Feb 24, 2015

Saudi court orders death for man who renounced Islam

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing Islam, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, and hitting ...

Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas

Feb 24, 2015

Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas

Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed. He warned foreign countries not to intervene in Jakarta’s right to use capital punishment. President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to the ...

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Feb 21, 2015

Virginia ex-first lady sentenced to prison for corruption

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in prison for her federal corruption conviction for taking bribes from a businessman. McDonnell, 60, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Spencer to two years of probation ...