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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Pakistan Army said Bajwa "confirmed death sentences awarded to 14 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism".
Madhya Pradesh was the first state to enact a law last December providing for death penalty for rapists of minor girls below 12.
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.
Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping 10-year-old girl in Muzaffarnagar; accused booked under POCSO, IPC
The court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old girl in Muzaffarnagar. The accused has also been booked under IPC and POCSO acts
Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl
US' Tennessee executed a man for raping and murdering a sever-year-old girl. The state gave its first death sentence in nearly a decade
The Centre said it didn't want to make the execution "overly comfortable", since it's a punishment meant to be handed out only in the rarest of rare cases because the crime was barbaric and abhorrent in nature.
Iraq executes 13, including 11 convicted on charges relating to terrorism; killers of security forces personnel among those punished
Iraq has executed 13 people, including 11, convicted on charges relating to "terrorism", the justice ministry said on Monday.
2012 New Delhi gangrape case: Supreme Court reserves its verdict on review plea filed by death row convict
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea by death row convict Mukesh Singh seeking review of the top court judgment upholding his death sentence in the 16 December, 2012, New Delhi gangrape case