Pakistan's plan to execute 500 militants who have been awarded death sentence is "deeply disturbing" and would do nothing to protect civilians from the conflict with Taliban, a leading Rights group has said
Two convicted Pakistani terrorists were executed Friday, in the first capital punishment carried out in the country since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted the 2008 moratorium on the death penalty in wake of the Peshwar school attack
With Pakistan lifting the moratorium on the death sentences, 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been dismissed are set to be executed in the next few days
A day after a Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar left nearly 150 people killed, nearly all of them students, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the ban on death sentences in terrorist cases is being revoked
The Supreme Court today further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him
Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking were released on Wednesday after President Mahinda Rajapaksa commuted their death penalty
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) exiles are in Turkey having fled Iran fearing coercion to change their sex. In Iran, being gay can be punishable by death. The State offers a solution, a sex change operation paid for by the Government and the pressure to agree to a sex change as a ‘cure’ for homosexuality is overwhelming... a journey from Tehran to Turkey
Around three million fishermen in Tamil Nadu Thursday struck work protesting the death sentence awarded by a Sri Lankan court to five of their compatriots on charges of drug smuggling
A special tribunal in Bangladesh Wednesday handed down the death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for wartime atrocities during the country's 1971 Liberation War, media reports said
South Korean prosecutors Monday demanded a death penalty for the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people
A man and his brother was today sentenced to death for killing his wife, parents in-law and her niece for dowry four years ago
Bangladesh Supreme Court today commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death"
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence on Pune rogue driver Santosh M. Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people
Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti on Tuesday reiterated the country's stand rejecting India's jurisdiction in the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen two years ago
The Supreme Court today stayed the execution of death row convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a key conspirator with Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case
MNS leader Raj Thackeray slammed the Samajwadi Party supremo for defending Shakti Mills rapists. Here's what the MNS chief had to say about Mulayam Singh's controversial statement on rape
SP leader and former UP CM stokes a fresh controversy after saying that rapists should not be handed death penalty as boys make "mistakes"
In a controversial statement, Maha SP chief says that if any woman, regardless of consent, has physical relations with a man, she deserves death penalty. WE HAVE THE AUDIO CONVERSATION
The father of the Dec 16 rape victim Friday condemned the outrageous remarks of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and urged people not to elect such a leader as he does not "honour" women.
With SP leaders Abu Azmi and Mulayam Singh Yadav facing flak from all quarters for their controversial statements about rape, Bollywood celebs including Azmi's daughter-in-law Ayesha Takia Azmi take to Twitter to voice their opinion. Here's what they say...