Death Row News
Chinese surgeons execute death row inmates by removing organs for illegal transplants, says study
According to the dead donor rule, organ procurement must not commence until the donor is both dead and formally pronounced so, and procurement of organs must not cause the death of the donor
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.
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
Just Mercy, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson's courtroom drama, to release in India on 17 January
Just Mercy had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September.
Coimbatore rape-murder case: SC dismisses plea of death row convict seeking review of apex court's order of capital punishment
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea filed by a death row convict seeking review of its verdict affirming capital punishment imposed on him for 'horribly' gangraping a minor girl and later killing her along with her brother in Coimbatore in 2010
Just Mercy review round-up: 'An effectively straightforward and potent drama' that is a tad too long
Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson's courtroom drama Just Mercy had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September
Just Mercy trailer: Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson team up to bring wrongfully-convicted Jamie Foxx to justice
Just Mercy is based on a true story based on a lawyer's fight to free a wrongly-convicted man on death row.
Supreme Court says death row prisoners are entitled to meet family, friends and lawyers
The Supreme Court held that as part of the right to live with human dignity, a prisoner on a death row is entitled to meet members of his family and friends.
Jigisha Ghosh murder case: Delhi HC issues production warrant to death row convicts
Delhi High Court on Monday issued production warrants to two death row convicts in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case on trial court reference for confirmation of capital punishment given to them.
Three-Fourth death row convicts in India are socio-economically backward: Report
More than three-fourths of death row convicts in the country belong to socially, economically and educationally backward section of the society, according to a report.
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.
Vietnam inmate avoids death penalty by getting pregnant; four guards suspended
Four prison guards in northern Vietnam have been suspended for alleged negligence after a female inmate, on death row for drug trafficking, became pregnant, which means her death sentence will be commuted to life in prison once her child is born, state media reported Tuesday.
US, UN express 'deep concern' over Saudi death row youth; father asks king for clemency
The United States expressed alarm on Thursday over the case of a Saudi Arabian who was sentenced to death for his alleged role in anti-government protests as a teenager.
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.
Australian drug smugglers on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island
Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths.
On death row, but unrepentant: Delhi gangrape convict says it was the girl's fault
Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of the 16 December Delhi gangrape, has told the BBC that women are to be blamed for rape.
Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas
Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed.
Indonesia delays execution of two Australian drug dealers by a month
The execution of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia has been delayed by up to one month, the vice president's office told AFP on Friday.
Pakistan to execute 55 inmates on death row after stay of death penalty lifted
Pakistan is preparing to execute 55 inmates on death row after the country ended the moratorium on death penalty in terror-related cases.
Supreme Court stays 1993 Mumbai blast accused Yakub Memon's execution
The Supreme Court today further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force.