LIFER

  • Dangerous prisoners to become hairdressers January 27, 2011

    London: Dangerous convicts in Britain's 'most notorious' lifersonly jail will now be allowed to use scissors and razors so that they can become hairdressers. Prison officials at the Kingston Prison in Portsmouth are hoping it will lessen the risk of the inmates committing an offence again. Lessons in the prison's barber shop...
  • Sarabjit's lawyer asks Pak Prez to pardon him June 27, 2009

    Islamabad: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's counsel on Saturday appealed to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to either pardon him or commute his death sentence to life imprisonment, three days after Pakistan Supreme court dismissed his appeal against the capital punishment. The lawyer representing Sarabjit, Ram Abdul Hamid, said the...
  • 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...
  • Sarabjit's death sentence likely to become life term April 25, 2008

    Islamabad: Prisoners facing death row in Pakistan, including Sarabjit Singh, are likely to get a reprieve with the government actively considering a proposal to convert capital punishment into life imprisonment. "A summary prepared by the interior ministry is at an advanced stage and a final decision is expected within a...