Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death

In what a special Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal called a 'historic' verdict, the head of Jamaat-e-Islmai, Motiur Rahman Nizami, was handed death sentence for 1971 war crimes, sparking fears of fresh violence.

South Korea ferry disaster: 'Captain showed no remorse, must be handed death sentence'
South Korea ferry disaster: 'Captain showed no remorse, must be handed death sentence'

Lashing out at the South Korean ferry Sewol's captain for abandoning his duty aboard the ship that sank in April killing hundreds of students, the prosecutors on Monday demanded that he be handed death sentence.

'India should end death penalty'

Death penalty in a country like India that carries the message of non-violence on the global stage is a paradox, said Robert Badinter, a globally renowned lawyer.

'Torturer of women' Delwar Hossain Sayeedi spared capital punishment by Bangladeshi SC
'Torturer of women' Delwar Hossain Sayeedi spared capital punishment by Bangladeshi SC

Death sentence of top Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by Bangladesh Supreme Court, however the verdict does not seem to satisfy his supporters as his party Jamaat-e-Islami is now demanding him to be released immediately.

Pakistan to resume capital punishment after six-year moratorium

After observing a six-year 'informal' moratorium on capital punishments, Pakistan is all set to hang a death row prisoner on September 18, amid outcry by human rights activists demanding abolition of the death penalty.

Man sentenced to death for killing girl in Odisha

A man was sentenced to death by a court here for killing a 17-year-old girl last year.

Kolkata woman tutor, who brutally beat up 3-year-old child, still on the run

Police have expanded its search to areas adjoining the city to trace the woman tutor caught on camera brutally beating up a three-year-old at his home here.

Lanka rights body recommends abolition of capital punishment

Sri Lanka`s top rights body has recommended the government to abolish capital punishment.

Rape remark: Mulayam Singh Yadav writes to NCW, says is against blanket death penalty

In the midst of controversy over his comments on rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday while replying to a notice by NCW stated that rape is a heinous crime and that rapists should be dealt with sternly.

Boys err at times, wrong to hang rapists: Mulayam Singh Yadav

In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that it was wrong to give capital punishment to rapists.

Congress, AIADMK clash in Lok Sabha on move to release Rajiv`s assassins

The move of the Tamil Nadu government to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case generated heat in Lok Sabha with Congress and AIADMK members clashing on the issue.

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi an attack on soul of India: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government is moving a review petition in the Supreme Court on “fundamental issues of law” arising from the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Digvijay Singh condemns Tamil Nadu govt`s decision to release Rajiv Gandhi`s killers

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced her decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh condemned the move.

I am extremely happy, I thank CM Amma: Perarivalan`s mother

The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Wednesday said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.

Release Rajiv Gandhi assassins, demands Karunanidhi

Expressing happiness at the Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the central and state governments to release them from jail.

SC commutes Rajiv Gandhi`s assassins death sentence to life imprisonment

The Supreme Court commuted death sentence of three men, convicted for killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, to life in jail.

Eight students sentenced to death in Bangladesh

A court sentenced eight Bangladesh Chhatra League activists to death and 13 to life imprisonment for killing tailor Bishwajit Das in Old Dhaka a year ago, media reported.

Oklahoma carries out US death row`s last execution of 2013

A convicted murderer became the final person to be executed in the United States this year, after being put to death in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Hanging of Bangladesh`s Abdul Quader Mollah unfortunate: Pakistan minister

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan today described as "very unfortunate" the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Bangladesh for genocide during the 1971 liberation war.

Bangladesh convicts UK Muslim leader, US citizen of war crimes

A Bangladesh war crimes court found a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen guilty in absentia for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence.