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Tough to end overcrowding as many prisoners are foreigners, says MP

Nurul Izzah Anwar says it is not easy to send the foreigners back to their home countries.

Death row inmate maintains innocence in video plea from jail

B Anand Nambiar hopes the public will help in his efforts to be spared from the gallows.

Malaysian on death row in S’pore wrote those articles, says lawyer

N Surendran rubbishes claim by Singapore Prison Service that the articles were written by someone else and part of an 'orchestrated campaign' to pressure the Singapore government.

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

Newsom a newly elected Democrat says the moratorium to be imposed on the death penalty is on grounds that intentional killing of another person is wrong.

I just want to see my dad again, says daughter of...

Agilandeswari Mainthan, who turned 18 on Friday, wants nothing more than for her father to be released from prison.

Families of death row inmates pray for end to death penalty

But they acknowledge it's not easy for families of victims.

Woman at centre of blasphemy row still in Pakistan, says foreign...

Islamabad denies media reports that Asia Bibi had left the country.

Family of Malaysian makes final appeal to Singapore president ahead of...

A petition signed by family members was submitted to President Halimah Yacob today.

Unjust for death row prisoners to serve 30 years in jail,...

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh says these changes in the law will be meaningless to death row prisoners and many will die in prison.

Save Malaysians on death row elsewhere too, says rights group

Lawyers for Liberty says there are hundreds of Malaysians facing execution abroad who also need the government's assistance.

Tennessee to execute man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

Billy Irick has been convicted of raping and strangling 7-year-old Paula Dyer, making him the first execution in Tennessee in nearly a decade.

Death row inmate gets discharge for drug possession

Checks by prison warders found drugs concealed in and outside Roslan Husain’s cell.

Abolish death penalty now, urges MP

Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto says law reform is urgent as 1,000 Malaysians and foreigners are on death row.

Sirul’s partner Azilah still waiting for a pardon hearing

Convicted of the Altantuya murder and sentenced to death in 2015, Azilah petitioned for clemency but the Selangor Pardons Board has not set a date, says his lawyer.

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment.

Pakistani woman acquitted after 20 years on death row

Asma Nawab had been sentenced to death for murder in 1998.

Calls to spare US death-row murderer with rare illness

Russell Bucklew has an uncommon vascular condition that leaves him with growths on his head and neck. This creates significant risk that subjecting him to lethal injection will result in torture.

Death row inmate bites off earlobe of prison warden

African was too tough for five wardens at Bentong Prison.

81 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia, says report

Many Nigerian drug couriers, including students in Malaysia and Thailand, are reportedly involved in the global cocaine, heroin and meth business operated by drug lords in Nigeria.

S’pore discriminates against Malaysian clients, say lawyers

Surendran, Latheefa Koya cite case of Aussie allowed access to lawyer, as proof of unfairness by Singapore in not giving them access to death row inmates.

Stop Batumalai brothers’ execution pending appeal, say Amnesty

Rames and Suthar Batumalai's family members asked to visit them in prison in view of new execution date set for this Friday.

Death row inmate: Lawyers disappointed envoy won’t help

Lawyers defending Malaysian on Singapore death row want foreign minister to clarify country's stand if Malaysians travelling abroad run into legal troubles.

Envoy: No interference in case of death row inmate in Singapore

High Commissioner to Singapore also declines to reveal how many Malaysians are facing death penalty in island republic.

Don’t deny rights of man on death row, lawyers tell Singapore

Lawyers, N Surendran and Latheefa Koya, slam authorities for denying them access to client to discuss judicial review filed in KL High Court.