Death Penalty news

EU Must Press Pakistan’s Musharraf On Death Penalty Issue: Amnesty – Targu Mures,Romania
International on Monday called on the European Union to urge Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to line up the abolishment of the death penalty in his country

Candidates sound off on gay marriage, death penalty
Monroe Times – Monroe,WI,USA
Should Wisconsin have a death penalty? Why or why not? JR: I don’t think we need the death penalty. There are so few people who are affected by it.

Reasons to drop death penalty
Asbury Park Press – Asbury Park,NJ,USA
State legislators need no further proof about the merits of the death penalty law than to listen to the families of murder victims.

The death penalty debate
Minnesota Public Radio – Saint Paul,MN,USA
Recent news in the midwest has pushed the death penalty debate into the spotlight. A jury in Fargo, North Dakota is now deciding

Death penalty creates more problems than it’s worth
Salem Statesman Journal – Salem,OR,USA
I was appalled by the callous statements I read online in response to the appeal for a moratorium on the death penalty. Poor people

Nussle says he’d push for death penalty as governor
Mason City Globe Gazette – Mason City,IA,USA
DES MOINES — Republican candidate for governor Jim Nussle said Tuesday that reviving the death penalty in Iowa would be one of his legislative priorities

Death penalty protocol to change
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Missouri prison officials have until Oct. 27 to submit a revised protocol for putting condemned inmates to death, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

NJ panel counts cost of death penalty
Newark Star Ledger – NJ, USA
In the 24 years since New Jersey reinstated the death penalty, taxpayers have spent millions of dollars — $253 million according to one study — on capital

DEATH PENALTY: Uganda Drafts Bill to Execute HIV Infectors
Inter Press Service (subscription) – Rome,Italy
“When you subscribe to the death penalty, you give an unacceptable Rights group believe the death penalty is a violation of human rights and a right to life.

Death penalty evokes anguished debate
Newark Star Ledger – NJ, USA
For almost five hours yesterday, a state commission took testimony on the costs of the death penalty — both financial and emotional — and whether life

US will not seek death penalty against second Marine in Hamdania
[JURIST] The US military will not pursue the death penalty against US Marine Corps [official website] Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr.

Judge: Death penalty is here to stay
Richmond Times Dispatch – Richmond,VA,USA
CHARLESTON, SC — The death penalty will continue to be part of American justice, William W. Wilkins, chief judge of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, said

Japan court sets cult guru death penalty – UK
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the death sentence for the former leader of a doomsday cult on Friday, clearing the way for

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