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# Death Penalty

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# Egypt
Egypt: 21 people sentenced to death over Port Said football disaster
A policeman has reportedly been killed in violence in the coastal city of Port Said following the announcement of the verdicts.
# India
Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences
India’s sex crime laws were being reviewed following the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi.
# India
Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court
Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.
# New Delhi
Indian gang-rape victim recounts ordeal
The newspaper reports about the victim’s statement to police come as authorities ban related protests in New Delhi.
# anti-gay bill
Labour LGBT: Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill must be stopped
Fears have been raised over Uganda vowing to pass an extreme homophobic law that includes a provision prescribing the death penalty for gay people.
# Capital Punishment
Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.
# Pakistan
Muslims accused of blasphemy after attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan
Sections of the country’s blasphemy laws carry life imprisonment or even the death penalty.
# India
Death penalty confirmed for sole surviving Mumbai attacks gunman
Mohammad Kasab is expected to lodge a final appeal for clemency with the new President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
# Death Penalty
Texas executes convicted killer despite claims of low IQ
Lawyers for 54-year-old Marvin Wilson had argued that he should have been exempt from capital punishment because he had an IQ of 61.
# Colorado
Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of murder
The 24-year-old suspect has been formally charged with a total of 142 counts over the deadly shootings at a Colorado cinema earlier this month.
# Iran
Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud
Scandal centred on bank loans through allegedly forged or illegally-obtained letters of credit to buy several state companies.
# Death Penalty
Death row prisoner given reprieve two hours before execution
Warren Hill, who is intellectually disabled,was sentenced to death for killing a fellow prisoner.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?
Which is more appropriate, a death penalty or a life in prison without parole? Have your say…
# Capital Punishment
Californians to vote on measure to abolish death penalty
Supporters of the measure argue it could save the state millions of dollars. No one has been executed in the state since 2006.
# Gaza
Gaza executions 'unlawful' says UN
Human rights office says death sentences were not approved by the Palestinian president as required.
# Death Penalty
China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.
# Belarus
Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing
The EU’s foreign policy chief has voiced concerns over the trial of the men convicted for the April 2011 bomb which killed 15 people in Minsk.
# Uganda
Controversial anti-gay bill reintroduced to Ugandan parliament
The bill’s progress slowed after international outcry over the bill which carries severe penalties for homosexual acts.
# Death Penalty
Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.
# China
South African woman executed in China
Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.
# Execution
Ohio executes man who killed three sleeping sons
Although attorneys argued that Brooks was a paranoid schizophrenic and not mentally competent to be tried for murder, he was executed by lethal injection for the 1982 killings of his three sons today in Ohio.
# Iran
Iranian pastor "faces death sentence for rape"
Youcef Nadarkhani faces a death sentence – but for rape, and not for converting from Islam to Christianity, it is now being claimed.
# Troy Davis
'Don't let me die in vain': Executed Troy Davis remembered at memorial
Supporters have gathered for Davis’ funeral today, after his execution for a murder he insisted he did not commit.
# Troy Davis
Troy Davis executed by lethal injection
The 42-year-old spent more than two decades on death row for a crime he always maintained he did not commit. His request for a polygraph test before his execution was denied.
# Death Row
Troy Davis' final appeal denied, execution to go ahead
After spending more than two decades on death row, Georgia inmate Troy Davis is to be killed by lethal injection today – despite Amnesty International insisting that the evidence against him has “fallen apart”.
# Texas
Texas execution halted, questions about role of race in sentencing
The execution of a man in Texas has been halted after his legal team produced the testimony of a psychologist from the original trial – in which it was said that black people were “more likely” to commit violence.
# Death Penalty
British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction
Capital punishment debate petition has been generating support online, but needs 100,000 signatures before being considered for House of Commons debate.
# India
Calls for India to cancel first hangings since 2004
Human rights group Amnesty International has urged the Indian government call off two planned executions, which would be the first to occur in the country for seven years.
Denmark to lobby US states over use of drugs for death penalty
Minister says she will approach US states which use Danish-made drugs in their lethal injections.
# Death Penalty
Death penalty abolished in Illinois
Governor commutes death sentences of over a dozen inmates and abolishes the state’s death penalty.
# Pakistan
Pakistan urged to drop blasphemy charges against 17 year old
The schoolboy faces death after allegedly scribbling blasphemous comments on an exam paper.
# Iran
Ashtiani's death sentence suspended, says human rights campaigner
Reports suggest death sentence of Iranian woman condemned for adultery and the murder of her husband was never actually confirmed.
# Death Row
Virginia executes Teresa Lewis by lethal injection
Meanwhile, Georgia prepares to execute death row man who attempted suicide this week.
# Death Row
Execution delayed after man attempts suicide
Legal team have until tomorrow morning to make their case against death by lethal injection.
# Death Penalty
Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century
The state of Virgina is getting ready to execute a woman – despite claims that she suffers from severe learning difficulties.