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 | Erik Eckholm, The New York Times | Thursday July 24, 2014
In an eerie parallel to a botched execution in Oklahoma in April, Joseph R. Wood III repeatedly gasped for one hour and 40 minutes on Wednesday, according to witnesses, before dying.
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 13, 2014
A senior United Nations envoy has urged an "end to impunity" in Papua New Guinea for sorcery-related attacks but rejected using the death penalty as punishment, a report said Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 22, 2014
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in the Maldives, becoming the first minor to be accused of a capital offence since the death penalty was reintroduced, officials said.
World | Reuters | Sunday May 18, 2014
Sudanese opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi was arrested on Saturday on charges that could lead to the death penalty, a government official said, a move that could hurt efforts to ease political tensions before elections due next year.
World | Agence-France Presse | Thursday May 8, 2014
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month's botched execution of a US inmate.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 5, 2014
Several brutal murders of children have sparked outrage across Turkey, prompting calls to bring back the death penalty and leading the government to stiffen sentences for child killers.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday April 30, 2014
The United Nations human rights body has expressed concern over Maldives' decision to end a moratorium on the death penalty.