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INDIA: SUPREME COURT COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE OF FOUR TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT

February 28, 2014: the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of four persons to life imprisonment on the ground of their young age and deprived socio-economic background. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said the behaviour of the condemned prisoners inside the jail was very good and they were not beyond reformation.
"All the four accused were young in age at the time of commission of the offence i.e. 23-29 years. They belong to the economically, socially and educationally deprived section of the population. They were living in acute poverty. It is possible that, being young, they had a yearning for quick money and it is these circumstances that had led to the commission of the crimes in question," the bench said.
The prisoners – Santosh Manohar Chavan, Amit Ashok Shinde, Yogesh Madhukar Chavan and Mahesh Dhanaji Shinde – were awarded death sentence for killing 9 innocent and unsuspecting victims in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. The crimes were committed over a period of nearly two months in three different incidents and the victims include two children.
"Balancing the two sets of circumstances i.e. one favouring commutation and the other favouring upholding the death penalty, we are of the view that in the present case the option of life sentence is not unquestionably foreclosed. Therefore, the sentence of death awarded to the accused should be commuted to life imprisonment," it said. (Sources: PTI, 28/02/2014)

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IRAN: SIX PRISONERS HANGED
FLORIDA (USA): PAUL AUGUSTUS HOWELL EXECUTED
UAE: CAMEL HERDER ESCAPES DEATH SENTENCE
MISSOURI (USA): MICHAEL TAYLOR EXECUTED
IRAN: 6 HANGED PUBLICLY IN ALBORZ REGION
SAUDI BEHEADED FOR KILLING COMPATRIOT
EGYPT: 26 SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER SUEZ PLOT
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED IN SEMNAN PRISON
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE, JAILS RAPIST FOR 35 YEARS
TAIWAN: EXECUTION OF DEATH ROW INMATES DELIBERATED
BANGLADESH: EIGHT PERSONS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
SRI LANKA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR FATHER AND TWO SONS IN AKURESSA
IRAN: THREE PUBLIC EXECUTIONS IN A DAY
NIGERIA: SERGEANT GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER
INDIA: GUJ HC COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE OF MAN WHO KILLED 5 OF FAMILY
SAUDI EXECUTES 10TH CONVICT THIS YEAR
NIGERIA: AKOLADE AROWOLO SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
UAE: FOOTBALLER’S DEATH PENALTY COMMUTED IN MURDER CASE
CAMEROON: PRESIDENT BIYA GRANTS AMNESTY TO POLITICAL PRISONERS
IRAN: TWELVE EXECUTIONS INCLUDING TWO IN PUBLIC
BAHRAIN: PROTESTER SENTENCED TO DEATH
INDIA: DELHI COURT AWARDS DEATH PENALTY TO THREE CONVICTS IN GANG RAPE, MURDER CASE
OHIO (USA): POLL FINDS OHIOANS FAVOR DEATH PENALTY - UNLESS GIVEN OTHER OPTIONS
INDIA: SUPREME COURT COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAJIV GANDHI KILLERS
IRAN: TWENTY PRISONERS HANGED IN FOUR DIFFERENT CITIES
MISSOURI (USA): OKLAHOMA PHARMACY CAPITULATES, WON'T SUPPLY MISSOURI WITH PENTOBARBITAL
IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS HANGED

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