China mulls recalling convicts 'illegally' released from jails

Beijing: China may recall over 700 convicts, including 76 "corrupt officials", whose sentences were commuted "illegally" as the country's top prosecution body stumbled on largescale unlawful reduction of sentences.

SC restrains states on giving remission to life convicts

The Supreme Court today restrained all states from exercising power of remission for releasing convicts from jail who are serving life sentence.

SC acquits 6 convicts in 2002 Gujarat Akshardham attack case

The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all six convicts, including three condemned prisoners, in 2002 Akshardham temple attack case and pulled up the Gujarat Police for shoddy investigation in the case in which all the accused faced prosecution under the stringent anti-terror law POTA.

Send convicts` parole pleas to DGP Prisons, says Bombay High Court

All pending applications of convicts seeking release on parole must be referred to the Director General of Police (Prisons) for a decision, the Bombay High Court directed.

Dec 16 gang-rape: Two death row convicts get new counsel

An advocate informed the Delhi High Court he will represent two death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape, but the court rejected his plea for recusal of one of the judges from the case.

White kurta pyjamas for gang rape convicts

The four convicts in the Delhi gang rape on Friday returned from court to jail and donned white kurta pyjamas, indicating they were no more undertrials.

Send convicts to their states in cases transferred to Maharashtra: HC

The Bombay High Court has ruled that the accused should be sent to jails in their respective states after they are convicted.

Katju`s appeal to Prez for respite for Mumbai blast convicts

Press Council of India chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has made a plea to the President seeking respite for convicted actor Sanjay Dutt and four others.

MP HC acquits two death row convicts

Madhya Pradesh High Court Wednesday acquitted a married man and his girfriend, who were given death sentence by a local court for murdering his wife.

Two old convicts challenge Guv`s order rejecting early release

Two women convicts, aged 80 and 90, have filed an appeal in the Bombay HC against the order of Maha Guv rejecting their plea for premature release from prison.

`Excessive fine should not be imposed on convicts`

Fine amounts imposed on convicts should not be excessive but decided keeping in view their financial condition, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Open jails for convicts who have served their term

In an effort to re-integrate prisoners with the society, the department of prisons plans to set up "open jails" in Jammu and Kashmir.

Myanmar says 651 convicts to be freed under pardon

The video, posted on YouTube and other sites, shows 4 men in camouflage Marine uniforms urinating on three corpses.

Six convicts escape from jail, four re-arrested

Six prisoners serving life
sentence in murder cases escaped from the Gangtok prison but four of them were rearrested, the police said on Thursday.

Russian president pardons 27 convicts

Medvedev has made the liberalisation of Russia`s justice system one of his priorities as president.

Iran hangs five convicts in public

Number of executions in Iraq climbed to 130
since the beginning of the year.

Myanmar to release more than 14,000 convicts

More than 14,600 prisoners in Myanmar are being released under a clemency program that will include very few political prisoners.

CBI court completes sentencing of fodder scam convicts

A special CBI court on Friday sentenced three former officials of the Animal Husbandry department and nine suppliers, in the fodder scam case.

SC issues notice to Khairlanji Dalits killing convicts

SC on Friday issued notices to eight persons, serving 25 years jail term each for killing a Dalit woman and her three children at Khairlanji in Maharashtra, asking for their response to a CBI appeal seeking death penalty for them.

Death for three lifers who fled from prison in China

Three life convicts, who had
escaped from prison killing a guard in the process, only to be
recaptured later, were sentenced to death on Tuesday in China`s
inner Mongolia region.