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Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka to re-enforce death penalty to fight drug trafficking

Sri Lanka has decided to re-enforce the death penalty as part of attempts to fight drug trafficking in the country, a senior cabinet minister said on Wednesday.

Court upholds death sentences over 2012 Delhi gang rape

Court upholds death sentences over 2012 Delhi gang rape

The case triggered angry protests by thousands of people as well as soul-searching about the country's treatment of women.

Indian President signs ordinance on death penalty for child rape

Indian President signs ordinance on death penalty for child rape

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has signed an ordinance that allows stringent punishments for sexual violence against children, including the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

Indian government approves death penalty for child rape

Indian government approves death penalty for child rape

The Indian government Saturday passed an ordinance to introduce capital punishment for child rape amid nationwide outrage over sexual violence against young girls.

Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

Donald Trump had earlier said he was considering sending Sayfullo Saipov, 29, to the military's notorious Guantanamo Bay detention centre, but backed off the idea in a blast of early morning tweets calling for the death penalty.

Bangladesh upholds death sentences for 15 over murders

Bangladesh upholds death sentences for 15 over murders

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday upheld death sentences on a leading politician and 14 members of an elite military force, including a senior officer, for the abduction and murder of seven people in 2014.

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

Iran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the lives of many on death row.

Philippines' President Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Philippines' President Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday to press on with his controversial drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he outlined his vision of an "eye-for-an-eye" justice system.

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

Egyptian court recommends death penalty for 31 over assassination of prosecutor

A Cairo criminal court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for 31 people convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of Egypt's top prosecutor ...

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016.

Germany urges Turkey not to move away from Europe

Germany urges Turkey not to move away from Europe

Germany warned Turkey against further distancing itself from Europe by reinstating the death penalty after a disputed referendum and urged authorities to seek "respectful dialogue" to heal a divided society.

Rebel court sentences Yemen journalist to death

Rebel court sentences Yemen journalist to death

A Yemeni court in the rebel-held capital has sentenced a veteran journalist to death on charges of spying for neighbouring Saudi Arabia, the press union and rebel media said on Thursday.