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The Death Penalty?

AP photo   By Hazel Speed Ruth Ellis was the last person to hang in England (in 1955), and even then, there are those who think she was not guilty of the crime or that at worst, it was manslaughter but then again she may have been protecting someone else, the real murderer.

Global executions down more than a third, but death sentences at record high

By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Mir Quasem Ali

AAP photo   By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has hanged Islamist party leader Mir Quasem Ali for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence.

Bangladesh paves way for execution of Islamist party leader for 1971 war crimes

AP photo   By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s apex court has paved the way for the execution of an influential Islamist party leader for 1971 war crimes.

Philippines: President Duterte must break the cycle of human rights violations

By Amnesty International The Philippines’ new President Rodrigo Duterte must fulfil his inauguration pledge to uphold the country’s commitment to international law and lead a break with the country’s poor human rights record, human rights NGO Amnesty International have stated.

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court paves way for hanging Islamist party chief for war crimes

By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh’s apex court has dismissed the final review petition of the country’s largest Islamist party chief paving the way for his execution.

The Increase in Crime and Violence on Less Economically Developed Countries

  By Anant Mishra Crime and Violence have somehow taken a more positive image amongst society. They are seen as a means of strength, power and most disturbing of all, honour.

Death Penalty requested for Colonel in DR Congo military trial

  By Sylvain Muyali The Crown, represented by attorney General Thimoté Mukutu of the Congolese army (FARDC), rose this Friday, November 7th to seek the death penalty for participating in a terrorist movement.