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Can hanging be replaced in executions, SC asks Centre

Can hanging be replaced in executions, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Centre asking for its reply to a plea seeking replacement of death to a convict by hanging. Seeking a reply within three months, the apex court asked if the legislature can think of any other mode for death convicts. 

Oct 06, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Petition filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court seeking 'immediate execution' of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Petition filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court seeking 'immediate execution' of Kulbhushan Jadhav

A petition has been filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court seeking 'immediate execution' of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav if he failed to get his capital punishment overturned.

May 28, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night

The last US state to execute two convicts in one night was Texas in August 2000.

Apr 25, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Bahrain executes 3 prisoners for first time in decade

Bahrain on Sunday executed three prisoners who had been convicted of carrying out an attack in 2014 that killed three policemen, the first death penalties in the Arab country in a decade.

Jan 15, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017 amid dispute

Texas prison authorities have carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Jan 12, 2017, 10:11 AM IST

Al-Qaeda releases video of Malians shot for 'collaboration'

An Al-Qaeda-linked group has released a video showing the purported execution of two Malians accused of collaborating with French counter-terrorism forces in Mali.

Nov 06, 2016, 05:15 AM IST
North Korea publicly executes two officials with anti-aircraft guns

North Korea publicly executes two officials with anti-aircraft guns

North Korea rarely announces purges or executions, although state media confirmed the execution of Kim`s uncle.

Aug 30, 2016, 09:29 AM IST

Convicts in dark for hours about Indonesia execution reprieve

Ten drug convicts, including an Indian, spared during a chaotic execution in Indonesia were only officially informed they would not be shot hours after they had expected to face the firing squad, a lawyer said Wednesday.

Aug 03, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

36 ISIS militants killed by Afghan security forces

At least 36 Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed on Saturday by the Afghan security forces during a military operation in eastern Afghanistan.

Jul 30, 2016, 17:43 PM IST
Maldives to have first execution in 60 years in order to showcase 'Islamic credentials'

Maldives to have first execution in 60 years in order to showcase 'Islamic credentials'

Beleaguered Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is adamant that the first execution of a convict in sixty years will take place under his watch as a reiteration of Maldives' Islamic credentials.

Jul 10, 2016, 09:24 AM IST
Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts

Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts

Rights group Amnesty International said that Baghdad executed at least 26 people in 2015.

May 24, 2016, 04:35 AM IST
Afghanistan government executes six terrorists

Afghanistan government executes six terrorists

The Afghan government on Sunday executed six terrorists who were awarded capital punishment for their involvement in subversive activities, the Presidential Palace said.

May 08, 2016, 15:24 PM IST
Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of top Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, paving the way for his execution within days.

May 05, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Islamic State executes 15 of its own near Raqqa, Syria: Monitor

The killings followed the arrest of 35 members on Saturday in Raqqa, according to Britain-based Observatory, which monitors the five-year-old Syrian conflict through a network of sources.

Apr 03, 2016, 23:58 PM IST

Bangladesh`s top court upholds Islamist leader`s death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months.

Mar 08, 2016, 10:29 AM IST
Southern US state executes first inmate in two years

Southern US state executes first inmate in two years

 The southern US state of Alabama on Thursday put to death a man convicted of murder, the first execution in the state since 2013.

Jan 22, 2016, 10:12 AM IST
ISIS militant Ali Saqr al-Qasem publicly executes own mother – Read why?

ISIS militant Ali Saqr al-Qasem publicly executes own mother – Read why?

In a new low, a militant of the dreaded Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) publicaly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy.

Jan 08, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

Iran summons Saudi envoy over execution of Shi'ite cleric

Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Saudi Arabian charge d'affaires to Tehran on Saturday to protest the execution of prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.

Jan 03, 2016, 04:15 AM IST
Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Islamist militant group al Shabaab publicly executed a Somali military officer and the leader of a small town in the southern Somali region.

Dec 25, 2015, 15:07 PM IST

Islamic State executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate': Monitor

In the last month alone IS executed 53 people -- including 35 civilians -- in areas it controls in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Nov 29, 2015, 20:01 PM IST