Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday blocked the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic murder convict pending a review of an earlier ruling that his condition was not a permanent mental disorder and therefore not legally relevant, his lawyers said.   He was due to be executed Wednesday, according to execution orders issued last week.   But … Continue reading Pakistan Supreme Court Blocks Execution Of Schizophrenic Murder Convict

BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”

The broadcaster claims that allowing the lyric "free Palestine" would have comprised impartiality. In a ruling on 31 January, the BBC Trust defended its decision to censor the word "Palestine" from a freestyle by rapper Mic Righteous on 1xtra in February last year. In the performance (above), he rapped: "I still have the same beliefs … Continue reading BBC defends decision to censor the word “Palestine”