imageThe Malaysian government’s move to halt an execution scheduled for today is positive but the lives of hundreds of others on death row are still at risk, Amnesty International said. Malaysian authorities had planned to execute murder convict Chandran Paskaran today, but after an outcry from human rights groups announced a stay on the... The Malaysian government’s move to halt an execution scheduled for today is positive but the lives of hundreds of others on death row are still at risk, Amnesty International said. Malaysian authorities had planned to execute murder convict Chandran Paskaran today, but after an outcry from human rights groups announced a stay on the execution today. “We are glad that
imageEU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton Friday welcomed the announcement that United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, ordered a stay on all executions in the UAE on 29 January. "I hope this will constitute
imageNEW DELHI February 7, 2014 (AP) - India acceded to Italy's request and said Friday it won't invoke an anti-piracy law carrying the death penalty when it tries two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. A Home Ministry official said the government had decided against
imageNot all children taught about consent at school, and we have no compulsory sex education. A survey of children and young people conducted by the Sex Education Forum, based at leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau, has found that almost one in three say they did
imageA prisoner in Iran who had survived execution last October has been sentenced to life in prison, state-run media reported on Wednesday. The 37-year-old man named as Alireza M, father of 2 was hanged in Bojnourd prison on October 17, 2013 for drug related charges. His family went to
image ’We can’t ignore the homophobic laws which the Russian government has recently passed and the resulting vicious crackdown.’ Or can we? Speaking out about the recent persecution of LGBT people in Russia, ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Shadow leader of the
imageSuzanne Basso Capital murder defendant Suzanne Basso was executed in Huntsville, Texas Wednesday for the brutal 1998 slaying of a mentally disabled man, becoming only the 14th woman to be put to death since 1976. By comparison, almost 1,400 men have been put to death.She was
imageFujairah Court of Appeals sentences UAE national to death for stabbing a stateless man to death. The Fujairah Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling sentencing a UAE national to death for stabbing a stateless man to death during a bitter scuffle in a hotel. The court
imageTerror suspects can only be held for max 28 days; there is no limit to how long an asylum-seeker can be held. Most of us can not imagine the suffering which women seeking asylum in the UK have been through. Their stories include rape, torture, imprisonment… However, for many, that
imageBoston Marathon finish linemoments before the explosions Despite the emotional devastation, the government is wrong to seek that punishment in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It was a horrendous attack. 2 bombs left in backpacks near the finish line of the annual Boston
imageSuzanne Basso A federal judge has joined Texas' top criminal court in refusing to stop this week's scheduled execution of a woman condemned for the torture slaying of a mentally impaired man more than 15 years ago outside Houston. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake on Monday
imageA Saudi court sentenced a man to three years in jail and ordered him lashed 360 times after he was found guilty of offering himself to other men through Twitter. Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police had arrested the man in the eastern town of Dammam following complaints by some
imageOhio Death Chamber Unresolved concerns about the drugs used to execute Dennis McGuire last month prompted Gov. John Kasich yesterday to postpone the scheduled March 19 lethal injection of Gregory Lott. Without comment, Kasich rescheduled Lott’s execution, delaying it
imageRICHMOND, Va (WVIR) - Lawmakers in the state legislature have killed a controversial death penalty bill - at least until next year. Due to a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs, the bill filed in the state Senate proposed using electrocution as Virginia’s secondary means
image“The main female characters are all dying, dead, or not human”. Our regular cross-post from Bitchflicks. By Katherine Murray. Um… spoilers for Battlestar Galactica. What Battlestar Galactica is: To recap for anyone who isn’t familiar with the show but still
imageTennessee Death Chamber The state of Tennessee plans to execute 10 death row inmates over the next two years after changing the drug protocol to be used in lethal injections, officials said Wednesday. The state is scheduled to execute the condemned prisoners between April
imageThe UK government plans to extend charges to primary and emergency care – and maternity care. In March the government plans to publish details of how it intends to extend charges for healthcare services to emergency and primary care. GP consultations will still be free, but
imageVirginia lawmakers are expected to vote this week to establish the electric chair as the state’s default method of execution when drugs used for lethal injection are not available. The measure, prompted by a long-standing shortage of the drugs, would make Virginia the only state
imageIn what the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are calling 'a step backward' for human rights, the Sultan of Brunei has announced that a series of laws that were formulated in 2013 are set to be enacted in April, 2014. The laws, which criminalize everything from adultery to
imageProposed Afghan law would effectively let batterers of women and girls off the hook. Afghan President Hamid Karzai should refuse to sign a new criminal procedure code that would effectively deny women protection from domestic violence and forced or child marriage, Human Rights Watch said
imageIran's President Hassan Rouhani ordered the hangings last Monday of a poet and a human rights activist from Iran's Arabic-speaking ethnic minority Ahvazis. The internationally acclaimed Iranian journalist Amir Taheri first reported on Tuesday on the hangings of Hashem Shaabani and Hadi
imageDzhokhar Tsarnaev When accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is brought to trial later this year or early next, the life of the 20-year-old naturalized citizen won’t be the only thing at stake. In a very real way, the future of the death penalty—a
imagePAMPA — The defense rested its case Monday in Hank Skinner’s evidentiary hearing after a judge ruled a key witness could not testify. District Judge Steven Emmert ruled that the defense could not offer testimony from a neighbor of a relative of one of the victims of the 1993
imageTypical cell at Kerobokan Prison, Bali. Bali/Jakarta. - Convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby will soon walk free from a notorious Bali prison after Indonesia’s justice minister confirmed on Friday that she had been granted parole, bringing to an end her nine years
imageDeath Chamber atTokyo Detention Center Japan's opinion polls skewed, exaggerate support: Oxford expert LONDON – When defending Japan’s use of the death penalty, the government always cites overwhelming public support for the policy, and the last survey in 2009
imageAirlines continue to perpetuate 1960s-style stereotypes around female flight attendants. In an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, serial womaniser Barney Stinson goes on a monologue about “hot” professions. Air stewardesses, he insists, no longer hold this dubious
Iran Human Rights, Fabruary 6, 2014: According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Hormozgan province, two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas early this morning, Thursday, February 6. The prisoners who were identified as “B. A.” and “F
imageThe practise can cause severe bleeding, infection, infertility and death. TRIGGER WARNING: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, a day to set about raising awareness of the practise and encouraging people to take a stand and to help
imageOriginally a Twitter movement, #NotBuyingIt is now available to download as app. This app has been produced by The Representation Project, a movement that aims to ‘use film and media content to expose injustices created by gender stereotypes and to shift people’s consciousness
imageHank Skinner PAMPA — A Texas Department of Public Safety expert testified Tuesday that genetic material found on a knife at the scene of a 1993 triple homicide was consistent with Hank Skinner’s DNA profile, but the death row inmate’s defense team maintains
imageThe current review of homicide laws may well lead to a reduction in the number of cases that draw the death penalty, lawyers say. The Law Society believes the review is significant as it would literally mean the "difference between life and death". Last month, Law Minister K. Shanmugam
imageThe U.S. Supreme Court will consider Feb. 21 whether to hear an appeal from a woman on Mississippi's death row who is seeking a new trial in the 1999 slaying of her husband based on claims that she was abused. Court officials say a decision could be announced shortly after the court
imageScott Rush BALI Nine drug courier Scott Rush has been moved from Bali's Kerobokan Prison to another jail on the holiday island. The move, which has been signed off by authorities, came at Rush's own request in a bid to escape "temptations" at the jail - including drugs.
imageDeath-row inmate Christopher Sepulvado was granted a 90-day stay of execution today, just 2 days before he was set to be killed with a new, controversial combination of lethal-injection drugs. The state and Sepulvado's attorney's agreed to a 90-day temporary restraining order after a