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...
The news of the brutal Delhi gang rape horrified the world. The case has brought protests in India, and intense focus on the high incidences of rape and violence against women in India. Following the death of Amanat – a pseudonym used by the Indian press for the unidentified victim – in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, messages...
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Law Minister K Shanmugam announced in Parliament on Monday that the government intends to propose amendments to the mandatory death penalty with regard to drug and homicide cases. The amendments would affect the cases where the drug trafficker is only a courier, and has cooperated substantively with...
Rising public anger over murder, dismemberment of woman spurs demands for return of capital punishment Although the death penalty hasn’t been practiced in South Korea for 15 years, outrage over one case involving 42-year-old ethnic Korean from China looks like it may be revived. Surveillance cameras caught footage of Wu Yuanchun shortly before he pounced...
Singapore’s Court of Appeal has dismissed death row inmate Yong Vui Kong’s latest appeal, leaving the clemency process as his only hope to stay alive. Yong Vui Kong was arrested at the age of 19 in 2007 when he was found in possession of 47.27g of heroin, and sentenced to death under Singapore’s Mandatory Death...
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