Sunday, April 21, 2024

Topic: Capital Punishment

165 death sentences issued in 2022 in India, 38 Muslims in a single case among them: Report

Trial courts in India passed 165 death sentences in 2022 – the highest in a single year since 2000, a report by criminal reforms advocacy group Project 39A showed.

How does the court decide on the death penalty?

The criminal justice system that periodically, fails the accused by keeping them in custody for decades, eventually acquitting them after years, often on death row, in such a system is it really possible to prevent unlawful death sentences? 

International Commission of Jurists condemns Nirbhaya convicts execution and says it is an affront to rule of law

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) condemned the execution today of four men who were convicted of raping and murdering a 23-year-old student in December 2012.