French student sentenced to five years prison for bringing marijuana into Bali

Frenchman Anthony J Lambert has been sentenced to five years in Bali prison over drug possession. The 23-year-old French student was found guilty of bringing marijuana into Indonesia from Malaysia in Denpasar District Court on Tuesday. Lambert was arrested in June 2017 upon arrival in Bali at the island’s Ngurah Rai International Airport from Kuala Lumpur, with 14 grams of marijuana.

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| November 21, 2017 |

Former Virginia death row inmate Joseph Giarratano granted parole

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia death row inmate who had his sentence commuted to life in prison more than two decades ago has been granted parole. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia State Parole Board on Monday approved Joseph Giarratano for release. Board chairwoman Adrianne Bennett says it may take a month before Giarratano, one of the state’s best-known inmates, is freed.

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| November 21, 2017 |

Record 11 Taiwanese sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug crimes

The 11 Taiwanese sentenced to death for drug crimes in Indonesia are a new record high TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Indonesian government intensifies its crackdown on illegal drugs, there are currently 11 Taiwanese that have been sentenced to death for drug offenses, a new record high, according to Indonesian official sources cited in a CNA report.  In its effort to clamp down on the

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| November 21, 2017 |

Malaysia: Contractor escapes gallows thanks to trial judge’s misstep

The Federal Court, in finding that a trial judge had acted as prosecutor and asked a prosecution witness incriminating questions, reduces murder charge and sentences contractor to 20 years’ in jail. PUTRAJAYA: A contractor who stabbed to death his relative after a drinking session today escaped the death penalty due to a misstep by the trial judge. The Federal Court instead sentenced

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| November 21, 2017 |

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn't He Executed?

Charles Manson, who ordered the murder of nine people in 1969, has died of natural causes at age 83. But how was it that the infamous cult leader was allowed to live out his days in prison, having been sentenced to death in 1971? Manson and his accomplices in “the family” escaped execution in the 1970s because of a technicality—or at least fortunate timing. Manson was tried over a period

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| November 21, 2017 |

South Carolina doesn’t have drugs for December execution

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials said Monday that they can’t carry out South Carolina’s first death penalty in more than six years because the state can’t get the drugs needed for lethal injection, but remaining appeals make it unlikely the execution could have moved forward as scheduled anyway. The Department of Corrections last week received its first execution order in more than six years

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| November 20, 2017 |

Supreme Court to consider Alabama petition involving death penalty, racial discrimination, and Roy Moore

The justices on Tuesday will consider whether to hear a case questioning if the Alabama Supreme Court failed to follow the high court's precedent prohibiting race- and gender-based discrimination in jury selection. The Supreme Court will consider a petition from Alabama on Tuesday featuring the death penalty, discrimination, and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and controversial

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| November 20, 2017 |

Iran: Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights (Nov 17 2017): A prisoner was hanged in public in Babol (Northern Iran) on murder charges. According to the human rights news agency, HRANA, on the morning of Monday November 13, a prisoner was hanged in public in Babol (a city in Mazandaran Province).  The prisoner, identified as Abbas B., 28, was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering a young man during a

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| November 20, 2017 |

The countries you don't want to bring certain everyday drugs and medication into

Doing so could land you in serious trouble with the local authorities Did you know – medications that are commonplace in the UK are strictly banned in countries abroad. Some legal drugs are even illegal to fly over certain countries with and they could get you into serious trouble once you land, reports the Bristol Post. In a startling case, 33-year-old Laura Plummer was held in

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