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Tag: Death sentence

It’s still gallows for man convicted of murdering AmBank founder

Court of Appeal upholds death sentence on tow truck driver for murdering Hussain Ahmad Najadi and 18-year jail term for attempting to murder Najadi's wife.

Appeals court frees woman sentenced to death for husband’s murder

Circumstantial evidence insufficient to convict woman accused of 2012 murder.

Ex-cabby escapes death for cannabis found in car boot

Apex court says conviction of Y Suppiah unsafe to be sustained as his cautioned statement was not considered.

CIA spy sentenced to death in Iran

Verdict comes amid spiraling tensions after US withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

Death row inmate in video plea could escape gallows, says lawyer

There is precedent in the 2017 case of a Nigerian who escaped the gallows after his death sentence was commuted to natural life imprisonment.

Iran’s Zarif considering appeal in scientist’ death sentence

Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in Iran in April 2016 and later convicted of espionage.

French drug smuggler’s death sentence commuted in Indonesia

The Southeast Asian country has some of the world's strictest drug laws – including death for traffickers.

Ex-Tehran mayor sentenced to death over wife’s murder

Mohammad Ali Najafi's trial received detailed coverage in state media where scandals related to politicians rarely appear on television. f

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.