Two Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life on Thursday after being found guilty of crimes against humanity, in the first sentences against top figures of a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.
By Ador Vincent Mayol
A Cebu City judge convicted a police officer of homicide on Tuesday for killing a 17-year-old robbery suspect 10 years ago, and sentenced him to a prison term of six to nine years.
The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.
Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.
A death row inmate facing execution Tuesday night won a last-minute stay on the grounds he might be mentally incompetent.