It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]
PART TWO By Anees Teladia This is the second of a TWO-PART feature on the death penalty in South Africa. PART TWO will explore three more key themes in the death penalty debate: the prevailing theories of justice in South Africa and how these theories relate to the death penalty,[…]
PART ONE By Anees Teladia “Will capital punishment [the death penalty] solve South Africa’s crime crisis” is the question many concerned South African citizens have been asking themselves for years. Confusing statistics, academic papers and fancy political speeches aside, there is an almost tangible feeling of lawlessness in the country[…]
It seems that a significant portion of South African society is calling for the death penalty to be re-enacted in the country. Social media and public interactions reflect a growing demand for the death penalty in South Africa as conditions of crime and violence in the country continues to worsen.[…]
Two political parties who took part in the debate on the violence against women and children have suggested an amendment to the Constitution to allow for death sentence. Both the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the National Freedom Party NFP want the country to revisit calls for a referendum on[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it and parliament approves the necessary legislation. Erdogan spoke early on Tuesday to thousands of supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting for Turkey to restore capital punishment following[…]
Two days after DA leadership candidate Mmusi Maimane publicly expressed his support for a referendum on the death penalty, he has backed down. “I would stand up straight and say I don’t support a referendum on the death penalty. We shouldn’t have a referendum,” Maimane told Netwerk24 in an interview[…]
Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of[…]
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down for a Jamaat-e-Islami leader for atrocities committed more than four decades ago, the latest in a spate of rulings against the Islamist party’s officials. Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, 62, assistant secretary-general of the party, was found guilty on Monday of genocide and[…]
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