Six former governors call on California’s governor to follow in their footsteps and grant clemency to death row prisoners. Among a governor’s many powers, none is more significant than signing a death warrant. It’s a terrible responsibility, hard even to imagine until you’re asked to carry it out, as we were. But we became convinced that it wasn’t something Leggi Tutto
Oregon lawmakers and death penalty opponents are considering a roundabout approach at gutting the state’s capital punishment law — without sending it to voters.Since 1984, the death penalty has been enshrined in the Oregon Constitution, meaning it can only be removed by a vote of the people. But
Following the murder, the man assumed his wife's identity on social media and used her money to date other womenA Shanghai man is now appealing his death sentence after being convicted of murdering his wife and hiding her body in a freezer in their home for the following three months while he
Home Office, consultation, farced marriage, reporting, guidance effective, deadline January 2019The Home Office has opened a consultation on preventing and tackling forced marriage.Forced marriage is when you face physical pressure to marry (for example, threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (eg if you are made to feel like you are bringing
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions for immediate execution of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, saying, “you want us to go around Delhi and execute these people?”“What kind of prayer you are making?” a bench of
Brexit, six questions, Fawcett Society, #FaceHerFuture, women's rights, Withdrawal Agreement, Women are still missing from the government’s agenda on Brexit.On 26 June 2018, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) received Royal Assent, following almost eight months of debate in Parliament.Over the course of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, the #FaceHerFuture coalition
On Thursday, David Earl Miller became the 2nd person in the last 5 weeks to choose death in Tennessee’s electric chair over lethal injection. Miller was executed for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifier.After losing a lawsuit claiming he had a right to be executed by a firing squad
The embedding of state hostility, immigration law, british passports, Windrush scandal, hostile environment, Frances Webber, IRR, Institute for Race Relations, The Windrush scandal exposed the dangers of scaremongering about ‘illegal immigrants’.The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) published a background paper recently showing how the injustices meted out to the Windrush generation are not anomalies but the logical result of an immigration system
Lack of accountability in security programme fuels allegations that UK taxpayers are unknowingly complicit in rights abusesMPs have expressed concern over the government’s flagship £1.28bn global security programme, saying a lack of transparency and accountability lends weight to allegations from
The Sri Lankan president yesterday reiterated his pledge to push ahead with implementation of the death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking, despite widespread criticism over the decision. Meeting with law enforcement officials at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday, amid the
Iran’s currency has lost 65 percent of its value in 2018 amid US sanctions, with strong demand for dollars and gold coins on unofficial marketFast-track courts set up in Iran to fight economic crime have jailed 30 men for as long as 20 years each, the judiciary said on Sunday, as the country
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the
Lisa Cunningham, the Australian mother facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of her 7-year-old daughter has appeared in an Arizona pre-trial court hearing today.In a hearing lasting just 3 minutes, Lisa and her husband Germayne Cunningham were granted access to parts of an autopsy
Florida executes Miami murderer Jose Jimenez after last-ditch appeal denied by U.S. Supreme CourtA man convicted of fatally beating and stabbing a South Florida woman 26 years ago during a burglary has been executed.Authorities say 55-year-old Jose Antonio Jimenez was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m
The continued use of the death penalty in Belarus has been condemned by an authoritative UN rights body after 3 men were reportedly executed there, despite its requests for clemency.The Human Rights Committee, one of 10 UN treaty bodies that meet regularly in Geneva, had appealed to Belarus not
Mark Heyer, whose daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed in 2017 while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says he does not want federal prosecutors to pursue the death penalty against the man who killed his daughter. James Alex Fields, Jr., a 21-year-old who
Without a stay from the Florida Supreme Court, Jose Antonio Jimenez is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison.With an execution looming Thursday, attorneys for death row inmate Jose Antonio Jimenez say he should be spared from lethal injection because of a constitutional
Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 11, 2018: A Prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison on December 10, 2018.According to the IHR sources, Younes Azizi was hanged on Monday, December 10, at Urmia Central Prison. He was sentenced to death for drug offenses.“Younes was sentenced to death for
Police Scotland, training, coercive behaviours, new law, Domestic Abuse, coercive control, launch, festive season‘We do not tolerate domestic abuse. Any criminal behaviour will be actively investigated by police.’Police Scotland officers and staff have begun training ahead of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 which will come into force next year.The training programme, Domestic Abuse Matters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Victims described their physical pain and psychological trauma while defense attorneys detailed their client's history of mental illness Monday to a jury deliberating a sentence for the man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally.James
campaign launch, end sex for rent, housing issues, Wales, Housing Women Cymru, Shelter Cymru, end no fault evictionsOffering accommodation in return for sex is a criminal offence.A campaign launched recently by Housing Women Cymru aims to raise awareness and end the offering of accommodation or reduced rent in return for sex or sexual acts.Shelter Cymru’s survey of private tenants carried out by YouGov in
A high school has issued an apology after students were given a test asking them if the Parkland shooting suspect should die.Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs, Florida, issued an apology on Friday after it had received backlash over a quiz that asked students if Nikolas Cruz deserved the
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the
All 7 death sentences in 2018 imposed on people of colorThe number of death sentences and executions in 2018 was consistent with lower use of the death penalty in Texas over the last 10 years, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP).  New death
Protect Human Rights Defenders, major brands, protect civic freedoms, statement, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre‘Business enterprises, including investors, have a duty to respect human rights and human rights defenders.’A group of major brands has called for the protection of human rights defenders and civic freedoms, both of which are under attack around the world.In a statement the group said:‘The
Jose Jimenez is set to be executed Thursday night. Like many death row inmates, he has challenged the drugs Florida uses to execute prisoners.The last time Florida carried out an execution, witnesses said the condemned man — Eric Branch — screamed and thrashed as lethal chemicals coursed through
Indonesian police said some of the five foreigners who have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November will face the death penalty if they are convicted.Five foreigners, from Peru, Britain, China, Malaysia and Germany, were paraded by police
Brendt Christensen will be tried for the kidnapping and killing of Yingying Zhang 90 miles from where the alleged crimes occurred.Christensen is accused of kidnapping Ms. Zhang, a visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who was last seen entering his car June 9, 2017.Christensen said
Killer who shot newlywed, raped his wife on Mesquite walking trail is executedA convicted killer who shot a man and raped his wife in 1993 as the newlyweds strolled on a trail in Mesquite was executed by lethal injection Tuesday night.Alvin Braziel was convicted of fatally shooting Douglas White
Texas’ preferred method for executing criminals is lethal injection with pentobarbital. The whole process has the look and feel of a medical procedure. There are protocols, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and people in white coats. But don’t be fooled: This is not the practice of medicine.This
For much of the hour, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh had been quietly shifting his weight in his seat, resting cheek against palm and looking down at the lawyers as they argued. Finally, he spoke, asking D. John Sauer, the state solicitor of Missouri, “Are you saying that even if the method creates
A man linked to a 1993 murder through DNA evidence is scheduled to be the last inmate executed by the state of Texas in 2018.Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit. He would be the 13th inmate put to death by the state this
When it comes to the death penalty, guilt or innocence shouldn’t really matter to Christians.  NASHVILLE — Until August, Tennessee had not put a prisoner to death in nearly a decade. Last Thursday, it performed its third execution in four months.This was not a surprising turn of events. In each
NASHVILLE – David Earl Miller didn't care that I came to see him die.He didn't care if anyone heard his last words. He didn't mention Lee Standifer, the woman he beat and stabbed to death a generation ago, didn't bother to apologize — even when he got a second chance to speak as all of us in the