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Death row convict Krishna Mochi’s family at Bara Bhatvigha in Gaya district of Bihar. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar
The Hindu Death row convict Krishna Mochi’s family at Bara Bhatvigha in Gaya district of Bihar. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Bihar death row convicts’ families fear the worst

After 22 years of his absence, convict Krishna Mochi’s family ascribes little value to the possibility of his death sentence getting commuted. »
In this August 8, 2013 photo, Basanti, wife of Maganlal Barela, whose death sentence was commuted to life by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, sits with her two sons and step son in front of their hut at Kaneria village in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh.

Behind death row judgment, prisoners in limbo between life and death

Found guilty for terrible crimes, convicts spent years waiting for determination on mercy petitions » 4 comments
Solitary confinement of a death convict and other prisoners is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court held on Tuesday. File photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Apex court commutes death sentence for 15

It held that delay in deciding a mercy plea is a relevant ground for commuting a death sentence to life imprisonment. » 26 comments

Disposing of mercy plea a constitutional obligation: court

"It is not a mere prerogative for the President and his decision will be subject to judicial review" » 1 comment
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