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October 11 2008 | PAKISTAN


Law Minister: "Government preparing proposals to review death penalty". Abolition impending?

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Daily Times

‘Govt preparing proposals to review death penalty’

 Naik meets Sarabjeet, says President Zardari can decide Indian prisoner’s fate

LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naik visited the Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday and met with condemned Indian prisoner Sarabjeet Singh, who is facing the death penalty for committing acts of terrorism in Pakistan.
The federal law minister sought information regarding the death penalty of the accused from the jail authorities.
Later, he told the media that he had visited the jail on the directions of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in order to review the jail facilities being provided to prisoners.
The Law Ministry was preparing its recommendations for enacting a law to review the death penalty, he said, adding the recommendations after its approval by the federal cabinet would be sent to parliament for discussion.
He said India had given Islamabad a list of over 100 Pakistani prisoners who were in its jails, and urged Indian authorities to repatriate them on humanitarian grounds.
In reply to another question on whether Sarabjeet should be freed at a time when Pakistan has been hit by a wave of bomb attacks, Naik said: “Bomb attacks have their own place and humanitarian considerations have their own place.”
Asked if Sarabjeet would be released if India freed the Pakistani prisoners, Naik replied: “I don’t have these powers. I can only study (Sarabjeet’s) case and submit a recommendation and a report on humanitarian grounds. The final decision will be made by the prime minister and the president.”

October 15 2016

Human rights activist asks Pope to discuss the death penalty with Lukashenka

Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus", has sent a letter to Pope Francis, asking him to touch upon the issue of capital punishment during his meeting with President Lukashenka.
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October 10,14th World Day Against the Death Penalty

On the 14th world day against the death penalty a conference entitled "No Justice Without Life" will be held in Japan

July 2 2016
Address and the Final Ceremony by Mario Marazziti. Nobel Peace Prize Room, City Hall. June 23rd 2016

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by Mario Marazziti
June 25 2016

Pope Francis: “Death penalty is unacceptable”

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, the associations, the activists and the civil society gathered in Oslo on the occasion of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty through a video message.
June 21 2016
The 6th Congress Against the Death Penalty opens today in Oslo

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the congress with delegations from Italy, Congo, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Indonesia

1500 attendants coming from over 80 countries. Among them, 20 ministers, 200 diplomats, members of different parliaments, scholars, lawyers, members of various associations and civil society actors
May 25 2016
"The laws are not perfect and judges cannot make mistakes. When you think that laws are perfect, this is the beginning of injustice", said Mgr. Suharyo

Church and civil society against new executions

Jakarta is among the 15 cities in Indonesia where in the past years the event "Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty" was held, organized by Sant'Egidio in over two thousand municipalities in the five continents
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The Washington Post

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