Egypt protests Pakistan criticism of Morsi death sentence

Egypt summoned Pakistan`s charge d`affaires to protest at Islamabad`s criticism of the death sentence handed down to ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

SC stays execution of death sentence of couple who killed 7

 Supreme Court today stayed the execution of death sentence of a young woman and her lover convicted for killing seven members of her family, including a 10-month-old baby, in Uttar Pradesh in 2008.

Parents of child killed in Boston bombings ask to drop death sentence

The parents of an eight-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a letter published Friday.

Pakistan governor killer appeals against death sentence

The killer of a Pakistani politician who sought reform of the country`s controversial blasphemy law has appealed to the Supreme Court against his death sentence, lawyers said on Monday.

Bangladesh Islamist leader on death row faces final plea

A Bangladesh Islamist leader has a final chance Thursday to avoid the gallows by appealing to the president for clemency against his death sentence for war crimes, an official said.

1993 Mumbai blast case: SC upholds death sentence for Yakub Memon

The Supreme Court, Thursday, rejected the review plea filed by death row convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, a key conspirator with Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Bangladesh Islamist loses final appeal against execution

 Bangladesh`s highest court Monday rejected a final appeal by an Islamist leader to overturn his death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, clearing the last legal hurdle to his execution.

Aussie mum frustrated as Malaysia drug case delayed again

The case of an Australian woman facing a possible death sentence for drug trafficking in Malaysia was postponed again Thursday, with a lawyer describing the defendant as frustrated with the repeated delays.

Pak court upholds death sentence of Punjab governor killer

A Pakistani court on Monday upheld the death sentence of a former police bodyguard-turned-murderer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who had called for reforms in the country's controversial blasphemy laws.

Three militants awarded death sentence in Egypt

An Egyptian court Sunday sentenced three militants to death and awarded another a 10-year jail-term over terrorism charges, a media report said.

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Nithari killings: HC commutes Koli's death sentence to life imprisonment

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.

Pakistan court sentences two Taliban men to death

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court Saturday sentenced two Pakistani Taliban men to death for the deadly attack on an Ahmadi place of worship in 2010, media reported.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Egypt court sentences 188 to death for killing police

An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced 188 people to death over charges of murdering 11 police officers in 2013, media reported.

New anti-hijacking bill for death to hijackers gets cabinet nod
New anti-hijacking bill for death to hijackers gets cabinet nod

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.

Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit
Five Indian fishermen reach home, parties spar over taking credit

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.

Sri Lankan President pardons Indian fishermen on death row, sets condition

The Sri Lankan government has conveyed to India that it is ready to free Indian fishermen on death row in the island country without any conditions.

Judgement in murder trial of South Korea ferry captain

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.