An Egyptian court has sentenced two supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after they were found guilty in several cases relating to violence that erupted after the former President's removal last year.
Two sisters from Kolhapur, who were awarded death sentence in 2001 for kidnapping and murder, are likely to become the first women ever in India to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy pleas.
Bombay High Court reserved its order on Thursday, on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to a driver who mowed down nine people and injured 36 others while driving a state transport bus in 2012 even as the state demanded the death sentence for him and the defence pleaded for leniency.
The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a 26-year-old youth to life term for killing a woman and her son saying that the convict is an educated person so there are chances of his reform.
China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.
A Chinese court handed down a death sentence on Friday to a former mining magnate with links to the eldest son of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang over charges of leading a 36-member gang on a crime spree spanning two decades.
The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that courts should not inquire into a decision of the President to grant pardon to a convicted person, saying the power of the head of the executive is beyond the pale of question.