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Provide guidelines to judges for sentencing, urges lawyer

Long jail term will be illogical while whipping beyond 24 times is against the law, says A Srimurugan.

Tahfiz school warden gets 228 years, 42 strokes for sodomy, molest

The court had ordered that the sentences for 20 of the charges to run consecutively and six others to run concurrently.

MtGox bitcoin exchange founder gets 2.5 year suspended sentence

Mark Karpeles was found not guilty of embezzlement but guilty of manipulation of computer data at the MtGox exchange.

Trump campaign ex-chief Manafort faces second sentencing

Manafort will be sentenced for conspiracy against the US, including other charges, from money laundering to unregistered lobbying.

Sentencing of convicted Australian cardinal to be broadcast live

Australian courtrooms rarely allow live broadcasts of court proceedings, and this is believed to be the first time such a move is being allowed.

Ex-Trump campaign chief to be sentenced

Manafort is one of six former Trump associates and senior aides charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Man gets 18 years, 6 strokes of rotan for sex with...

Court of Appeal upholds punishment meted out of by the High Court on public interest grounds and due to the current trend of punishing sexual offenders.

Sentencing of ex-Trump aide Flynn postponed

Russia collusion investigation head Robert Mueller had proposed the former national security adviser receive no jail time for lying to investigators about his Moscow ties.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has permanently altered the way the US reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men.

Suhakam slams caning sentence on lesbians

The human rights body says laws that impose such punishments must be repealed and the sentence should be reviewed.

US judge sets Cosby sentencing for September 24-25

Bill Cosby faces a sentence of up to 30 years for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Iranian lawmaker seeks answers on fugitive ex-prosecutor

The fact that Saeed Mortazavi has not yet been arrested has been brought to the attention of leading Iranian ministers.

India’s eco warriors who sent Bollywood’s Khan to jail

In the movies Salman Khan always wins. But offscreen, the Bollywood tough guy hero may have met his match in a 530-year-old Hindu sect that puts animals above humans -- especially superstars.

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli sentenced to 7 years

Martin Shkreli became known as the "Pharma Bro" in September 2015 after buying the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim and raising its price by 5,000% to US$750 per pill.

Trump urges prison reform, not sentencing overhaul after pushback

In his State of Union address last month, Trump pledged to help give former prisoners a second chance, but he also consistently talks tough about handling drug dealers.

Court dismisses government’s appeal to raise fine on Nik Nazmi

The RM1,500 fine meted out by the High Court was not 'manifestly inadequate' and the appeal lacked merit, says Court of Appeal.

Bar: Withhold amendment bill until judicial discretion restored

President George Varughese says the shift away from the mandatory death penalty, as provided in the bill to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act, should not be dependent on certification from the public prosecutor.

MPs: Public prosecutor has no right interfering in sentencing

Allowing the public prosecutor to do so is usurpation of judicial power, say Ramkarpal Singh and Kasthuri Patto.

Don’t hang me yet, wait for law amendments, Iranian tells court

Condemned former kick-boxing coach wants court to suspend death penalty as he may benefit if Parliament approves amendments doing away with mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking.

Wrong to say judges ‘soft’ on graft offenders, say legal minds

Disagreeing with Anti-Corruption Advisory Board member’s statement that judges are ‘soft’ in corruption cases, retired judge and lawyers insist sentencing is the prerogative of judges.

Courts show no mercy for terrorism offences

From the beginning of 2016, the courts have enhanced substantively the sentences of people aiding the Islamic State terror group.

Jail term increased for duo who raised funds for IS

Court of Appeal enhances their three-year jail sentence to 15 years to reflect the seriousness of the offence.