United Nations. The United Nations (UN) appealed to all countries to stop or ban the death penalty. The four convicts Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (16) were gang-raped and assaulted by a paramedical student in a moving bus on 16 December 2012 in Delhi. 31) was hanged in Tihar Jail at 5.30 am on Friday.
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Call to stop or ban the use of capital punishment
Reacting to the execution, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spokesman Stephen Dujarric said the global organization appealed to all countries to stop or ban the use of capital punishment. Stephane Dujarric said during a regular press conference on Friday, ‘Our stand on this subject is clear. We call on all nations to stop using or ban capital punishment. ‘ The incident on 16 December 2012 rocked the entire nation. It was the first time that four people were hanged together in Tihar Jail, the largest prison complex in South Asia.