The Bali Nine: no one should face execution

In the wake of the final cruel hours before the sentenced deaths of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, all bids for clemency and all legal appeals have been exhausted. All that awaits these men, and seven others, is to stand down the barrel of the flawed Indonesian Criminal Justice system as a bitter conclusion to…

cartoonists respond to charlie hebdo

Cartoonists respond to attack on Charlie Hebdo

Overnight, a terrorist attack took place in Paris. Masked men wielding automatic weapons stormed the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, shot dead 12 people and injured another 11. Of those killed, eight were journalists at the newspaper – four of whom were cartoonists – one was a receptionist, one was a visitor, and two…

Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder

Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of murder.

South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has been found not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in one of the most widely observed court cases this decade. Judge Thokozile Masipa, who has presided over the case since it entered the courts in March, ruled that Steenkamp’s shooting death on 14 February was not premeditated, and…