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Woman’s death sentence reduced to 15 years in jail

Woman’s death sentence reduced to 15 years in jail

The Court of Appeal has reduced the verdict of a Colombian woman convicted of illicit drug trade from death sentence to 15 years in jail.

Rights group urges Pakistan to halt hanging of mentally-ill man

Rights group urges Pakistan to halt hanging of mentally-ill man

Human Rights Watch urged Pakistan on Monday to halt the imminent hanging of a prisoner declared insane by government doctors, saying the execution would violate its international legal obligations.

Bangladesh hangs Islamist party figure for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh hangs Islamist party figure for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh hanged a top Islamist party figure on Saturday for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia on Thursday rejected mounting international pressure to halt the looming execution of 14 drug convicts as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Saudi executes two citizens for murder

Saudi executes two citizens for murder

Saudi Arabia executed two citizens convicted of murder on Wednesday, raising to 81 the number of death sentences carried out this year.

Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Iran billionaire tycoon Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

Iran's billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, a judicial official said Sunday, after a long trial in which he was accused of fraudulently pocketing $2.8 billion.

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over cadet bombing

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over cadet bombing

An Egyptian military court has handed down seven death sentences for an April 2015 bombing that killed two army cadets as they waited to board a bus, an army official said.

Expats get death sentence for killing employer

Expats get death sentence for killing employer

Five Asian expatriates have been sentenced in absentia to death by firing squad by a Doha Court for the premeditated killing of their employer, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported Sunday.