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World`s `longest-serving` death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:16

Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted for the grisly murder of his boss and the man`s family, a court official said.

Indian-origin on death row in Singapore gets life sentence

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:31

Dinesh Pillai Reja Retnam, 31, was re-sentenced to life term in jail as his case became an exception under the revised Misuse of Drugs Act, which had previously carried a mandatory death sentence.

Recaptured death row JMB militant dies in crossfire in B`desh

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:12

A recaptured death row militant of the Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, who was a member of the banned group`s top policymaking body, was killed today in a "crossfire".

Terror attack on Bangladesh police

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 18:30

A policeman was killed Sunday and two others were injured when militants attacked them to snatch away three prisoners, including two death row militants, in Bangladesh`s Mymensingh district.

Govt asks states to implement SC order on death row convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:58

The Centre on Tuesday directed all states to take "urgent suitable action" in implementing the Supreme Court`s guidelines for safeguarding the interest of the death row convicts.

Centre to challenge SC ruling on commuting death sentences on grounds of delay

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:06

The central government will challenge the Supreme Court`s recent ruling in which it said that inexplicable, inordinate delays in deciding mercy pleas of death row convicts can be sufficient grounds for commutation of death sentence to life.

1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Bhullar moves SC to commute his death penalty to life term

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:20

Taking cue from the Supreme Court`s recent decision to commute sentences of 15 death row convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay in their execution, 1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has moved the apex court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life term.

Amnesty welcomes SC death row decision

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 22:25

Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentences of 15 convicts was a positive step for human rights in India, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:58

Human rights group People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment commuting the death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.

"SC ruling gives hope for death row convicts in Rajiv case"

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:59

The Supreme Court verdict commuting death penalty of 15 convicts has given hope that the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case could get similar relief, MDMK leader Vaiko said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court commutes death sentence of 15 on grounds of delays

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:28

In an landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that inexplicable, inordinate delay in deciding on mercy plea of a death row convict is sufficient ground for commutation of death sentence to life.

Two death row inmates executed in US

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 13:39

Two death row inmates have been executed in Florida and Texas, the states that hold the record this year for executions in the United States, penal authorities said.