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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Death sentence

US jurors can't agree on death sentence for Jodi Arias

A jury in the US state of Arizona failed to reach a unanimous verdict on whether former waitress Jodi Arias should be put to death for the murder of her ex-boyfriend. The judge ordered a rerun of the sentencing phase of the trial.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 3:34am

Iran hangs two over spying for Israel, US

Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad", Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.

20 May 2013 - 6:44am

New Delhi court upholds death sentence on 1993 car bomber

Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar from northwestern Punjab, who was convicted over a New Delhi car bombing that killed nine people in 1993, had appealed for his sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment on the grounds that he had spent two decades on death row.

13 Apr 2013 - 4:38am

Singapore drug trafficker avoids death sentence

A heroin smuggler has become the first convicted drug trafficker in Singapore to avoid a death sentence following reforms in the application of capital punishment, officials said yesterday.

12 Apr 2013 - 2:34am

Egypt confirms death sentences for football riot

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld death sentences for 21 defendants over a deadly football riot in Port Said, in a case that has already sparked widespread violence and threats of further unrest.

9 Mar 2013 - 7:52pm

Wu Ying appeals to Supreme Court to overturn death sentence for fraud

Wu Ying, the self-made billionaire convicted of defrauding investors in a 770 million yuan (HK$956 million) scheme, has appealed to the Supreme People's Court to overturn her death sentence.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:47am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

A British grandmother sentenced to death by firing squad for trafficking drugs into Indonesia lodged an appeal to the High Court. 

12 Feb 2013 - 7:07am

Li Yan one of thousands facing death or jail as abuse victims denied justice

Li was sentenced to death in August 2011 for murdering her husband. Since the Supreme People's Court in Beijing approved her death sentence last month, hundreds have signed a petition to call for a halt of the execution.

3 Feb 2013 - 6:19am

Harsh ruling over Egyptian soccer riot a cause for joy

After a Cairo court sentenced 21 Egyptian soccer fans and club members to death over a deadly riot following a soccer match last year in Port Said, relatives of the victims ululated, hugged and shouted Allahu akbar (God is great).

27 Jan 2013 - 7:03am

Indonesian court gives death to cocaine-smuggling British grandmother

An Indonesian court yesterday sentenced a 56-year-old British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali.

Lindsay Sandiford sobbed as the verdict was delivered. The sentence stunned her defence team, as the prosecution had recommended a lenient punishment of just 15 years imprisonment.

23 Jan 2013 - 2:34am