Death Sentence

  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty 3 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Death row debate: Should a mature democracy abolish capital punishment? September 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. The Meerut jail authorities say they received the order from the apex court through the District Magistrate. ...
  • Noida's Nithari killings: SC stays execution of convict Surinder Koli for a week September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. An official of the apex court said that the plea in this regard was mentioned before the bench after midnight and the order was passed at 1:40 am. The Meerut jail authorities...
  • Nithari killer Surinder Koli kept in high security Meerut jail September 5, 2014

    Meerut: Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli who is to be hanged in Meerut on September 12, has been placed in a high-security barrack in Meerut jail, prison authorities said. Koli was placed in the high security barrack on Thursday night and two armed guards deployed outside his cell in order to...
  • Noida Nithari killings: Court issues death warrant against Surinder Koli September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ghaziabad sessions court has issued a death warrant against Nithari serial murderer Surinder Koli in connection with the brutal killing of a 14-year-old Rimpa Halder in 2005. It has sent the warrant to the Uttar Pradesh government for making necessary preparations for Koli's execution. President Pranab Mukhejree...
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker July 25, 2014

    In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died. Additional Sessions Judge at Ambah in the district KC Gupta on Thursday awarded capital punishment to Jogendra Tomar (28), who had thrown acid on the face...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both the...
  • Egypt court upholds death sentences for 183 Morsi supporters June 21, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood members, including leader Mohamed Badie, media reported. Of the 683 defendants in the case, 183 were sentenced to death, four were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 496 defendants were acquitted, Al Ahram online reported. The defendants were accused...
  • Dehradun fake encounter: Ranbir's father wants death sentence for 17 policemen June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The father of Ranbir Singh, who was killed in a fake encounter near Dehradun, on Monday said that he was not happy with the court's judgement and may move the High Court. A Delhi court awarded life sentence to all the 17 convicted in the killing 22-year-old MBA...
  • Delhi gang rape: Convicts move SC, seeks stay on death sentence June 3, 2014

    The remaining two convicts in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case - Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur - have moved the Supreme Court, seeking stay on execution of their death sentence. The petition in this regard was filed by Sharma and Thakur on Monday. The two have followed Mukesh...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: SC stays the execution of convict Yakub Memon June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of death row convict Yakub Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Yakub's mercy plea. The court has also referred to the Constitution bench a plea that review petitions in death penalty cases should not...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC extends stay on death sentence of two convicts March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of the death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape, as it sought a copy of the trial court judgment. The death sentence of the...
  • Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death March 24, 2014

    Cairo: A court in southern Egyptian has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had no...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC order on convicts' death penalty confirmation today March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: More than a year after the brutal December 16 Delhi gangrape, the Delhi High Court is expected to give its verdict on confirming the death sentence and the appeals of the four convicts in the case. The court verdict is expected at 2 pm on Thursday. The prosecution moved...
  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes abolition of death sentence March 11, 2014

    Chennai: Abolition of death sentence, statehood to Puducherry, implementation of Sethusamudhram project and making Tamil the local official language are some of the promises made by the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) in its Lok Sabha election manifesto which was released on Tuesday in Chennai. The M Karunanidhi-led DMK has been opposed...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four other convicts serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court observed that the Tamil Nadu government could be 'rushing' the matter. The case will now be heard on 6 March. After the...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Family gets justice after a 2-year fight February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been more than a year after the brutal December 16 gangrape, another family has been fighting for justice. Their 19-year-old daughter was brutally raped and murdered two years ago and a court on Wednesday gave all three convicts a death penalty. Intense media coverage and unprecedented protests had...
  • Rahul criticises Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has criticised Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the assassins of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul while addressing a rally in Amethi on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over the state's decision. He said, "PM of the country was killed, I am...
  • Haryana gangrape-murder: Court gives death sentence to convicts February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Dwarka fast-track court has given death sentence to all the three convicted for the gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in Haryana. The three men were convicted for the murder and gangrape of a 19-year-old girl in February 2012 in Haryana. The decomposed and mutilated body...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Government opposes commuting death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi killers February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers to life term. The government argued against showing any leniency to the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying that the President's office cannot be blamed for delay. "There was a delay by the government...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear death convicts' plea today February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the pleas of the three death convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking commutation of their death sentence to life imprisonment citing delay of over 11 years in deciding their mercy petitions by the President. The petition has come...
  • SC to hear final plea of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Bhullar today January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear in an open court the final plea of 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment. A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and justices R M Lodha, H L Dattu and S...
  • Centre to seek review of SC verdict on commuting death sentence January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a clear signal that the apex court's verdict holding that death sentence of condemned prisoner can be commuted to life due to delay in deciding mercy plea is not acceptable to it, the Centre on Wednesday said that it is considering to seek review of the judgement. Additional...
  • DMK welcomes SC order commuting death sentence January 21, 2014

    Chennai: DMK today welcomed Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of four aides of forest brigand Veerappan. "I welcome it," said DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin when reporters asked him about the apex court ruling. The Supreme Court has given life term to 15 death row convicts,...
  • Arguments for and against death sentence January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The debate on the death penalty is a never ending one. While some are in favour of it, others give various reasons to abolish it. The debate has been revived after the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay...
  • December 16 gangrape: HC begins hearing arguments on death reference November 2, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Saturday commenced hearing final arguments in the trial court's reference to it for confirmation of death sentence awarded to four convicts in December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani heard prosecution's argument on the reference case as well as the...
  • Commute all death sentences to life imprisonment: Amnesty urges India October 9, 2013

    Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Indian authorities to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment and impose a moratorium on executions. The Amnesty appeal came a day ahead of the World Day Against Death Penalty on Thursday. Amnesty said at least 23 people in India were at risk of execution. The cases of...