Topic archives: death penalty

Dope and the death penalty: what else Americans voted on yesterday

November 10, 2016

Voters approved recreational marijuana in California yesterday, and four states also approved minimum wage increases.

Australia must help fight the death penalty in Asia

July 7, 2016

Australia needs a consistent and pragmatic national strategy that outlines its policy approaches to consistently addressing the death penalty challenge, writes John Coyne from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

How Chan and Sukumaran finally captured the Australian media’s heart

How Chan and Sukumaran finally captured the Australian media’s heart

April 29, 2015 12

The coverage of the execution of Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been sympathetic and tearful. But there was a time when the Australian media thought they were getting what they deserved.

Mercy in Indonesia as Mary Jane Veloso spared

Mercy in Indonesia as Mary Jane Veloso spared

April 29, 2015 1

A groundswell of support from the Indonesian people and a startling admission by a Filipino drug smuggler saved a foreign domestic worker from the firing squad last night, writes freelance journalist Cade Lucas in Indonesia

The myth of black box warnings

March 25, 2015 1

Crikey readers have their say on anti-depressants, the death penalty and other issues of the day.

The death penalty continues because we want it to

March 24, 2015 5

The problem for anti-death penalty campaigners is that capital punishment is in fact very popular.

Constitutional recognition is not a cure-all

March 9, 2015 1

Crikey readers have their say on the death penalty, South Australian politics and other issues of the day.

It is AFP’s fault Sukumaran and Chan are on death row — and AFP needs to step up to help save them

It is AFP’s fault Sukumaran and Chan are on death row — and AFP needs to step up to help save them

February 27, 2015

Indonesia has a hardline approach to the death penalty for those involved in the Indonesian drug trade. But Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were not involved in the Indonesian drug trade, writes an Australian crown prosecutor and former resident of Indonesia.

Follow Friday: @BrigidWD, live-tweeting compulsory silence

Follow Friday: @BrigidWD, live-tweeting compulsory silence

May 9, 2014

From locked bathrooms to silent meditation retreats, journalist and novelist Brigid Delaney is committed to stream-of-consciousness tweeting.

Troy Davis executed in Georgia

Troy Davis executed in Georgia

September 22, 2011 5

Crikey live blog: Despite a last minute delay by the US Supreme Court this morning, the execution of Troy Davis, who his supporters argue was wrongly convicted of murder, went ahead this afternoon.