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Freedom After 30 Years on Death Row

A case involving a black man convicted by an all-white jury in Louisiana decades ago may be reopened. ANDREW COHENMAR 11 2014, 9:25 AM ET A 1984 photograph of Louisiana death row inmate Glenn Ford, who may soon be exonerated… Continue Reading →

#Pakistan – #Deathpenalty is not the answer in a civilised society #mustread

Capital punishment: not the answer in a civilised society — Sarmad Ali The death penalty undermines human dignity, and there is no conclusive evidence available that it deters the crime rate and miscarriage of justice  The last 20 years have… Continue Reading →

#India – No justice in #deathpenalty

Radha Kapoor Sharma : Mon Oct 28 2013, The world is moving away from capital punishment, but Indian politicians are pandering to the lowest common denominator in public sentiment.  October 10, 2013, the 11th World Day Against the Death Penalty, was… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE – 414 death row convicts await the gallows in India #deathpenalty

Supreme Court urged to consider absolute prohibition of torture New Delhi The   Supreme Court resumes  on 10 writ petitions involving 18 death row convicts challenging the rejection of mercy pleas by the President on the ground of delay, Asian Centre… Continue Reading →

#DeathPenalty – A blot on progressive societies

October 23, 2013 Monica Vincent The use of the death penalty undermines human dignity; there exists no conclusive evidence of its deterrent value; and miscarriage of justice leading to its imposition is irreversible and irreparable The last 20 years have… Continue Reading →

#India – On the verge of unconscionable hangings #deathpenalty

ANUP SURENDRANATH The HinduIllustration: Satwik Gade TOPICS   After correctly acknowledging the possibility of reformation as a ground to commute the death sentence, the Supreme Court must now consider the case of 22 individuals awaiting execution in the same vein… Continue Reading →

Iraq hangs 42 convicted on terrorism charges #deathpenalty #abolishDP

AP | Oct 11, 2013, Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges, including a woman, the country’s justice ministry said. BAGHDAD: Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related charges, including a woman, the justice ministry said on Thursday, in… Continue Reading →

#India – Selective outrage means we ignore some rarest of the rare crimes #deathpenalty #mustread

  Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013, 10:14 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Dilip D�Souza Twenty eight years in jail with hard labour is more effective than capital punishment Maya Kodnani must have done well as an elected representative because… Continue Reading →

Why four hangings won’t change India’s horrific culture of rape and torture #deathpenalty

Hollow Vengeance BY MALLIKA KAUR | SEPTEMBER 14, 2013, Fo Death penalty for sexual assault is reportedly a celebrated position in India right now. On Friday, in a case that has captured both national and international attention, a judge sentenced four men to execution… Continue Reading →

UK Tells Sikh Delegation It Will Ask India To Commute Bhullar’s Death Sentence

LONDON – A British foreign office minister on Tuesday told Sikhs that UK will ask India to drop the death penalty against Davinderpal Singh Bhullar. Hugo Swire — Britain’s minister for India in the foreign office — met Sikh representatives… Continue Reading →

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