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PREMIUMJump in death sentences highlights ‘hasty’ court cases

first_imgAmnesty-International report death-penalty criminal-justice-system capital-punishment ICJR human-rights drug-offenses Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Topics : The staggering increase in capital punishment verdicts last year has fueled criticism of Indonesia’s justice system, with activists accusing judges of ignoring basic human rights and underlining the ineffectiveness of the death penalty in reducing crime.As many as 80 death penalties were meted out by Indonesian judges in 2019, a 66 percent increase from 48 such sentences in 2018, according to an annual report by Amnesty International published this week.Sixty of the sentences were handed down for drug-related crimes, while is serious criminal offenses such as terrorism, murder and sexual abuse against children account for the rest.Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) executive director Erasmus Napitupulu said the jump in death sentences was disconcerting, because it seemed that lower court judges were at ease with doling out the most severe kind of punishment…. Linkedin Forgot Password ? Facebooklast_img read more

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Port of Virginia Delivers 4th Consecutive Year of Growth

first_imgThe Port of Virginia handled 2.8 million TEUs during fiscal year 2018 (FY18), a rise of 2.4 percent when compared with last fiscal year, mostly due to an increase in imports.The port’s fiscal year closed June 30 and in that month the port handled 223,842 TEUs, which was a drop of 3.4 percent when compared with last June.As in April and May, June’s volumes were off when compared to the same months last year because of an ongoing effort to limit the number of empty containers flowing across the terminals during construction.“We finished the fiscal year in positive territory – our fourth consecutive fiscal year of growth,” John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.Reinhart added that the port was off from its forecast, mostly due to the effort to limit the empty container imports and exports.“As a result, our total empty container volume was down by more than 76,000 TEUs. What’s important is that our action is having its desired intent, which is to increase efficiency at the terminals and ensure that loaded containers are our priority right now.”The port is currently in the midst of a USD 700 million capacity expansion at its two primary container terminals, Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and Norfolk International Terminals (NIT).“Our expansion is on schedule and on budget … And, we have the federal approval to begin the process to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels serving the Norfolk Harbor,” Reinhart concluded.last_img read more

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Police Still in Search for Suspect Following Ella White Lockdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s been a rough and tense week for both parents and students at Ella White Elementary School, but we have an update.We have learned that the Alpena Police Department hasn’t been able to match the description given by a witness despite a detailed search.On March 1st Ella White was placed on lock-down after an armed suspect was spotted at the school. The Alpena Police Department wants the public to know that they are still working hard to continue their search while investigating this incident.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan is 7th highest state for human traffickingNext Essential Items You Should Have Inside of Your Car During Winter Weatherlast_img read more