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Sri Lanka to reinstate death penalty in anti-drug war ‘inspired’ by Philippines’ Duterte

Sri Lanka is going to reinstate capital punishment for drug dealers who coordinate criminal activities from behind bars, as it draws inspiration from the brutal anti-drug campaign led by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,” Rajitha Senaratne, government spokesman, announced on Wednesday. Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has told ...

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Almost 80% of Russians want death penalty to fight corruption, Twitter poll shows

Some 79 percent of Russians want their country to use Chinese means to fight corruption, with the death penalty for large-scale bribery, according to a Twitter poll conducted by the head of the Defense Ministry’s public council. Earlier this week renowned Russian journalist and military expert Yuri Korotchenko asked his Twitter following to answer the question: “Does the Russian Federation ...

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India approves death penalty for rape of children under 12 amid national uproar

India’s Union Cabinet has approved the death penalty for convicted rapists of minors below the age of 12, following mounting pressure on the government. India has been swept by protests over two cases of brutal rape. Headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet passed an executive order to amend the criminal code during an emergency meeting on Saturday. ...

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Trump to announce anti-opioid plan with death penalty for dealers

President Donald Trump will soon lay out a plan that seeks the death penalty for drug traffickers, a White House official has announced. Earlier, an official hinted that petty dealers would receive less severe sentences. President Donald Trump will soon lay out a plan that seeks the death penalty for drug traffickers, a White House official has announced. Earlier, an ...

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Paying the penalty – Gary Lineker reveals his World Cup highs & heartache at Italia ‘90

In the latest installment of The Stan Collymore Show, Stan chats to old teammate Lars Bohinen, now a manager in Norway, and speaks to England legend and Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker on his tumultuous World Cup Italia ‘90. Stan’s first stop is Scandinavia, where he drops in on Norwegian top flight team Sandefjord, managed by his former teammate Lars ...

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Over 50% of Tory activists support death penalty – poll

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 17:38 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 17:39 More than half of Tory activists support the death penalty for serious crimes, a survey has found. The poll uncovered glaring differences between Tories and the supporters of other political parties on a series of hot issues. The research, conducted by Queen Mary University, found 54 percent of ...

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Israel approves preliminary death penalty bill for 'terrorists' with Netanyahu's blessing

Despite massive opposition from Israeli lawmakers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was influential in the Knesset’s decision to support a bill that would allow both military and civil courts to sentence terrorists to death. In a narrow 52-49 vote, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, approved the first draft of a bill which could make it easier for terrorists to be handed the ...

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Alleged British ‘drug smuggler’ escapes death penalty in Egypt

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 15:11 A young British woman has escaped the death penalty, yet been sentenced to three years in jail for bringing 290 pills of Tramadol into Egypt. The painkiller is legal in the UK but a banned narcotic in the north African country. 33-year old Laura Plummer from Hull, England, was handed the three-year sentence for ...

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Death penalty moratorium will never be lifted – Russian ombudsman

Published time: 1 Dec, 2017 14:15 The Russian plenipotentiary for human rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, has said that the moratorium on death penalty in the country will be extended indefinitely. She added that in her opinion life in prison was an adequate replacement as a punishment. Read more “I cannot decide on this subject but my opinion is that the moratorium ...

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Kadyrov proposes death penalty for terrorist recruiters

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 14:39 The Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the punishment for those who recruit new members for terrorist groups should be tougher than those applied to bombers and hostage-takers. Read more “Recruiters must bear stronger punishment than a terrorist who starts a clockwork bomb or someone who takes hostages, or commits ...

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