India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 21, 2014
In a major relief for the two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by the President, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation of death sentence to life imprison...
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 20, 2014
A Beijing court on Wednesday sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behaviour, state media reported, in the latest graft case to hit China's sprawling rail network.
India | Reported by Tejas Mehta; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday August 14, 2014
Two sisters from Maharashtra, found guilty of kidnapping 13 children and killing five of them, are to be hanged soon, said government sources.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 12, 2014
Faced with the death sentence or a life term, Sher Singh Rana, the lone convict in the 2001 murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi, today sought leniency from a Delhi court.
World | Reuters | Thursday August 7, 2014
An Egyptian court asked the top religious authority on Thursday to reconsider his decision to reject its death sentence against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 13 supporters on charges of murder and possession of firearms.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Siddharth Ranjan Das, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday August 5, 2014
A judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, accused of sexual harassment, has said he is willing to face the death penalty, if found guilty.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Siddharth Ranjan Das; Edited by Mala Das | Monday August 4, 2014
A Madhya Pradesh High Court judge, accused of sexual harassment by a junior, has said he is "ready for the death sentence if found guilty."
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 24, 2014
The Supreme Court today refused to stay the execution of death sentence awarded to Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli and dismissed his plea seeking review of its verdict by which it had upheld the sentence.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 24, 2014
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis earlier today after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
World | Asscociated Press | Wednesday July 23, 2014
A Kabul court announced today that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 15, 2014
A court in Pakistan has passed a death sentence on a man convicted under controversial blasphemy laws of insulting the Prophet Mohammed, lawyers said on Tuesday.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday July 14, 2014
A 35-year-old man was today sentenced to death under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law, in the latest case highlighting religious intolerance in the country.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday July 14, 2014
The Supreme Court has put on hold the execution of two of the four men convicted of raping and killing a young student in Delhi in December, 2012.
World | Reuters | Wednesday June 25, 2014
Sudanese authorities re-arrested a woman on Tuesday hours after she was freed from a death sentence for converting to Christianity from Islam.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 24, 2014
The then station house officer of Shastri Nagar police station Shamse Alam was today sentenced to death by a local court for a fake encounter in which three students were shot dead claiming them to be dacoits, 12 years ago.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 24, 2014
China's Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence for a woman who killed her abusive husband, a relative said on Tuesday, in what rights advocates called progress against domestic violence.
World | Reuters | Monday June 23, 2014
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday that Egypt's death penalty convictions and mass trials are "obscene and a complete travesty of justice".
World | Associated Press | Monday June 23, 2014
A court in Bangladesh's capital on Monday sentenced eight people, including a top leader of a banned Islamist group, to death for their roles in a bombing at a New Year's celebration concert 13 years ago.
World | Agence-France Presse | Friday June 20, 2014
A court in Egypt yesterday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013.
World | Reuters | Wednesday June 18, 2014
An Egyptian court signaled on Wednesday it wanted death sentences for 12 defendants charged with killing a police officer and belonging to a terrorist group, when it referred the case to the country's highest religious authority.