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China`s woman tycoon wins reprieve from death sentence

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:07

A 34-year-old Chinese woman tycoon, convicted for raising USD 121 million illegally, got a reprieve Friday after a court commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment.

Nitish Katara murder case: Mother seeks death for convicts

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 22:33

The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and killed in 2002, today sought death penalty for the three convicts including UP politician D P Yadav`s son Vikas.

SC commutes death sentence of 26-year-old youth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 23:32

The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a 26-year-old youth to life term for killing a woman and her son saying that the convict is an educated person so there are chances of his reform.

China`s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: Lawyer

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 19:46

China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.

Egypt upholds death sentence on Brotherhood leader, nearly 200 supporters

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:31

An Egyptian court confirmed death sentences on Saturday against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, in a mass trial of Islamists who ruled Egypt for a year but face a fierce crackdown under the new president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt confirms 183 death sentences including Brotherhood chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:40

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for 183 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, a prosecutor said, after a speedy mass trial that sparked an international outcry.

Saudi hands Shiite protester death sentence

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 17:10

A Saudi court sentenced to death a Shiite protester convicted of opening fire on a police patrol during unrest in the kingdom`s east, local media reported on Tuesday.

Businessman linked to China`s ex-security tsar sentenced to death

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 07:27

A Chinese court handed down a death sentence on Friday to a former mining magnate with links to the eldest son of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang over charges of leading a 36-member gang on a crime spree spanning two decades.

Man who plotted to kill Obama sentenced to death

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 09:03

A judge has formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

US urges Egypt to reverse mass death sentence

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 00:58

The United States today urged Egypt to reverse a court decision to sentence 682 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including the group`s spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, to death.

President`s power to grant clemency should not be questioned: Centre to SC

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:27

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that courts should not inquire into a decision of the President to grant pardon to a convicted person, saying the power of the head of the executive is beyond the pale of question.

Teacher sentenced to death in China for raping school children

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:58

A 56-year-old school teacher in central China was on Monday sentenced to death with a two years` reprieve for raping two girl students and molesting several others.