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Group accuses Singapore AG of meddling ahead of clemency plea for...

Lawyers for Liberty says a letter from the Singapore Attorney-General's Chambers to N Surendran amounts to a threat.

That’s not the way we work, Singapore tells Malaysia over clemency...

The republic's home affairs minister says Singaporeans are supportive of the death sentence amid a serious cross-border drug trafficking problem.

Family of Malaysian on death row in Singapore appeals for govt...

They say Putrajaya is the last hope for Pannir Selvam Pranthaman.

Turkish court hands down 53 life terms to 2013 bomber

Turkish court hands multiple life sentences to Yusuf Nazik, who is convicted of a 2013 bombing that killed more than 50 people.

Bahrain court upholds death terms for 2 Shiites

The supreme court also handed out jail terms for dozens of others on terror-related charges and having links to Iran.

China sentences another Canadian man to death amid Huawei feud

A feud between China and Canada has extended after Canadian Fan Wei received the death sentence for his methamphetamine business deals.

Singapore hangs Sarawakian Michael Garing

Michael Garing was executed at Changi Prison this morning, the second Malaysian to be sent to the gallows in Singapore.

Singapore to hang another Malaysian

It comes five months after the republic ignored pleas of clemency for a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking.

Prison artist on crime and punishment

Ewam Lin believes Asian countries should aim to reform offenders, not just lock them up or kill them.

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.

Texas puts to death oldest man, 70-year-old convicted murderer

Billie Wayne Coble was convicted for the 1989 murders of three people – the parents and brother of his wife, who had asked for a divorce.

Axe death penalty where presumption is used to establish crime, says...

Ramkarpal Singh says individuals may be sent to the gallows for drug-related offences even though the judge is not convinced of their guilt.

China brushes off global outrage over death sentence for Canadian

Ottawa has formally applied for clemency for Robert Schellenberg.

Texas executes killer over 1993 attack on newlyweds

There have been only 11 executions this year in all other US states that carry out the death penalty.

Liew: Govt committed to doing away with death penalty

It will be replaced with mandatory imprisonment for life without parole for heinous crimes, the de facto law minister says.

India death sentence over deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Relatives of victims rejoiced in New Delhi after the judge announced the death sentence, the first since 1996. It follows the setting up of a special probe in 2015.

US imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

The sanctions however do not target Riyadh, an important Washington security and economic ally.

Welder escapes gallows over trafficking conviction

The Court of Appeal holds that it is unsafe to maintain the sentence and conviction based on the evidence of an accomplice.

Death sentence most appropriate for drug traffickers, say cops

Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Mohmad Salleh says should Putrajaya abolish the death penalty, they will push for the maximum penalty.

Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offences in draft law

Bangladesh has said an influx last year of Rohingya fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar is partly to blame for soaring methamphetamine use.

China executes man who killed 9 in school stabbing

The death sentence was carried out in Mizhi county of Shaanxi after receiving approval from China's supreme court.

Shooting corrupt people won’t solve the problem, says Dr M

The prime minister says corrupt people must be punished, but not with life imprisonment or the death penalty.

India sentences 2 to death over 2007 blasts

The men belonged to the Islamic militant group Indian Mujahideen, which police say is an offshoot of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India.

UN rights boss Bachelet urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

UN human rights chief criticised an Egyptian court delivering death sentences to 75 people.