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Death penalty not applicable on extradited suspects: information minister

Cabinet approves amendment in the PPC

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April 16, 2019


‘You Can Stop This At Any Time’ — a harrowing experience at the 10th Karachi Literature Festival

The art installation showed the final moments of Aftab Bahadur who was wrongfully hanged to death

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March 4, 2019


Zainab’s murderer Imran Ali to be hanged on October 17

He was sentenced to death on February 17

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October 12, 2018


Malaysia to abolish the death penalty

1,200 inmates on death row could get their executions halted

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October 11, 2018


Sarmad Khoosat to spend 24 hours portraying a death row prisoner’s final moments

The 24-hour-long performance will be streamed live around the world on October 10

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September 19, 2018


The Vatican has changed its teaching and now opposes the death penalty in all cases

The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move that is likely to be viewed askance in countries where capital punishment is legal. The 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church has allowed the death penalty in extreme cases for centuries, but the position began to…

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August 2, 2018


Thailand carries out first execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, the Department of Corrections said, killing a 26-year-old convicted murderer in a move condemned by Amnesty International as “deplorable”. Theerasak Longji was executed by lethal injection on Monday, six years after his conviction. His death came as Thailand’s coup leader-turned-premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha prepares to travel to…

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June 19, 2018


India approves death penalty for child rapists

MUMBAI: India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence. In the emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet passed an executive order, or ordinance, to amend…

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April 21, 2018


Kiran Naz gets world fame after program on Zainab

International media houses and broadcasters has started taking interviews of Samaa’s newscaster Kiran Naz after she conducted a program on ill-fated little girl Zainab. The program went a long way to shake the international conscience as the newscaster becomes a loud and clear voice of the wronged girl. With an emotional intro on Zainab, Kiran…

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January 12, 2018


Trump wants federal death penalty for NY attacker

Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday called for the death penalty for the Uzbek national charged with carrying out the New York truck attack, demanding swift justice. But the death penalty remains a rare sentence — and typically it takes years to be carried out. – A legal possibility – Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old immigrant…

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November 3, 2017


Death penalty has no place in the 21st century : UN chief

UNITED NATIONS:The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on all countries ,which have not forbidden the extreme practice, to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” Guterres said, while speaking alongside Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for…

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October 11, 2017


At least 100 European Isis fighters ‘to be prosecuted in Iraq’

NEWS DESK: At least 100 European Isis fighters will be prosecuted in Iraq, with most facing the death penalty, the country’s ambassador to Belgium has reportedly said, reported The Independent. Jawad al-Chlaihawi said Belgians were among those detained, along with jihadists from Russia, Chechnya and Central Asia. Fighters from around the world joined Isis’s call to…

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October 8, 2017


Japan ‘Black Widow’ confesses to killing husband No. 4

TOKYO: A one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan. Chisako Kakehi, 70, has become notorious over accusations she dispatched a number of elderly men she was involved with,…

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July 12, 2017


Twitter users demand death penalty for Kulbushan Yadav

Twitter users in Pakistan demanded death penalty for Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav. They voiced out their demands and explanation as to why the Indian spy must be sent to the gallows. #HangKulbushan became one of the top trends on social media website. we have lost more than 70,000 lives because of terrorism..terrorists must be hanged…

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May 10, 2017


Bangladesh court awards death penalty to 26 security personnels

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals. At the end of a trial that gripped the nation, a judge found all 35 defendants in the case guilty of involvement in…

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January 16, 2017


US church shooter found guilty, could face death penalty

CHARLESTON: Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who gunned down nine African American parishioners at a historic church in Charleston last year, was found guilty of all charges Thursday and could now face the death penalty.

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December 16, 2016


Turkey considering limited death penalty: PM

ANKARA: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday that Turkey is considering reinstating limited use of the death penalty if there is an agreement between political parties. “If there is consensus with other political parties on this demand of the people… limited arrangements can be made,” Yildirim said in a speech in Ankara. He said it…

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November 1, 2016


9 month old baby girl raped, murdered in West Virginia

USA: A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-month-old girl who later died from her injuries was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder. The suspect, Benjamin Taylor, 32, is accused of attacking the baby of his girlfriend, Amanda Adkins, in the basement of an apartment they shared in Jackson County, according to court…

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October 7, 2016


Rights group tells Pakistan to halt hanging of mentally ill man

ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch urged Pakistan on Monday to halt the imminent hanging of a prisoner declared insane by government doctors, saying the execution would violate its international legal obligations. Imdad Ali, who is aged around 50, was sentenced to death for the murder of a religious cleric in 2002 and is set to be…

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September 19, 2016


Erdogan refuses to rule out death penalty after failed coup: CNN

ANKARA: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused to rule out the death penalty for the thousands of people arrested following a violent failed military coup on Friday. “There is a clear crime of treason and your request can never be rejected by our government,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking through his translator in…

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July 18, 2016


Turkey may discuss death penalty after coup attempt: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a crowd chanting for the death penalty on Saturday that such demands may be discussed in parliament after a coup attempt by a faction in the military killed at least 161 people overnight.

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July 17, 2016

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