Cameron must act to free Briton on Pak's death row: Family

The daughter of a British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy delivered Prime Minister David Cameron a petition Friday demanding help in securing his release.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

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

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

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.

Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

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.

US killer wants organs donated

Death row inmate Ronald Phillips` lawyers say in a letter to the Ohio prisons agency that Phillips would also be willing to donate organs to other individuals.

Rajoana to field candidate against Preneet, Bittu

Balwant Singh Rajoana, a death row convict for assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has said he will field his candidate against members of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala.

Tandoor case: SC reserves verdict on plea of death row convict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea filed by jailed former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma challenging his conviction and death sentence in the 1995 Naina Sahni murder case.

Germany has no locus standi to seek clemency for Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar: India

India does not see any locus standi of Germany in the case of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar for whom they are pressing clemency.

Taiwan compensates trio after 11 years on death row

The trio, who said they were tortured into making confessions, were first sentenced to death 21 years ago for the murder of a couple in Taipei.

Philippines races to save man on Saudi death row

Zapanta was sentenced to death for killing his Sudanese landlord in 2009.

Media `misinterpreted` Rajoana`s letter, claims his sister

The sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row in connection with the assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, said that the letter recently written by him was allegedly "misinterpreted" by the media.

Yasin Malik asks Pak govt not make hasty decision on Sarabjit

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Sunday asked the Pakistan government not to make any "hasty decision" on Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the wake of Afzal Guru`s execution.

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.

Pak SC seeks details of all prisoners on death row

The bench was told by a lawyer during today`s proceedings that a total of 6,355 prisoners were on death row.

Mercy plea: Prez commutes sentence of death row convict

In a first case of pardon by Prez Pranab Mukherjee after assuming office, death sentence of a convict, Atbir, has been commuted to life imprisonment.

SC orders re-trial of Pak national on death row

Pakistani national Mohammad Hussain, who was awarded death sentence in a 1997 Delhi blast case, will have to face trial again.

Japan hangs 3, 1st executions since 2010: Reports

Capital punishment in Japan is usually ordered only for inmates convicted of multiple murders.

Rajoana row: Badal meets Prez, seeks intervention

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal met President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to seek her intervention in saving Balwant Singh Rajoana from the gallows.