In The News (Issue No9)

13Jan09

hme-case-update_editedRecent News

The 4WardEver digest magazine is published periodically and features a collection of recent news stories from various press sources worldwide. If you spot something, let us know via info@4wardever.org

Deaths in Custody
No deaths, this time
4th January 2009
Review Journal
Procedures that make it hard to identify police at the door should be reviewed.

Prison suicides down, but no room for complacency, says minister
2nd January 2009
The Guardian
The number of inmates who kill themselves in jails in England and Wales fell last year, according to figures published yesterday by the Ministry of Justice.

Capital Punishment
2008 decline in U.S. executions has states reflecting on capital punishment
4th January 2009
KansasCity.com
Whether it proves to be a turning point or a footnote in the history of capital punishment in the United States, 2008 was a momentous year.

Stay death sentences, Burney pleads to Zardari
4th January 2009
The News International
The Ansar Burney Trust International chairman has requested President Asif Ali Zardari to stay death sentences until the government takes a final decision on fate of death row inmates.

Man hanged in rare St Kitts execution
4th January 2009
The Guardian
International human rights groups and local politicians have condemned the first hanging for more than a decade in the tiny Caribbean country of St Kitts and Nevis as it emerged that the executed man had not exhausted his rights of appeal or had legal representation.

State Terror
US: Mark Guantanamo’s Seventh Year by Closing It
9th January 2009
Human Rights Watch
Guantanamo’s seventh anniversary should be its last, Human Rights Watch said today.

Party to Murder
29th December 2008
TruthDig
In light of the recent fighting in Gaza, Truthdig asked Chris Hedges, who covered the Mideast for The New York Times for seven years, to update a previous column on Gaza.

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