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.

Appeal against death sentence to fishermen on Nov 10: TN Govt

 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.

Will resolve sentenced fishermen issue with India, says Sri Lanka

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 court upholds top Islamist`s death sentence

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.

Fishermen families to meet Tamil Nadu CM to plead for their release

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.

India to take legal route to contest death sentence of fishermen by Sri Lanka court: MEA

India has decided to legally challenge the death sentence passed on five fishermen from Tamil Nadu by a court in Sri Lanka.

Nithari killings: Allahabad HC stays order on Surinder Koli's death sentence

The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the execution order on the death sentence of Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli till November 25.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death

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.

EU criticises Pakistan court for upholding blasphemy convict's sentence

The EU on Saturday expressed deep concern over the decision of a Pakistani high court to uphold the death sentence of a Christian woman under controversial blasphemy law.

HC commutes death sentence of rapist, awards 25 years jail term

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".

Father, uncle sentenced to death for murder of teenage girl

A court in Panchkula today handed the death sentence to the father and uncle of a teenage girl for her murder in October last year.

Egypt's Morsi may face death penalty

 Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi may face death sentence for leaking national security documents to Qatar, state media reported.

Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage

An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era.

Bombay HC gives time to Govt to reply to sisters' plea on death row

 The Bombay High Court has granted further two weeks time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in reply to a petition filed by two sisters urging that their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.