Gulf Times - death-penalty
After massacres, Trump condemns white supremacy and bigotry, pushes death penalty

After massacres, Trump condemns white supremacy and bigotry, pushes death penalty

US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to mass slayings over the weekend that killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio.

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka has hired two hangmen as it prepares for executions of four prisoners convicted of drug offences in what would be the country's first use of the death penalty for over 40 years, prison authorities said on Friday.

Malaysian drug trafficker hanged in Singapore

Malaysian drug trafficker hanged in Singapore

A convicted Malaysian drug trafficker was hanged in Singapore on Friday, officials said, after the city-state rejected last minute efforts to save him.

Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offences in draft law

Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offences in draft law

Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday approved a draft law prescribing the death penalty for drug offences, despite widespread criticism over a drugs crackdown in which police have shot dead more than 200 people since May.

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.