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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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Gambia confirms execution of nine prisoners


August 28th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Banjul, Aug 28 (IANS) Gambia has confirmed that nine prisoners being held on death row have been executed after the country's president vowed to carry out all death sentences by ... Read more...

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Egypt court sentences 14 Islamists to death


August 15th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 14 Islamists -- members of the Tawhid and Jihad movement -- to death, after convicting them of attacking a ... Read more...

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Three Chinese robbers sentenced to death


July 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Three Chinese men who committed five armed robberies from 1991 to 2011 that led to the death of eight people have been sentenced to death.Xu Deyong ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins’ mercy pleas (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on ... Read more...

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Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins’ mercy plea


May 1st, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself a petition seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, ... Read more...

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Three executed over fatal fire in China


March 29th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Three people responsible for a fire, in which 11 people were killed and two others badly injured in China's Jilin province last year, were executed Thursday, ... Read more...

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Halt execution, says Human Rights Watch


March 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Wednesday demanded that India should not hang terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana."The death penalty is always wrong and the Indian government should immediately ... 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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Pune rape, murder accused awarded death penalty (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) A city court Tuesday awarded death sentences to two men convicted in the 2007 rape and murder of a 23-year-old BPO employee, prosecutors said.Investigating officer Rajendra ... Read more...

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Pune rape, murder convicts get death sentence


March 20th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 20 (IANS) A city court Tuesday awarded death sentences to two men convicted in the 2007 rape and murder of a BPO employee, prosecutors said.Investigating officer Rajendra Patil ... Read more...

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A million convictions in China last year


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Chinese courts convicted 1.05 million people last year in their drive to punish crimes and safeguard stability, 4.4 percent more than in 2010, according to a ... 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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2003 Mumbai blasts: Ruling on three death penalties put off (Lead)


December 12th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday deferred its verdict on the confirmation of death sentences for three convicts in the 2003 Mumbai twin blasts that killed 52 ... Read more...

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Rajiv killers’ pleas adjourned till Jan 31


November 29th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday adjourned till Jan 31, 2012, the hearing on the petitions by the three men convicted for assassinating former prime minister ... Read more...

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Russian woman sentenced to death in China


November 27th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 37-year-old Russian woman has been sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking, the Russian embassy in Beijing said.However, the sentence will be delayed ... Read more...

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Iran hangs 11 convicted drug traffickers


November 25th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
SHIRAZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people who were previously convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in southern Iran on Thursday, state-run media reported. It is the latest in a series of ... Read more...

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Bhullar plea: Jurists divided on abolishing death penalty


November 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court's hearing on Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's petition challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the president after eight years ... Read more...

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Supreme Court asks for mercy plea details


November 15th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to furnish details of all mercy petitions of death row convicts pending before the president and state ... Read more...

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2003 Mumbai twin blasts verdict Dec 12


November 12th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Eight years after Mumbai was rocked by twin blasts which killed 52 and injured 244 people, the Bombay High Court Saturday heard the final arguments on ... Read more...

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One detained after bomb scare during Advani yatra


October 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Oct 28 (IANS) Police Friday detained a suspect after discovering a bomb under a small bridge near here where BJP leader L.K. Advani was to pass. ... Read more...

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Rajiv killers’ pleas adjourned till Nov 29


October 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday adjourned till Nov 29 the hearing on the petitions by the three men convicted for assassinating former prime minister Rajiv ... Read more...

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Release Rajiv Gandhi killers, appeals Karunanidhi


October 6th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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Politics of death sentences in India (Comment)


October 1st, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Prima facie, it is not easy to refute Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's argument that if the Tamil Nadu and Punjab legislatures can ask for the pardon of ... Read more...

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No political influence in commutation of death: Apex Court


September 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will decide on pleas for commuting death sentences to life imprisonment on the grounds of delay purely on ... Read more...

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Omar fears rise in militancy if Afzal is hanged


September 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said he was worried that the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru could revive militancy in the ... Read more...

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Rajiv assassination: Kin of other victims fast for speedy hanging


September 9th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Supported by a section of the Congress Party, the relatives of those who died in the 1991 blast at Sriperumbudur, which killed former prime minister ... Read more...

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1,000 Youth Congress activists to fast against Tamil Nadu assembly resolution


September 5th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Around 1,000 members of the Tamil Nadu Youth Congress will go on a day-long fast Tuesday to demand the withdrawal of the state assembly resolution ... Read more...

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Celebrations in Tamil Nadu as Rajiv killers’ hanging stayed


August 30th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in Chennai and other towns of Tamil Nadu after the Madras High Court Tuesday stayed the Sep 9 hanging of three men ... Read more...

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Respect the law: Congress on Rajiv killers


August 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Congress wants the law of the land to be honoured, state party chief K.V. Thangkabalu said Tuesday, after the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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Rajiv killers move high court; Karunanidhi backs plea (Night Lead)


August 30th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The three men on death row for their involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Monday moved the Madras High Court to ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi killers move court for stay of hanging


August 29th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The three convicts facing the gallows for their involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Monday moved the Madras High Court ... Read more...

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Can’t commute death sentences of Rajiv killers: Jayalalithaa


August 29th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Monday that she did not have the power to commute the death sentences of the three convicted in ... Read more...

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Woman torches herself to save Rajiv killers


August 28th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) The campaign to seek commutation of the death sentences of three convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination turned tragic Sunday with a woman ... Read more...

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