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INDIA: ENGINEER SENTENCED TO DEATH

January 21, 2015: In India, a Poonamallee court sentenced a 26-year-old aeronautical engineer to death for the murder and robbery of a pawnbroker at Nerkundram in 2012.
Handing down the sentence, the Third Additional District and Sessions Judge, Poonamallee, S.Mahalakshmi, said it was a “rarest of rare” case and hence she was sentencing the accused to death by hanging.
As the accused was awarded the death sentence, the court was not imposing any fine on him, the Judge said. She also observed that youngsters should use their education to work hard and come up in life.
The prosecution case was that the accused, Ramajayam of Parangipet, Chidambaram, posed himself as a customer at Balaji Jewellery and Pawnshop at Nerkundram on April 14, 2012 when the victim Gunaram alias Ganesh was alone in his shop.
When Gunaram went inside the locker room to bring jewels, Ramajayam stabbed him and slit his throat. Later, he looted 32 numbers of covering jewellery and escaped. The Maduravoyal police registered a case. The CCTV camera in the shop helped them in the probe. (Sources: thehindu.com, 22/01/2015)

OHIO (USA): ALL 2015 EXECUTIONS POSTPONED
PAKISTAN: COURT GIVES 23 TIMES DEATH PENALTY TO 3 TALIBAN MILITANTS
USA (DELAWARE): RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER 23 YEARS ON DEATH ROW
TEXAS (USA): ROBERT LADD EXECUTED
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED, ONE OF THEM EXECUTED PUBLICLY FOUR WEEKS AFTER THE ARREST
GEORGIA (USA): WARREN LEE HILL EXECUTED
INDIA: MUMBAI HIGH COURT COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE OF SOLAPUR MAN WHO KILLED SON AND NIECE
SAUDI ARABIA: THREE BEHEADINGS ON SAME DAY
IRAN: THREE PRISONERS HANGED IN HAMADAN
PAKISTAN: SUPERINTENDENT ADIALA JAIL REFUSES TO EXECUTE DEATH ROW CONVICT
SAUDI ARABIA: CHILD RAPIST'S BEHEADING IS FIRST EXECUTION UNDER NEW KING
IRAN: 19 PRISONERS HANGED IN TWO DAYS
SYRIA: ISIS PUBLICLY BEHEADED A MAN FOR 'INSULTING ALLAH'
JAPAN: CABINET OFFICE POLL, 80% OF RESPONDENTS THINK DEATH PENALTY ‘PERMISSIBLE’
EGYPT: 37 DEATH SENTENCES OVERTURNED IN CRITICIZED TRIAL
PAKISTAN: 95% IN FAVOUR DEATH PENALTY AFTER PESHAWAR MASSACRE
KENYA: MAN SENTENCED TO HANG FOR MURDERING COUPLE
SAUDI ARABIA: 3 SRI LANKANS SENTENCED TO DEATH
MALAYSIA: SOUTH AFRICAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR METH TRAFFICKING
SRI LANKA: RATNAPURA HIGH COURT SENTENCES THREE INDIVIDUALS TO DEATH
TEXAS (USA): ARNOLD PRIETO EXECUTED
IRAN: THREE PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY
SAUDI ARABIA: CITIZEN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
SOUTHEAST ASIA: UN RIGHTS OFFICE APPEALS FOR HALT IN EXECUTIONS FOR DRUG CRIMES
NETHERLANDS: COURT BLOCKS EXTRADITION TO U.S. OVER TORTURE CONCERNS
VIETNAM: 8 DRUG CONVICTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
BANGLADESH: MAN AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR N'GANJ MURDER
GAZA: DEATH SENTENCE ISSUED FOR MURDER
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IRAN: YOUNG MAN HANGED FOR MURDER

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