Category Archives: Capital Punishment

Death sentence to former MLA’s daughter and husband

16 Feb, 2007 PTI SAHARANPUR (UP): Former Haryana MLA Relu Ram's daughter Sonia and her husband were arrested here on Friday and taken to Hissar, a day after the Supreme Court sentenced them to death for killing eight members of

Death Penalty : An Indian Hangman Speaks

Sujoy Dhar KOLKATA, Jan 31 (IPS) – In a tiny hovel on a narrow south Kolkata alley, 87-year-old Nata Mullick recalls with pride and placidity his chilling career as a hangman and his last job which catapulted him to international

Afzal finds support from UK-Asians, Labour MPs

RASHMEE ROSHAN LALL, 26 Jan, 2007 TIMES NEWS NETWORK  LONDON: Sections of the South-Asian community and British MPs have called on President Kalam to prevent "injustice" to Mohammed Afzal Guru, who is facing a death sentence for alleged involvement in

23 mercy petitions on capital punishment pending before govt

New Delhi, Nov 29: Twenty-three cases of mercy petitions involving 44 prisoners who have been sentenced to death, were pending with the government till October this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Out of the total 23 cases, two

V.R. Krishna Iyer against death for Mohammad Afzal

Memorandum sent to President urging clemency PALAKKAD: Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court Judge, in a statement here on Monday, has opposed the death sentence awarded to Mohammad Afzal in the Parliament attack case. Mr. Krishna Iyer said death

Amnesty and various Human Rights groups denounces Saddam trial

BAGHDAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) — The trial of Saddam Hussein missed an opportunity to set legal principles and the rule of law in Iraq, Amnesty International says. The human rights watchdog organization said it deplored the Iraqi tribunal's imposition of

Santosh Singh gets death sentence in Priyadarshini Mattoo case

Mon Oct 30, 2006 NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Delhi High Court on Monday sentenced the son of a former police officer to death for the 1996 rape and murder of a law student in a case that highlighted the

Arundhathi Roy : ‘And His Life Should Become Extinct’

The Very Strange Story of the Attack on the Indian Parliament ARUNDHATI ROY, OutLook Magzine , October 2006 Arundhathi Roy We know this much: On  December 13, 2001, the Indian Parliament was in its winter session. (The NDA government was

Clemency for Afzal : SC Ruling On Andhra Pardon Vitiates Atmosphere

By Sam Rajappa, The Statesman, 27, Oct 2006 “The most glaring weakness is that no matter how efficient and fair the death penalty may seem in theory, in actual practice, it is primarily inflicted upon the weak, the poor, the

A death sentence in India : Shubh Mathur

By Shubh Mathur, Open Democracy, 23 – 10 – 2006 The case of a Kashmiri Muslim convicted for terrorism raises serious questions about the operation of Indian democracy. On 4 August 2005, the supreme court of India upheld the death