On Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court struck down that state’s death penalty due to racial bias and arbitrary application. Washington became the 19th state to abandon the death penalty. Ohio lawmakers would be wise to follow suit. In 1981, 3 short years after Ohio's death penalty was ruled unconstitutional in the case of Lockett v. Ohio, lawmakers resurrected the Leggi Tutto
In the remaining months of 2018, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is likely to reach a grim milestone. Of the 4 remaining scheduled executions in Texas, 3 defendants were convicted in Fort Worth or Dallas.The next of those executions to proceed will be the 100th execution resulting from
Indonesia should follow in Malaysia's footsteps in abolishing the death penalty, a human rights group has said.Amnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid said an initiative to abolish the death penalty could come from the House of Representatives."In Malaysia, the initiative comes from
Somalia on Sunday executed by firing squad a man linked to one of the country's deadliest ever attacks, one year after the tragedy which left over 500 dead, a court statement and police sources said. Hundreds of Somalis gathered at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the attack in which a truck
The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to cancer patients.Even the country's new prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called for a review of the sentence the 29-year-old father received.Now, Mr
Plan Interational UK, street harassment, UK girls, school uniform, sexual harassment, #IayItsNotOKDespite harassment happening to girls in public places people did not step in to help.In September a survey by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK revealed that 66 per cent of girls in the UK had experienced unwanted sexual attention or unwanted sexual or physical contact in a public
open letter, Daily Telegraph, 8 October 2018, environmental groups, government proposals, fracking‘If approved, these proposals would be as shocking as they would be harmful.’Earlier this year, the government announced two proposals that a coalition of environmental groups have spoken out against.The first would treat non-hydraulic shale gas exploration as ‘permitted development’ –
Tennessee prison officials are "refusing" to use the electric chair to execute Edmund Zagorski, saying that he waited too long to make his preference known, according to a member of the death row inmate's legal team.Zagorski, 63, is scheduled to die Thursday. He had requested the electric chair
President Trump on Monday renewed his call for those who kill police officers to get the death penalty, during a speech to law enforcement officers in Florida."Reducing crime begins with respecting law enforcement," Trump said. “We believe that criminals who kill our police officers should
WASHINGTON — The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics
Iran's judiciary has requested death sentences for 17 striking truckers for taking part in a nationwide strike, the state media reported on October 8. The state-run IRNA news agency quoted the head of the Qazvin Court as saying, "The judiciary will without any tolerance deal with those who
A Tarrant County judge called off the upcoming execution of Emanuel Kemp, a Fort Worth killer once deemed too insane to be put to death.But his scheduled punishment was canceled not over concerns about his sanity, but in light of a need for further DNA testing, according to court filings.Kemp was
TOKYO - The family of a former Aum Shinrikyo cult member plans to file for a retrial after he was executed in July for his role in the deadly 1995 Tokyo subway nerve gas attack and other crimes committed by the group, an informed source said.RELATED: Japan executes last Aum Shinrikyo members on
After 1-year-long lull, a condemned prisoner and notorious criminal Imran Ali will be executed in Lahore's central jail on Wednesday.The prison staff has finalised arrangements to execute the serial rapist-cum-killer in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail on October 17. But, Zainab's father Amin Ansari has
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Edmund Zagorski was convicted of shooting two men then slitting their throats after setting up a fake drug deal. His execution was scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 11, but several legal battles have kept the courts from deciding if, when or even how he will die.IF: Will He Be
October 10 is World Day against Death Penalty. Indonesia is one of the few remaining countries that still implements capital punishment. Despite many rejections from various circles, the Indonesian government still believes the death penalty serves as an effective deterrent against crime.In a
10 October 2018 - On this 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty, France reaffirms its opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances.France is committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment and calls on all nations that still apply
Every story about a murder is followed by comments calling for the death penalty. This is why that's stupidI recently wrote a piece about 17 teenagers in Wales who were convicted of murder .This involved spending a day and a half trawling through old articles, court reports and archives.Initially
Level Up, petition, IPSO, new editor's code, domestic violence deaths, lurid headlines, It’s time for better reporting of domestic violence deaths.Every week in the UK, two women are murdered by a partner or ex-partner.Some of these deaths attract media attention, yet, due to a lack of guidance, domestic violence deaths are often reported in a way that compromises the dignity of
Tennessee's execution method is not cruel and unusual, the state supreme court ruled Monday, 3 days before the state's next execution, because inmates challenging its 3-drug lethal injection protocol did not present a viable alternative.27 death-row inmates claimed the execution protocol violates
Death row inmate Edmund Zagorski told prison officials Monday he would prefer to be executed using the electric chair rather than die by lethal injection, according to a member of his legal team.Zagorski, 63, who is scheduled to die Thursday, made the decision within hours of a Tennessee Supreme
Pakistan's Supreme Court postponed its ruling Monday on the final appeal of a Christian woman who has been on death row since 2010 after being convicted of blasphemy against Islam.The judicial panel listened to Asia Bibi's defense lawyer challenge statements by those who accused her of insulting
Sometime tonight, prison officials at Nashville's Riverbend Maximum Security Institution will take Edmund Zagorski from his cell on death row and move him to one of four 8-by-10-foot cells next to Tennessee's execution chamber. He'll spend the next three days there on "death watch," before the
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the abolition of the death penalty has yet to be finalised, and that the necessary legislation is still being drafted.“We have not asked the legislation required in order to abolish [the death penalty]. Just saying it
The EU and its member states reiterated their absolute opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and restated their commitment to the worldwide abolition of the death penaltyThe European Union (EU) has called on Bangladesh to introduce a moratorium on executions as step towards
The ruling makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people presently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison.OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court struck down the state’s death
SaveLives, domestic abuse, radical rethink, response, strategy, The Whole Picture,The current response plays a waiting game; we need to stop it happening in the first place.National domestic abuse charity SafeLives has called for a radical rethink in the response to domestic abuse, stopping it before it starts rather than waiting for harm to happen.Domestic abuse becomes a
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the execution of Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski to allow time for consideration of arguments that he had poor legal representation during his trial and sentencing.In a split decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of
The mother of a Bali Nine member executed in Indonesia has spoken out about her son in a bid to end the death penalty.More than three years after the execution of her Bali Nine son, Raji Sukumaran tearfully continues a fight to end the death penalty and has attracted some star power.The mother of
An inmate facing a death sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death Friday morning while in the recreation yard of San Quentin State Prison, authorities said.Jonathan Fajardo, 30, who was on Death Row for first-degree-murder in connection with the racially charged shooting death
James Woodson, a man whose case led to the overturn of an automatic death penalty in North Carolina, died last week at the age of 67. Woodson was convicted in 1974 of 1st-degree murder in connection with the death of a convenience store clerk who was shot during a store robbery. Woodson, who
"Child bride." "Criminal." "Juvenile offender." These are some of the many labels assigned to Zeinab Sekaanvand during her far too short life. Sekaanvand, who was executed on Tuesday in Urumieh prison in Iran's West Azerbaijan province, was rarely seen for who she really was: a vulnerable young
The 47-nation Council of Europe and the 28-member European Union have published a joint declaration to mark the European and World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October.The declaration underlines the 2 organisations' strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances."The death
In front of a room full of reporters, television cameras and Republican lawmakers, the US president apologised to Brett Kavanaugh for the ‘suffering’ he endured throughout the confirmation hearing and falsely claimed Kavanaugh had been ‘proven innocent’.Kavanaugh faced allegations he sexually