on Thursday. Local courts in six cities and prefectures sentenced 81 defendants in 23 terrorism cases to death, life imprisonment and fixed-term imprisonment, according to the regional
National Rape Action Plan welcomed by women’s groups. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the national policing lead for adult sexual offences have announced major new action to tackle rape, and are together calling for a renewed challenge against persistent myths and stereotypes they
The apology has been seen as a ‘start’. In February 2013 Channel 4 News aired allegations by two women of sexual impropriety over several years by Chris Rennard, the Liberal Democrat party’s former chief executive. The women told the news programme he abused his position for years by
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of death penalty of a 48-year-old man whose conviction has been upheld by the Rajasthan High Court for for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour in Sriganganagar in 2012.Issuing notice the Rajasthan government, a
Sexualviolence in conflict destroys lives and damages communities. Our co-editor Keely Khouly is ive tweeting today from the Global Summit to End Violence in Conflict. The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, are
Captain Lee Joon Seok faces death penalty if convicted over the April disaster in which 300 people died. The captain and crew of the South Korean ferry which sank in April this year are due to stand trial on Tuesday. More than 300 people died in the disaster and Leggi Tutto
The relentless rise of food poverty in Britain. Today, Britain is a country where one in five people live below the poverty line and life expectancy in some areas is lower than in some developing countries. Yet the rich keep getting richer opening up a massive inequality gap – andthe UK is on
Here are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Bristol: Until 14 June: Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale; at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Bristol. A fast-paced mini-epic, centred around a key battleground on the march towards equal rights
John WinfieldJohn WinfieldPOTOSI, Mo. (KMOX) - The Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for the offense of “over-familiarity” because the staff member has pledged support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.According to court documents, the guard has worked for the Department
The Maldives has adopted a new criminal code based on the work of University of Pennsylvania law professor Paul Robinson and a group of law and Ph.D. students. The new penal code takes effect next year. It is the first modern, comprehensive penal code in the world to incorporate the major tenets
Execution in Kuwait (file photo)Execution in Kuwait (file photo)June 5, 2014: The Criminal Court has sentenced a lance corporal in the General Traffic Department to death by hanging for kidnapping a Filipino woman, raping her and attempting to murder her, reports Al-Rai daily.The case papers show the accused stopped a Leggi Tutto
Iran Human Rights, June 5, 2014: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas (Southern Iran) reported the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Hormozgan Province.edam-isca According to the report, the prisoner who was identified as “M. H.” was charged with murder and
We now face the prospect of 16-year-old girls joining the army in combat roles. By Rachel Taylor. Shortly after announcing it would be reviewing the ban on women in combat roles, the Ministry of Defence last week published annual recruitment figures which revealed that 1,140 women joined the armed
With parcelsforbidden, private companiesare making a profit from selling goods to prisoners. A new reportby the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows a system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety, and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation. Unprecedented