Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: death penalty

Reality star Kim Kardashian wants death penalty end

LONDON: Kim Kardashian West has called for an end to the death penalty . The 38-year-old reality star has praised California Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive action to move to halt the use of capital punishment in the state and appealed for ‘’better solutions’’ that put ‘’fairness and justice’’ first. She ...

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Death penalty to man who raped 3-year-old girl in India

NEW DELHI: A court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a person who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand’s Gumla district. According to a lawyer, Additional District Judge (ADJ-1) L. Dubey of Gumla district awarded the death sentence to Bandhan Oraon and slapped a ...

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Sri Lanka to impose death penalty on drug convicts

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free the country from the drug menace by 2020, local media reports said. Sirisena informed the parliament on Wednesday evening that he was determined to impose ...

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Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Asia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and the apex court ordered her immediate release. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif ...

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Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, in a decision hailed by rights groups. Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes. The penalty is exclusively carried out by hanging in ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 human rights activists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to ...

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ZTE has few cards left to play to avoid ‘death penalty’

NEW YORK: It’s not every day you see a company that employs 75,000 and once had a market cap of $20 billion facing instant doom on an hour-by-hour basis. But that’s the situation that Chinese telecom firm ZTE finds itself in right now. Following revelations that the company sold equipment ...

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Brit women faces death penalty in Egypt for taking painkillers

CAIRO: Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull a British tourist she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for because she was carrying painkillers in her suitcase. As she claims the authorities of Egypt forced her after her confession to sign a 38-page Arabic confession beforen they locked her in a tiny cell ...

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Trump calls for death penalty for New York attacker

NEW JERSEY: The New York terror suspect’s wife was reportedly “shocked and horrified and scared and sad” after being grilled by the FBI over her husband’s deadly Manhattan truck attack that killed eight people. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, ...

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