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Six convicted over notorious Indian gang rape

The six convicted Hindu men will face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment.

I did not interfere in S’pore court case over death row...

The de facto law minister says it is 'obvious' the Singapore Court of Appeals granted a stay on Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution after considering circumstances and the law.

Rights lawyer slams Singapore minister over defence of death penalty

N Surendran also wonders how K Shanmugam knows Singaporeans are in favour of the death penalty when the republic has repressive laws that make Singaporeans afraid of criticising their government.

Brunei denies gay discrimination despite stoning law

Brunei argues that its does not discriminate the LGBT community, but almost enforced the death penalty on gay men.

Canadian drug smuggler to appeal China death sentence Thursday

The appeal comes against the backdrop of Beijing's anger over the December arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Celebrity criticism and a boycott of Brunei-related businesses has caused the once adamant Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to make a u-turn and scrap the death penalty for gay sex.

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

American Chad Elwartowski who is on the run is facing the death penalty for building a 'seastead' home smack in the middle of the sea.

Assange will not be extradited to country with death penalty: Ecuador...

The British government confirmed to President Lenin Moreno that the Wikileaks founder will not be extradited to a country with the death penalty.

Global executions at lowest level in a decade, says Amnesty

The capital punishment figures fell around the world from at least 993 in 2017, to at least 690 last year.

Rising number of businesses cut ties with Brunei over gay sex...

Many global business have cut ties with oil-rich Brunei including Virgin Australia Airlines over its harsh law.

Ahead of LGBT crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The LGBT community in Brunei is fearing for their lives and leaving the tiny oil-rich country.

UK, George Clooney lead calls for Brunei to drop LGBT+ death...

The announcement of the new penal code that imposes death penalty for gay sex has sparked international outrage with politicians and celebrities calling on Brunei to immediately halt its plans.

Taiwan mulls death penalty for drunk driving

This comes after a spate of high profile incidents involving drunk drivers.

Keep mandatory death penalty, but only for heinous crimes, says ex-top...

A group led by former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan says the death penalty should be retained for crimes involving loss of lives.

Family of Sarawakian on death row in Singapore pleads for clemency

Michael Garing's family hopes against hope that his hanging in Singapore on Friday will be commuted to life imprisonment.

Suhakam dismayed by govt’s decision to maintain death penalty

Its chairman, Razali Ismail, says doing away with the mandatory death penalty is a good first step but it is still a barrier to upholding the right to life.

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

Newsom a newly elected Democrat says the moratorium to be imposed on the death penalty is on grounds that intentional killing of another person is wrong.

Restorative justice the way forward, says prisoner care expert

William Wan says judges should be allowed to exercise discretion in certain cases when it comes to capital punishment.

Judges shouldn’t be mere rubber stamps, Federal Court hears

The legislature's 1983 decision to take away the court's discretion on the measure of punishment amounts to interference and goes against the doctrine of separation of powers, says Gopal Sri Ram

Putrajaya urged to halt hangings pending change in law

Lawyers ask when anti-death penalty bill will be tabled and whether there's already a freeze on executions.

Lawyer calls for review of laws that don’t deliver justice

Abdul Rashid Ismail says the imperfections of the criminal justice system result in the poor who face the death penalty often getting the short end of the stick.

Tell me why I’m being hanged, Thai on death row urges...

The lawyer for Songsil Udtoom, who was convicted of possessing firearms, says the court refuses to give its reasoned judgment.

Engineer escapes gallows for Valentine’s Day murder of girlfriend

The Federal Court rules that Cheong Teik Keon committed the offence but sets aside the conviction, saying he is of unsound mind.

Cabinet to decide soon on tabling proposal to scrap death penalty

Minister Liew Vui Keong says a decision will be made before the Dewan Rakyat convenes next month.