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In this Dec. 17, 2002 file photo, Kashmiri man accused in the parliament attack Mohammed Afzal Guru, second right, is produced at a court in New Delhi, India. Afzal, convicted in the 2001 attack on India's Parliament, has been hanged in an Indian prison, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Pic: AP.

India hangs man for 2001 attack on Parliament

By Sun, Feb 10, 2013 8:24AM UTC Comments Off In this Dec. 17, 2002 file photo, Kashmiri man accused in the parliament attack Mohammed Afzal Guru, second right, is produced at a court in New Delhi, India. Afzal, convicted in the 2001 attack on India's Parliament, has been hanged in an Indian prison, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Pic: AP.

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...

Delhi gang rape should make us reflect rather than bay for blood

By Sun, Dec 30, 2012 11:38PM UTC 21 Comments Indian women shout slogans in front of India Gate during a protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.  Pic: AP.

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...

Opinion: Changes to Singapore’s mandatory death penalty a cause for hope

By Wed, Jul 11, 2012 12:21AM UTC 1 Comment Opinion: Changes to Singapore’s mandatory death penalty a cause for hope

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...

South Korea faces death penalty questions

By Sat, Jun 23, 2012 4:57PM UTC Comments Off Wu Yuanchun Pic: Asia Sentinel

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...

Yong Vui Kong’s appeal dismissed by Singapore’s highest court

By Sat, Apr 07, 2012 4:06AM UTC Comments Off Yong Vui Kong’s appeal dismissed by Singapore’s highest court

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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