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Walking dead too long – #deathpenalty

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Sep 4, 2014,  By:Somasekhar Sundaresan Lengthy process of implementing death sentence doesn’t function as retribution or deterrence The Supreme Court has ruled that it would start a new tradition of hearing in open court, petitions seeking review of… Continue Reading →

Should death penalty go? Law panel begins review

Shibu Thomas,TNN | Aug 25, 2014, 01.33 AM IS The move comes close on the heels of the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of 19 persons after their mercy pleas were rejected since January this year. MUMBAI: Almost half a century… Continue Reading →

Temporary high court relief for sisters on death row

Swati Deshpande,TNN | Aug 21, 2014,  The high court on Wednesday came to the temporary rescue of the two sisters from Kolhapur on death row. RELATED MUMBAI: The high court on Wednesday came to the temporary rescue of the two sisters from Kolhapur on… Continue Reading →

Death Penalty: Is it Justice or Human Right Violation?

By Mousumi Roy 08 August, 2014 Shocking lawlessness, bribery, sex crimes, murders etc do happen in many countries. But the manner in which these are happening in India in recent years and are rising alarmingly causing great concern. Major… Continue Reading →

India – Bill to Award #DeathPenalty to Hijackers May be Tabled in Parliament #WTFnews

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: August 03, 2014 Reuters Representational Image New Delhi:  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… Continue Reading →

#DeathPenalty Is Incompatible With Human Dignity

By Charles J. Ogletree Jr., The Washington Post 19 July 14  have wondered countless times over the past 30 years whether I would live to see the end of the death penalty in the United States. I now know that… Continue Reading →

Law Commission Report on #DeathPenalty

A Chance to Overcome Incoherence in Indian Jurisprudence? EPW Vol – XLIX No. 29, July 19, 2014 | Suhrith Parthasarathy Indian jurisprudence is at a place today where we are neither sure of the deterrent effect of the death penalty nor as… Continue Reading →

Lanka rights body recommends abolition of #deathpenalty

They proposed that death sentences given to convicts be commuted to life imprisonment Press Trust of India  |Colombo  July 11, 2014 Last Updated at 14:22 IST Sri Lanka‘s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment. In a report handed… Continue Reading →

Modi govt. want to overturn judicial position on #deathpenalty cases #WTFnews

The newly formed BJP led NDA government in India is planning to challenge the position taken by the Indian judiciary that undue delay in executions caused by delay in deciding constitutional review petition by President of India forms valid ground… Continue Reading →

Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’ #goodnews

Meriam Ibrahim gave birth to a baby daughter in prison   A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim’s death penalty was overturned by… Continue Reading →

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