Category Archives: Human Rights Watch

Misdemeanor Fee-based Probation Tolling Ends after Georgia Supreme Court Ruling

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously ruled, on November 24, 2014, that courts are prohibited from lengthening a person’s misdemeanor sentence beyond what was originally ordered by the sentencing court. ┬áThe opinion was written by Chief Justice Hugh Thompson.   The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s finding that private probation companies do not have the legal […]

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(IPS) Undisclosed Beheading at Heart of Indonesian, Saudi Row

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56319. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jun 30, 2011 (IPS) – Indonesia, which has an estimated 1.2 million emigrants in Saudi Arabia, is deeply troubled that Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens in a death penalty sentence without even contacting the government in Jakarta. Indonesia has recalled its ambassador from Saudi […]

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(IPS) Iran Executes Hundreds in “War on Drugs”

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56248. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jun 27, 2011 (IPS) – Iran is drawing international criticism for its continued mass executions of people convicted of violating its drug laws. The Islamic Republic’s judiciary reported that 300 people were on death row as of May 30. “For 300 drug-related convicts, including those who […]

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(IPS) Bahrain’s Tribunal-Issued Death Sentences Cause Outcry

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56035. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jun 11, 2011 (IPS) – Democracy advocates in the United States are troubled by the pending execution of two men who took part in anti-government protests in Bahrain. As some governments around the world are enacting, and even expanding upon, U.S.-inspired anti-terrorism policies – particularly in the […]

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(IPS) US Supreme Court Rejects Troy Davis Appeal after New Hearing

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55050 ATLANTA, Georgia, Mar 29, 2011 (IPS) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it would not hear an appeal by death row inmate Troy Davis, in what could be the end of the legal road for the Georgia prisoner whose case has garnered international support. The Court had granted […]

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