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Death Penalty
World  /  Published 14.01.21

US executes first woman since 1953

The US government executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court cleared the last hurdle by overturning a stay. Montgomery was...
By Reuters in Washington

North East  /  Published 21.10.20

Death penalty for lynching doctor

A Jorhat court on Tuesday handed death penalty to an accused and life terms to 24 others convicted in the Dr Deben Dutta lynching case of 2019. Delivering his verdict in the “brutal and barbari...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 13.10.20

Bangladesh backs death term for rape

Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved an amendment to introduce the death penalty for rape cases after a series of recent sexual assaults sparked nationwide protests.  Bangladesh was roc...
By PTI in

World  /  Published 09.09.20

Pak court sentences Christian to death

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced a Christian man to death on blasphemy charges.  Asif Pervaiz, a garment factory worker, had been accused by his supervisor of sending derogatory remarks ab...
By Reuters in Lahore

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.20

Think twice: About death penalty

India is among only 56 countries in the world that still retain — and apply — the death penalty. So far the array of abolitionist arguments has not succeeded, but in 1980 the Supreme Court laid do...
By The Editorial Board in

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World  /  Published 23.12.19

Death for Saudi 5 for Khashoggi murder

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five men to death and three to prison terms over the killing of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last year, the kingdom’s public prosecutor said o...
By Ben Hubbard/New York Times News Service in Beirut

India  /  Published 30.01.20

2012 rape convicts seek stay on Feb 1 executions

The lawyer for the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case Thursday moved a Delhi court seeking a stay on their executions scheduled for February 1, saying legal remedies of some ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.11.18

Death for anti-Sikh riot

A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man convicted of killing two Sikhs in south Delhi in the 1984 riots, in the first death penalty awarded for the pogrom that followed Indira Gandhi’s ass...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.03.20

Delhi gangrape convicts to be hanged on March 20

A Delhi court on Thursday issued fresh death warrants for execution of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case for March 20 at 5.30am.Additional sessions judge Dharmendra Rana fix...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.03.20

Delhi gangrape: President rejects convict's mercy plea

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four men facing the gallows in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, officials said on Wednesday.The mercy...
By PTI in New Delhi


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