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🧵 I’ve been sharing updates but wanted to put together a thread covering the substantive points of the Court of Appeal hearing today (well, yesterday now) involving 24 death row prisoners in #Singapore

#DeathPenalty #StopTheKilling
On 1 August, 24 death row prisoners filed an originating claim against the state, in relation to their right to access to justice. They claimed that the practice of handing out punitive cost orders against lawyers have deterred lawyers from taking on late-stage capital cases.
Due to this fear, they say that they’ve faced difficulties finding lawyers to represent them. Therefore, this practice of imposing cost orders has affected their constitutional rights in relation to access to justice.
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It’s 8:51pm and the judges haven’t returned yet. There was just an announcement that it will be about 20 minutes or so longer. 😣

Lots of anxious families right now, none more so than Abdul Rahim’s loved ones, who are waiting to find out if he will be granted a stay.
We’re still waiting here. It’s 9:33pm.
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Okay, finally got access. If I understood what happened to me in interrogation correctly, after this morning there are now *more* offences that @justanotherock and I are on the hook for. Just going to sum it up as best I can…
The original 2 alleged offences that @justanotherock and I were questioned for this morning were: (1) when 4 of us hung out outside Changi Prison chatting the night of Kahar was executed, and (2) when we took photos outside of prison a couple of nights before Nagen was hanged. Image
However, ‘cos @justanotherock and I were wearing (different) T-shirts with anti-#deathpenalty slogans today, the police claim that we have committed another offence of “illegal procession”, ‘cos we walked from the market across the street to the police station this morning.
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rule breaking

rampant corruption in PPE contracts

entire Church of England condemning Nazi style deportations

Queens Council writing to PM demanding dialling down of rhetoric

tory cronies appointed to public bodies

upper house crammed with #Brexshit sycophants

=Germany 1938
VoterID

Elections Bill

Policing Act

Right to Protest removed

Tory ex pat donations allowed from abroad

NHS reform Bill

Secrecy Act - journalists threatened with 14 yrs in prison for reporting negatively about tories

FASCISM IN PLAIN SIGHT
this govt is not conservative - I keep saying this!

it is a hard-right, nationalist, authoritarian dictatorship

now ministers are openly talking about expelling CofE bishops from the House of Lords for speaking out against Rwanda deportations Image
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Supreme court will today hear a suo motu case initiated to examine and institutionalise the process involved in collection of data and information to decide award of sentence in death penalty cases.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #DeathPenalty
A three-judge bench had previously indicated that the court would lay down guidelines to be followed by courts across India while considering cases involving award of death penalty.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #DeathPenalty

More details on the hearing here. barandbench.com/news/breaking-…
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🧵 A thread to share the speech (with some edits to fit Twitter limits) that I gave in Hong Lim Park yesterday at the protest against the #deathpenalty in #Singapore, with further references in [ ].

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Thank you all for coming down today, despite the rain and the damp and the humidity.

By showing up, you’ve demonstrated your opposition to state violence in all our names.
By showing up, you’re also showing the many family members and loved ones of people on death row that there are people who stand with them.
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This morning I worried that few people would show, especially because it rained earlier. When the government repeatedly says there’s overwhelming support for the #deathpenalty, it can make you feel very alone and on the fringe. Thank you to every single person who came today.
Members of Abdul Kahar's family attended the protest today. They, too, said that the turn-out was larger than they'd expected. Kahar's younger brother, Abdul Mutalib, told me, "It is over for my brother. Now we fight for everyone else."
When @Kokilaparvathi read out the names of people on death row (based on research done by @tjc_singapore), Mutalib expressed shock at how long the list was.

"There are 62 names," I told him.

His eyes widened. "62... [They're] not numbers. They're people."
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@Nuorisosaatio @anttikaikkonen #Nuremberg2 @Varusmies Hölmöt opetaan ampumaan siviilejä kuoliaiksi, mutta omassa maassa jokaisesta tahallisesta vammauttamisesta ja kuolemasta tulee syytteet.
- Ei auta se mitä #koronapassi'n tarkastajat hokevat: 'Me tehdään vain niinkuin on käsketty.'
@Nuorisosaatio @anttikaikkonen @Varusmies #SDP @KristaKiuru Bill #Gates Charged with #Murder for COVID-19 Vaccine Death in #India’s High Court – #DeathPenalty Sought | Nov 27
- The Indian Bar Association is reporting that murder charges have been filed in India’s High Court,
conservativechoicecampaign.com/bill-gates-cha…
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THURSDAY 11/18 Julius Jones Execution Day

As of 12:20am-still awaiting decision from Governor Stitt about clemency for Julius.
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We’re now 16 hours away from Julius Jones scheduled execution in McAlester, Oklahoma.
#deathpenalty
cnn.com/2021/11/18/us/…
Just saw this extensive report @JujuChangABC @Nightline. I missed it when it originally aired few days ago. It’s nearly 10 min long and definitely worth watching.
Julius Jones’ execution is set for 4pm CT today.
Awaiting Gov. Stitt clemency decision.
#deathpenalty #Oklahoma
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WEDNESDAY 11/17 Julius Jones Execution Decision Watch
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We’re less than 32 hours from Julius Jones’ scheduled execution. No decision yet from Gov. Stitt about clemency.
Rallies are planned across the country.
Today Julius will have his last meal.
#Oklahoma #deathpenalty
Julius Jones’ family says they are having their final visit with Julius now.
#Oklahoma #deathpenalty
“I think the hard thing is doing the right thing sometimes.”
Rep. @MaureeTurnerOK spent the night with Julius Jones supporters keeping vigil outside the Governor’s mansion.
#JuliusJones #deathpenalty #Oklahoma
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TUESDAY 11/16 Julius Jones Execution Decision Watch
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We are 52 hours from Julius Jones' scheduled execution & awaiting a decision from Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to see if he will grant clemency as Pardon & Parole Board recommended.
#deathpenalty
The family of Julius Jones and supporters are back at the Capitol today sitting vigil as they await a decision from Governor Stitt if he will grant clemency.
Some supporters also sat vigil across from the Governor’s Mansion overnight.
#deathpenalty
Today clergy members have asked to meet with Governor Stitt about Julius Jones execution which is scheduled for Thursday. They were told he’s not available to meet.
#Oklahoma #deathpenalty
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THREAD 🧵

As an anti-#deathpenalty activist and someone supporting Nagen’s family at this time, I’d like to respond to this horrific statement from #Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs. 👇🏼
Firstly: while the MHA statement rehashes what the courts said about Nagen’s actions being “the working of a criminal mind”, what *isn’t* disputed is that Nagen’s IQ is only 69, he has borderline intellectual functioning, ADHD, and his executive functioning skills are impaired.
Under international standards, these conditions should in and of themselves be enough for Nagen to be spared #deathpenalty. See this report from 2000 by the then-UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions: tind-customer-undl.s3.amazonaws.com/7de8b811-97c8-… This is not new! Image
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Ms. Sophie Rohonyi supports the end of #StopExecutionsinIran.
On World Day for #NoDeathPenalty, Ms. Rohonyi spoke at a rally of the Iranian resistance in Brussels, supporting the people's demand for a #FreeIran.
Thankful
#ProsecuteRaisiNOW @BelgiumMFA
#Belgium🇧🇪
On World Day against Death Penalty, Ms. @SophieRohonyi, MP @defi_eu attend the rally of the Iranian resistance in Brussels, supporting the people's demand for #NoDeathPenalty in #Iran.
#ProsecuteRaisiNOW
@eu_eeas @JosepBorrellF @EUCouncil
@SophieRohonyi @defi_eu @eu_eeas @JosepBorrellF @EUCouncil #Iran'ian Resistance Supporters Rally for World Day Against Death Penalty in #Belgium; Khamenei and Raisi Must Be Prosecute.
#NoDeathPenalty #ProsecuteRaisiNOW @USABehFarsi
iranfreedom.org/en/2021/10/11/…
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1/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Since Zelda went into hiding over violent protests that terrorized hospitals & Liberal campaign stops, participants scurried to find new places to organize & a 🇨🇦 companion to Parler has emerged

This #thread is RE partisan #violence & how it's paid for
2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

There's been much ado trying to insulate Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole from the vulgar & violent uprising surrounding right-wing causes during the election

But on #Aug23 the CPC posted propaganda that specifically invoked violence as a motto
3/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

The full Conservative ad shows a boxer punching forward & that was uncivilized enough

For those who use dark theme, xray, or colour inversion display (for style or visual disability), the violence was quite amplified

archive.is/1LtVy
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1| #Ceasefire rages on as the #OnlyDemocracyInTheMiddleEast™ continues street #executions, and corpse abduction of #indigenous people under its military regime 👇 #NotTheOnion🍍
imemc.org/article/soldie… #Israel #ceaseapartheid
2| Israel's army shot and killed Shadi Salim (41), at #Beita junction, making him the 311th indigenous #Palestinian, to be killed by Israel's army since the beginning of 2021, and the 51st Palestinian to be killed from the #WestBank.
ochaopt.org/data/casualties
3| Israel's last #execution was carried out just 6 days ago, when soldiers invaded the town of #NabiSaleh, and shot 16 year-old Mohammad Tamimi in the back.
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Radio Host signs off with "eff" the police


Hours later, apparently drunk, she hits and kills Anastasios Tsakos, a police officer (who was working on a fatality accident). Apparently she left the scene, was pursued, caught & arrested.
"Why did my first accident have to be a cop?" Beauvais said in the back of the squad car, in remarks prosecutors say were captured on officer-worn body camera footage."

She later blew a 0.15 blood alcohol level.
"Jessica Beauvais" = 7-x-2, 2-destiny

"Anastasios Tsakos" = 7-x-5 -- "accident looking for a place to happen". 5-destiny -- the accidents/rip-off destiny.

#1to9

#LawAndOrder #MakeTheDeathPenaltyGreatAgain
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1/. In 2020, while the world was focused on saving lives during the #COVID19 pandemic, some countries were busy taking lives.

Find out tomorrow as @amnesty launch the latest Death Penalty Report
#deathpenalty
amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/… ImageImageImageImage
2/. This stunning video using melting wax sculptures was used in 2017 when there were 993 executions worldwide

Last year, @amnesty’s #deathpenalty report found global executions declined by 5% to a decade low of 657 executions

Has that trend continued?👇
3/. “Globally, at least 483 people are known to have been executed in 2020”

“Shocking as this figure is, it’s the lowest number of executions recorded by @amnesty in a decade, marking a decrease of 26% compared to 2019” @AgnesCallamard @TIME
#deathpenalty time.com/5956795/global…
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🔵HAPPENING NOW!

The Human Rights Council holds its Biennial high-level panel discussion on the #deathpenalty

🔹Does the death penalty have a deterrent effect on crime? 🔹Follow the debate

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/g6mk50DFRWg
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
🗨️"Both the evidence and the policy arguments support our opposition to the death penalty."

- @mbachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Djimet Arabi, Minister of Justice of #Chad, described his country's journey to abolishing the #deathpenalty in May 2020.

ℹ️ #HRC46 INFO ow.ly/g6mk50DFRWg
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
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#LisaMontgomery is the first woman to be executed by the federal government since Ethel Rosenberg in 1953 and the 11th prisoner to be executed by the Trump DOJ since Trump resumed the federal #deathpenalty in July.
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nytimes.com/2021/01/13/us/…
Although Lisa Montgomery had a long history of mental illness and severe sexual trauma, the court found that data should have been presented sooner. Montgomery's attorney had pleaded for commutation of her sentence to life in prison.
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Few global democracies still utilize the death penalty. And while the DP remains on the books in some, actual executions are mostly carried out in nations we consider rogue states or authoritarian. The #deathpenalty is state-sanctioned murder applied with no consistency.
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.@helenprejean during @GUcstpubliclife death penalty panel says upcoming federal executions puts a "laser ray" on how faulty this system is. "Our moral challenge is to work out of hope," she adds. Image
.@KrisanneVMurphy points out that Trump administration has pursued federal executions with an "insatiable vengeance." #deathpenalty Image
Panelists talking about how this is a life issue and that there will still be work to do in Biden administration. "We need to remain vigilant" continue momentum, @KrisanneVMurphy from @CMNEndtheDP said.
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People...

@JoeBiden MUST end the use of the Federal Death Penalty....It was LITERALLY part of HIS #cjreform plan during the campaign....it was also LITERALLY part of the @KamalaHarris #cjreform plan

These were the promises they made, not some wild demand from outsiders
Don't believe me?

This is from the @JoeBiden campaign promises web page

joebiden.com/justice/ Image
Don't believe me?

This is from the @KamalaHarris #cjreform promises from her Medium page

kamalaharris.medium.com/kamalas-plan-t… Image
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