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Capital punishment: Where and why it’s practiced in Asia

By Mon, Apr 06, 2015 5:15PM UTC 5 Comments

The imminent executions of nine prisoners on death row in Indonesia has drawn focus back to the contentious political and social issues of capital punishment around the globe, but most particularly in Asia where it is still widely used across the region. This article will look into some of the factors at play such as public opinion, religion, the types of crimes punishable and the reasons it is or isn't being used....

Indonesia moves Bali Nine duo to execution island

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 8:04AM UTC 0 Comment

Earlier this morning in Indonesia, the Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were taken from Kerobokan jail in Bali so they can be transferred to the island where they will await execution. It seems it will be their final journey....

Sri Lanka court sentences 5 Indians to death

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:54AM UTC 0 Comment

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court has sentenced five Indian fishermen and three locals to death for smuggling narcotics....

China considers ending death penalty for 9 crimes

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:07AM UTC 0 Comment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say lawmakers are considering scrapping the death penalty for nine crimes, including illegal fund raising....

India hangs man for 2001 attack on Parliament

By Sun, Feb 10, 2013 8:24AM UTC 0 Comment

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Kashmiri man convicted in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament that left 14 people dead was hanged Saturday after a final mercy plea was rejected, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said. Home Secretary R.K. Singh told reporters that Mohammed Afzal Guru was executed early Saturday morning at New Delhi’s...