imageIran Human Rights, February 27 2014: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Salmas (Northwestern Iran) today. According to the Iranian State Broadcasting the prisoner who was not identified by name was convicted of trafficking 5 kilograms of opium and 600 gram of heroin, said the report. The daily newspaper Khorasan reported about execution of... Iran Human Rights, February 27 2014: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Salmas (Northwestern Iran) today. According to the Iranian State Broadcasting the prisoner who was not identified by name was convicted of trafficking 5 kilograms of opium and 600 gram of heroin, said the report. The daily newspaper Khorasan reported about execution of three prisoners in the past
imageScott Rush “IF I had my way, I would have been dead at 25. I just didn’t want to be executed in front of the entire world.” So declares Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush, now 28, in utter despair. Recalling the day in 2011 when his death sentence was commuted
imageThe condemned man breaks freeof his restraints and attempts to escape Iran leads the world in per capita executions, and is one of the few countries which continues to publicly hang condemned individuals, creating a spectacle of terror in the street. These executions
Two Oklahoma death row inmates are challenging the constitutionality of the law allowing the state to keep secret its source of lethal injection drugs. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court, Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner have reason to believe
imageLean In is trying to dispel gendered stereotypes such as ‘the harried mum’. The Getty Images/Lean In stock photos reveal more about our gender ideals than anything else. Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is on a mission: her Lean In campaign wants women to
imagePaul Howell STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A drug trafficker who placed a pipe bomb in a gift-wrapped microwave oven in a plot to kill two potential murder witnesses was executed Wednesday for the 1992 death of a Florida highway trooper who became the unintended victim. Paul
image‘She should be championing women getting involved in sport, not repeating lazy stereotypes.’ The UK’s Sports Minister Helen Grant has denied saying that girls should try cheerleading if they do not want to play “unfeminine” sports. Grant was criticised after she
imageUgandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a law that imposes a 14-year prison sentence for homosexual acts - and life sentences for those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality." A measure imposing the death penalty was removed from an earlier version of the bill.
imageI watched BBC Three’s ‘Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents’ for a bit of light relief, but what I saw really alarmed me. Like many of my friends, a recent spoof article from the Onion really resonated and made me laugh. As a feminist, it can sometimes feel like I have to switch
imageNEW DELHI, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government Monday dropped the contentious anti-terror charge against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, thus exempting the duo from death penalty if convicted. The government conveyed its decision to the Supreme
imageA 36-year-old factory worker escaped death when the High Court here yesterday acquitted him of a charge of trafficking in 6.782kg of methamphetamine 3 years ago. Judge Datuk Zakiah Kassim ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Ahmad Fauzi Ismail. The
imageNCRI - Two prisoners were hanged on Tuesday in the northern city of Semnan, the Iranian regime's judiciary in the province has said. The two victims were identified by their first initials as M.Sh, and M.F. The prisoners had been imprisoned and sentenced to death on drug related
imageThe Willingham's house afterthe blaze that killed 3 children In the 10 years since Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after convicting him on charges of setting his house on fire and murdering his three young daughters, family members and death penalty opponents have
imageOur regular cross-post from Bitchflicks. By Megan Kearns.  [Trigger warning for rape] | Spoilers ahead. West Side Story is one of my absolute favorite musicals. I adore the catchy lyrics, the breathtakingly exquisite choreography and cinematography, the heartbreaking love story. A
imageAn Egyptian court has sentenced 26 people to death for conspiring to attack ships transiting the Suez Canal. The defendants were accused and found guilty of “founding and leading a terror group that aimed to attack peoples freedom, damage national unity and attack the Suez Canal
image    Details of two more interesting events celebrating IWD.       Cambridge: EVENT: Book Launch The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women at Cambridge, hosted by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. The
imageTwo pharmaceutical companies, one of which describes itself as “one of the biggest…in the UK,” are facing urgent calls to put in place new controls on drugs which could be used in executions. Akorn, headquartered in Illinois, produces midazolam, a sedative which is
imagePublic hanging in Karaj,Iran, Feb. 26, 2014 Yesterday Iran Human Rights (IHR) had warned about scheduled execution of seven prisoners from Rajaishahr prison of Karaj. This morning six people were hanged, three of them publicly at three different spots of Karaj.  Iran
imageMichael Taylor A Missouri man who abducted, raped and murdered a 15-year-old schoolgirl has been executed after the US Supreme Court dismissed a last-minute appeal. Michael Taylor, 47, who admitted killing Ann Harrison in the Kansas City area in 1989, died by lethal
imageGreg Wilhoit Greg Wilhoit, a former Oklahoma death-row inmate from Tulsa and nationally-known anti-death penalty advocate whose story was included in author John Grisham's "The Innocent Man," died Feb. 14 in Sacramento, Calif., family members said. He was 59. A celebration
imageWASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will not block Virginia from retrying an accused drug dealer, whose earlier capital murder conviction was set aside because of misconduct by prosecutors. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal by Justin Wolfe, who said the prosecutors' misdeeds were
imageENTEBBE, Uganda — Uganda’s president on Monday signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying it is needed to deter what he called the West’s “social imperialism” promoting homosexuality in Africa. President Yoweri
imageKFC are coming under social media fire for their latest ‘Triple Xtra’ burger advert. Not only is the ad depressingly unoriginal, but it also relies on a combination of nagging girlfriend cliché and a cringe-inducing slogan (‘IT’S MAN TIME!!!’). The sexist
imageThatcher’s policies condemned for causing “unjust premature death” of many British citizens. Public health experts from Durham University have denounced the impact of Margaret Thatcher’s policies on the wellbeing of the British public in new research which examines
imageNew projects challenge manufactured images of womanly perfection. Photographers, cancer survivors and mothers are producing a growing library of images cataloguing the visual effects of life on women’s bodies. The images are often confrontational, with subjects looking directly at the
imageReports reveal Crisis Pregnancy Centres are misleading women seeking impartial counselling. Reports published this month say that false information about abortion is being given to women seeking  impartial pregnancy counselling at independent Crisis Pregnancy Centres (CPCs) in the UK
imageThe number of women in work is at its highest since records began 43 years ago. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the rate of female employment hit 67.2 per cent last year, which means that women now make up a record-breaking 46 per cent of the UK workforce. Over 190,000
imageThis year there is a great programme of events. Kicking off with a Reclaim the Night March, all events are free, and everyone is welcome. Details below.       RECLAIM THE NIGHT:Meet outside Coventry City Council House.   COVENTRY UNIVERSITY: WARWICK
imagePublic beheading in KSA His execution in Qatif brings to 11 the number of executions this year Riyadh: Saudi Arabia beheaded one its citizens in the Eastern Province on Wednesday after he was convicted of murdering a compatriot, the interior ministry announced. Abdullah
imageWorks by women artists at the two London Tates tackle political and industrial issues. A ‘spotlight display’ in the TATE Britain on Millbank, called Women and Work, looks at the industrial issues of the 1970s from an overtly feminist perspective. Between 1973 and 1975
imageUnder pressure from a legislator to carry out executions of death row inmates, Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay said Tuesday that her ministry will proceed cautiously in evaluating issues related to capital punishment. Kuomintang lawmaker Wu Yu-sheng questioned Luo at a legislative
imageThe state is seeking to set execution dates for two Mississippi death row inmates, one of whom would mark the first time the state put a female prisoner to death since 1944. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed the motions before the state Supreme Court on Monday, requesting dates
imageHOUSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an Arlington woman on Texas death row for the starvation of a 9-year-old boy a decade ago. A Tarrant County jury in 2006 convicted Lisa Ann Coleman of capital murder and decided she should die for the death of
imageStarting a trip to Easter Island in the footsteps of anthropologist Katherine Routledge. A British woman is running, cycling and hitching lifts on container ships to get to the world’s most isolated island 100 years after another inspirational explorer made the same trip. Runner Susie