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Bangladesh: Three Islamists get death penalty, five others get life for involvement in 1971 war crimes

Jul 18, 2016

Bangladesh: Three Islamists get death penalty, five others get life for involvement in 1971 war crimes

Three Islamists were handed down the death penalty while five others were given life imprisonment by a special tribunal in Bangladesh for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war with Pakistan #Pakistan #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Jamaat-e-Islami #Sheikh Hasina #Death Penalty #1971 war #International Crimes Tribunal #Al-badr
Malaysia to amend death sentence for 12 criminal offences, says minister

Jun 22, 2016

Malaysia to amend death sentence for 12 criminal offences, says minister

Malaysia 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 #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Malaysia #World Congress against Death Penalty
Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' also applies to the guilty

Jun 21, 2016

Pope on death penalty: 'Thou shalt not kill' also applies to the guilty

Pope Francis has gone beyond his predecessors and traditional Catholic teaching in saying there is simply no justification for the death penalty today. #TheySaidIt #Death Penalty #Pope Francis
Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty | Reuters

May 31, 2016

Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to death penalty | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal asserting that the death penalty violates the U.S. #United States #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #Death Penalty
Philippines president Duterte to bring back capital punishment

May 16, 2016

Philippines president Duterte to bring back capital punishment

The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, nicknamed 'the Punisher' for his tough stance on crime, has said he will seek to bring back capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Crime #President #Death Penalty #Philippines #The Punisher #Rodrigo Duterte #Davao City
Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

May 10, 2016

Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

The NLU death penalty report has got data — but its report is not quite about making the judicial system fairer to all. It is about making justice fairer to the likely criminal. #Supreme Court #Justice #Death Penalty #High Court #National Law University #CriticalPointd #rarest of the rare #Death Penalty Research Project
Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system

May 07, 2016

Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system

The report also tries to bring out the fact that there are very serious and real social costs to the experience that prisoners and their families go through. #CriticalPoint #Afzal Guru #Death Penalty #Death row #Jails #hanging #gallows #Yakub Memon #Criminal Justice System #Death row inmates #Indian prisioners
German Bakery blast: Bombay HC to pronounce verdict today

Mar 17, 2016

German Bakery blast: Bombay HC to pronounce verdict today

The Bombay High Court is likely to deliver its verdict on confirmation of death penalty awarded to Himayat Baig, the lone convict of 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case, on Thursday. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Indian Mujahideen #Death Penalty #Himayat Baig
Soon, manufacturing illicit liquor in Bihar could lead to death penalty

Mar 09, 2016

Soon, manufacturing illicit liquor in Bihar could lead to death penalty

The Bihar government is bringing a bill to award capital punishment for manufacturing illicit liquor once prohibition comes into effect in the state from 1 April. #NewsTracker #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Death Penalty #Alcohol #Bihar liquor ban #Sudha Dairy
Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

Mar 03, 2016

Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

If the BJP plays along, the big loser will be the DMK because its record of intervention in either the war against Tamils in Sri Lanka or the desperate pleas of Nalini and others had been dubious. #Politics #Tamil Nadu #DMK #Congress #Sri Lanka #PoliticsDecoder #Supreme Court #J. Jayalalithaa #LTTE #Rajiv Gandhi #Vaiko #Death Penalty #States #tamils #G Ramakrishnan #Nalini #Thol Thirumavalavan