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Death Penalty
World  /  Published 08.09.20

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

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.20

The hanging of 4 rapists

Before the execution last Friday of the men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, Tihar jail had not seen the hanging of four men together. From that point of view, the culmination of the cruelt...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 02.03.20

Delhi rape: SC dismisses Pawan Gupta's curative plea

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the curative petition filed by Pawan Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case.A five-judge bench headed by Justice N. ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.20

Death sentence delays

It is not justice alone that is delayed in India, but execution too. Review petitions, curative petitions — submitted after review petitions have been rejected — and mercy pleas from convicts on d...
By The Editorial Board in


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