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UN human rights panel deplores mass executions by Saudi Arabia

Jan 03, 2016

UN human rights panel deplores mass executions by Saudi Arabia

Deploring the mass execution of 47 people by Saudi Arabia , the UN rights chief has called on the kingdom to impose a moratorium on all executions. #United Nations #Middle East #NewsTracker #UN #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr #mass executions
Home Ministry against abolition of death penalty

Oct 04, 2015

Home Ministry against abolition of death penalty

The Home Ministry is likely to reject Law Commission's recommendation for abolition of death penalty, maintaining that time was not ripe yet to remove it completely from the statute book keeping in mind the threat from terrorism. #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Rajiv Mehrishi
Death sentences for five, life terms for seven in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Sep 30, 2015

Death sentences for five, life terms for seven in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Nine years after a series of bomb blasts in suburban trains rattled Mumbai killing 188 people, a special court in Mumbai has sentenced five persons to death in the case. #BreakingNow #NewsTracker #Mumbai blasts #ATS #Terror Attack #Death Penalty #MCOCA court #2006 Mumbai serial blasts
Families of 7/11 blast victims hail sentencing in the case, say it is 'correct punishment'

Sep 30, 2015

Families of 7/11 blast victims hail sentencing in the case, say it is 'correct punishment'

Families of the victims of the 2006 serial train blasts in Mumbai that killed 189 people on Wednesday hailed as a "correct punishment" the sentencing. #TheySaidIt #Death Penalty #victims #MCOCA court #sentencing #India #Mumbai #7/11 blasts #2006 Mumbai serial train blasts
If death penalty is abolished, should life term be till death, asks SC bench

Sep 25, 2015

If death penalty is abolished, should life term be till death, asks SC bench

A bail plea filed by five murder convicts from Chhattisgarh led to a bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday commenting at length about the death penalty. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #chattisgarh #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Yakub Memon #Rajiv Gandhi assasination case
2006 Mumbai train blasts case: Prosecution seeks death penalty for 8 out of 12 convicted

Sep 23, 2015

2006 Mumbai train blasts case: Prosecution seeks death penalty for 8 out of 12 convicted

The prosecution on Wednesday demanded capital punishment for eight persons of the 12 convicted in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts. #NewsTracker #Death Penalty #MCOCA court #prosecution #7/11 #sentencing #India #Mumbai #2006 Mumbai train blasts case
Justice Mehra: How can there be no death penalty for people who kill innocent children?

Sep 02, 2015

Justice Mehra: How can there be no death penalty for people who kill innocent children?

The Law Commission of India's report of 31 August, that recommended the abolition of the death penalty, is not without opposition from within #NewsTracker #Death Penalty #Justice Usha Mehra #Law Commission of India
Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal no lasting solution

Sep 01, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal no lasting solution

The 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. #ConnectTheDots #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Yakub Memon #rarest of rare case. law commission
Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty except in terror cases

Aug 31, 2015

Law Commission recommends abolition of death penalty except in terror cases

The Law Commission on Monday recommended by a majority "swift" abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases. #Terrorism #TheySaidIt #Death Penalty #Law Commission #hanging #India