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INDIA: SUPREME COURT COMMUTES DEATH TO LIFE TO FATHER WHO RAPED DAUGHTER AND KILLED HER AND HIS WIFE

January 28, 2013: The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment of a man who was accused in India of raping his minor daughter and killing both his wife and the girl.
The court said it is not a rarest of rare case warranting death penalty but said the accused will have to be in jail till the end of his life.
This judgement comes after the JS Verma committee report recommended that rape and murder accused would have to spend their entire life in jail. Mohinder Singh raped his 12-year-old minor daughter in 1999. He was awarded 12-year jail term by lower court in Punjab and confirmed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
In January 2005, Mohinder came out on parole and killed his wife who was a witness to the rape, and the daughter he had raped.
The trial court then awarded the death sentence to Mohinder which was later confirmed by the High Court.
Mohinder then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court.
Justice P Sathasivam in his judgement today said, "We find it difficult to hold that the appellant is such a dangerous person that sparing his life will endanger the community.  We are also not satisfied that the circumstances of the crime are such that there is no other alternative but to impose death sentence even after according maximum weightage to the mitigating circumstances in favour of the accused.  In our considered view, this case is the one in which humanist approach must be taken in the matter of awarding punishment." (Sources: ndtv.com, 28/01/2013)

INDIA: 43-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPING, MURDERING MINOR
SAUDI ARABIA: ‘BLOOD MONEY’ RESCUES DOOMED FILIPINO FROM EXECUTION
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES VARSITY WORKER TO DEATH
YEMEN: SCORES ON HUNGER STRIKE IN PRISON AFTER '15-YEAR-OLD' BOY SENTENCED TO DEATH
SAUDI ARABIA: 2 MURDERERS EXECUTED
IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
EGYPT: GRAND MUFTI APPROVES DEATH PENALTY FOR 'INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS' PRODUCERS
IRAN: TWO MEN HANGED FOR RAPE, MURDER
USA: NEW BILLS ON THE DEATH PENALTY
PAKISTAN: CHRISTIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASPHEMY ACQUITTED ON APPEAL
BANGLADESH: 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR BLASTS IN SHARIATPUR
NORTH KOREA: MAN EXECUTED AFTER MURDERING HIS TWO CHILDREN FOR FOOD
UAE: FAMILY PARDON SAVES KILLER
IRAN: MAN HANGED IN MIANEH PRISON
IRAN: SEVEN PEOPLE HANGED
EGYPT: CLASHES ERUPT AFTER COURT SENTENCES 21 TO DEATH IN FOOTBALL RIOT
IRAN: HANGINGS AND AMPUTATION OF FINGERS
GERMANY: BUNDESBANK LIMITS CHINA COOPERATION ON DEATH PENALTY
INDIA: DALAI LAMA SAYS DELHI GANG RAPISTS SHOULD NOT BE EXECUTED, DEATH PENALTY NOT THE ANSWER
BAHRAIN: APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS SENTENCES OVER POLICE MURDER
IRAN: JUDICIAL HEAD DEFENDS PUBLIC HANGING OF ROBBERS
SAUDI ARABIA: MAN PARDONED AFTER 18 YRS ON DEATH ROW
IRAN: THREE PRISONERS HANGED IN QAZVIN PRISON
BELARUS: DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION DELAYED
ILLINOIS (USA): EX GOVERNOR GEORGE RYAN SET FOR HALFWAY HOUSE
SAUDI ARABIA: 1,200 DEATH ROW INMATES SENT TO FIGHT IN SYRIA
VIETNAM TO PRODUCE POISON FOR LETHAL INJECTION
IRAQ: TAREQ AZIZ 'DEPRESSED, SEEKS SPEEDY EXECUTION'
INDONESIA: BRITISH WOMAN GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
MALAYSIA: NIGERIAN STUDENT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

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