Tag: capital punishment
Defendants who could not afford a lawyer were often left without legal support for long periods, the rights group says in a new report.
Kamarudin and wife are investigated for wearing t-shirts with compassionate messages.
There is precedent in the 2017 case of a Nigerian who escaped the gallows after his death sentence was commuted to natural life imprisonment.
CSRC, which made the statement in response to criticism that the cost of cheating in capital markets is too low, says that current laws are too lenient.
'The Justice Department upholds the rule of law – and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,' says US Attorney General Barr.
President Maithripala Sirisena has been battling his own uneasy coalition government in a push to restart executions.
Amnesty International says it is alarmed over reports of preparations to resume hangings although there is no qualified hangman in Sri Lanka.
'France opposes in principle to the death penalty at all times and in all places,' the foreign ministry says
A group led by former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan says the death penalty should be retained for crimes involving loss of lives.
Hanipa Maidin says this will be for 11 offences under the Penal Code and the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971.
The party should choose a humanist path and focus on the pursuit of social justice, democracy and human rights.
The legislature's 1983 decision to take away the court's discretion on the measure of punishment amounts to interference and goes against the doctrine of separation of powers, says Gopal Sri Ram
Lawyers ask when anti-death penalty bill will be tabled and whether there's already a freeze on executions.
Agilandeswari Mainthan, who turned 18 on Friday, wants nothing more than for her father to be released from prison.
Abdul Rashid Ismail says the imperfections of the criminal justice system result in the poor who face the death penalty often getting the short end of the stick.
The country's justice minister tells parliament that legal and administrative procedures for the five condemned Sri Lankans were completed last month.
Rohan Gunaratna says drug pushers should be sent to the gallows, and a special unit set up in each state to go after drug kingpins.
The hangings comes 5 months after the nation carried out the executions of cult members sentenced to death for their role in the fatal 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway and other crimes.
There have been only 11 executions this year in all other US states that carry out the death penalty.
Some prefer to die rather than spending their life behind bars.
Only nine US states still use the electric chair as a form of capital punishment.
Inmates are executed not by professionals but by ordinary prison staff who receive extra pay of ¥20,000 (RM746) each.
Taiwan resumed capital punishment in 2010 after a five-year hiatus, with the death penalty reserved for the most serious crimes.
Nebraska's 4-drug lethal injection cocktail comprise the sedative diazepam, the painkiller fentanyl citrate, the muscle relaxer cisatracurium, and, potassium chloride to stop the heart.
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