imageNorwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to start a hunger strike over his living conditions in jail, it has emerged. Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, compared prison to “torture” and bemoaned, among other things, the lack of an up-to-date video games console in his cell. His comments were made in a four-page... Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to start a hunger strike over his living conditions in jail, it has emerged. Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, compared prison to “torture” and bemoaned, among other things, the lack of an up-to-date video games console in his cell. His comments were made in a four-page hand-written letter to penitentiary
imageKaraj public hanging, Feb. 15, 2014 February 15, 2014 - Two days after the public hangings in Shiraz, two men were hanged near the Golshahr metro station of Karaj, west of Tehran, at 7 AM this morning, reported the Iranian state media today. The state run Fars news agency
imageCalifornia Death Chamber LOS ANGELES -- Three former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state's lengthy death penalty process. Former Govs. George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis said they were launching a
imageIn 40 per cent of domestic violence cases that resulted in murder, the victim was stalked. Stalking affects approximately 5 million people a year, and a third of all women who were stalked reported that it was by a current or former partner. And most women who experience domestic violence
imageThe Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to speed up the appeals process for death row inmates - despite concerns it could increase the likelihood of the state executing someone who was wrongly convicted. Sen. Jeff King, R-Independence, said Kansas hasn't executed anyone in
imageJoin in! A digital archive is chronicling the lives of British women over the past 100 years. The Broken Leg Theatre, an award-winning, Brighton-based theatre company established in 2008, is currently carrying out research for its latest production, Three Generations. The idea is to draw on
imageThe Bali Nine As Schapelle Corby was escorted from Kerobokan prison this week and the media circus moved on, 11 almost forgotten Australians were be left behind doing hard time in Balinese jails. Though 2 of them are facing the death penalty and six more are serving life
imageJakarta. A two-decade-long tragedy born of shame in East Nusa Tenggara took another step toward finality on Tuesday after the Supreme Court imposed the death penalty on a former Catholic priest for the deaths of his lover, a former nun, and their two newborn children. “I’m not
imageSylvia Pankhurst made a profound impact on the fight for women’s rights as both an artist and a campaigner. A display about Sylvia Pankhurst at London’s Tate Britian, devised by curator Emma Chambers with The Emily Davison Lodge as part of the Tate’s Spotlight series is up
imageDzkokhar Tsarnaev BOSTON -- The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzkokhar Tsarnaev is expected to last three months, plus another six weeks if he is convicted and jurors have to decide whether he should be put to death, prosecutors said Monday. The trial estimate
imageThe Egyptian presidency upheld the death penalty for 14 people convicted of attacking police in North Sinai in 2011, signaling the army-backed authorities' determination to press a campaign against Islamist militants. The condemned men, all from the Tawheed wal Jihad ("Monotheism and Holy
imageYou wouldn’t think school girls in the UK have to worry about female genital mutilation, but we do. Although it is illegal in the UK, it is still happening – 24,000 girls in the UK are currently at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). People just don’t talk about it
imageDemonstrations against ATOS will be taking place all across the UK on Wednesday 19 February 2014. On 19 February protesters will gather peacefully from 8am until 6pm at the locations used by ATOS to carry out the discredited Work Capability Assessments (WCA). These peaceful demonstrations
imageA story about making TV with real life poor people for your viewing delight. By Sue Marsh. As many of you may know by now, [last week] was the Big Benefits Row on Channel 5. “Roll up! Roll up for the spectacular sight! Real life poor people for your viewing delight!” I was
imageShiraz public execution, Feb 13, 2014 Iran Human Rights, February 13, 2014: Two prisoners were hanged in public in Shiraz Thursday morning February 13.  According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, the prisoners were 36 and 37 year old men, convicted of murder
image‘Demonstrating the risks filmmakers take to capture the stories behind the headlines.’ The 18th Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London will take place this year from 18 to 28 March, with a programme of 20 award-winning documentary and feature films. The festival will
imageJuan Carlos Chavez STARKE — Juan Carlos Chavez, the South Miami-Dade sex predator who kidnapped, raped and killed 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in an infamous 1995 murder, was executed Wednesday night. Officials at Florida State Prison pronounced him dead at 8:17 p.m. on a
imageGov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to "join a growing national conversation about capital punishment." The Democrat said he came to the decision after months of review
imageSochi Olympic Site SOCHI, Russia -- An activist who shed the light on the environmental impact of Olympic construction in Sochi was ordered Wednesday to serve three years in prison for spray-painting a fence. A court in the regional capital of Krasnodar converted the
imageExperts call for world-wide, wholesale change in preventing gender-based violence. Following several newly published reports and data sets, activists around the world are calling for a complete rethink of the way gender-based violence is dealt with. And recent events emphasise the urgent
imageThree leading anti-death penalty groups have appealed to the United Nations to freeze counter-narcotics aid to Vietnam after the country sentenced 30 people to die for drugs offences. The call - from Reprieve, Harm Reduction International (HRI) and the World Coalition Against the Death
imageA man from another Gulf country could be executed for raping five boys in Abu Dhabi after seducing them to come with him to the top of buildings where they lived, claiming he wanted to show them the birds, the press reported on Monday. The unnamed man, 39, first denied he was giving money
February 6, 2014: A Gaza military court sentenced a man convicted of collaborating with Israel to death and another to life in prison on the same charge. The court did not determine a date for his execution. It said the evidence proved the defendant was guilty. Neither defendant was
imageJakarta. More than 100 Islamic hard-liners slammed the Indonesian government Friday for approving Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby’s parole from jail, saying the convicted drug mule should receive the death penalty. Corby, 36, was released from prison on the holiday island
imageOur regular cross-post from Bitchflicks. An insidious Hollywood product that seeks to convince viewers that street prostitutes are eternally radiant and movie-star beautiful. By Rachael Johnson. Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy,Pretty Woman, is one of the most popular American movies
imageA federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked an Oklahoma compounding pharmacy from selling a drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in a Feb. 26 execution. The temporary restraining order was issued in connection with a lawsuit in United States District Court in
image‘We’re seeing women having an additional birth later.’ Latest figures from the Office for National Statistic (ONS) and Public Health England reveal interesting changes in UK demographics. The trend of an increasing birth rate continues, with ONS analysis revealing that the
imageSeptember 14, 2013: An 18-year-old boy was hanged in publicin the town of Ghaemshahr (northern Iran) this morning. According to the state-run Iranian news agencies, the boy wasidentified as Erfan Gholinejad and was convicted of a rapecommitted in April 2013. (Iran Human
imageA core purpose of honour killings is to remove all memory of the victims. Memini intends to do the opposite. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS IS VERY UPSETTING. The United Nations conservatively estimates that worldwide 5,000 women and girls are killed each year by members of their own family, often
imageThree joint winners united by one tragedy; the ‘honour killing’ of one of their family. The third IKWRO True Honour Awards 2014 saw three campaigners awarded joint winners following the tragic loss of their relative to ‘honour based violence‘. Jagdeesh Singh
imageDespite the controversy over how Missouri has carried out its past three executions, a state House hearing on Monday revealed little that hasn't already been reported: - The Department of Corrections has been obtaining its execution drug from an Oklahoma compounding pharmacy that the
imagePublic execution of a womanin Iran What do the masterful male executioners of Saudi Arabia think of when they hack off the head of a woman in a public marketplace? What of the Iranian state executioner who heard 23-year-old Delara Darabi screaming to her mother for help down
Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby was freed from prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Monday after more than nine years behind bars. Corby was ushered out of prison into a green minibus, as crowds of journalists waited outside the prison and scores of police stood guard
imageCOLOMBO, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Maldives government has approved the death penalty and will soon enact regulations on the process of execution, local media reported here on Monday. Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Muaz Ali was quoted as saying the government has observed increasing