Pakistan postpones execution of disabled death row convict
Ordering the postponement, a magistrate said that Basit could not be hanged in compliance with the jail manual because he is in a wheelchair.
No death row convict to have Afzal Guru’s fate anymore
Home ministry has revised the 2003 model prison manual that will now require “facilita...
Supreme Court allows revival of dismissed plea of a death row convict
Mohd Arif alias Ashfaq, a Pakistani who has already exhausted his revie...
Pakistan hangs two death row prisoners
Pakistan today hanged its 101th convict since the self-imposed moratorium on death penalty was lifted in December last year.
Nirbhaya case: God must have held his head in shame for creating "monsters", SG says in SC
"There are some crimes for which the humanity cries. On that fateful day, God also must have held his head in shame for two reasons. First for not being able to save the innocent girl and second for having created these five monsters," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench, also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna.
382 convicts on death row in country's jails: Government
Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in last 34 years about 123 mercy petitions were received for consideration of the President.
Pakistan prepares to execute 55 death row inmates
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told an All Parties Conference in Peshawar yesterday that the moratorium on death penalty had been lifted.
Pakistani court stops execution of death row convict
The court ordered the jail authorities to stop Ahmad's execution and issued a notice to the Punjab government to file a reply on January 5.
Death row convicts can't be hanged secretly and hurriedly: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court pointed out that prisoners can file review petition and can also seek mercy from the President or Governor for commuting their sentence.
Death penalty debate rages on as court considers plea of Nirbhaya convict
There are over 50 countries that still allow capital punishment and gruesome crimes such as the Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case serve as a reminder that the issue of doing away with death penalty is not a settled one. The US-based Death Penalty Information Center states that there are 146 countries that have totally abolished death penalty.
Pakistan hangs 17 death row prisoners in single day
Sixteen executions were carried out in different jails of Punjab province, including Gujranwala and Rawalpindi while one man was hanged in Macch jail of Quetta.
Pakistan executes 4 death-row prisoners in different jails of Punjab
Total number of executions has reached 66 since the country reversed the self-imposed moratorium on the death penalty in December.
Death row convict accuses MQM chief in a video from jail
Television channels reported late night that President Mamnoon Hussain had postponed Mirza's execution for 72 hours on a request from the Interior Ministry.
Tihar jail asks UP for two hangmen, speculation over Nirbhaya killers' execution
The Tihar Jail in Delhi has asked Uttar Pradesh to provide two hangmen on short notice, amid reports that four men convicted in the Nirbhaya rape-and-murder case may be executed soon. Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General (Prisons) Anand Kumar told reporters on Thursday that the department is ready to provide the hangmen.
Lahore High Court acquits four death row convicts
At least 19 people were killed and 35 others injured in the suicide attack at Shah-i-Najaf Imambargah in Rawalpindi in 2002.
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