Tag: death penalty
Nurul Izzah Anwar says it is not easy to send the foreigners back to their home countries.
Defendants who could not afford a lawyer were often left without legal support for long periods, the rights group says in a new report.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong says the government is committed to the protection and preservation of human rights.
The accused shooter, Robert Bowers, has pleaded not guilty to a 63-count indictment and is awaiting trial.
Sarawak man is spared the noose after appeal court reduces murder charge to culpable homicide.
Lawyers for Liberty says M Ravi may be barred from legal practice.
The Mexican constitution does not allow the death penalty, hence its government is seeking to extradite Patrick Crusius.
But environmentalist group says weak enforcement means difficulties in securing successful convictions.
The Southeast Asian country has some of the world's strictest drug laws – including death for traffickers.
Singapore says no plans to remove mandatory death penalty as it warns against a global trend to ease drug laws.
84% of executions are for drug offences, with a noticeable spike occurring in 2017 and 2018.
'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.
Lawyers for Liberty’s N Surendran says the Singapore government is practising double standards by not allowing Malaysian lawyers to see their clients in Changi prison.
Rights group appeals for clemency for Malaysian sentenced to death for drug trafficking in 2010.
The minister says the proposed changes are meant to give judges wider discretion in deciding whether to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment, or imprisonment for a shorter period.
Responding to claim by Malaysian rights lawyer, the home affairs ministry says all prisoners, regardless of nationality, are accorded 'full due process under the law'.
Minister VK Liew says the papers for Cabinet consideration have been finalised, but that the death sentence for trafficking in drugs will remain.
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena faces several court challenges to his decision to restore the death penalty.
The six convicted Hindu men will face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment.
The de facto law minister says it is 'obvious' the Singapore Court of Appeals granted a stay on Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution after considering circumstances and the law.
N Surendran also wonders how K Shanmugam knows Singaporeans are in favour of the death penalty when the republic has repressive laws that make Singaporeans afraid of criticising their government.
Brunei argues that its does not discriminate the LGBT community, but almost enforced the death penalty on gay men.
The appeal comes against the backdrop of Beijing's anger over the December arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Celebrity criticism and a boycott of Brunei-related businesses has caused the once adamant Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to make a u-turn and scrap the death penalty for gay sex.