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15 doses of drugs used in `botched` US execution: Documents

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 01:12

The two-hour-long execution of a US inmate last month required 15 doses of a relatively untested drug cocktail, according to documents, prompting renewed calls for an independent investigation.

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:42

A federal US judge ruled Wednesday that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.

Delhi gang-rape victim`s family unhappy with SC ruling, wants death for convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:25

The family of the December 16 Delhi gang-rape victim is heavily disappointed with the Monday order of the Supreme Court staying the execution of two of the key convicts in the case and demanded a death penalty for them.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Parents seek death penalty, to approach HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:33

Parents of murdered Mumbai-based lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha will appeal in Bombay High Court against the ruling of a special court which gave the 24-year old killer Sajjad Ahmed Mogal life sentence.

Egypt court signals death penalty for 12 accused of killing policeman

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:16

An Egyptian court signaled on Wednesday it wanted death sentences for 12 defendants charged with killing a police officer and belonging to a terrorist group, when it referred the case to the country`s highest religious authority.

Rape, murder of 4-year-old girl: Death row convict moves SC

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 18:37

Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday the appeal of a 48-year-old man awarded death penalty by the Rajasthan High Court for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour at Sriganganagar in 2012.

Judge refuses to postpone next US execution

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 08:14

A federal judge in the US state of Missouri refused Monday to postpone an execution, which would be the first since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate.

Botched US execution may renew `cruel` challenges

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 01:13

The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the US Constitution and defined by the courts, piece by piece, over two centuries.

UN rights office condemns Maldives death penalty revival

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 02:52

The UN human rights office today voiced concern over moves to revive the death penalty in the Maldives, including for minors, after a six-decade freeze on capital punishment in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Bajwa proposes death penalty for drug smugglers

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 00:50

Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa Sunday said that he would bring in a legislation proposing death penalty for those indulging in drugs trade.

Shakti Mills gang-rape cases: Petition for confirmation of death penalty filed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 15:46

A petition seeking confirmation of the capital punishment awarded to three common convicts of the Shakti Mills gang-rape cases has been filed in the Bombay High Court.

Mulayam talking rubbish: Lalu Prasad on rape remark

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 14:31

Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases.