Former chief justices say demanding capital punishment that the constitution already prohibits is misguiding. The priority should be to effectively enforce laws against rape that country already has.

NEW DELHI, March 20: India hanged four men on Friday who were convicted for the rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi in 2012, in a case that shocked the world and shamed the country over its appalling record for crimes against women.

CAIRO, Feb 1: An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former special forces officer turned Islamist militant, and 36 others to death after they were convicted of terrorism, court officials said.

PAKISTAN, Dec 17: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been sentenced to death by a court in a high treason case, media reports said on Tuesday.

DHAKA, July 3: A district court of Bangladesh has handed death penalty to nine people for attacks on a train decades back with a view to assassinating then opposition leader and now incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, media reports said on Wednesday.

COLOMBO, June 26: Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offenses in a decision analyst said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.

COLOMBO, June 26: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday the government would press ahead with a controversial plan to reinsate the death penalty for drug-related offences.

Nepal insists on end to death penalty

February 26, 2019 19:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Nepal has reiterated its stance on ending the death penalty globally, considering right to life as a sacred and inviolable as well as a basis for all human rights.

DHAKA, Oct 10:  A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced Tarique Rahman, the acting chairman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to life in jail, and 19 more to death, over a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004, lawyers said.

RIYADH, Aug 22: 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.