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Syria begins prisoners` release under presidential pardon

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 06:15

A day after President Bashar al-Assad declared a general amnesty which covers crimes committed before Monday, the first batch of Syrian inmates were released from government jails here Tuesday.

Power of President to pardon convicts cannot be interfered with: HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 23:21

Dismissing a PIL, Madras High Court on Wednesday said the power of the President of India to pardon convicts or commute death penalty cannot be interfered with "as it is neither unfettered nor without constitutional checks and balances."

Myanmar announces broad prisoner pardon

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 00:30

Myanmar Monday announced a sweeping amnesty for prisoners who were charged under draconian laws used to imprison activists.

Bradley Manning files bid for Obama pardon: Lawyer

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:12

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama following the soldier`s 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history.

SC refers to larger bench plea on Prez` power to pardon

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 14:13

Can the power of the President and a Governor to pardon or to reduce the sentence of a convict be taken away by any law?

Katju writes to President seeking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 21:25

PCI chairman Justice Markandey Katju has written to President Pranab Mukherjee asking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar awarded death sentence in connection with 1993 Delhi bomb blast.

Suspend sentences of Sanjay and Zaibunnisa: Katju

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 21:35

Justice Markandey Katju, leading efforts to seek pardon for 1993 Mumbai blast convicts Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunnisa Kazi, sought suspension of jail sentences as his appeal is pending before President.

Sanjay Dutt should face sentence gracefully: Bhagat Singh`s kin

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 21:46

Abhitej Singh Sandhu, grand-nephew of `Shaheed-e-Azam` Bhagat Singh, has opposed granting pardon to Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Amar Singh, Jaya Prada seek pardon for Sanjay Dutt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 11:03

Former Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh and party MP Jaya Prada Tuesday called on Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Mamata, NCP join chorus for Sanjay Dutt’s pardon

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 23:22

Demands for pardon for Mumbai blasts convict Sanjay Dutt grew louder with more politicians and filmstars joining the chorus though Congress virtually distanced itself from party leader Digvijay Singh`s remarks.

Anna Hazare not in favour of pardoning Sanjay Dutt

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 18:44

Even as the chorus for clemency for actor Sanjay Dutt grew louder, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday disapproved of the demand to pardon him in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Guv will use discretionary powers if Dutt appeals: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 17:11

With Press Council chief Markandey Katju asking Maharashtra Governor to pardon film star Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, government on Friday indicated that the matter will be looked into.