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Barack Obama commutes sentences of 42 prisoners

The punishments were made under "outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws," the White House said in a statement.

Sikh leaders hail revocation of pardon to Dera Head

Various Sikh leaders on Friday hailed the decision of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, which annulled its edict of pardoning Dera Sacha Sauda Sect Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, saying the move has undone the "highly objectionable" act committed earlier.

South Korean President pardons jailed tycoon

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced criminal pardons for 6,500 people Thursday, including the head of the country`s third largest conglomerate currently serving his second jail term for multi-million dollar fraud.

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assault charge

Mark Wahlberg seeks pardon for 1988 assault charge

Actor Mark Wahlberg is hoping to have a 1988 assault charge expunged from his record, insisting he is “not the same person” that he was at that time.

Bradley Manning files bid for Obama pardon: Lawyer

Lawyers for Chelsea Manning filed a request for a pardon from President Barack Obama following the soldier`s 35-year jail sentence for the biggest intelligence leak in US history.

SC refers to larger bench plea on Prez` power to pardon

Can the power of the President and a Governor to pardon or to reduce the sentence of a convict be taken away by any law?

Katju writes to President seeking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar

PCI chairman Justice Markandey Katju has written to President Pranab Mukherjee asking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar awarded death sentence in connection with 1993 Delhi bomb blast.

Suspend sentences of Sanjay and Zaibunnisa: Katju

Justice Markandey Katju, leading efforts to seek pardon for 1993 Mumbai blast convicts Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunnisa Kazi, sought suspension of jail sentences as his appeal is pending before President.

Sanjay Dutt should face sentence gracefully: Bhagat Singh`s kin

Abhitej Singh Sandhu, grand-nephew of `Shaheed-e-Azam` Bhagat Singh, has opposed granting pardon to Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Mamata, NCP join chorus for Sanjay Dutt’s pardon

Demands for pardon for Mumbai blasts convict Sanjay Dutt grew louder with more politicians and filmstars joining the chorus though Congress virtually distanced itself from party leader Digvijay Singh`s remarks.

Anna Hazare not in favour of pardoning Sanjay Dutt

Even as the chorus for clemency for actor Sanjay Dutt grew louder, social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday disapproved of the demand to pardon him in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

Guv will use discretionary powers if Dutt appeals: Minister

With Press Council chief Markandey Katju asking Maharashtra Governor to pardon film star Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, government on Friday indicated that the matter will be looked into.

Katju appeals to Maharashtra Governor to pardon Sanjay Dutt

Following the upholding of the sentencing of film star Sanjay Dutt to five years imprisonment by the Supreme Court in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, Press Council of India chief Justice Markandey Katju.

Myanmar says 651 convicts to be freed under pardon

The video, posted on YouTube and other sites, shows 4 men in camouflage Marine uniforms urinating on three corpses.

Maken seeks pardon for convict of uncle`s murder

Union minister Ajay Maken on Friday sought pardon for the convict in the murder of his uncle Congress MP Lalit Makhan, saying that he had behaved "extraordinary well" in jail.

Ramdev ‘pardons’ govt, says open for talks

Ramdev has said that he is ready for talks with govt if duly approached.

No quick pardon for condemned Pakistani Christian

Pakistan`s president will not
immediately pardon a Christian woman sentenced to die for
insulting Islam but may do so later if an appeals court delays
her case too long, an official said on Thursday.

Tariq Aziz seeks pardon from Iraqi president

Lawyers for Tariq Aziz are asking
Iraq`s president to pardon the former Saddam Hussein ally, who
faces execution for the persecution of Shiite Muslims.

Morrison ‘to be pardoned posthumously for ‘indecent exposure 40 yrs ago’

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has hinted that he is considering posthumously pardoning legendary singer Jim Morrison for a 40-year-old charge of public indecency.

Taliban militants seek pardon for crimes: Report

The militants were sorry for "crimes" they committed during rule in Swat.