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INDIA: FORMER PRESIDENT A P J ABDUL KALAM FAVOURS ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY

July 10, 2015: Former president A P J Abdul Kalam has supported abolition of the death penalty, saying that as President he felt pain in deciding mercy petitions of death row convicts since most of them had “social and economic bias”.
Responding to a Law Commission of India consultation paper on capital punishment, Kalam is one of the few to support abolition of the death sentence.
Quoting from his book Turning Points, he said, “One of the more difficult tasks for me as President was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias. This gave me an impression that we were punishing the person who was least involved in the enmity and who did not have a direct motive for committing the crime,” he said.
Kalam, however, said there was one case where he found the convict had committed the crime without doubt. “In that case I affirmed the sentence.” He was referring to Dhananjoy Chatterjee, who was executed for the rape and murder of an 18-year-old Kolkata girl. (Sources: Express News Service, 10/07/2015)

INDIA: CONVICT HAMSA SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SAFIYA MURDER CASE
TRINIDAD: PRIVY COUNCIL REFUSES TO COMMUTE DEATH SENTENCE...FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS
ZAMBIA: PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU GIVES DEATH ROW INMATES LIFE SENTENCES
ZAMBIA: KILLER FATHER TO HANG
NIGERIA: KILLER OF EX-OGUN MAGISTRATE SENTENCED TO DEATH
ISRAEL: KNESSET REJECTS BILL ON DEATH PENALTY FOR TERRORISTS
ZIMBABWE: LAST WOMAN ON DEATH ROW 'SAVED'
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC DURING RAMADAN
BELIZE: LAST MAN ON DEATH ROW HAS SENTENCE QUASHED
MISSOURI (USA): DAVID ZINK EXECUTED
OBAMA COMMUTES SENTENCES OF 46 NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS, INCLUDING PEOPLE SERVING LIFE SENTENCES FOR DRUG
UAE: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING AMERICAN TEACHER
NORTH KOREA: MEDIA CONFIRMS DEFENCE MINISTER EXECUTION
INDIA: DEATH PENALTY IS PRIVILEGE OF POOR, SAYS LAW COMMISSION HEAD
ISRAEL: NETANYAHU BLOCKS DEATH PENALTY FOR MASS MURDERING TERRORISTS
INDIA: MPS, LEADERS SEEK REPEAL OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
THAILAND: JUNTA ADDS DEATH PENALTY TO ANTI CORRUPTION LAW
EGYPT: 464 DEATH SENTENCES IN FIRST YEAR OF SISI'S RULE
THAILAND CONDEMNED FOR REPATRIATION OF 109 UIGHURS TO CHINA
EGYPT: 14 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
ILLINOIS (USA): GEORGE RYAN CREATES DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION GROUP
IRAQ: 24 SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER SPEICHER KILLINGS
KENYA: MUSLIM CONVERT TO HANG FOR MASS MURDER
GHANA: MAN, 59, SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING GIRLFRIEND
NORTH KOREA: FARM MANAGER EXECUTED FOR DEATHS OF DOZEN BABY TURTLES
SOUTH KOREA: LAWMAKERS PUSH TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY
AFGHANISTAN: HELMAND MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING WIFE
IRAN: TWO WOMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH PARDONED BY PLAINTIFFS
GAMBIA: PRESIDENT GRANTS AMNESTY TO CONVICTED COUP PLOTTER
EGYPT: ‘TERRORIST CELL’ MEMBERS SENTENCED TO DEATH, LIFE BY GIZA CRIMINAL COURT

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