Thursday, Feb 02, 2023



Why Alireza Akbari, a former Iranian defence official, is facing execution on charges of spying

January 13, 2023 7:16 am

Alireza Akbari was living in the UK and was once the deputy defence minister in Iran. What led to the charge that he was spying for Britain? We explain.

Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope's call for clemency

October 06, 2021 5:01 pm

Johnson was born with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, scored low on IQ tests throughout his life and had the "daily living skills" of a 4-year-old child, his lawyers said.

Bangladesh executes Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman

April 12, 2015 6:18 am

Mohammad Qamaruzzaman was put to death by hanging at 10:01 p.m. Saturday inside the central jail in the capital, Dhaka.

After 39 yrs, Meerut jail prepares for an execution

September 05, 2014 2:23 am

The hangman, Pawan, whose family has for four generations been in the profession, receives a monthly retention of Rs 3,000.

Indian worker, convicted for murdering his sponsor, beheaded in Saudi Arabia

January 31, 2014 12:22 pm

An Indian worker, convicted of murdering his Saudi sponsor, has been executed in the Gulf kingdom.

Haryana govt gets official confirmation to hang couple amid SC stay on all executions

April 09, 2014 5:35 pm

In the midst of a Supreme Court order staying the execution of all convicts on death row,the Haryana government has been caught in a legal quandary over the fate of two such prisoners after receiving a reference,detailing the rejection of the mercy plea filed by the duo,from the President’s office.

Texas carries out 500th execution since 1982

June 27, 2013 3:50 pm

Kimberly McCarthy was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor.

Texas executes man who confessed to killing five

June 13, 2013 10:30 am

Evidence showed Elroy Chester was responsible for three rapes and 25 home break-ins.

Myanmar drug lord executed for killing 13 Chinese sailors

March 01, 2013 3:07 pm

Naw Kham and three of his accomplices were executed by lethal injection in the city of Kunming.

Day before hanging,duo file mercy plea

April 17, 2014 6:13 pm

A day before they were set to be hanged,Jagbir Singh and Vikramjit Singh,guilty of murdering a 16-year-old boy,filed a mercy petition with the President.