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President remits sentence of Indian prisoner

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday remitted the remaining jail sentence of Indian convict Gopal Das detained for the past 27 years on humanitarian grounds. Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that the remission was granted on the advice of the prime minister to honour the appeal of the Supreme Court of India to the Government of Pakistan.
In a statement, he said that several Indian newspapers recently reported that in an unusual step the Supreme

US cuts bin Laden’s cook’s sentence

MIAMI – Osama bin Laden’s former cook had his Guantanamo prison sentence cut on Wednesday to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret, the Pentagon said. The sentence reduction had been expected since Sudanese captive Ibrahim al Qosi, who was also bin Laden’s sometime bodyguard, pleaded guilty in the US war crimes court at the Guantanamo Bay in July.
Qosi pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring with Al Qaeda and providing material support for bin Laden and

5 men given death sentence for killing SC additional registrar

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad district and sessions judge on Monday sentenced to death five men for killing an additional registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Syed Hammad Raza, in 2007. Judge Akmal Khan awarded the death sentence with a fine Rs 200,000.
Those sentenced to death are Sharifud din, Bashirud Din, Mumtaz Hussain, Mir Afzal and Mushtaq Hussain. However, accused Muhammad Basharat was given benefit of doubt and the judge ordered his release. In his verdict, the judge

Hearing on remission of Rehman Malik sentence deferred

LAHORE – A full bench of Lahore High Court on Monday deferred for February 21 the hearing of a petition challenging remission in interior minister Rehman Malik’s sentence by President Asif Ali Zardari.
Bench postponed the hearing on request of the petitioner counsel. Bench earlier had directed the deputy attorney general and petitioner counsel to come up with final arguments on the point whether the President of Pakistan rightly exercised his power under article 45 of the

Russia races to deliver Khodorkovsky sentence

MOSCOW – A judge raced against time on Wednesday to wrap up the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky by the New Year and deliver a sentence that could keep Russia’s most famous inmate in prison for several more years.
Judge Viktor Danilkin Monday handed down a guilty verdict against Russia’s former richest man and Kremlin critic, in a ruling condemned by the West. He is now reading the full judgement which will finally culminate in sentencing. “I’d be astonished if the verdict reading

LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman’s pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

‘Holy Prophet (PBUH) awarded death sentence for blasphemy’

LAHORE: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had awarded the death penalty to 20 people committing blasphemy, former Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ) Mian Nazir Akhtar claimed on Monday. He made these remarks while addressing a lecture at the Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan (JAP) Central Secretariat. Akhtar said that the blasphemy case was a serious matter and people committing blasphemy were awarded the death plenty during the Holy Prophet’s era.
The former LHC CJ informed the

Snipes begins prison sentence

Wesley Snipes has started his three-year sentence at a minimum security prison in Pennsylvania, following his conviction for tax evasion. The Blade star has spent two-year fighting his 2008 conviction for failing to file tax returns and recently lost an appeal and a request for a retrial.
He was ordered to report to authorities on Thursday, but his lawyers made a last-ditch attempt to keep Snipes out of prison by filing an emergency court motion in Florida on Wednesday, demanding