Capital Punishment News
Iran executes leader of women trafficking network
He was sentenced to death in September 2021 on charges of "corruption on earth," a term used by Iranian authorities to encompass various offenses, including moral-related crimes
Eye for an Eye: Bangladesh man murders wife for dowry, gets death as punishment
Case details reveal Ripon Gazi from Kadamtali subjected his wife, Shiuly Akhter, to fatal torture over a dowry amount of Tk 100,000 on Meraznagar Madrasa Road, occurring between March 6 and 7, 2018
Malaysia set to end mandatory death penalty: Which serious crimes will be exempted under new reforms?
Malaysia’s lower house of Parliament has approved a bill that would scrap mandatory capital punishment for certain offences such as kidnapping and some firearm crimes. The country put a moratorium on executions in 2018, but courts have continued to hand out death sentences
Rare Saudi execution during Muslim holy month
Citing Saudi interior ministry capital punishment data, the human rights group said "no sentence has been implemented during the holy month" since 2009 in the kingdom, one of the world's most prolific executioners
Death by Bullet: Why does Idaho want to bring back firing squads for executing prisoners?
Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow firing squads to execute inmates on death row. The bill has now been sent to the governor for approval. But why does the US state want to revert to this old form of capital punishment?
Explained: The status of the death penalty in the US under Joe Biden
Joe Biden in 2016 pledged to work towards abolishing federal capital punishment. But his Justice Department continues to press for the death penalty in certain cases
Explained: The eye-for-an-eye Sharia justice that has returned to Afghanistan
Afghanistan has shunned the judicial system that they had adopted after the Taliban was overthrown in 2001. The difference between the system of the former government and today 'is as big as the Earth and the sky'
Myanmar junta hands out at least seven more death sentences this week, says United Nations
A junta spokesperson did not respond to calls from outside Myanmar seeking confirmation of the latest death sentences. The United Nations accused it of using capital punishment as a 'tool to crush opposition'
Explained: The two-fold rise in executions in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has executed twice as many people in 2022 as it did last year. The most recent execution was of a Jordanian national convicted of smuggling amphetamine tablets, bringing the year's total to 138, up from 69 last year
As Kuwait hangs seven people in rare mass execution, a look at the death penalty across the world
According to Amnesty International, 108 countries have formally abolished the death penalty for all crimes. However, despite the abolitionist trend, the number of executions in Gulf countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia remains high
Why India needs a rethink before expanding scope of death penalty
It is crystal clear the graph of number of death sentences dips amazingly as the cases get referred up
Death Penalty: SC to deliver verdict on case related to framing guidelines on mitigating circumstance
The matter had arisen from a plea of a man named Irfan challenging the death penalty imposed on him by the trial court and confirmed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court
Explained: Why US Supreme Court ruled in favour of letting death row man die by firing squad
The inmate, Michael Nance, had challenged the lethal injection protocol and sought to die by firing squad, which is not an authorised method in the state
The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death for rapists?
You might imagine that trolls are too preoccupied with their Corona-related bile to care about everyday misogyny. Wishful thinking. Since the hanging of the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape this weekend, the Army of Animosity has found time to pop open bottles of virtual champagne to celebrate the rapists’ deaths while also turning on those who oppose capital punishment for rape | Anna MM Vetticad writes
Delhi gangrape: With courts evoking 'collective conscience' in handing death penalty, it's time we examined our own
When the French sociologist David Émile Durkheim articulated the concept of the ‘collective conscience’, he made it a point to say he wasn’t defining it as a shared moral conscience between people. But maybe it’s time that we did. Especially in the case of a punishment as final as the death penalty.
From slow poisoning claims, to allegation of impeding mercy petition, convicts of Delhi gangrape case make bizarre claims; court refuses to intervene
A Delhi court said no further directions were required on a plea by the lawyer of the death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case alleging the prison authorities were not handing over certain documents required to file mercy and curative petitions and disposed of the petition.
Supreme Court dismisses juvenility plea of 2012 gangrape convict Pawan Kumar Gupta, says Delhi HC 'rightly' rejected petition
The apex court bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi, said the Delhi High Court "rightly rejected" Gupta's claim of being a juvenile at the time of the offence.
2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear on 20 Jan convict Pawan Kumar Gupta's plea against HC order rejecting his juvenility claim
The Supreme Court will hear on 20 January a plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile at the time of the commission of the offence
2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Convicts won't be able to escape gallows despite legal tactics, says victim's father
The father of the victim of the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder said that the four convicts will not be able to escape the gallows, despite all the legal tactics they may employ
Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment
Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square in Islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on Thursday in a bizarre judgement