Capital Punishment

Ukip's Paul Nuttall Echoes Britain First In Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK

Ukip’s slide into obscurity has forced the party’s leader to adopt the rhetoric of the far-right in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. Echoing ...

If You Think Rillington Place Is Creepy, Try Belarus... Or Saudi Arabia

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Creepy it may be, but Rillington Place's slow-burn horror is essentially a slice of good old-fashioned British macabre - think Jack the Ripper, Brighton Rock, The Elephant Man, Burke & Hare. Far more frightening than these dark historical dramas are the real-life death penalty cases unfolding around the world right now.

Indonesia's War on Drugs: On Capital Punishment and How it Harms Public Health and Human Rights

Citta Widagdo | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Citta Widagdo

If President Jokowi is to fix the drugs problem, he should employ human rights-based legal responses and evidence-based public health policy and measures, consistent with the spirit of health and human rights norms to protect the wellbeing of its citizens.

The Pope Calls On Catholic Leaders Not To Allow Executions This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The Pope has called on Catholic leaders not to allow executions this year and said that he hopes that ultimately the death penalty will be abolished. ...

Saudi Arabia Kills Arab Spring Cleric Among 47 Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK

A prominent Shia cleric was among 47 prisoners executed by Saudi Arabia over the new year period. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was a driving force behi...

Hanging Of Paralysed Man Delayed Over Rules Of Wheelchair Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Pakistan has delayed the hanging of a paralysed man because it cannot work out how to hang him in his wheelchair. Abdul Basit, who was convicted of...

Collateral Damage: How the War on Drugs Has Ruined Lives, Health and Livelihoods in the Global South

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

There are millions of people living in the Global South whose lives have been altered or ended by the war on drugs. Lives of people who never opted-in to the war, some never even knew such a war existed, but nevertheless they have been caught in the crossfire.

The Immoral Maze of the Death Penalty

Neil Durkin | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Given of course we're already talking about a criminal justice system which effectively says to the accused: you're on trial for your life; if we find you guilty we're going to kill you. Given this - and everything that may go with it (concocted or withheld evidence, highly political cases, bungled trials, disparities between the imposition of a death sentence in one case and not in another almost identical one, and so on and so on), does it even matter which method they use? I'd say no, not really. They're all inhumane in principle. The practice is simply another layer of inhumanity, to a greater or lesser degree.

This Mentally-Ill British Grandfather Is One Of 1000's Of People On Death Row

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

A new report from Amnesty International lays bare the stark reality of capital punishment around the world. A particularly shocking case is that of...

US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...

How the Delhi Rape Has Shaken My View of the Death Penalty

Helen Redding | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Helen Redding

Sadly, Leslee Udwin's documentary suggests that Jyoti Singh's condemned rapists weren't going to sit in a prison for the rest of their lives feeling repentant, dwelling on how wrong their behaviour was. There is no punishment in that.

Murderers Don't Execute People, Murderers Murder People.

Rob Atkinson | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Rob Atkinson

Let their cowardly attacks be described with scorn, derision and condemnation. Let's not succour the thugs by appearing to admit some moral compass in their grisly world of terror and intimidation.

Lets Talk About Torture

Jake Warren | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

In December 2014 the long awaited publishing of the CIA Torture Report, on the treatment of detainees between the years of 2001 - 2006 was released. What followed in the immediate aftermath was mostly wide spread condemnation.

Ched Evans and the Double-Edged Sword of Restorative Justice

Calum Miller | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

There is no doubt that rape is a horrible crime. I would not have mentioned murder and terrorism in the same breath otherwise. But there is a lesson to be learnt here, and it is a lesson of double standards.

Ukip MEP Has Finally Said It...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

An outspoken Ukip MEP has used the 50th anniversary of Britain’s last execution to call for a referendum on the death penalty. Louise Bours, a na...

Do You Believe in the Death Penalty?

Neil Durkin | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Opinion polls already show slowly diminishing US public support for the death penalty and these high-profile horrors are surely tipping the balance still further... Capital punishment is a botched experiment with justice. If you still believe in the death penalty, it's time to change your mind.

There's No Joy in Middle Age

Paul Marshall | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

When you're 50 and above, there's a raft of conditions you're susceptible to. If you're a man, these include prostate cancer, high blood pressure and heart failure. One in five have a fatal coronary before they're 75.

Push Button Death - The Modern Myth of Capital Punishment

Ian Middleton | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

Execution by whatever method can't ever be free of such unintended consequences, and denying their impact on the death penalty debate merely amplifies the suffering that the original crime began.

Botched Execution Goes Horribly Wrong In Oklahoma

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

An inmate was left writhing in agony after an experimental drug execution went horribly wrong. The execution of Clayton Lockett was dramatically ha...

The Death Penalty and What It Really Means

Kat Hind | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kat Hind

The true significance of the death penalty is as a symbol of man's inability to create a completely peaceful and civilised society. We can blame violent video games and television programmes for the violent crimes that appear in the news every month, but until we abolish a punishment that legally acknowledges violence as a viable means of justice, problems will continue to persist.

The Dark Side of the Planet: Where the Death Penalty Is King

Neil Durkin | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Politicised show trials, error-strewn and near-racist courtrooms, mistakes corrected decades after the fact, ethically indefensible overlaps between judicial and medical protocols, ghoulishly botched attempted executions... all these and more are actually fairly typical of the 21st-century death penalty, not rare aberrations.

GRAPHIC: Horrifying Video Shows Syrian Man Strung Up And Crucified

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

WARNING, THE IMAGES BELOW ARE GRAPHIC: A shocking video purportedly showing a crucifixion in Syria has surfaced online following a Sharia trial. ...

The World's Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate Has Just Been Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

A Japanese prisoner who has been in solitary confinement on death row for more than four decades will now have a retrial to address deep irregularitie...

Man 'To Have His Eyes Gouged Out, Ear And Nose Cut Off After' Acid Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

A man who poured acid over a young girl's face and blinded her, should be sentenced to similar mutilation an Iranian court has ruled. The unnamed I...

'Strangling Has Been My Hobby Since Childhood, I Just Love My Job'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

In a world where many employees bemoan the everyday drudgery of their job, it's nice to know one man loves his occupation. In an interview translat...