Putrajaya tabled today an amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (DDA) to return discretionary powers to the court instead of imposing the mandatory death sentence on drug traffickers. The amendment, tabled for 1st reading today by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, seeks to revert Section 39B as law. The Leggi Tutto
Criminalizes Criticisms of King and Crown Prince as Terrorism OffenseSaudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law includes vague and overly broad definitions of acts of terrorism, in some cases punishable by death, Human Rights Watch said today.The law replaces a widely criticized counterterrorism law
Iran has responded to a draft UN resolution condemning the country’s human rights record by attempting to deflect responsibility and verbally criticizing the sponsors of the draft.After UN member states adopted the draft resolution by the UN’s Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural
Microsoft Corp.’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc. and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown.The internet phone and video service was no longer available on Apple’s iOS or on popular local Android stores such as Xiaomi
If Harris County were its own state, it would have a more active death chamber than the entire rest of the country - except for the rest of Texas.Of the 1,465 U.S. executions in the modern death penalty era, 125 have come from Harris County - roughly 8 %. The next-closest executioner is Dallas
Will the U.S. Supreme Court add the fate of the death penalty to a term already fraught with hot-button issues like partisan gerrymandering, warrantless surveillance, and a host of contentious First Amendment disputes?That’s the hope of an ambitious Supreme Court petition seeking to abolish the
black women in UK academia, collection, new book, Dr Deborah Gabriel, “I am frequently asked why so few women of colour hold leadership roles in academia – the answers lie in this book.”The long awaited collection of autoethnographies documenting the subtle but impactful ways that women of colour experience race and gender inequalities in British academia has now
RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia death row inmate who had his sentence commuted to life in prison more than two decades ago has been granted parole.The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano for release.Board chairwoman Adrianne Bennett says
Charles Manson, who ordered the murder of nine people in 1969, has died of natural causes at age 83. But how was it that the infamous cult leader was allowed to live out his days in prison, having been sentenced to death in 1971?Manson and his accomplices in “the family” escaped execution in the
Doing so could land you in serious trouble with the local authoritiesDid you know – medications that are commonplace in the UK are strictly banned in countries abroad.Some legal drugs are even illegal to fly over certain countries with and they could get you into serious trouble once you land
South Carolina has scheduled its 1st execution in more than 6 years.The State Department of Corrections said Friday it had received an order from the state Supreme Court setting a Dec. 1 execution date for 52-year-old Bobby Wayne Stone.Stone has been on South Carolina's death row for 20 years
Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania said on Friday, as the conservative Muslim nation hardens up its religious laws.The decision follows the release on November 9 of a blogger previously condemned to death for
Yisrael Beytenu's MK Robert Ilatov says legislation has been languishing in ministerial panel for nearly a monthA Yisrael Beytenu lawmaker on Thursday urged coalition chairman David Bitan to advance legislation to apply the death penalty to convicted terrorists.In a letter, MK Robert Ilatov said
He had been sentenced to death for killing a co-worker from KeralaArjunan Athimuthu, 45, a construction worker from the Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu, is on death row in Kuwait. But he is set to get a reprieve after his wife managed to convince an influential benefactor to raise the necessary
The Bengkalis District Court in Riau has sentenced to death the mastermind behind the killing of a man whose body was found mutilated on Rupat Island in March.Heriyanto, 28, was found guilty on Thursday for the premeditated murder of Bayu Santoso.His accomplices, 29-year-old Andrian (also known
The 1752 Group, NUS Women's Campaign, sexual misconduct, staff on student, surveyNational survey into staff sexual misconduct in UK Higher Education open until midnight, 15 December 2017.A UK-based research and lobby organisation is working to end staff-to-student sexual misconduct in higher education.The 1752 Group is working at a national level to educate and lobby for
BHOPAL: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government on Tuesday postponed taking a decision on a bill with provisions of capital punishment for rapists. It was on the government's agenda when the cabinet met for its weekly meeting on Tuesday morning. Sources in the state government said that the
gig economy, bogus self employed status, draft Bill, joint Committee report, close loopholeCurrently all the burden of this ‘flexibility’ is picked up by taxpayers and workers.The Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a joint report and a draft Bill to close the loopholes that allow companies to use bogus
The 11 Taiwanese sentenced to death for drug crimes in Indonesia are a new record highTAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Indonesian government intensifies its crackdown on illegal drugs, there are currently 11 Taiwanese that have been sentenced to death for drug offenses, a new record high, according
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials said Monday that they can’t carry out South Carolina’s first death penalty in more than six years because the state can’t get the drugs needed for lethal injection, but remaining appeals make it unlikely the execution could have moved forward as scheduled
The majority of citizens in the United States still support the death penalty, but the amount of people who support the punishment has decreased in past years, according to research studied by University of Nebraska professors.Criminology and criminal justice professor Amy Anderson from the
The famous appellate judge Richard Posner once wrote, “A civilized society locks up [criminals] until age makes them harmless, but it does not keep them in prison until they die.” The state of Ohio apparently hasn’t heard of Judge Posner, as they went one step further and tried to execute an
Nevada prisons official said Friday the state is refusing pharmaceutical company Pfizer's demand to return a drug it manufactured and not use it in a planned lethal injection execution.Nevada received a letter Oct. 4 similar to one received by officials in Nebraska and reported by the Omaha
More than 50 Zimbabweans, mostly women, have been arrested in various countries since 2012 for drug trafficking. Drug cartels have been increasingly using Zimbabweans as mules to transport hard drugs to Asian countries, where such crimes attract a death sentence or life imprisonment.In June this
Dubai: Nidal Eisa Abdullah, the convict who raped and killed eight-year-old boy Obaida in May 2016, was executed this morning, Gulf News has learnt.In February, Dubai’s Cassation Court rejected the appeal lodged by the Jordanian convict, Nidal Eisa Abdullah, 48, and upheld his death sentence
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a March execution date for Russell Bucklew, a convicted killer who narrowly escaped execution 3 years ago because of a rare medical condition that raised the possibility that the lethal drug could cause him to suffer.Bucklew, 49, is scheduled to die by
EVAW Coalition, letter, Westminster, party leaders, sexual harassment and abuse‘Speak out about the seriousness with which this behaviour is regarded and how it will not be tolerated’.The End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) has written to the leaders of the political parties in Westminster involved in the cross-party working group on sexual harassment and abuse in
One of the foremost critics of the death penalty had some harsh words for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster Monday.Sister Helen Prejean didn't mince words, calling out McMaster after his news conference announcing that South Carolina's 1st scheduled execution in 6 years will not be carried
Frenchman Anthony J Lambert has been sentenced to five years in Bali prison over drug possession.The 23-year-old French student was found guilty of bringing marijuana into Indonesia from Malaysia in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday.Lambert was arrested in June 2017 upon arrival in Bali at the
The Federal Court, in finding that a trial judge had acted as prosecutor and asked a prosecution witness incriminating questions, reduces murder charge and sentences contractor to 20 years’ in jail.PUTRAJAYA: A contractor who stabbed to death his relative after a drinking session today escaped
The justices on Tuesday will consider whether to hear a case questioning if the Alabama Supreme Court failed to follow the high court's precedent prohibiting race- and gender-based discrimination in jury selection.The Supreme Court will consider a petition from Alabama on Tuesday featuring the
IT WAS COLD outside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility on the morning of November 15, where some two dozen people formed a circle in the parking lot. They had traveled to Lucasville from various parts of the state, wearing heavy jackets and carrying handmade signs. A large banner read: “We
The authorities in Jessore Central Jail have executed death sentences of 2 for murdering freedom fighter Monwar Hossain 23 years ago.Senior Superintendent of the jail Kamal Hossain told reporters that the executioners hanged the convicts, Golam Rasul Jhorhu, 75, and Abdul Mokim, 60, at 11:45pm on
Ohio's failure to execute a condemned killer with poor veins despite multiple claims by the state that the veins were accessible will lead to new challenges of the state lethal injection process, death penalty experts predict.Each new problem with executions adds to the question of whether Ohio