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death row

n. nick-name for that portion of a prison in which prisoners are housed who are under death sentences and are awaiting appeals and/or potential execution. (See: death penalty, capital punishment)

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'We also urge the Malaysian government to make urgent representations to Singapore in protest against the continual persecution and threats against the lawyers of Malaysian death row prisoners,'' said Surendran in a statement today.
In 2018, Malaysia has moved to abolish the death penalty - a decision that could save thousands of people on death row.
The Justice Ministry said that in July 2018 the then cabinet had approved a proposal by the President to implement the death sentence on repeat offenders on death row for serious drug related crimes.
In April, the Supreme Court of Pakistan reviewed the death sentences of Kaniz Fatima and Imdad Ali, death row convicts with psychosocial disabilities.
No Time to Sleep was based on the life and case history of Zulfiqar Ali, who spent 17 years on death row. In that time, his execution was scheduled and stayed more than 20 times.
"You have people who have spent 30 years on death row, it's common," says Pamela Okoroigwe, a lawyer for the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP).
The petition requests the court to direct the Government of Pakistan to make immediate and forceful representations, as required by law, on behalf of Pakistani citizens on death row in Iran, both to secure reviews of their death sentence under the Amendment, and to ensure their extradition to Pakistan.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on whether its state appellate system is competent enough to limit death row appeals in federal court.
Righetti will be joining an estimated 2,905 people on death row in the United States, according to the (http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/death-row) Death Penalty Information Center , which described itself on its website as " a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment ."
As the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports, the death row inmate population in the U.S.
MULTAN -- At least eight death row convicts were executed in different cities of Punjab including Bahawalpur, Multan and others on Tuesday.