DEATH SENTENCE

  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence November 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Death row debate: Should a mature democracy abolish capital punishment? September 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. The Meerut jail authorities say they received the order from the apex court through the District Magistrate. ...
  • News 360: SC upholds death for Ajmal Kasab August 30, 2012

    Justice was delivered in the 26/11 terror attack case with the Supreme Court on Wednesday upholding the death sentence for Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani terrorist who attacked Mumbai in 2008. ...
  • If Kasab pleads mercy, we won't take long to decide: Shinde August 29, 2012

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde refuses to react to the delay caused in the mercy plea of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru but says the same won't be witnessed in the case of Ajmal Kasab if he pleads mercy too. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 28, 2012

    The Centre stays execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana after the Akali government appealed for clemency. ...
  • News 360: Centre stays hanging of Beant's coassassin Rajoana March 28, 2012

    Centre stays hanging of Beant Singh's coassassin, Balwant Singh Rajoana, until the Supreme Court decides on his petition. ...
  • Clemency politics prevails, execution of Rajoana stayed March 28, 2012

    The Centre on Wednesday stayed hanging of Beant Singh's coassassin Balwant singh Rajoana. ...
  • Beant Singh killing: Punjab on alert before Rajoana's hanging March 27, 2012

    The government asked 15 paramilitary companies to be deployed ahead of Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging on March 31. ...
  • No mercy for Afzal, Govt wants him hanged June 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Nine years after the audacious attack on Parliament and seven years after the Supreme Court confirming death to Afzal Guru, the Government has taken a definite step. Sources confirmed to CNNIBN that the Union Home ministry has recommended to the President to reject a mercy petition filed by Afzal's...
  • Nikam, the lawyer who got Kasab May 6, 2010

    Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, the prosecution lawyer in the Mumbai terror attacks, speaks to CNNIBN after court awarded death sentence to the terrorist. Kasab showed no remorse and he deserves no mercy, says Nikam. ...
  • Govt to appeal for condemned Indians in UAE April 7, 2010

    At last, there is hope for the 17 indians on death row in Sharjah. The Indian government is likely to file an appeal on their behalf on Wednesday. It has appointed a lawyer Mohammad Salman for them promising all legal help. Union Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur...
  • Centre to look into UAE death row case March 31, 2010

    Anxious days for the families of 17 men who have been convicted in Sharjah for the murder of a Pakistani national. Majority of the men are from Punjab, the state govt is pressurising the Centre to intervene. ...
  • Watch: Sarabjit's family appeals to Govt to save him June 25, 2009

    Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's review petition challenging his death sentence in the 1990 Lahore bomb blast case. The petition was rejected by a three member bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court on the grounds of nonpursuance of the case by his lawyer. Sarabjit's lawyer was...
  • Justice For Nithari: Questions raised by Nithari case February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: It was a case that shocked collective public conscience. Two years after the skeletal remains of 19 women and children were unearthed from the 'house of horrors' in Nithari, Noida, the first verdict is out. It's guilty as charged for Moninder Singh Pandher and his manservant, Surendra Koli. ...
  • Osama bin Laden will be executed if caught: Obama July 13, 2008

    Death penalty is one of the most probable option if Osama bin Laden is captured alive, says United State's Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in an exclusive interview to CNN. "I am not a cheerleader for death penalty. I think it has to be reserved for only the most heinous crimes,...
  • Sarabjit to benefit from amnesty: Pak Interior Ministry June 23, 2008

    Pakistan Interior Ministry confirms CNNIBN report that Sarabjit and Kripal Singh will also be a part of general amnesty announced by Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani on slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto's birth anniversary. ...