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INDIA: TRIAL COURTS GIVE DEATH FREELY, BUT JUST 5% CONFIRMED

July 20, 2015: Just 5 % of the 1,790 death sentences handed down by trial courts in the last 15 years have been confirmed by the Supreme Court. The numbers point to wanton sentencing by the lower courts resulting in decades wasted on death row, say experts.
The Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University, Delhi, wrote to all High Courts in the country seeking details of all death sentences handed down by trial courts in their jurisdictions over the last 15 years. All death sentences handed down by trial courts, except in terrorism cases, must go to High Court for confirmation. Madhya Pradesh was the only state which did not respond, which the Calcutta High Court's data had so much missing information that it could not be used.
1,512 sentences were decided by the High Courts, while the remaining were either awaiting decision or had been sent for retrials.
In over a quarter of these cases, the High Courts acquitted persons who had been not just convicted, but also given death sentences by the trial courts. Another 1/2 of all cases resulted in commutations.
In all, less then 15 % of cases were confirmed by the High Courts. Bihar had the highest rate of High Court acquittals.
Of the cases that went to the Supreme Court (186 cases), 10 % resulted in acquittals, while 60 % resulted in commutations.
In all, just 59 cases of the original 1,790 - or fewer than 5 % - were confirmed by the Supreme Court. In all, a third of death sentences given by trial courts resulted in acquittals at a later stage. (Source: The Hindu, 20/07/2015)

O'MALLEY'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLAN: ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY, RECLASSIFY MARIJUANA
PAKISTAN: FIVE MORE DEATH ROW PRISONERS EXECUTED IN LAHORE AND RAWALPINDI
HANDS OFF CAIN 2015 REPORT
SAUDI ARABIA: PAKISTANI HEROIN SMUGGLER EXECUTED
ANALYSIS OF THE 2015 REPORT DATA AND OBJECTIVES OF HANDS OFF CAIN
PAKISTAN: FOUR MORE DEATH ROW CONVICTS HANGED
INDIA: YAKUB MEMON EXECUTED FOR 1993 MUMBAI BOMBINGS
PAKISTAN: EIGHT MORE MURDER CONVICTS HANGED
SAUDI ARABIA: PARDON BY VICTIM'S DAD SAVES KILLER
LIBYA: HANDS OFF CAIN, ALSO WE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAIF GADDAFI SENTENCE
SAUDI ARABIA: SECOND EXECUTION AFTER RAMADAN PAUSE
LIBYA: GADDAFI’S SON SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER WAR CRIMES
PAKISTAN: THREE MURDER CONVICTS HANGED
IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS HANGED
TUNISIA: PARLIAMENT OKAYS DEATH PENALTY FOR 'TERROR CRIMES'
SAUDI ARABIA: FIRST EXECUTION AFTER RAMADAN PAUSE
SYRIA: FAMED OPPONENTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
PAKISTAN: SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BLASPHEMY APPEAL
TOBAGO: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE
GAMBIA: PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH GRANTS PARDONS BUT COUP PLOTTERS REMAIN ON DEATH ROW
IRAN: UP TO 12 PRISONERS EXECUTED
INDIA: YAKUB MEMON FILES FRESH MERCY PLEA BEFORE PRESIDENT
PAKISTAN: DEATH SENTENCE OF ASIA BIBI STAYED
UAE IMPOSES HARSH PENALTIES FOR RELIGIOUS CRIMES
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: COURT SENTENCES LAVENTILLE MAN TO HANG OVER A 2006 MURDER
IRAN: LIVES OF TWO PRISONERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER SPARED BY PLAINTIFFS
BANGLADESH: SPECIAL COURT ORDERS NEW WAR CRIMES DEATH SENTENCE
MAURITANIA: COURT SLAMS DEATH SENTENCE TO TWO RAPISTS OF UNDER-AGED GIRL
USA: PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS FEDERAL PRISON, EXTENDING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR REFORM IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. HE IS THE FIRST SITTING PRESIDENT TO SEE THE INSIDE A FEDERAL PRISON FIRST HAND
INDIA: CONVICT HAMSA SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SAFIYA MURDER CASE

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