Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Great Losses Today !!!!!

♥♥

Jeanne Moreau and Sam Shepard !!!!!



my world is poorer today !!!!!
With much Love & Respect !!!!!


Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Actor, Is Dead at 73
© The New York Times

Jeanne Moreau, star of Jules et Jim, dies aged 89
© The Guardian

US » Supreme Court rulings reshape penalties for young offenders

Iranian parliament receive law meant to spare 5,000 drug smugglers

Japan » Efforts continue to achieve hanged killer's final wish

Norio Nagayama

Efforts continue to achieve hanged killer's final wish

Efforts to achieve the final wish of a serial killer continue even 20 years after his execution, with around 200 people gathering for a charity event on Saturday in Tokyo to raise money for underprivileged children.

© Japan Today

Andrea Bocelli & Dulce Pontes - O Mare E Tu

Sunday, July 30, 2017

vacations at home ;-))))))))))))))))))

vacations at home ;-))))))))))))))))))

yay yay !!!!!
in lisbon the gorgeous pink lady ;-)))))))))))))))))))))))

***^-^*** & mum



photo by flora & lulu brehm

King Mohammed VI Grants Pardon to some Rif Protesters and PJD Youth Members

King Mohammed VI Grants Pardon to some Rif Protesters and PJD Youth Members

The King has granted a royal pardon to 1,178 prisoners, which include Rif protesters and PJD youth members.
© Morocco World News


some good news at last !!!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sentenced to Life Without Parole As a Juvenile: ‘You Are My First Visitor in Over 40 Years’

Iran must not squander opportunity to end executions for drug-related offences

Thursday, July 27, 2017

US ‘racial terror’ laid bare in lynching exhibition

"The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America”

opened on Wednesday and runs through September 3
at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.

US ‘racial terror’ laid bare in lynching exhibition

© Agence France-Presse

The First Openly Transgender Infantry Soldier in U.S. Army Speaks Out on Trump's New Military Ban

Gay relationships are still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds

Saudi Arabia's top court upholds 14 Shias' death penalty

Ten Prisoners Including Women Hanged in Iranian Prisons

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ACLU Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Military Service Members

Ronald Phillips murdered by Ohio

in fact, murdered by governor Kasich & US Supreme Court !!!!!

Ronald Phillips Executed in Ohio, Ending Three-Year Break

© NBCNews.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tomorrow Ohio Plans to Restart Executions with Drugs Known to Torture

Iran: 4 Prisoners Executed, 5 in Imminent Execution

Monday, July 24, 2017

Condemned to Death — And Solitary Confinement

still Iran Regime ....

Sunday, July 23, 2017

RUMI | Poem of the Atoms

 
Composer: Armand Amar

Singers:
Haroun Teboul, Turkish singer (part 1)
Salar Aghili, Iranian singer (part 2)



in awe !!!!! to guide the lost souls !!!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Iran: 7 Prisoners Executed While Iranian Authorities Stay Silent

Balkans Without Borders: 'Diana's List' Of Children Saved From Death Camps Revealed

Stop imminent executions in the Maldives

Iraq: Four German women could face death penalty for joining ISIS

Indonesian President orders officers to shoot drug traffickers

Thursday, July 20, 2017

♥ Standing Rock Rising ♥



The longest journey you will make in your life
is from your head to your heart.

- Sioux Legend -


thank you sooooo much for the photo, dear Raven ♥♥

In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Cliburn)Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Mvt I-1



played by Van Cliburn in Moscow, 1962. 
He was accompanied by Kirill Kondrashin.

just because of

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov: Families should kill their gay relatives

North Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching South Korea media: report

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Shocking Confessions of, Former Mullahs' Regime Minister of Intelligence Regarding the 1988 Massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Iran: Eight More Executions, Authorities Still Silent

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stop imminent executions in Saudi Arabia

The tragic story of the last two men in the UK executed for being gay: ‘Mercy could not be expected of men like them’

Japan's death chambers: Inside the secretive world where prisoners are executed with brutal efficiency

Ohio » Execution policy released

Execution policy released
© Portsmouth Daily Times

12 Prisoners Executed in Iran

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My job is making windows where there were once walls.

- Michel Foucault -

wall heart

wall heart
© luisa brehm

Iranian MPs approve generalities of bill to reduce death penalty for drug offences

Iranian MPs approve generalities of bill to reduce death penalty for drug offences

The bill was approved on July 16 by 182 MPS votes in favor of it, 36 against and 6 abstained, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported.

The bill, which is under study in parliament for more than one year, will save at least 5,000 prisoners pending for execution once approved.


© Trend News Agency

Erdoğan backs death penalty in coup anniversary speech

Erdoğan backs death penalty in coup anniversary speech

Turkish president says he will ‘break the heads of the traitors.’
© POLITICO.eu

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Liu Xiaobo Presente !!!!!


♥♥

I hope that I will be the last victim of China’s endless literary inquisitions and that from now on no one will be incriminated because of speech.

- Liu Xiaobo -

December 28, 1955 - July 13, 2017



Democratic Voice Liu Xiaobo Dies in Custody !!!!!

Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies
© BBC

Liu Xiaobo: A man who spoke truth to power
© Amnesty International

Liu Xiaobo: A giant of human rights who leaves a lasting legacy for China and the world

Japan: Two men hanged as reprehensible executions continue

Partially deaf and blind Saudi man 'moved into solitary confinement in preparation for his execution'

Iran Regime's Plan to Execute All Prisoners ???

Iran Regime's Plan to Execute 120 Prisoners
© National Council of Resistance of Iran

57 Executed in Iran Since the Beginning of July
© Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

At least 17 Prisoners Executed in Iran

this is a Genocide !!!!!

At Least 10 Prisoners Including Afghan Citizens Hanged on Drug Charges

Two Unidentified Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

At least Two Prisoners Including Father of Child with Acute Autism Executed on Drug Charges


Iran: Three Prisoners Executed

Iranian authorities are carrying out death sentences for drug related charges at the same time that a bill is being reviewed by the Judicial Commission of the Iranian Parliament calling for the death sentences for many prisoners charged with drug trafficking to be called off. Iranian parliament members had requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges. 

© Iran Human Rights

sorryyyyyyyyyyy we're stuck !!!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything.

- Albert Einstein -

'We lost our houses, our cars, our men': call to protect Mosul civilians

'We lost our houses, our cars, our men': call to protect Mosul civilians

Human rights organisations call for Iraqi government to protect innocent people and investigate civilian deaths
© The Guardian


Iraq: Battle between US-led coalition, Iraqi forces and Islamic State creates civilian catastrophe in west Mosul
© Amnesty International

Outcry as Saudi Arabia executes six people in one day to bring 2017 death penalty total to 44

Monday, July 10, 2017

these news touched me today

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Join the Day of Action for Net Neutrality on July 12th

Saturday, July 08, 2017

a fish ♥ story



amazinggggggggg, Flora, look !!!!!
mum

mi no mori fishi, mummiiiiiiiiiiii !!!!!
**^,-^**

Turkey must free jailed human rights defenders

Act Now !!!!!

Turkey must free jailed human rights defenders

Amnesty International

Ghana: People with Disabilities Freed from Chains

Iran » MPs Urge Judiciary to Halt Executions for Minor Drug Convictions Until Death Penalty Law is Amended

Friday, July 07, 2017

William Morva murdered by Virginia

or should i say .... by governor McAuliffe ???

William Morva executed by injection for murders in Southwest Virginia
© Richmond.com

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Supreme Court says states can’t execute the insane; Virginia is about to do it anyway

outrageousssssssssssssssss, Governor Terry McAuliffe !!!!!

The Supreme Court says states can’t execute the insane; Virginia is about to do it anyway 


The fatal flaw in the court’s understanding of insanity.
© The Denver Post



Governor McAuliffe Statement on the Execution of William Morva
© Office of the Governor

and you "personally oppose the death penalty" ???

Pakistan - 465 prisoners sent to gallows since 2014, says report

Iran: Eight Prisoners Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Belarus Preserving Death Penalty at People's Will - President Lukashenko

Saudi Arabia - God's own country

God's own country

Atheism remains one of the most extreme taboos in Saudi Arabia. 

It is a red line that no one may cross. Regarded on a par with terrorists, atheists in Saudi Arabia suffer imprisonment, marginalisation, slander, ostracisation and even execution. Efforts at normalisation between those who believe and those who don′t remain bleak. 

by Hakim Khatib


© Qantara.de

Iran: Five Prisoners Executed

My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates.

My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates.

An Austin-based writer's quest to learn his grandfather's story leads 

to death row — and a little-known series of experiments that involved giving hallucinogens to inmates in the early 1960s.
© Texas Tribune

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The Declaration of Independence — Except for ‘Indian Savages’



The Declaration of Independence — Except for ‘Indian Savages’

The hypocrisy within the Declaration of Independence


© Indian Country Today

Monday, July 03, 2017

Iran: Seven Prisoners Executed, including a Woman

Florida schedules its first execution in more than 18 months

Mark Asay

re-scheduled execution » August 24


Florida schedules its first execution in more than 18 months

© Miami Herald


not again, governor !!!!!

Syria's Agony Set In Stone




Syrian sculptor Nizar Ali Badr has been capturing the story of refugees from his country, using pebbles from his local beach. 
His art has become the inspiration for a unique film -- the concept 
of Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer, who asked Georgian animator Sandro Kancheli to bring the stone figures to life along with his music.

(RFE/RL's Georgian Service; producers Eka Kevanishvili and Toma Begiashvili)

© Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty



Pictures of the East by Gidon Kremer & Sandro Kancheli

this film will be in Lisbon ►

LEFFEST - Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival

17 - 26 Nov. 2017

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Hermann Hesse 140th Birthday ♥♥

photo probably by his son Martin Hesse, 1935


 

❝ Because the world is so full of death and horror,
I try again and again to console my heart
and pick the flowers that grow in the midst of hell.
 

from Narcissus and Goldmund


❝ I have no right to call myself one who knows. 

I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek 
in the stars or in books; I'm beginning to hear the teachings 
of my blood pulsing within me.  

from Demian

- Hermann Hesse -

July 2, 1877 - August 9, 1962


 



















Hermann and his cat

Saturday, July 01, 2017

150th Anniversary of the Abolition of Death Penalty in Portugal


































image courtesy Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo
muito obrigada !!!!! thank you so much !!!!!



Today, July 1, we are commemorating 
150 years of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal.

We have become the first sovereign nation in Europe to cease capital punishment and also one of the first in the world to do so.


The Abolition was made in stages:
for political crimes in 1852, 

for all crimes, except the military, in July 1, 1867.
 

Portugal last execution took place in April 22, 1846 (by hanging).

Carta de Lei da Abolição da Pena de Morte (1867) | Marca do Património Europeu
© Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo 

Charter of Law of Abolition of Death Penalty, 1867,
signed by king D. LuisEnglish translation  
© Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo 

Comemorações dos 150 anos da abolição da pena de morte
© PÚBLICO


Antes que seja tarde !!
Before it is late !! (my post from 2007)

 
note ► 

Grand Duchy of Tuscany abolished the death penalty in November 30, 1786.
Venezuela was the first country in the world to abolish death penalty 

in 1863, followed by San Marino in 1865. 

 
A brief history of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal
(in portuguese)