A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that witnesses to Arizona executions have a First Amendment right to hear the entire execution process to help determine if executions are done “in a humane and lawful manner.” The ruling comes 5 years after the last execution in Arizona ended up with the condemned inmate, Joseph Wood, gasping for almost two hours Leggi Tutto
The Supreme Court on Wednesday converted the death sentence of 7 murder accused into 10-year imprisonment. A trial court awarded capital punishment to 7 accused while 6 accused were awarded life sentence over murder of 2 brothers in Sialkot in 2010. The high court also maintained the trial court
Kentucky could become the first death-penalty state in the nation to ban capital punishment for defendants who were between 18 and 21 years old at the time of their crimes.Attorney General Andy Beshear's office will ask the Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday to reverse a Fayette circuit judge’s
Gov. Kate Brown will not call a special session to address controversy in the state’s death penalty laws after support for a session failed to materialize in the Oregon House of Representatives.“There does not appear to be support to ensure passage of a bill,” Brown said in a statement Wednesday
An upstate judge resigned after posting a photo of a noose “with repugnant racial connotations” on his Facebook account, officials announced Tuesday, as the judge complained he had been “coerced” into leaving his position.Kyle R. Canning began his judgeship at Altona Town Court in Clinton County
A forensic psychiatrist told jurors Monday that a man accused of fatally shooting 6 members of his ex-wife's family near Houston in 2014 wasn't responsible for his actions because of severe mental illness that made him believe voices in his head telling him to carry out the killings.Prosecutors
Ending sexual harassment, what will it take, UN Women, publication, cultural change, training issues, #MeToo Conference, IcelandNew publication a framework of standards to address the calls for fundamental change.UN Women has launched a new publication which aims to support the fight against – even end – sexual harassment.Entitled ‘What will it take? Promoting cultural change to end sexual harassment‘ it offers
Ernie Tamonde, a religious singer, is back home in North Cotabato. He insists on his innocenceThe Iranian government had pardoned a Christian religious singer from Magpet, North Cotabato who was arrested in Tehran in 2010 over drug charges, a family member said Tuesday, September 17.Ernie
We all must have seen in movies that criminal who get death penalties are hanged before sunrise, but have you ever wondered why so early and not at any other time?The death penalty is given out to an individual who has committed a grave crime in the eyes of law. The ruling is a constitutionally
Council of Europe, definition, sexism, campaign, Recommendations, hashtag #stopsexism, slogan “See it. Name it. Stop it.”And launches awareness and anti-sexism action campaigns.In March 2019, the 47-state Council of Europe Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation on Preventing and Combating Sexism.Not only did this text contain the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism, but it also
Syria's state-run news agency SANA says President Bashar Assad has granted amnesty for all crimes committed before Sept. 14.According to the pardon issued Sunday, life-long terms would replace death sentences, and a 20-year-long sentence at hard labor would replace life-long sentences at hard
Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 2, 2019: Two Afghan nationals were hanged at Bandar Abbas central prison on August 27.According to IHR sources, two Afghan nationals were hanged at the central prison of the Iranian southern city of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. They have been
➤ Click here to Google translate this story into your own language.Ines Aubert führt seit 18 Jahren Brieffreundschaften mit zum Tod verurteilten Amerikanern und ist Gründerin des Projekts connectdeathrow. Dank ihr erhielten zwei Konfirmationsklassen die Möglichkeit, Briefe mit Gefangenen im
Daniel Greco of Little Elm was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday in Denton County 431st District Court.With the verdict comes the possibility that Greco, who was convicted of strangling Anjanette Harris, which also resulted in the death of their unborn child in March 2016, could be
American fashion brand Bstroy has received fierce criticism on social media after displaying school shooting-themed hoodies at a show during New York Fashion Week.The brand's spring/summer 2020 collection, designed by Brick Owens and Duey Catorze, featured distressed hoodies reading "Stoneman
How Lezmond Mitchell became the only Native American on federal death row.In 2003, Lezmond Mitchell was found guilty of carjacking and murder for stabbing a woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter on Navajo land in Arizona. Despite the gruesome nature of the crimes, the Navajo Nation, a federal
Russell Earl Bucklew is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CDT, on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Corrections Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. 51-year-old Russell is convicted of killing 27-year-old Michael Sanders on March 21, 1996, at Hickory Hollow trailer
Stephen Dale BarbeeStephen Dale Barbee's execution is scheduled to begin at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. 52-year-old Stephen is convicted of the murder of 34-year-old Lisa Underwood, and her 7-year-old son
Supporters of Rodney Reed, scheduled for execution in November, point to racial bias and questionable evidence“He never had a chance.” That’s what Sandra Reed said at the start of a rally in front of the Texas governor’s mansion calling for a retrial for her son, Rodney Reed.Reed, 51, has been on
According to a new report, 134 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia in 2019 alone.If the execution rate continues on this trajectory, the death toll for 2019 will exceed all previous recorded totals of executions in the country.The figures were presented at the UN Human Rights Council in
Court ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he's being suffocated after a lethal injection, it doesn't amount to cruel and unusual punishmentThe 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he's being suffocated after a lethal
Myanmar civil society groups and anti-death penalty advocates across Asia have launched a campaign seeking royal clemency for 2 Myanmar migrant workers recently sentenced to death by a Thai court.The Asia-wide campaign was launched on Thursday at the Asian People Forum held at Thammasat
Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.There was no other way out. After months under siege in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Belgian Islamic State member Bilal al-Marchohi decided to escape. He fled his post as a religious police officer at
The state Supreme Court will hear arguments in October on whether convicted Cheshire triple murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky should get a new trial based partly on taped police calls from the morning of the 2007 murders that were never turned over to the defense.Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were
Cuttack: A 32-year-old man was sentenced to death by a special POCSO court here on Thursday for rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Salepur area of Cuttack district in 2018.The verdict has been welcomed by almost all sections of the society. In a strong message that the diabolic crime had
The prison complex at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba naval station built after the Sept. 11 attacks that was billed as the venue for the "worst of the worst" in international terrorism now seems be the site of the "worst of the worst" in government excess.As reporter Carole Rosenberg wrote in The New
On Tuesday (17 September), Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin took to his Facebook to state that the country’s laws are created to be extremely broad in order to “effectively make all public expression of any opinion illegal”.His post was referring to an incident involving Mohammad Nafiz
A gathering of anti-death penalty activists this month in New Orleans was to kick-start a movement to abolish the death penalty at the state level. But those attending are not capital punishment’s typical foes.“I’m a lifetime Republican, a cradle conservative,” E. King Alexander told Facing
The Supreme Court will hear the case again on October 16The execution of a man guilty of murdering 2 young siblings in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore in 2010, set for Friday, has been stopped for now by the Supreme Court.The execution of Manoharan was stopped by a 3-judge bench headed by Justice RF
"If hope is closed in a cell, there is no future for society."Pope Francis raised his position on the death penalty to a whole new level on Saturday by going so far as to speak out against life imprisonment, saying it diminishes a criminal's "right to hope.""It is up to every society … to Leggi
He has defended the death penalty, criminalisation of homosexuality and a sexual assault law that punishes unmarried couples who engage in public displays of affection.Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied on Monday led Tunisia’s presidential polls with two-thirds of the votes counted
The man accused of opening fire in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, killing 22 people and wounding several others, has been indicted on a capital murder charge, the El Paso County District Attorney's Office said following the grand jury's Thursday decision.District Attorney Jaime Esparza intends to
Police take Hindu man into 'protective custody' after far-right groups attack temple and homes from minority community.Pakistani police have detained a Hindu school principal in the southern town of Ghotki, after he was accused of committing blasphemy by a student, prompting riots by far-right
The US Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths.The department revealed it had contemplated