SENTENCE

  • Egypt court sentences 188 to death for killing police December 3, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 188 people to death over charges of murdering 11 police officers in 2013, media reported. The ruling will be referred to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's highest Islamist legal official, for a legal opinion before carrying out the executions, Xinhua quoted state-run Ahram Arabic news...
  • Pakistani actress Veena Malik shocked at conviction for blasphemy; says her faith in the country's judicial system still intact November 27, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed "shock" at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country's judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward. An anti-terrorism...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • Bangladeshi fugitive war criminal tribunal sentenced to death November 13, 2014

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Thursday sentenced to death a fugitive Islamist opposition leader for crimes against humanity and siding with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war, in yet another verdict against Islamist war criminals. The International Crimes Tribunal 1 of Bangladesh handed down the death sentence in absentia...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen announce indefinite strike, want Centre to ensure release of 5 Indians from Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu fishermen on Friday announced indefinite strike to protest against the Sri Lankan court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen. The fishermen were arrested by the Lankan Navy in alleged drugs case in 2011. Fishermen want the Centre to ensure release of the five Indians. Fishermen associations said that...
  • Iran suspends sentences for participants in 'Happy' video October 2, 2014

    Tehran: Iranian authorities have suspended for three years the tough sentences handed to seven Iranian youths who filmed a video dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy". The sentence, which included three years in jail, 91 lashes and a fine, will be definitively lifted if the group stays free from "intentional criminal activity",...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, sentence on October 13 September 13, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide and not premeditated murder. Pistorius could face up to 15 years in jail on the culpable homicide charge. The sentence is due on October 13. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Noida's Nithari killings: SC stays execution of convict Surinder Koli for a week September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli for one week. An official of the apex court said that the plea in this regard was mentioned before the bench after midnight and the order was passed at 1:40 am. The Meerut jail authorities...
  • Afghan court sentences seven men to death for gang rape in case that shook capital September 7, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men on Sunday for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security at a time of transition. Police said a large group...
  • Nithari killer Surinder Koli kept in high security Meerut jail September 5, 2014

    Meerut: Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli who is to be hanged in Meerut on September 12, has been placed in a highsecurity barrack in Meerut jail, prison authorities said. Koli was placed in the high security barrack on Thursday night and two armed guards deployed outside his cell in order to...
  • Noida Nithari killings: Court issues death warrant against Surinder Koli September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ghaziabad sessions court has issued a death warrant against Nithari serial murderer Surinder Koli in connection with the brutal killing of a 14yearold Rimpa Halder in 2005. It has sent the warrant to the Uttar Pradesh government for making necessary preparations for Koli's execution. President Pranab Mukhejree...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • Court awards death sentence to acid attacker July 25, 2014

    In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died. Additional Sessions Judge at Ambah in the district KC Gupta on Thursday awarded capital punishment to Jogendra Tomar (28), who had thrown acid on the face...
  • Delhi gangrape case: SC stays death sentence of two convicts July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence of two convicts in Delhi gangrape case. The move came after Akshay and Vinay approached the apex court challanging Delhi High Court order giving death penalty. A threejudge bench of the Supreme Court will hear the arguments of both the...
  • Pallavi Purkayastha case: Mumbai court to pronounce quantum of sentence on Monday July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The quantum of sentence in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case will be announced by a Mumbai court on Monday. Sajjad Mughal, the security guard of the building where Pallavi stayed, has been found guilty of all charges, including murder, molestation and trespassing. The prosecution has asked for death penalty on...
  • Egypt court jails Morsi's son for year on hashish charges July 2, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish. Abdullah Morsi, 19, and his friend were arrested on March 1 after allegedly being found in possession of two...
  • Court awards life sentence to three accused in 2012 murder case June 23, 2014

    A local court in Bihar on Monday sentenced three persons to life imprisonment in connection with a murder of a 10yearold boy in 2012. Additional District and Sessions Judge of Banka, Sanjay Kumar Singh, passed the order after finding them guilty of murdering the boy. According to the prosecution, Krishnanand was kidnapped...
  • Egypt court upholds death sentences for 183 Morsi supporters June 21, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood members, including leader Mohamed Badie, media reported. Of the 683 defendants in the case, 183 were sentenced to death, four were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 496 defendants were acquitted, Al Ahram online reported. The defendants were accused...
  • Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta's 2year prison begins June 18, 2014

    New York: Rajat Gupta, a onetime poster boy of Indians in America and former Goldman Sachs Director, on Tuesday began his twoyear prison sentence after fighting a protracted legal battle to clear his name in one of the biggest insider trading schemes in US history. 65yearold Gupta, once regarded as among...
  • Convicts serving life sentence go missing from Tihar jail June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: While the appeals of dreaded criminals lie pending in higher courts, several inmates of the Tihar jail have gone missing. As per figures submitted by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi High Court, 915 convicts have either jumped parole or bail since 1999. Many of them have been...
  • Chinese couple sentenced in rape and murder case of a minor June 16, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese couple were on Monday sentenced to death and life imprisonment respectively in a rape and murder case in which the husband and wife were accused of raping and killing a minor girl. The Jiamusi Intermediate People's Court of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, sentenced Bai Yunjiang to death...
  • Dehradun fake encounter: Ranbir's father wants death sentence for 17 policemen June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The father of Ranbir Singh, who was killed in a fake encounter near Dehradun, on Monday said that he was not happy with the court's judgement and may move the High Court. A Delhi court awarded life sentence to all the 17 convicted in the killing 22yearold MBA...
  • Delhi gang rape: Convicts move SC, seeks stay on death sentence June 3, 2014

    The remaining two convicts in the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur have moved the Supreme Court, seeking stay on execution of their death sentence. The petition in this regard was filed by Sharma and Thakur on Monday. The two have followed Mukesh...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: SC stays the execution of convict Yakub Memon June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of death row convict Yakub Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Yakub's mercy plea. The court has also referred to the Constitution bench a plea that review petitions in death penalty cases should not...
  • Metal band lead singer Timothy Lambesis gets 6 years for plotting to murder his wife May 17, 2014

    California: The lead singer of the band As I Lay Dying has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting to kill his wife. UT San Diego reports 33yearold Timothy Lambesis was sentenced Friday in San Diego County. He had pleaded guilty to soliciting murder. Authorities say Lambesis hired an undercover...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in mass trial April 28, 2014

    Minya: Defence lawyers say an Egyptian judge has sentenced to death more than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in Egypt that included the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie. Attorney Ahmed Hefni told...