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Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate DaileyBBC News Magazine Life  prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US? Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including… Continue Reading →

Abolitionists hold conference in Spain #Deathpenalty

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Gail Alexander Only for the most extreme cases. That’s part of Government’s continuing stance on the death penalty, which remains on T&T law books and which currently applies to 30 persons on Death Row—including one female. Speaking… Continue Reading →

India jail-born man earns bail money, for release of his mother after 19 years #WTF

  By Sanjoy Majumder BBC News, Kanpur Vijay Kumari was unable to post the necessary bail amount of about £120 In a dusty tenement in a crowded neighbourhood in the Indian city of Kanpur, a young man takes out a bright… Continue Reading →

Story behind the ‘Lost Case”- despite social legal support #Vaw #Justice

Mumbai, Majlis Team , March 31,, 2013 As  fourteen year old Priya  had not been getting her periods for some months, her mother took her to Shatabdi, a  public Hospital in the nearby area, for a check up.  During examination… Continue Reading →

Political prisoners observe Hunger strike on 23rd March Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day for ABOLISHMENT OF #Deathpenalty

PRESS RELEASE,  NAGPUR , MARCH 21, 2013 Numerous countries across the world have abolished the death sentence as a form of punishment. However India, claimed repeatedly by its rulers to be a democratic country still retains this inhuman practice and… Continue Reading →

Status of #Death Penalty Worldwide #mustshare

  March 12, 2013 ,http://www.srai.org   According to Amnesty International, 140 countries have abolished the death penalty. In 2012, only one country, Latvia, abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In 2011, 21 countries around the world were known to… Continue Reading →

Labour MP John McDonnell urges India to end the #deathpenalty #humanrights

ELIZABETH BARRETT , TIM SCULTHORPE THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2013, The Independent The British Government should use “every mechanism of communication” to urge India to end the death penalty, a Labour MP has said. John McDonnell said Britain was “uniquely placed” with its… Continue Reading →

#India- Drugged, raped minor gets Justice #Vaw

Published: Friday, Feb 8, 2013, 9:30 IST By Mustafa Plumber & Dilnaz Boga | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA   The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court has upheld the conviction of 20 men in the case of a minor who was drugged… Continue Reading →

#India Supeme Court ‘male child’ reasoning a khap dikatat ? #WTFnews #Vaw #Patriarchy

By Swati Deshpande, TNN | Feb 7, 2013, MUMBAI: Legal experts and human and women’s rights activists have expressed dismay over a reasoning given by the Supreme Court while upholding a death sentence in a 2007 case of kidnapping and murder of a… Continue Reading →

#India -35-year-old awaits murder trial in a juvenile home #WTFnews

Manish Sahu : Lucknow, Thu Jan 17 2013, IE For over three months now, an observation home in Bareilly meant for juveniles undergoing trial or convicted by the Juvenile Justice Board has had a 35-year-old resident. Rakesh (name changed) was shifted… Continue Reading →

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