Parade and hang Tiger, not Yakub: Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is well known in the industry for not mincing with words, and has come out strongly against the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Salman shouldn't have tweeted in support of Yakub: Salim Khan
Salman shouldn't have tweeted in support of Yakub: Salim Khan

While Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Sunday opposed the death penalty of Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Twitter, his father Salim Khan has expressed his anger over it, saying his son shouldn't have tweeted about it.

DNA: Owaisi plays religion card on Yakub Memon's death penalty

According to Delhi's National Law University study, 755 people were giving death penalty after Independence, out of which only 34 were Muslims. Still, Asaduddin Owaisi is playing the religion card on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' convict Yakub Memon's death penalty.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for 'terror crimes'

Tunisia's parliament approved on Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, espite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for `terror crimes`

Tunisia`s parliament approved Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, despite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Kuwait seeks 11 death terms over mosque bombing: Media

 Kuwait`s public prosecution has demanded the death penalty for 11 of 29 suspects charged over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Mixed response on abolition of death penalty in India

A discussion on a Law Commission consultation paper on whether capital punishment should be retained or abolished today evoked a mixed response.

Death penalty is privilege of poor, says Law Commission head

Noting that poor and downtrodden usually go to the gallows, Chairman of the Law Commission of India Justice AP Shah has said there was a "serious" need to re-examine the death penalty in the country.

Kalam favours abolition of death penalty

APJ Abdul Kalam has supported abolition of the death penalty saying that as President of India, he felt pain in deciding on such cases as most of them had "social and economic bias".

Bangladesh Islamists demand ex-minister`s death for blasphemy

Thousands of Islamists protested on Friday in the Bangladeshi capital demanding the death penalty for a former government minister accused of blasphemy for comments perceived to be against Islam.

Mumbai hooch tragedy: Devendra Fadnavis favours death penalty for guilty
Mumbai hooch tragedy: Devendra Fadnavis favours death penalty for guilty

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has favoured death penalty for those responsible for the Mumbai hooch tragedy, in which at least 102 people have died.

Pakistan suspends execution of death penalty during Ramadan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered suspension of executions of death penalties during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning in the country on Friday, officials said on Thursday.

Pak imposes moratorium on executions during Ramzan

Pakistan has imposed a ban on executions during Ramzan after hanging about 150 convicts in nearly six months since it lifted the moratorium on death penalty, giving a temporary reprieve to a death-row prisoner who rights groups say was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan imposes one month moratorium on executions: Official

Pakistan has imposed a one month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, providing temporary reprieve for a death row prisoner whose lawyers claim he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan rejects EU concerns over executions

The Pakistan government has rejected the European Union`s (EU) concerns over the death penalty and the foreign office said on Friday Islamabad is not violating international laws.

Jesse Matthew pleads not guilty in 2005 Virginia attack

Jesse Matthew, who could eventually face a death penalty in the slaying of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has formally pleaded not guilty in a separate prosecution that could send him to prison for life.

Qatar drops death penalty for Filipino 'spy'

 A death sentence handed to a Filipino in Qatar for spying was reduced on appeal by a Doha court on Sunday to life imprisonment.

Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani drug trafficker in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker, adding to what a United Nations rapporteur called a "very disturbing" surge in the kingdom`s use of the death penalty.

Nebraska becomes 19th US state to abolish death penalty

 The legislature of the US state of Nebraska has approved abolishing the death penalty there in a 30-19 vote, a sufficient majority to avert a veto attempt by Governor Pete Ricketts, Efe news agency reported.

Bangladesh to form 7 special courts to try human traffickers

Bangladesh on Wednesday decided to form seven special courts to try human traffickers who can be given a maximum of death penalty as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised stern action against slave traders as well as illegal migrants "tainting the country's image".