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President Pranab Mukherjee rejects mercy plea of child rapist

Aug 06, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee rejects mercy plea of child rapist

President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy petition of Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik who raped and killed a three-year-old girl in Maharashtra's Amrawati district on 2 March, 2007. #ThatsJustWrong #India #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Rape #sexual assault #President Pranab Mukherjee #VAW
Sudan: Court frees woman sentenced to death for changing religion

Jun 24, 2014

Sudan: Court frees woman sentenced to death for changing religion

Sudan's Foreign Ministry said it had come under "unprecedented" international pressure to free Ibrahim. #World #Islam #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Sudan #Christianity #woman #Conversion
US: Officials took 51 minutes to find vein in botched up execution

May 02, 2014

US: Officials took 51 minutes to find vein in botched up execution

Oklahoma prison officials tried for 51 minutes to find a vein in a death row inmate's arms and feet before inserting an IV through the man's groin ahead of a botched execution this week. #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Oklahoma #Prison officals #Botch up execution
Make delay a criteria for deciding mercy petition: SC to govt

Feb 19, 2014

Make delay a criteria for deciding mercy petition: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to include delay as a criteria in deciding the mercy petition of a death row convict. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Capital punishment #P Sathasivam #mercy petition #Death row conviction #Rajiv Gandhi's assassination
Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Feb 12, 2014

Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

The moratorium, which Inslee says will be in place for as long as he is governor, means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn't a pardon #World #US #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Washington #Death Penalty #Human Rights #justice system #Jay Inslee

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Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Sep 12, 2014

Poll: Support of death penalty in California slipping

California voter support for the death penalty has dipped to its lowest level in more than four decades -- potential fodder for foes of capital punishment to revive efforts to abolish the law at the ballot box, a new Field Poll shows. The poll found ...
Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Sep 10, 2014

Stay with us: Cameron makes 'desperate' plea to Scotland

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he "desperately" wants Scotland to remain in the UK, as he warned that independence is a "leap in the dark" that will punish future generations. In his most significant intervention in the campaign t... #David Cameron #Europe #United Kingdom #Deutsche Bank #Alex Salmond #Queen Elizabeth II #Bank of England
Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Sep 12, 2014

US joins EU with Russia sanctions

The United States and European Union have hit Russia with a new round of economic sanctions. The US is levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defence companies. The sanctions were imposed i... #European Union #Vladimir Putin #Gazprom #Rosneft #Sberbank