The death sentence of Surender Koli, convicted in 2006 Nithari serial killings case, was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by the Allahabad High Court on the ground of "inordinate delay" in deciding his mercy petition.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 which provides for death sentence in cases of hijacking where it results in the death of a hostage or of a security personnel.
Chennai: Five Indian fishermen, who were spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and released on Wednesday, reached their hometown in Rameswaram on Friday to reunite with their families after three years.
After five months of dramatic, often painful testimony, a South Korean court Tuesday will deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country`s worst peacetime disasters.
All efforts were being made on a "war-footing" to file an appeal on November 10 in the Sri Lankan Supreme Court challenging the death sentences awarded to five Indian fishermen and Tamil Nadu Government has sent Rs 20 lakh for meeting the legal expenses.
Sri Lanka Wednesday held out hope for the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death, with visiting Sri Lankan Minister Sarath Amunugama saying there have been no executions in the island nation for the past decade and the issue will be resolved with India.
Bangladesh`s highest court Monday upheld the death sentence against a leader of the largest Islamist party after he was convicted of committing war crimes, including mass murder, during the 1971 independence conflict.
Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tomorrow to press for securing their release.
In what a special Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal called a 'historic' verdict, the head of Jamaat-e-Islmai, Motiur Rahman Nizami, was handed death sentence for 1971 war crimes, sparking fears of fresh violence.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence awarded to a 24-year-old youth for raping and murdering his minor neighbour but directed that he be kept behind the bars for 25 years in order to "guard the society from him".