Deterrence is a myth, says Law Commission

The Law Commission of India has recommended the abolition of the death penalty for all crimes except terrorism-related offences and waging war. Noting that the ultimate goal is absolute abolition whi...

Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai

Yakub Memon’s body being carried to the Chandanwadi burial grounds in Mumbai on Thursday. Following the Supreme Court’s rejection of Yakub Memon‘s mercy plea, he was executed at Nagpur ja...

Nebraska bans death penalty

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, right, celebrates with Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln after the vote on Wednesday Nebraska became the first “red state” since 1973 to abolish the death pe...

Boston Marathon bomber found guilty

In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty is depicted pointing to defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, right, during closing arguments in Tsarnaev’s federal death penalty tria...