Pakistan’s former leader Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia for treason by Pakistan court

A Pakistani court has sentenced former President Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia for treason. The three-member court in Islamabad sentenced the former military ruler over a high treason charge that has been pending against him since 2013. Musharraf had seized power through a military coup by toppling the elected government of Nawaz Sharif in 1999 and served … Read more

Nirbhaya’s four rapists have to die as Supreme Court upholds capital punishment

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence given to four convicts namely Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, in the horrific 16 December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan rejected the review pleas filed by Mukesh, Pawan and Vinay stating that … Read more

Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of 2 wartime criminals

Bangladesh’s Supreme court on Wednesday upheld its previous verdict on the death sentence of two war-crime convicts Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The court rejected the pleas of Mujahid, secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party, and Chowdhury, leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), to review death sentences for crimes against humanity during … Read more

Mumbai court gives death sentence to Sanap for rape & murder

A women’s court in Mumbai on Friday sentenced to death a 29-year-old man found guilty of robbing, raping, burning and killing Esther Anuhya, a techie from Andhra Pradesh, on 5 January last year. Terming it as a “rarest of rare cases”, Special Judge Vrushali Joshi pronounced the verdict against Chandrabhan Sudam Sanap, who was found … Read more

Tripura tribal men given death sentence for raping, killing minor girl

A Tripura court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to two tribal young men for raping and murdering a 12-year-old tribal girl last year, police said. Dhalai district police chief Bijoy Debbarma said, “Kamalpur (in northern Tripura) Additional Sessions Judge Arindam Paul awarded death sentence to Rashida Tripura, 25, and Jhani Tripura, 20, for raping and … Read more

Who are these six men given death sentence for attacks on Pakistan’s Army Public School?

Pakistani military courts in have sentenced six people to death and one to life sentence for carrying out attacks an army-run school that killed more than 140 people. The military courts also handed over death sentence to one more person for attacking Pakistani Rangers in Karachi. Army courts have pronounced these verdicts under new law passed … Read more

Yakub Memon will hang after his final petition was dismissed by SC’s three-judge bench

Supreme Court’s three-judge bench on Thursday morning rejected Yakub Memon’s final petition asking the Apex Court to uphold the 14-day rule before hanging. This now means that Yakub will hang as planned at 06.30. Justice Deepak Mishra, in his observation, said that Yakub had  accepted his fate after rejection of mercy petition in April 2014 adding … Read more

Yakub Memon’s second mercy plea rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee, his lawyers move Supreme Court

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday night rejected the second mercy plea of Yakub Memon, who’s been given death sentence for his involvement in 1993 Mumbai blasts. Mukherjee rejected Yakub’s mercy plea after being advised by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, advised him to do so. After Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea, Memon moved Supreme … Read more

Boston Bomber to his victims: I’m Sorry

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber, on Wednesday apologised to his victims in court during his death sentence hearing, reports Britain’s Sky news. “I am sorry for the lives that I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage, the irreparable damage,” the 21-year-old was reported as saying. Tsarnaev sais that … Read more