Tag Archives: Execution

1303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions in Last 10 years in India

According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), prison statistics’ report, there were 1,303 death sentences of which only 3 sentences were executed, including the recent Yakub Memon who was the lone convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings. On November 21, 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist to have survived the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was hanged in Pune’s Yerwada ...

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ISIS executes Japanese hostage, Abe calls it ‘unforgivable act’; Focus on release of 2nd hostage now

A video released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group Saturday claimed one of the two Japanese hostages held by it was beheaded, according to media reports. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the possible execution, and called it “an unforgivable act of violence”. The government said it was verifying the video, which claimed that Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa was ...

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US Lawyers File Appeal for Suspension on Execution of Schizophrenic Inmate

The lawyers for Scott Panetti, an inmate suffering from schizophrenia who is to be executed on Wednesday, have asked the US Supreme Court to reconsider his case after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against delaying the execution by lethal injection. Panetti, who in 1992 killed his in-laws and kidnapped his wife and three-year-old daughter in Texas, seems ...

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