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December 30 2008 | VIETNAM


National Assembly rejects removing death penalty for corruption

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Vietnamese deputies reject removing death penalty for corruption

Hanoi - The Vietnamese National Assembly's Standing Committee has rejected removing the death penalty for corruption, fearing crime may increase without a strong deterrent, NA deputies said Wednesday. The next session of the NA in May will see the standing committee summarize its decision and present it. The standing committee decides what laws and ordinances will be put before National Assembly sessions to be voted upon.

"I don't support abolishing the death penalty for corruption as many officials will be ready accept jail terms to secure their children's future," said deputy Duong Trung Quoc.

Tran The Vuong, who heads a supervisory team looking into enforcement of the law, was quoted by local media as saying that as some offenders had been sentenced to years for crimes involving only 500,000 Vietnam dong (30 dollars), it was only fair that those involved in cases worth billions of dong receive the death sentence.

NA Deputies rejected removing the death penalty for 17 crimes altogether, ranging from rape and treason to producing fake goods which could endanger people's health. According to government statistics Vietnam has executed 82 people this year.

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