An Iranian news agency says the justice minister has concluded there is "no need" to finish off a convict who survived his hanging. A report today by the semi-official ISNA quoted Mostafa Pourmohammadi as saying there is "no need for re-execution" of the 37-year-old convicted of smuggling drugs who only was identified by his first name, Alireza.
Mirroring his search for acceptance in real life, Nigel Akkara, a former convict turned actor is playing the role of a filmmaker in `Anyo Na` who is unacceptable to the showbiz world because of his dark past.
After the three killers of Rajiv
Gandhi, another death row convict Mahendra Nath Das got some
reprieve today when Gauhati High Court stayed his execution
till November one on his plea similar to that made by them.
The Supreme Court has ruled that
omissions in the statements of witnesses creating serious
doubts about truthfulness of the testimony should be discarded
as it is unsafe to convict a person based on that.
Using its extraordinary
Constitutional powers in view of the convict`s vegetative
state, the Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the sentence "to the
period already undergone" of an 81-year-old man to 1-year RI.
Criminal matters cannot be
decided in the absence of the defence lawyer as it would cause
prejudice to convicts/accused and is violative of the
fundamental right to liberty, the Supreme Court has ruled.
A defence lawyer in the 2002
Godhra train burning case on Friday contended that one of the 31
convicts in the case was a minor when the incident took place
and thus would fall under the juvenile category.