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Five sentenced to death in Bangladesh for gang rape

October 15, 2020 11:30 PM

It was the first conviction since the government this week introduced the death penalty for rape.

Kindergarten teacher in China sentenced to death for poisoning kids

September 30, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a colleague that left one toddler dead.

China teacher handed death sentence for poisoning children

September 29, 2020 3:31 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a colleague that left one toddler dead.

Japanese man gets death sentence for killing 19

March 17, 2020 5:00 AM

A Japanese man inspired by Hitler was sentenced to death yesterday for killing 19 and injuring 26 others in a horrific stabbing spree at a care home for the disabled in July 2016.

Thai drug smugglers dodge death penalty in Bali

February 27, 2020 3:55 PM

DENPASAR, INDONESIA (AFP) - Two Thai women convicted of smuggling methamphetamine into Bali have escaped a possible death sentence on the Indonesian holiday island after a court sentenced them to 16 years in jail.

Indian feminist group opposes hanging of rapists

January 16, 2020 5:00 AM

As four men convicted of gang raping a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi are set to be hanged on Jan 22, one of India's oldest feminist organisations has issued a statement against their execution.

Pakistan high court annuls Musharraf's death sentence, rules original case illegal

January 14, 2020 5:00 AM

LAHORE • A Pakistan court yesterday annulled the death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, ruling that the special court which had found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional, a government prosecutor told AFP.

Four men to be hanged for 2012 Delhi gang rape

January 08, 2020 5:00 AM

NEW DELHI • An Indian court yesterday ordered the execution on Jan 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi university student.

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