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Dec 21, 2016
Death penalty may be on the way out in US: ReportThe days of capital punishment may be numbered in the United States, with sharp reductions in new death sentences and executions carried out amid waning public support, according to a report released on Wednesday
Oct 06, 2016
Man executed in Texas amid US decline in use of capital punishmentThe southern US state of Texas executed an inmate who had dropped all appeals and asked to be put to death for murdering his neighbors 13 years ago.
Jun 22, 2016
Malaysia to amend death sentence for 12 criminal offences, says ministerMalaysia may amend the death sentence mandatory for 12 criminal offences after government-backed studies showed that the capital punishment had not led to the desired effects
May 16, 2016
Philippines president Duterte to bring back capital punishmentThe Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, nicknamed 'the Punisher' for his tough stance on crime, has said he will seek to bring back capital punishment.
May 02, 2016
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey seeks death sentence for those in illegal trade of drugsNishikant Dubey wanted exemplary punishment to strictly curb the drugs menace. He raised this issue during Zero Hour.
Nov 09, 2015
Six sentenced to death for brutal murders of two children in BangladeshSix people were sentenced to death today by two Bangladeshi courts for torturing to death two young boys, including a 13-year-old whose death had triggered protests in the country after video footage of the brutal attack went viral.
Sep 01, 2015
Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal no lasting solutionThe Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the “rarest of rare” cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the “rarest of rare” bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily.
Aug 07, 2015
Tripura assembly passes resolution to abolish death penaltyThe ruling Left Front members and opposition Congress legislators unanimously passed a resolution in the Tripura assembly on Friday, urging the Centre to abolish the death penalty.
Aug 03, 2015
Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motivesAll said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing
Aug 02, 2015
Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India doesn't need the death penaltyIn India, the risk of executing someone in error is not minor. The Supreme Court has itself acknowledged that death sentences are handed out in a subjective and inconsistent way. Research by Amnesty International and PUCL has shown that whether people are sentenced to death depend on factors ranging from the quality of their lawyers to the idiosyncrasies of judges.