World | Reuters | Monday October 20, 2014
Iraq should stop its widespread use of the death penalty, which is unjust, flawed and only fuels the violence it purports to deter, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.
Diaspora | Associated Press | Wednesday October 15, 2014
A man from India who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother, who were also from India, was sentenced to die on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 15, 2014
A federal grand jury issued a new indictment on Tuesday that includes a possible death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of involvement in the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 9, 2014
A man convicted of murder and awaiting execution was exonerated and walked free on Wednesday after nine years behind bars in Texas, anti-death penalty groups said.
World | Associated Press | Friday October 3, 2014
A prosecutor has filed formal notification that he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at a food processing plant.
World | Reuters | Friday September 12, 2014
A Chinese court sentenced three people to death and one to life in prison on Friday for an attack at a train station in southwestern China that triggered a sweeping crackdown on what Beijing calls militant violence.
India | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from Press Trust of India) | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The Supreme Court today in a landmark judgement has ruled that review petitions for prisoners on death row will be heard in an open court. So far, all appeals challenging the death penalty given to a prisoner have been decided in the chambers of judg...
India | Edited by Sugam Singhal | Tuesday August 5, 2014
A new bill that ramps up punishment for hijacking is now ready and is expected too be presented to Union Cabinet for approval soon, civil aviation minister Ashok Raju has told NDTV.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 5, 2014
Two of the nation's most active death penalty states have quietly carried on with executions despite a shortage of lethal-injection drugs, turning to pentobarbital, a powerful sedative that generally puts inmates to death swiftly and without complica...
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Siddharth Ranjan Das, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday August 5, 2014
A judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, accused of sexual harassment, has said he is willing to face the death penalty, if found guilty.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 3, 2014
Almost 15 years after the Kandahar hijack, a bill to award the death penalty to hijackers is likely to be brought to Parliament soon. The bill would also give the right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 18, 2014
A US federal judge has declared the death penalty in the state of California as unconstitutional.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
A US man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.
Cities | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday July 3, 2014
Sajjad Ahmed Moghul, the security guard convicted of killing lawyer Pallavi Purakayastha at her Mumbai residence on August 9, 2012, had murdered the 25-year-old like a butcher, the prosecution told the Sessions Court today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday against the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.
World | Reuters | Monday June 23, 2014
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday that Egypt's death penalty convictions and mass trials are "obscene and a complete travesty of justice".
World | Associated Press | Thursday June 19, 2014
A federal judge has ruled that "betrayal of the United States" should not be a factor in considering if Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the death penalty.
World | Reuters | Wednesday June 18, 2014
An Egyptian court signaled on Wednesday it wanted death sentences for 12 defendants charged with killing a police officer and belonging to a terrorist group, when it referred the case to the country's highest religious authority.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday June 17, 2014
Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, marking the first lethal injections in the United States since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma intensified America's debate over the death...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday June 16, 2014
Bombay High Court today posted for hearing on July 17 a petition seeking confirmation of the capital punishment awarded to three youths who are common convicts in two cases of gangrape on the Shakti Mills premises in 2013.