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US man guilty of killing 8 in mobile home

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 09:03

A man was convicted on Friday of killing his father and seven extended family members in a mobile home they all shared, though prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Iran minister says no need to re-hang convict

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 10:18

An Iranian news agency says the justice minister has concluded there is "no need" to finish off a convict who survived his hanging. A report today by the semi-official ISNA quoted Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying there is "no need for re-execution" of the 37-year-old convicted of smuggling drugs who only was identified by his first name, Alireza.

Larger bench of SC hears pleas of death row convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 19:59

The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on a batch of petitions filed by condemned prisoners seeking commutation of their death sentence into life imprisonment on account of delay in carrying out the execution following dismissal of their mercy petitions by the President.

Iraq executes 42 `terrorism` convicts in a week

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 20:09

Iraq has executed 42 "terrorism" convicts over the past week, the justice minister said on Thursday, defying condemnation of its extensive use of the death penalty as violence intensifies.

Amnesty urges India to commute death sentences

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 15:10

Amnesty International urged the Indian authorities to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment and impose a moratorium on executions.

Naroda Patiya case: SIT may seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 00:37

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the 2002 riots, may seek guidance from the Supreme Court on the issue of death penalty for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the Naroda Patiya case.

SC wants law for life imprisonment without remission

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 22:09

Crimes which shock collective conscience of society should be treated in the category of rarest of rare deserving death penalty, Supreme Court said.

Murder of 35 in 1992: SC commutes death of two to life term

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:37

: The death penalty awarded to three men, for being part of a mob which in February 1992 murdered 35 persons of village Bara in Bihar, has been modified by the Supreme Court which acquitted one and sent the other two to prison for their entire lives.

Dec 16 gang-rape: File in HC for confirmation of death penalty

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 19:00

A fast-track court, which has sentenced four convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case to death, has sent the case file to the Delhi High Court for confirmation of the capital punishment.

In a book, Afzal Guru praised Taliban chief Mullah Omar

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 18:27

In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan.

Naroda Patiya case: Gujarat govt asks SIT not to seek death penalty for Kodnani

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:41

The Gujarat government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT to file an appeal in a higher court seeking death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case.

Delhi gang-rape trial: As it happened

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 09:08

Nine months after the gang-rape of a 23-year-old trainee paramedic shook India, a fast-track Delhi court will on Wednesday announce the sentences of four men.