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UN monitor urges Belarus to halt executions

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 22:27

Belarus should impose a moratorium on executions and refrain from handing down death sentences, a UN human rights monitor said Friday, faulting the ex-Soviet republic`s justice system.

US `shocked` by Egypt death sentences

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 03:34

The United States expressed shock Monday after an Egyptian court handed down death sentences against 529 supporters of Egypt`s deposed president Mohamed Morsi after a two-day trial.

US `deeply concerned` by Egypt death sentences

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 23:57

United States is "deeply concerned" about the death sentences handed out against 529 supporters of Egypt`s deposed president Mohamed Morsi, a US official said on Monday.

Egypt ratifies death sentences on 14 for attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 02:41

Egyptian state TV is reporting that the presidency has ratified the death sentences of 14 convicts in connection to Islamic militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula during the country`s 2011 uprising. Eight were tried in absentia.

Uighur leader condemns China death sentences

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 15:22

An exiled leader of China`s Uighur ethnic minority has condemned the death sentences passed on two people over what authorities called a terrorist attack in the restive western region of Xinjiang.

Chinese court revokes death sentences of 4 men after 16 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 18:35

A Chinese court today overturned the death sentences of four men for robbing and killing two taxi drivers 18 years ago, stating that the convictions were based on false evidence.

Pratibha Patil commuted death sentences of 7 rapists during her tenure

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 21:34

Former President Pratibha Patil had on Centre`s recommendations commuted death sentences of 35 convicts which included seven rapists.

Bahrain upholds 2 death sentences in police killings

Last Updated: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 15:43

Two other death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment.

Shi`ite worshippers condemn Bahrain death sentences

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 22:59

The verdict could intensify sectarian tension in Bahrain that hosts the US Navy`s Fifth Fleet.

Taiwan carries out 1st death sentences in years

Last Updated: Saturday, May 01, 2010, 13:15

Taiwan has carried out a death sentence for the first time since 2005, executing four inmates as a heated debate rages on the island over whether capital punishment should be abolished.

Death sentences decline; death rows shrink: Report

Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009, 19:02

Texas and other states that lead the nation in executions are sentencing many fewer inmates to death, a trend that slowly is reducing the death row population in the United States, a rpt from an anti-capital punishment group says.

Over 140 sentenced to death last year in the country

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 15:08

More than 140 people were sentenced to death for heinous crimes across the country last year but no execution has been carried out in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.