Death penalty

Rajasthan man gets death for raping, killing minor girl 

A POCSO court convicted Rajkumar under section 302 (murder) and 363 (kidnapping) and also sentenced him to imprisonment till last breath under section 376 (rape).

published on : 12th June 2019

Saudi youth, arrested at 13, faces possible execution after 5 years

In April, it carried out a mass execution of 37 men, which Amnesty says included a young Shiite male arrested at 16.

published on : 10th June 2019

Life sentence for Pakistan army general, death for brigadier for espionage

Pakistan's military rarely discloses such convictions, though it says the process of accountability within the army is very tough.

published on : 31st May 2019

Will resume death penalty for drug dealers within three months: Sri Lanka​ President Sirisena

Sirisena felt that the execution of drug convicts is necessary w.r.t the fast-spreading drug menace in the island nation.

published on : 6th February 2019

Supreme Court in 2:1 verdict upholds constitutional validity of death penalty

According to Justice Joseph, the irrevocable nature of the sentence and the fact that the death row convicts are, for that period, hanging between life and death are to be duly considered.

published on : 29th November 2018

Uttar Pradesh: Death for seven for killing man in clash in Muzaffarnagar

District and Sessions Judge Rajesh Bhardwaj sentenced the seven after convicting them on charges of murder, attempt to murder and rioting, armed with deadly weapons.

published on : 20th November 2018

India votes against UNGA draft resolution on use of death penalty

The draft resolution, taken up in the Third Committee of the General Assembly Tuesday, was approved with a recorded vote of 123 in favour, 36 against and 30 abstentions.

published on : 14th November 2018

Idukki man gets death penalty for raping and killing woman, daughter

The statement by local people staying near the victims’ house, turned crucial in finding the culprit.

published on : 31st October 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes.

published on : 11th October 2018

Chilean tourists appeal Malaysia death penalty charge

Fernando Candia, a 32-year-old chef, and Felipe Osiadacz, 28, are on trial for allegedly killing a Malaysian man in a hotel lobby less than 24 hours after they arrived in the country for a holiday.

published on : 9th October 2018

Death penalty shrinking budget for crime prevention programs, sates policy paper

The paper opines that before expanding death penalty to child rapists, the government should have carried out a scientific assessment to check whether death penalty has acted as a deterrent for crime

published on : 2nd October 2018

Karnataka: District judge awards death penalty to five in rape, murder cases

Justice BS Rekha on Saturday handed down the strictest punishment possible for the accused in two different cases of crimes committed against women in her judgement.

published on : 15th September 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for prominent cleric

Sheikh Salman al-Awda was among more than 20 people arrested in September 2017 in a widening crackdown on dissent in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

published on : 4th September 2018

Rajya Sabha approves death penalty for child rape, also clears constitutional status to NCBC

A crucial bill seeking to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

published on : 6th August 2018

Juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every case of rape, murder: Justice Madan B Lokur

Among those present at the function were Supreme Court Judge Dipak Gupta, MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and other legal luminaries.

published on : 22nd July 2018
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