Concern over 188 people getting death sentence in Egypt

British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood has expressed his concern over the 188 death sentences awarded by an Egyptian court and urged the authorities to review the verdicts.

China court sentences 27 to death for Xinjiang attacks

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced 27 people to death for the terror attacks in the country's restive Muslim majority Xinjiang province in July that left nearly 100 people dead.

UN monitor urges Belarus to halt executions

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.

Egypt ratifies death sentences on 14 for attacks

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

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

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

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

Two other death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment.

Shi`ite worshippers condemn Bahrain death sentences

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

Taiwan carries out 1st death sentences in years

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.

Over 140 sentenced to death last year in the country

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.

Iranian judiciary sentences more dissidents to death

The Iranian judiciary has issued death sentences against five more dissidents, state media reported.

UN rights chief urges review of Iran vote death sentences

The UN human rights chief on Tuesday
called on Iran`s high courts to review a death sentence
imposed on three people who were arrested after Iran`s
disputed presidential election.

China death sentences will `enrage` Uighurs: Kadeer

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer Tuesday said a Chinese court`s decision to sentence six Uighurs to death over July unrest would serve only to "further enrage" her people.