Pakistan court rejects appeal of paraplegic convict on death row

The accused 43-year-old Abdul Basit is now set to be hanged in Faisalabad District Jail.

Bangladesh Prez rejects mercy plea of 2 oppn leaders on death row

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, 67, and BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, 66, have been sentenced to death for war crimes.

Father of Saudi youth on death row asks king for clemency

 The father of a Saudi youth facing execution for taking part in pro-reform protests appealed to King Salman on Wednesday to spare his life.

Susan Sarandon fights to save death row inmate's life
Susan Sarandon fights to save death row inmate's life

 Actress Susan Sarandon is seeking a stay of execution granted for death row inmate Richard Glossip, 52.

Delhi HC junks December 16 gang-rape convict plea to get true DNA report

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea by two of the four death row convicts in the December 16, 2012, gang-rape-cum-murder case of a 23-year-old girl to provide true copies of articles used for DNA testing during the investigation of the case, terming it ridiculous.

Will 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be hanged tomorrow?

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether death row convict Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30.

Manny Pacquiao to visit death row Filipina in Indonesia
Manny Pacquiao to visit death row Filipina in Indonesia

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said he will visit a Filipina on death row in Indonesia on Friday and also plans to raise her case with President Joko Widodo.

Ethiopia-British leader on death row `might` escape execution: Government
Ethiopia-British leader on death row `might` escape execution: Government

An Ethiopian opposition leader with British citizenship on death row will not be pardoned but might escape execution, the government said Thursday, after reports he was struggling in solitary confinement.

Pak imposes moratorium on executions during Ramzan

Pakistan has imposed a ban on executions during Ramzan after hanging about 150 convicts in nearly six months since it lifted the moratorium on death penalty, giving a temporary reprieve to a death-row prisoner who rights groups say was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Man executed in Texas after 3 decades on death row


Houston: A 67-year-old man convicted of killing of four men more than three decades ago has been executed in Texas, making him the oldest of the 526 prisoners put to death since the American state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

Texas executes inmate after 31 years on death row

After three decades on death row in Texas and seven scheduled executions that were postponed at the last minute, convicted killer Lester Bower was put to death Wednesday for a quadruple murder he always denied.

Philippine leader thanks Indonesia for death row reprieve

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday thanked Indonesia for granting a reprieve to a Filipina on death row, crediting his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo for his quick action.

Mother of death row Australian says he`ll be executed at 1700 GMT

The mother of an Australian drug trafficker on death row in Indonesia said Tuesday he would be executed by firing squad at midnight (1700 GMT). 

Indonesia threatens Australia with `tsunami` of asylum-seekers

 An Indonesian minister has warned a "human tsunami" of asylum-seekers could be unleashed on Australia in retaliation if Canberra keeps pressing for clemency for two Australian drug smugglers on death row, as ties between the neighbours fray.

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

 Two Australian drug smugglers in Indonesia were transferred Wednesday to an island where they will be executed, as the Australian leader said his country was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them.

Australians to be moved to Indonesia execution site Wednesday

 Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred Wednesday from their jail on Bali to an island off Java where they will be put to death, an official said.

Australia `very disappointed` at Indonesia death row ruling

 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday she was "very disappointed" at the failure of the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia, as Jakarta signalled that execution preparations were almost complete.

Jakarta court dismisses death row Australians` legal challenge

An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president`s rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Death row US woman asks for huge meal before execution

A meal to die for! A death row US woman, convicted for killing her husband, has submitted a lengthy list for her last feast before execution -- from cheeseburgers to cherry vanilla ice cream -- she wants it all.

Transfer delayed but Indonesian executions to go ahead: Reports

The transfer of two Australians on death row in Indonesia to an island for execution has been delayed to allow them more time with their families, reports said Tuesday.