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Man awarded death sentence for raping minor daughter in Chennai; victim's mother handed life sentence
India

Man awarded death sentence for raping minor daughter in Chennai; victim's mother handed life sentence

The matter came to light in 2020 when the victim studying in Class XI at a school in Chennai revealed it to her friends, who informed it to one of their teachers

Sri Lanka welcomes death sentence to six accused for lynching its national in Pakistan
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Sri Lanka welcomes death sentence to six accused for lynching its national in Pakistan

Sri Lanka's Foreign Ministry welcomed the verdict by the Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore that sentenced six people to death

Three get death sentence for rape-murder of two minor girls in Assam's Kokrajhar
India

Three get death sentence for rape-murder of two minor girls in Assam's Kokrajhar

The bodies of the two minor girls were found hanging from a tree last year

Bombay HC commutes death sentence of Gavit Sisters: Tracing back the horrific crimes of Maharashtra's serial killer sisters
India

Bombay HC commutes death sentence of Gavit Sisters: Tracing back the horrific crimes of Maharashtra's serial killer sisters

Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit were convicted by the Kolhapur Sessions Court for the kidnappings of 13 children and killing five of them brutally between 1990 and 1996, and sentenced to death in 2001

On death row in India: A new book draws on criminal justice research for a reconsideration of the death penalty
India

On death row in India: A new book draws on criminal justice research for a reconsideration of the death penalty

Author Jahnavi Misra's work, The Punished: Stories of Death Row Prisoners in India, is based on research conducted by Project 39A and narratives that cast an alternative perspective on the death penalty, its social and cultural impact.

Pakistan's ailing ex-president Pervez Musharraf calls death sentence a 'personnel vendetta' against him
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Pakistan's ailing ex-president Pervez Musharraf calls death sentence a 'personnel vendetta' against him

Pakistan's ailing former president Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said the death sentence given to him by a court in a treason case is based on a 'personnel vendetta'

Tihar Jail asks UP for two hangmen on short notice amid reports that 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts may be executed soon
India

Tihar Jail asks UP for two hangmen on short notice amid reports that 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts may be executed soon

The Tihar Jail in Delhi has asked Uttar Pradesh to provide two hangmen on short notice, amid reports that four men convicted in the December 2012 rape-and-murder case may be executed soon.

SC orders probe into Telangana encounters: Extrajudicial killings are shock to India's legal conscience and have no place in a democracy
India

SC orders probe into Telangana encounters: Extrajudicial killings are shock to India's legal conscience and have no place in a democracy

The act of killing someone is, by all means, a crime that "shocks the conscience of the nation". But, when a similar crime is committed by those who are meant to prevent it, it shocks the legal conscience of the nation

Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanks CJI for taking cognizance of rape and murder cases of minors, urges for expeditious trial
India

Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanks CJI for taking cognizance of rape and murder cases of minors, urges for expeditious trial

The former Chief Minister in his letter said, "In Madhya Pradesh, there are provisions that those guilty of raping and murdering girl child (up to 12 years of age) are liable to be hanged.

Bangladesh court sentences nine to death, hands out life term to 25 others for attacking Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago
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Bangladesh court sentences nine to death, hands out life term to 25 others for attacking Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago

A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced nine activists of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance to death and 25 others to life in prison for attacking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 25 years ago. Hasina was leading a nationwide campaign by rail when her coach came under attack upon arriving in Pabna's Ishwardy on 23 September, 1994. Hasina survived the assault carried out during BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's first term as prime minister.

Time has come for India to kill death penalty
India

Time has come for India to kill death penalty

Death row prisoners are the poorest and most marginalised and can’t afford proper legal representation

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after decade-long battle against death sentence, arrives in Canada
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Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after decade-long battle against death sentence, arrives in Canada

Though her daughters are believed to have already fled to Canada, Bibi's lawyer Saif ul Malook confirmed to BBC that she has already arrived in Canada, and her daughters are understood to have been granted asylum there.

ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case today; India had challenged death sentence by Pakistan court in 2017
India

ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case today; India had challenged death sentence by Pakistan court in 2017

The oral proceedings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case will commence from 18 February before the International Court of Justice at The Hague, the Ministry of External Affairs said Thursday.

Madhya Pradesh court issues 'death warrant' against teacher for raping 4-year-old girl; convict to challenge penalty in SC
India

Madhya Pradesh court issues 'death warrant' against teacher for raping 4-year-old girl; convict to challenge penalty in SC

A trial court in Madhya Pradesh has issued a 'death warrant' against a school teacher who has been convicted of raping a four-year-old girl.

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in 2012 December gangrape case
India

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in 2012 December gangrape case

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in the Delhi gangrape and murder case of 2012.

SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty in 2:1 judgment; dissenting judge says time has come to review capital punishment
India

SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty in 2:1 judgment; dissenting judge says time has come to review capital punishment

A three-judge bench comprising justices Kurian Joseph, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta commuted the death sentence of a man and gave him life term for murdering three persons, including two women.

India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of country
India

India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of country

First secretary in India's permanent mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said the resolution sought to promote a moratorium on executions with the aim of abolishing death penalty.

Pakistan Army chief endorses death sentences to 14 'hardcore terrorists' after conviction by military courts
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Pakistan Army chief endorses death sentences to 14 'hardcore terrorists' after conviction by military courts

The Pakistan Army said Bajwa "confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism".

Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for raping four-year-old girl in Satna district
India

Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for raping four-year-old girl in Satna district

Madhya Pradesh was the first state to enact a law last December providing for death penalty for rapists of minor girls below 12.

Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo
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Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo

The death sentences in Egypt concluded the mass trial of some 700 people accused of offences during the pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest at Cairo's Rabaa Adawiya square.