Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

Oklahoma City" Oklahoma would become the first US state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved today by the House of Representatives.

Kuwait policeman death penalty upheld for raping Filipina

 Kuwait`s appeals court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of a policeman for "abducting, raping and attempting to murder" a Filipina woman.

Rohtak rape incident: Women's Commission to demand death penalty

Haryana Women Commission has decided to recommend death penalty for the perpetrators of brutal rape and murder of a mentally challenged Nepalese woman in Rohtak.

Bangladesh govt warns protesters of tough anti-terrorism measures

Bangladesh government has warned protesters of stern legal actions like the death penalty under the anti-terrorism law if they continue with the violence that has claimed 66 lives in the ongoing political unrest.

Nitish Katara murder case: Delhi HC turns down plea for death sentence

The Delhi High Court on Friday rejected a plea for death penalty and enhanced the sentence for Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal from life imprisonment to 25 years without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara, a friend of Vikas Yadav's sister.

Oklahoma to resume executions after 9-month delay

Both Oklahoma and Florida states plan to execute death row inmates on Thursday with a three-drug method that has been challenged in court for creating a risk of unconstitutional pain and suffering.

Laskar-e-Jhangvi militant gets 3 death sentences for abducting US doctor

 A member of the banned militant group Laskar-e-Jhangvi was on Wednesday awarded death penalty on three separate counts and slapped with a hefty fine of Rs 5 million by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court here for abducting an American doctor in 2011.

Argentine court says US fugitive can be extradited

Argentina's Supreme Court has ruled that an American who took refuge and started a new life in the South American country can be extradited to face charges that he killed his wife over a decade ago, a court spokeswoman confirmed on Saturday.

Death penalties for China's gold rush killers

Three people were sentenced to death and three others to death with two-year reprieves by a Chinese court today over a brawl among gold diggers that killed 19 people and left 15 missing, two decades ago.

Two in Bahrain get death penalty for cop's death in blast

Manama: Bahrain`s High Criminal Court Monday sentenced two citizens to death in connection with a bomb blast earlier this year in which a police officer was killed.

Death penalty of five terrorists upheld in Pakistan

The Lahore High Court`s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Wednesday accepted the Pakistan government`s appeal challenging a stay order issued against the execution of five death row convicts who were involved in an attack on a military camp near Gujrat city in Punjab province in 2012.

Hanged Pakistani prisoners faced 10 charges

 Five of the six prisoners executed since Friday in Pakistan faced 10 different charges apart from being involved in the assassination attempt on the then president General Pervez Musharraf, a media report said Tuesday.

Appeal filed against two hangings in Pakistan

 The families of two convicts scheduled to be hanged in Pakistan Tuesday filed appeals Monday in the Sindh High Court.

Pakistan set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants
Pakistan set to execute 55 of 500 death-row militants

 Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium on death penalty.

Pakistan PM asks for steps to revoke death term suspensions

 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed the attorney general of Pakistan to take legal steps to get revoked the suspension order on death penalties of five terrorists, media reported.

Pakistan court stays death penalties of five terrorists

 The Lahore High Court`s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Monday suspended the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death penalty for involvement in an attack on an army camp in Gujrat in Punjab province in 2012.

Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder Sunday, ending an eight-year ban on death penalty in the country, media reported.

Right groups condemn restoration of state-executions in Pakistan

Rights groups on Saturday condemned as "a craven politicised reaction" Pakistan's hasty move to lift a self-imposed ban on death penalty in terror-related cases, days after Taliban militants killed at least 132 students and 16 staffers at an army-run school in Peshawar.

Two Pakistani terrorists to be hanged Dec 23

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court ordered the execution of two terrorists who had been sentenced to death in 2004 on charges of sectarian murder, Dawn online reported Saturday.

Pakistan executes two militants after lifting ban on death penalty

Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty.