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Top Islamist gets death for war crimes in Bangladesh

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Dhaka: A top leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party was sentenced to death on Wednesday by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing "crimes against humanity" during the country's 197

Farmer gets death sentence for double murder in Andhra Pradesh


Anantpur: The sessions court here on Friday sentenced a farmer to death for murdering two of his neighbours.
Accused Venkatesulu (45), from Kuruvalli village of Bommamhal mandal, had a dispute with h

Society’s approval needed for rarest of rare cases: Supreme Court


New Delhi: The ‘rarest of rare case’ test is not ‘judge centric’ but depends on the perception of society and whether it would approve the award of death sentence to those convicted in certain types

Post Guru hanging, rights groups demand end of executions


In the wake of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, global rights groups have asked India to end the use of executions and move towards abolishing the death penalty.

State supports death for rape, CPM against it

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking a strong stand on crimes against women, the state government has suggested that capital punishment be given to those who are found guilty of rape and murder – while the Opp

After Kasab hanging, call for Afzal Guru's execution grow louder


Calls for speedy hanging of 2001 Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru grow louder after the execution of Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday with opposition BJP leading the charge.

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Reel protest against death penalty


A little over a year ago Tamil Nadu had been swept by a wave of protests as thousands had taken to the streets, campaigning against the death penalty. They were demanding the commutation of the death

UN chief Ban calls for end of death penalty


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called for the death penalty to be abolished. Ban told a panel on the issue convened on Wednesday by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. "The taking of life

Death penalty requested in Tunisian dictator trial

The prosecution of a military tribunal demanded the death penalty for Tunisia's former dictator over his role in the deaths of protesters during the popular uprising that overthrew him a year ago.


BJP, SAD for abolition of death penalty

Against the backdrop of clemency demands for death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana, BJP and SAD on Friday made a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for abolition of death penalty by asking Government t

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