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INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE OF BHULLAR TO LIFE TERM

March 31, 2014: The Supreme Court four-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam commuted the death sentence of 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life term on the ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea and his medical condition.
The bench, also comprising justices R M Lodha, H L Dattu and S J Mukhopadhaya, passed the order on a curative petition filed by Bhullar's wife Navneet Kaur.
She pleaded before the court to relook into its verdict, in which Bhullar's plea for commuting the sentence was rejected, in view of its recent judgement where it was held that delay in deciding mercy plea can be a ground for commutation of death penalty.
Bhullar was convicted and awarded death penalty for triggering a bomb blast in New Delhi in September 1993, which killed nine persons and injured 25 others, including then Youth Congress president M S Bitta.
In the landmark judgement, the court had held that prolonging execution of death sentence has a "dehumanising effect" on condemned prisoners who have to face the "agony" of waiting for years under the shadow of death during the pendency of their mercy plea. (Sources: news.outlookindia.com, 31/03/2014)

SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT SENTENCED AN AL-SHABAAB MEMBER TO DEATH
ZAMBIA: HIGH COURT SENTENCES 5 TO DEATH FOR MURDER
EGYPT: TWO MURSI SUPPORTERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB EXECUTES THREE ALLEGED FEDERAL GOVT SPIES
PAKISTAN: A CHRISTIAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR BLASPHEMY
SRI LANKA: TEN PERSONS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
TEXAS (USA): ANTHONY DOYLE EXECUTED
HAMAS’ NEW ISLAMIST LAW CAUSES FURY IN PALESTINE
JAPAN: WORLD'S 'LONGEST-SERVING' DEATH ROW INMATE GRANTED RETRIAL
TAIWAN: JUSTICE MINISTRY RESOLUTE ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
QATAR: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF YOUNG BRITISH TEACHER
CINA: FOREIGN MINISTRY DEFENDS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
INDIA: SEVEN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN CHILD'S SACRIFICE CASE IN CHHATTISGARH
MISSOURI (USA): JEFFREY FERGUSON EXECUTED
PAKISTAN: DRUG SMUGGLING CASES, 70% OF DEATH SENTENCES QUASHED BY HIGHER COURTS
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: MAN TO HANG FOR KILLING BOY
PAKISTAN: INTERIOR MINISTER ANNOUNCED THE SUSPENSION OF THE DEATH PENALTY
BANGLADESH: 2 TO WALK GALLOWS FOR KILLING A SCHOOLBOY
TUNISIA: MARZOUKI CONDEMNS EGYPT DEATH SENTENCES, CALLS FOR ABOLISHING CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
INDIA: MADRAS HC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE IN KIDNAP AND MURDER CASE
VIETNAM: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR SLASHER ROBBER
EGYPT: 529 MORSI BACKERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
SAUDI BEHEADS ANOTHER MAN FOR MURDER
UAE: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR JANITOR CONVICTED OF SCHOOLGIRL RAPE
VIETNAM: SAIGON WOMAN WANTS TO MARRY A DEATH ROW PRISONER
FLORIDA (USA): ROBERT LAVERN HENRY EXECUTED
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES THREE MEN TO DEATH FOR KIDNAPPING, KILLING INFANT
JAPAN: DEATH PENALTY UPHELD FOR WOMAN
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TEXAS (USA): RAY JASPER EXECUTED

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