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life imprisonment

a sentence of incarceration for a lengthy time. In some states ‘life’ may mean ‘whole life.’ Mostly there are provisions for a minimum term or for parole or for pardon or some combination. In the UK the sentencing judge will specify the time to be served without parole and there have been some ‘whole life’ cases. If released on parole the prisoner is on licence and maybe recalled to serve the rest of the sentence if there is further offending.
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The judge said the remaining 16 cult members were not the primary plotters of the mission, and sentenced them to life imprisonment.
Pervez Musharraf on the same day after the alleged hijacking, is unlikely to spend the remainder of his life behind bars, as under the Pakistani judiciary system life imprisonment means 25 years in prison.
Later on, somehow he managed to get rid of life imprisonment after few years' imprisonment and married to another woman but not left bad habits.
The suspect Zhang Yung Ming had been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1978.
Any other result merely circumvents the intent of the special circumstances law, which reserves the death penalty and life imprisonment for the most culpable killers.
After murder charge was proved in the court the learned judge awarded life imprisonment to accused-Shahid Imran, Muhammad Ashraf and Omer Hayat alongwith Rs 400,000 fine.
After observing evidences and witnesses, Ishtiaq Ahmad Judge Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded life imprisonment on two counts to accused Shahid under sections 302-B of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and 7 of Anti Terrorism Act (ATA).
Chishty was sentenced to life imprisonment for the death of a person during a scrap while he on a visit to Ajmer in April 1992.
LAHORE -- The Supreme Court on Monday has disposed off the petitions filed for the acquittal and to enhance the life imprisonment of two accused allegedly involved in murder case.
Criminal charges of life imprisonment against journalists further degrades an already critical media freedom situation in Turkey, Dunja Mijatovi?
BAHAWALPUR -- Anti-Terrorist Court Bahawalpur has awarded twice life imprisonment to three accused in murder case and acquitted 16 others giving benefit of doubt.
The court announced 58 years life imprisonment collectively for three culprits.