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Teacher sentenced to death in China for raping school children

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:58

A 56-year-old school teacher in central China was on Monday sentenced to death with a two years` reprieve for raping two girl students and molesting several others.

Iran court overturns ex-US Marine`s death sentence

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 13:39

Iran`s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former US Marine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported Sunday.

Saudi death sentence for top Qaeda man `held for decade`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 04:39

A Saudi court sentenced to death Wednesday the "chief strategist" of a wave of al-Qaeda violence that erupted in the kingdom in 2003, a decade after his reported arrest.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC rejects plea against relief to convicts

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 16:40

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review its verdict commuting death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment and dismissed Centre`s review petition.

Death sentence for Christian in Pakistan blasphemy riot case

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 20:02

A court in Pakistan sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy Thursday, his lawyer said, over an incident that triggered a riot in the country`s second-largest city.

Abu Dhabi court upholds Indian`s death sentence for schoolgirl rape

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 01:17

An appeals court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday upheld the death sentence of an Indian janitor for raping a seven-year-old schoolgirl in Abu Dhabi.

SC dismisses Centre`s plea on mercy petition

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the centre`s plea for review of its Jan 21 order which said the unexplained and inordinate delay in deciding the mercy petition is a ground for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment.

HC commutes to life term death sentence of 5 members of family

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 12:01

The Delhi High Court has commuted to life term the death sentence awarded to five members of a girl`s family for shooting to death her husband`s brother in 2008.

SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Centre

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 15:19

The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence of a condemned prisoner.

Chinese official gets suspended death sentence for taking bribes

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:47

A former party chief of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Guangdong province was sentenced to death with a two year reprieve Friday for taking bribes. This means the sentence could be reduced to a life term.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC restrains Tamil Nadu govt from releasing 4 convicts

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:20

In a major setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday restrained her government`s decision to release four more convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

BJP raises issue of commuting of Rajiv Gandhi convicts` death

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:24

BJP on Thursday raised the issue of commuting of death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts, and asked Congress why their mercy petitions were not taken up for a long time.