Prime Minster, plan, Domestic Violence and Abuse Act, published, programme of work Prime Minister announced plans for a major new programme of work. Domestic abuse is one of the most pernicious and pervasive forces in the UK today. And on average, two women each week in the UK are killed by a partner or former partner. Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to ‘transform the way we think about and tackle domestic violence and abuse’ – one of the most widespread and heinous offences, but one where victims are often let down by the legal system – were published on 17 February. Leggi tutto
Yarl's Wood, hunger strike, 15 demands, detained voices, Home Office, unlimited detention,From detained voicesInside Yarls Wood, people are on hunger strike – they won’t go to the dining room to eat for 3 days.They detain people who have appeal rights, who are reporting every month. Why would they detained people who comply with their rules to go and sign? Especially those who
When, just two days after the 17 killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz's legal team offered to plead him guilty, right then and there, if prosecutors would waive the death penalty, that giant gasp you heard was the breath of South Florida defense
FLORIDA -- The state executed a man for the 1993 rape and murder of a Florida college student Thursday.Authorities say 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison.Eric Scott Branch, 46, was found guilty for the 1993 rape
The governor of Texas decided today to spare the life of a convicted killer who carried out a plot to kill his parents and his brother.About 40 minutes before the scheduled execution, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he would grant clemency to 38-year-old Thomas "Bart" Whitaker. The Texas Board
A Republican state lawmaker's plan to repeal the death penalty in deep-red Utah has cleared its 1st test.A legislative committee approved the bill Wednesday despite concerns from some lawmakers that the discussion was rushed and family members of victims weren't given enough time to weigh in.The
A group that includes former Florida Supreme Court justices and Circuit Court judges has banded together to file a brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the high court to stay Eric Branch's upcoming execution to address what they believe is an unconstitutional application of the
Customs and Excise Office personnel at Ngurah Rai International Airport have arrested a German national over his alleged attempt to smuggle various drugs into Bali.Siegfried Karl Achim Ruckel, 55, was arrested upon his arrival at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport from Doha, Qatar, via
A Malaysian woman was charged Wednesday with the murder of an Indonesian domestic worker who was found with wounds covering her body and was allegedly forced to sleep outside with a dog.M. A. Ambika, 60, will be sentenced to death if found guilty of murdering Adelina Sau, in a case that has
Alabama is set to go forward with its planned Thursday execution of a death row inmate, but a judge's order today specified the Department of Corrections will not use the inmate's arms or hands to insert its execution drugs.U.S. Chief District Judge Karon O Bowdre's order on Tuesday comes after a
Kent Whitaker lost his wife and son to a criminal act.Now he's about to lose his last remaining child. We call on Gov. Greg Abbott to end this chain of death and grant clemency to Thomas "Bart" Whitaker.In 2007, Bart was convicted of a murder-for-hire plot to kill his mother and brother. His
Nicky Morgan, Treasury Select Committee, letter, financial service firms, sign, Women in Finance CharterLetter from select committee chair asks why.The Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more gender balanced and fair financial services industry.And in November 2017 HM Treasury announced that 162 firms across the financial
Gingerbread, report, single parents, working parent, povertyOne third of children with a working single parent today live in poverty.Gingerbread, a national charity working with single parent families, has released a report profiling single parents today, to see how life has changed for the one in four families headed by a single parent in the
They were three killers — each set to be executed on Thursday night in different states. But by the end of the day, each had met a different fate.In Texas, the governor granted a rare death row commutation for Thomas Bartlett Whitaker. Shortly after 6 p.m., after Eric Scott Branch’s last-ditch
BREAKING: Governor Abbott has commuted the death sentence of #ThomasWhitaker, accepting the unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Whitaker will now serve life in prison.➤ Related content: Texas: Man who plotted his family's murder will not be executed, governor says
The fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared.HOUSTON (AP) — The fate of a convicted Texas killer was in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands Wednesday after the state parole
A Missouri health care company on Tuesday said a pharmacy it recently bought won't provide execution drugs to the state, a pledge that came after media reports that the suburban St. Louis business had been the state's secret source of the drugs for years.Buzzfeed News reported that Foundation
A court in Saudi Arabia has handed down a death penalty to a Shia anti-regime activist as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its brutal clampdown against members of the religious community.On Wednesday, the Specialized Criminal Court in the capital Riyadh found the defendant, whose identity was
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – As Tennessee eyes a wave of executions, attorneys for 33 death row inmates on Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking to strike down the state's new three-drug combination for lethal injections.The lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court claims that the three-drug combination
Seventy-five years ago Thursday, a group of young German idealists, students who had dared to speak out against the Nazis, were executed by the regime they had defied. Like a flickering flame in the darkness, the White Rose, as its members called themselves, is an inspiring group that never lost
2 men remain on death row a year and a half after the state Supreme Court ruled Delaware's death penalty unconstitutional.Michael R. Manley and David D. Stevenson have been fighting their convictions since being sentenced 20 years ago. Ironically, those decades-long battles are what is keeping
But with only days left, few expect them to be spared for killing bosses3 Indonesian migrant workers sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing their employers are due to be executed this month unless last-ditch efforts from Jakarta can force a reprieve.Former housemaid Tuti Tursilawati and
Baroness Jane Campbell, Brexit, EU Withdrawal Bill, disabled people's rights, concernsThis is no time to risk erosion of our rights.Disabled people should be concerned that the process of leaving the European Union (EU) could see their rights “lost or watered down”, according to a disabled peer.Baroness [Jane] Campbell told fellow peers recently that she had “deep concerns” at
The Inking Woman, women, cartoons, comics, Rupert Bear, new book, pre-order now250 years of women cartoon and comic artists in Britain.Based on an exhibition of the same name held at the Cartoon Museum in 2017, a book with the title The Inking Woman, edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, is due for publication in March.For many years, the world of cartoons and comics
Doyle Lee Hamm survived his date with the executioner Thursday, as Alabama was unable to begin the procedure before the death warrant expired at midnight.Hamm, 61, was convicted of killing Cullman hotel clerk Patrick Cunningham in January 1987. Recent appeals in his case involved the question of
BREAKING: Governor Abbott has commuted the death sentence of #ThomasWhitaker, accepting the unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Whitaker will now serve life in prison.➤ Related content: Texas: Man who plotted his family's murder will not be executed, governor says
As a death row inmate waits for the Texas governor to decide if he should live or die, he gets a final visit with his father, who survived his son's murder plot and later pleaded for his son's life.Thomas Whitaker’s life is in the governor’s hands as the clock ticks toward his Thursday night
"Executing an inmate who A.) has spent more than 30 years on death row, B.) is already dying, and C.) whose illness makes it highly likely his execution will be botched is a travesty. Inmates like Doyle Lee Hamm should have their sentences commuted to life in prison - what little life they have
A division bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday disposed of a petition seeking public hanging of Imran Ali, the man convicted in rape and murder of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur, by declaring it as premature.A 2-member LHC bench headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali heard the plea seeking
Death row inmate Eric Branch will likely spend his final hours awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision as the executioner, wardens and witnesses continue preparations for the convicted killer's scheduled execution Thursday.The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in
SACRAMENTO — A few years ago, the police brought a 21-year-old man into the crisis unit where I work as an emergency psychiatrist. His parents had called the police after seeing postings on his Facebook page that praised the Columbine shooters, referred to imminent death and destruction at his
major victory, landmark ruling, Article 3, Worboys, rape, Supreme Court, Metropolitan Police, Home Secretary, A duty to establish structures with no legal duty to operate within them would create no more than a bureaucratic fiction.The Supreme Court has today ruled that the Metropolitan Police (the Met) did breach the human rights of John Worboys’ victims by failing to properly investigate reports of
A Seoul court on Wednesday meted out a death sentence for a man charged with killing a school friend of his daughter after sexually molesting her. The Seoul Northern District Court handed down the gravest possible punishment on Lee Young-hak, 36, who had confessed to choking a 14-year-old girl to
For the first time since 2007, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to recommend a lesser sentence for a death row inmate. In an exceedingly rare move, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted Tuesday to recommend a lesser sentence for a death row inmate facing execution.The board