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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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It is to mention here that the trial court awarded capital punishment to Muhammad Khan and life imprisonment to Aamir Sohail while the Lahore High Court converted the death sentence of Muhammad Khan into life imprisonment and maintained life imprisonment of Aamir Sohail.
In India, the situation is altogether different in reckoning life imprisonment. Their chief case law on this issue is Gopal Vinayak Godse v State of Maharashtra.
In 2004, a five-member bench heard as many as 62 appeals that urged the apex court to reinstate death penalty for convicts whose capital punishments were commuted into life imprisonment leading to their release on the basis of remission in their imprisonment periods.
During the hearing, Justice Khosa had remarked that the current interpretation of life imprisonment law was flawed.
Judge Lord Matthews sentenced the couple to life imprisonment.
However, he awarded them lenient sentence of life imprisonment in view of their young age, when they had committed the offence.
On Saturday, the court awarded life imprisonment to Aslam and imposed fine on him.
During the hearing of a review petition of a murder case, Khosa said that the span of life imprisonment is limited to 25 years when it is meant to last a lifetime.
He observed that the span of life imprisonment was limited to 25 years when it was meant to last a lifetime.
The court sentenced him to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000.
He also argued that the court failed to offer an explanation of its decision to raise his sentence to life imprisonment from the first-instance sentence of 40 years that was handed down in 2016.
A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for possessing 155 rolls of bhang in Mombasa.