World | Associated Press | Tuesday January 20, 2015
State controlled media say a court in northern Vietnam has sentenced eight people to death for heroin trafficking.
World | Reuters | Wednesday January 7, 2015
Sirhan Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence in prison for the June 1968 assassination of US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, failed to persuade a federal judge to set him free because he was innocent of the crime.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 26, 2014
A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful murder conviction is seeking $2.4 million in compensation, state-media said today, amid public anger over the country's flawed legal system.
World | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet", a human rights group said, a day after the country opened the trial of an anti-slavery activist.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Friday December 19, 2014
A 34-year-old Indian-origin man in the UK, who pleaded guilty for strangling his wife to death, has been sentenced to a hospital restriction with no-time limit order under the country's Mental Health Act.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 18, 2014
A Nigerian court martial on Wednesday sentenced to death 54 soldiers convicted of mutiny after they allegedly refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast, their lawyer said.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday December 15, 2014
A Delhi court today fixed December 18 for pronouncing punishment to four convicts in the 1975 Lalit Narayan Mishra murder case after hearing the arguments on quantum of sentence during which CBI left it to its discretion whether the convicts deserved...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 15, 2014
A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago was declared innocent by a court on Monday, in a rare re-examination of a wrongful conviction.
India | Reported by Sam Daniel, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday November 21, 2014
Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday reached their village in Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram today to grand celebrations.
South | Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday November 21, 2014
Five fishermen, spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday, arrived in Chennai late on Thursday night.
India | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday November 20, 2014
Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday will take a longer route home than they may have thought. Their families in Tamil Nadu returned disappointed this morning from an airport after learning that the men would b...
India | NDTV.com | Wednesday November 19, 2014
Sri Lanka has released five Indians who were given the death sentence after being convicted for smuggling drugs into the country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 11, 2014
A South Korean court Tuesday will deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country's worst peacetime disasters, as officials finally ended the long search for bodies.
India | Edited by Mala Das | Monday November 10, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday over the death sentence handed out to five Indian fishermen which has sparked protests in their home state of Tamil Nadu.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 3, 2014
Bangladesh's highest court on Monday upheld the death sentence against a leader of the largest Islamist party after he was convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday November 3, 2014
Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today to press for securing their release.
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Mala Das | Saturday November 1, 2014
MDMK Chief Vaiko, an ally of the ruling NDA at the Centre, has blamed the Narendra Modi government for the death sentence awarded to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka.
India | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Saturday November 1, 2014
MDMK Chief Vaiko, an ally of the ruling NDA in Delhi, has blamed the Modi government for the death sentence awarded to five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu in Sri Lanka.
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday November 1, 2014
Despite being friends for years, Emerson and Langlet would never have imagined of sharing this in common. Both, fishermen, now share a death sentence pronounced by the Sri Lankan High Court for allegedly trafficking drugs.
South | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday October 31, 2014
Five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court on charges of drug peddling. The men have 15 days in which to appeal against the order in a higher court. Both the Central and state governments say they will ...
India | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday October 30, 2014
Five Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been given death sentence by Sri Lankan court in a drugs smuggling case.
World | Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday October 29, 2014
Bangladesh's largest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called for a country-wide shut-down after its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was handed down the death sentence for wartime atrocities allegedly committed during the country's 1971 Liberati...
India | A Vaidyanathan | Tuesday October 28, 2014
The Supreme Court today rejected the plea by Nithari killer Surinder Koli seeking a review of the death sentence given to him. Koli, 42, is a self-confessed cannibal found guilty of murdering young women and children at a bungalow near Delhi.
World | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
The rail engineer credited with designing China's high-speed rail network received a suspended death sentence after a Beijing court found him guilty of taking 47.6 million yuan ($7.8 million) in bribes, Chinese state media reported on Friday.