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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

Aug 11, 2014

Death penalty halted in Ohio into 2015

A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue into 2015 after a federal judge extended a months-long moratorium on executions as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty...
Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Aug 08, 2014

The Ethicist: Compassionate Capital Punishment

The messy morals of making death more pleasant...
Washington governor suspends use of death penalty

Aug 10, 2014

4 U.S. airstrikes aid Iraqi Kurds battling Islamic State militants

U.S. warplanes and armed drones pounded Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Sunday with multiple airstrikes near the Kurdish capital of Irbil, marking the third straight day of punishing attacks on Islamic State forces...