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Stories with subject: Pardons and commutations
  • Armored car killer seeks commutation of life prison sentence 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:16 am

    DOVER, Delaware - A killer whose sentencing led to changes in Delaware's death penalty law is asking the Board of Pardons to commute his prison sentence.

  • Pakistani mother seeks pardon for paralyzed son on death row 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan on Monday urged the country's president to pardon her son.

  • Macedonians protests continue as EU cancels crisis talks 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 4:08 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Tens of thousands of people gathered at two rival protests in Macedonia's capital on Thursday as a political crisis deepened in the tiny Balkan state after the country's president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal.

  • Protests, political turmoil over pardons issued in Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people have been protesting almost nightly in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, since President Gjorge Ivanov announced a decision last week to grant presidential pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of people, including high-ranking politicians, accused in a wiretapping scandal that has roiled Macedonia for months.

  • Macedonia's prisoners ask for presidential pardons 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 12:53 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Nearly 2,000 prisoners in Macedonia have called on President Gjorge Ivanov to grant them partial pardons reducing their sentences, after he pardoned dozens of members of the country's political elite last week over a wiretapping scandal.

  • Macedonia enters second week of anti-government protests 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 4:57 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia has entered into a second week of protests with thousands marching peacefully late Monday in the capital after the country's president pardoned dozens of politicians who were facing criminal proceedings for alleged involvement in a wiretapping scandal.

  • Thousands protest president's pardon for fifth night 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 5:29 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people gathered for a fifth consecutive night in the center of the Macedonian capital of Skopje late Saturday to protest President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to grant pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of politicians, including a former prime minister, accused in a wiretapping scandal.

  • 4th night of protests against president's pardon 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 5:05 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Thousands of people protested peacefully in the Macedonian capital late Friday on a fourth night of demonstrations against President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to grant pardons that halted criminal proceedings against dozens of politicians, including a former prime minister, amid a wiretapping scandal.

  • Richmond man seeks 100K signatures for presidential pardon 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 6:55 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Rodney White turned his life around after serving 15 years in prison. He graduated from the University of Richmond and is a community college administrator.

  • Macedonia: Protests turn violent after politicians pardoned story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 4:51 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Protests turned violent in Macedonia late Wednesday after the country's president issued a pardon terminating all criminal proceedings against conservative former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, his security chief, and several members of his cabinet.

  • Former attorneys generals urge pardon for Don Siegelman 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 10:04 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bipartisan group of more than 100 former state attorneys general has asked President Barack Obama to pardon ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a six-year prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.

  • Schwarzenegger ally's son to be freed from California prison story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 5:51 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - The son of former California state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez will be freed from prison within days, prison officials said Friday, the result of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's much criticized 2011 decision to commute half the manslaughter sentence for his political ally's child.

  • Pardons board rejects bid by man convicted in 1975 slaying 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 9:41 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A man convicted of a 1975 murder will continue his life in prison, now that he's lost another bid for freedom.