Tag: capital punishment
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.
The current punishment is a maximum jail term of three years. Using the death penalty for road accidents is rare anywhere in the world.
AI Malaysia interim executive director Gwen Lee reiterates AI’s call to the government to abolish the death penalty, saying Malaysia's resorting to the cruel punishment is out of line.
A criminologist calls for intensive research into the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Let courts decide on drug convicts, without need for prosecution to issue certificate, says Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
Condemned former kick-boxing coach wants court to suspend death penalty as he may benefit if Parliament approves amendments doing away with mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking.
Samantha Chong of National Legal Aid Foundation says lack of proper legal representation, especially for migrants, results in innocent people being convicted.
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