Donations to the Community of Sant'Egidio are tax deductible
under current regulations

Also this year it can target the 5x1000 to the Community of Sant'Egidio
Write the number 80191770587 in the tax return

Andrea Riccardi: on the web

Andrea Riccardi: on social networks

Andrea Riccardi: press review

change language
sei in: no death penalty - press release newslettercontact uslink

Sostieni la Comunità

 

AP

May 23 2016

Malaysian death row convict loses final appeal in Singapore

 
versione stampabile
By ANNABELLE LIANG
Associated Press, 2016.05.20
 
SINGAPORE (AP) _ Singapore's highest court on Friday rejected an appeal by a Malaysian murder convict, leaving him no further room for reprieve from execution.
 
The Court of Appeal said it found no merit in the last-minute appeal by an activist lawyer representing Kho Jabing that challenged the constitutional legality of the death penalty in the city-state. The rejection concludes six years of legal twists during which Kho, 31, was sentenced to death, won appeals, resentenced to life imprisonment and caning, and again sentenced to death.
 
No date was set for the execution, and the court said it will leave it to prison authorities to carry it out. Executions in Singapore are by hanging, and are usually carried out before dawn at Changi prison. He was supposed to have been hanged Friday, but won a last-minute reprieve late Thursday, when the Supreme Court allowed lawyer Jeannette Aruldoss Chong, to file an appeal on the constitutional grounds.
 
Kho is accused of using a tree branch to assault and rob a construction worker in 2008. The worker died from multiple skull fractures and Kho was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010.
 
Delivering the judgment, Court of Appeal Judge Chao Hick Tin said that the court's processes have been abused.
 
``This case has been about many things. Today, it is about the abuse of the process of the court.''
 
Chong had ``used the civil jurisdiction of the court to mount a collateral attack'' on previous decisions. ``If allowed... (this) would throw the whole system of justice into disrepute,'' he said. ``No real issue of any merit had been raised'' and the appeal was ``plainly misconceived and bound to fail,'' Chao added. ``Accordingly, we dismiss this appeal.''
 
Kho clapsed his hands together as the sentence was delivered and looked down. His mother, sister and aunties were present in court and broke down after being allowed to speak to him. 
 
The European Union and Amnesty International have called on Singapore to grant Kho clemency.
 
According to the prison records, Singapore carried out four executions in 2015, one for murder and three for drug crimes. In 2012, Singapore amended its laws on the death penalty, making it no longer mandatory for those convicted of drug trafficking or murder to face the gallows.
 
NEWS CORRELATE
November 14 2018
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) Approves Death Penalty Moratorium


Approved as amended by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 36 against, with 30 abstentions
November 3 2018
GERMANY
The death penalty in Germany was canceled by the judiciary of the Federal Republic in 1949, while in the Democratic Republic it was abolished in 1987

The German state of Hesse has voted to finally scrap the death penalty from its constitution

October 12 2018
UNITED STATES
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP)

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty


Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.
October 10 2018
RUSSIA

Belarusian Orthodox church supports moratorium on death penalty

October 10 2018
by dp.Spring96

Treatment of death row prisoners in Belarus


While on death row, convicts face a number of violations of their rights. During their one monthly visit with a family member, they are forbidden from referring to detention conditions
September 27 2018
UNITED STATES
We thank all those who believed in human justice and who chose to respect life

Texas Executes Troy Clark on September 26, 2018, he was 51 years old


The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles had rejected a request for clemency from Troy Clark.
tutte le news correlate

RASSEGNA STAMPA CORRELATA
November 28 2016
AP

High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue
November 12 2016
Internazionale

Si rafforza la pena di morte negli Stati Uniti
November 11 2016

Al liceo classico “Socrate” di Bari, conferenza “Non c’è giustizia senza vita”
October 24 2016
New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
June 4 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
tutta la rassegna stampa correlata

VIDEO FOTO
53
Video promo Cities for Life 2015
3:22

99 visite

246 visite

61 visite

72 visite

77 visite
tutta i media correlati