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commute a sentence

v. see commutation.

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Romero (@PaoloSRomero) September 3, 2019 Executive clemency can be in the form of a reprieve, an absolute pardon, a conditional pardon or commutation of sentence and can be granted by the president of the Philippines upon the BPP's recommendation.
In Pakistan, the concept is that after spending 15 years behind the bars, if the convict is not released on remission or commutation of sentence under section 401 CrPC read with Prison Rules; then he will have to wait till the completion of 25 years in toto.
'If we restore death penalty, how can we appeal?' Locsin said at a Senate hearing on Monday, adding, 'if we feel that there's a possibility of miscarriage of justice, how can we appeal for mercy and commutation of sentence?' if the death penalty were in place in the Philippines.
Last June 15, Kapatid called for the immediate release of political prisoners on legal and humanitarian grounds, including those suffering from a medical condition and those who are long overdue for parole, pardon, or commutation of sentence.
It pertains to reprieve, absolute or conditional pardon, with or without parole conditions and commutation of sentence.
The reply is again misplaced since the appellant had sought to know the details of remission granted that the PIO furnished information regarding commutation of sentence by the Central Government which is not in fact relevant to the query of the appellant and the same is liable to be set aside," Azad added.
Nawaz further said he will not go to anyone seeking an apology or commutation of sentence. "I will not plead for mercy if sentenced," he asserted.
Nawaz further said he will not go to anyone seeking an apology or commutation of sentence. 'I will not plead for mercy if sentenced,' he asserted.
"While I am aware that requests for clemency in Death Penalty Capital Murder cases are normally considered when there is an execution date pending, I respectfully ask that you consider this request for commutation of sentence and act on it now, in the absence of such an execution date, in the interest of justice and judicial economy," she wrote.
A pardon is different from a commutation of sentence - as in Manning's case - which reduces a sentence being served - partially or totally.
She also said that they were also looking for other possible scenarios like commutation of sentence and re-opening of her case.
The law calls for canceling an article in the penal code that grants a commutation of sentence for anyone who kills a wife, husband or close family member caught in the act of adultery, under the pretext that the act was driven by extreme anger.