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Punjab man gets death for burning two sons to death


September 18th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Sep 18 (IANS) A man from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, who burnt his two sons - aged four and six years - alive in his house in a fit ... Read more...

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High court confirms death sentence for militant


September 6th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 6 (IANS) The division bench of the Gauhati High Court upheld the death sentence awarded by a lower court to a dreaded militant in Tripura for killing 15 ... Read more...

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Pakistani executed in Saudi Arabia


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.Hayat Sayed Lal Sayed had attempted to smuggle heroin in his stomach, the Saudi ... Read more...

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Iraq executes five over terrorism


August 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday executed five convicted prisoners over terrorism charges, including a Syrian and Saudi national, the justice ministry announced.On Tuesday, Iraq executed 21 prisoners, including three ... Read more...

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21 executed in a day in Iraq


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Iraq Tuesday carried out 21 executions for terrorism-related crimes, the justice ministry said.There were three women among those executed. Iraq has executed 91 people so far ... Read more...

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Modi’s object lesson in political grandiosity (Comment)


July 31st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
In saying that he should be hanged publicly if he is found guilty of complicity in the 2002 Gujarat riots, Chief Minister Narendra Modi has yet again provided an object ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka plans severe punishment for child abuse


July 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 9 (IANS) With increasing cases of child abuse in Sri Lanka, the government plans to impose tough punishments on the offenders, an official said Monday.Discussions are underway with ... Read more...

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Two Iranians sentenced to death over booze


June 26th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in the Iranian province of Khorasan has sentenced two local men to death after they were caught drinking alcohol for the third time, ... Read more...

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Three to die for killing four-year-old


May 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 25 (IANS) A court in Bihar Friday awarded capital punishment to three men and life imprisonment to another for the abduction-cum-murder of a four-year-old boy.Additional District and Sessions ... Read more...

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No plan to review laws on death sentence: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There were no plans to review laws on death sentence, Home Minister P. Chidambaram clarified Wednesday and said the present government had disposed of ... Read more...

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CRPF ex-cop sentenced to death for killing seven


April 30th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) A former Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was Monday sentenced to death in Andhra Pradesh for killing seven people, including his two children.Nearly one-and-half ... Read more...

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One more US state abolishes death penalty


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The US state of Connecticut Wednesday became the 17th state in the country to abolish the capital punishment.Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy Wednesday signed the state's death ... Read more...

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Norway killer refuses to disclose militant contacts


April 19th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik appeared increasingly irritated and uncooperative, and largely refused to answer as prosecutors questioned him about his alleged "militant nationalist" contacts."It ... Read more...

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‘Parliament should award death penalty for crimes against elderly’


April 12th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday urged parliament to award capital punishment in cases where a senior citizen is the victim.Additional Sessions Judge Narinder Kumar said: "This ... Read more...

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Blot on humanity, says twitterati on baby Afreen’s death


April 11th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Baby Afreen's father is a blot on humanity, he deserves capital punishment, sad, shameful...reactions from twitterati poured in fast and furious Wednesday after news ... Read more...

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Three drug traffickers get death in China


April 11th, 2012 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Three people were sentenced to death and two others were given jail terms Tuesday for drug trafficking in China.Xia Shenghua, Lin Hongyan and Shao Xiaoyuan received ... Read more...

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Apex court commences hearing in mercy petition cases


March 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday commenced hearing on the question whether a convict who has filed a mercy petition was entitled to remission of death sentence ... Read more...

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Release bombers’ bodies: Amnesty urges Belarus


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of two bombers executed in Belarus should be returned to their families for proper burial, Amnesty International said in a statement."Despite publicly stating ... Read more...

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Belarus executes Minsk subway bombers


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has executed two men convicted for a deadly subway bombing in the capital Minsk last year, Belarusian news agency Belta reported.The mother of one ... Read more...

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Belarus executes bomber


March 17th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of the two men accused of organizing a deadly subway bombing in the Belarusian capital Minsk last year, Vladislav Kovalyov, has been executed by ... Read more...

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‘China committed to limiting death penalty’


March 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is committed to limiting death penalty and it has always been very prudent in using capital punishment, according to an official with the country's top ... Read more...

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Death for three confirmed in 2003 Mumbai blasts case (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday upheld the death sentence of three people, including a woman, convicted for the 2003 Mumbai twin-bomb blasts that killed 52 people.A ... Read more...

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Death for three confirmed in 2003 Mumbai blasts case


February 10th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday upheld the death sentence of the three people, including a woman, convicted for the 2003 Mumbai twin bomb blasts.A special Prevention ... Read more...

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Iraq executes 14 on terrorism, criminal charges


February 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 8 (IANS) A total of 14 people convicted for terrorism and criminal charges have been executed in Iraq, its justice ministry said Wednesday."Fourteen convicted prisoners were executed early ... Read more...

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Drug dealer gets death penalty


January 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) In a rare judgment, a special narcotics court here Saturday awarded death penalty to a man for dealing in drugs.Special Narcotics Court Judge Shalini Nagpal awarded ... Read more...

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Iran stoning woman ‘not about to be hanged’


December 29th, 2011 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian mother of two whose death-by-stoning sentence was suspended earlier last year does not risk being hanged, according to the justice chief of a southern ... Read more...

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Belarus to abolish death penalty after US: President


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 24 (IANS) Belarus will abolish the death penalty as soon as the US abolishes it, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said.A court in the capital Minsk sentenced Nov ... Read more...

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European Union urges Belarus to ban death penalty


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has called on Belarus to join the rest of Europe in prohibiting capital punishment."The European Union opposes the use of capital punishment ... Read more...

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Eliminate death penalty, says Pope


December 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday appealed to politicians to eliminate capital punishment, saying it is a violation of human dignity.Speaking at the the Vatican to international ... Read more...

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Family wants capital punishment for Dey’s killers


November 25th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) The family members of slain senior journalist Jyotirmoy Dey Friday demanded that capital punishment be given to his killers.Mid Day's editor (special investigations), Dey (56) was ... Read more...

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Court awards death penalty to eight in triple murder


November 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) A local court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district Wednesday awarded capital punishment to eight people and life sentence to 27 in a two-decade-old triple murder carried ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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PDP to vote for Afzal Guru clemency resolution


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's People's Democratic Party (PDP) Friday decided to vote for the resolution seeking clemency for Dec 13, 2001, parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, which ... Read more...

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178 terrorism cases in US ended in convictions since 9/11 (To go with 9/11 accused has gone to the gallows)


September 10th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Of the 196 among 345 terrorism cases brought to US courts since the 9/11 attacks, 178 have ended in convictions.# Nearly 3,000 held on terrorism charges ... Read more...

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One sentenced to death for Pakistan attack


August 13th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) One man was sentenced to death and four were given life sentences Saturday for a 2009 attack on the Pakistan Army headquarters that left 23 people ... Read more...

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