death penalty

By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Feb 22nd, 2012
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I’d like to offer a simple proposal that, if enacted, could generate a great deal of a most precious resource: moral clarity. It concerns the death penalty. Opponents of capital punishment for murderers argue that the state has no right to take a murderer’s life. Apparently, one fact that abolitionis...
By benim
In News
Aug 4th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Zimbabwean legal experts and some religious leaders have called for the scrapping of the death penalty, Zimbabwe’s Herald Online reported on Thursday. This comes at a time when 55 murderers, one of whom was convicted 13-years-ago, are in prison awaiting execution. Acting Se...
By benim
In Article
Jun 15th, 2011
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Muslim leaders in Kenya have called on the government to introduce the death penalty for homosexuals and to boycott their businesses, media reports said Monday.   “Death is the only punishment prescribed by Islam for such people as done in China and Iran,” the Daily Nation quoted She...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 12th, 2011
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Malaysian prosecutors filed charges carrying the death penalty Friday against seven suspected Somali pirates accused of attacking a Malaysian-operated ship in the Gulf of Aden, in the first such charges in Asia against the African sea bandits. The Somalis – some as young as 15 years old – are suspect...
By benim
In Europe
Jan 13th, 2011
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Unlike Julian Assange’s first appearance in a British court, the judges have now lifted the tweet ban. Court reporting in its full 140 character flower is being permitted to bloom. And boy did they tweet. It was a grey morning outside the court. Tweetpics show reporters rugged up and looking mi...
By benim
In Mauritania
Oct 20th, 2010
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An al Qaeda-linked militant who threatened France in court is facing the death penalty in the North African country of Mauritania. El Khadim Ould Semane is accused of leading a deadly 2008 shoot-out in the capital, Nouakchott. The action left a police officer dead and wounded other security forces. S...