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Pakistani Church against death penalty for cyber terrorists
The law signed by President Zardari includes the possibility of the death penalty for those found guilty of terrorism using the internet and computers. The justice and peace commission warns the government: "brutal punishments cannot correct or redeem our society." Criticism also from the human rights commission: this increases distrust of the judicial system.
11/10/2017 08:58:00 UN - ASIA
U.N. Chief says death penalty has 'no place in 21st century’
He urged member states that still carry out executions to join the 170 countries that have halted or abolished the practice. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq responsible for 87 per cent of all recorded executions. In 2016, executions worldwide were down 37 per cent from 2015. The risk of a miscarriage of justice is an "unacceptably high price" to pay.
Islamabad, internet law sets death penalty for cyber-terrorists
The government has approved a measure against electronic crimes, in order to confront cyber-terrorism. The law includes a long list of activities involving the internet and computers. Penalties range from the death penalty to imprisonment with stiff fines. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan decries the easy recourse to capital punishment.
Taipei, Justice Minister resigns because opposed to the death penalty
She has declared that she would rather die than to order the execution of one of the 44 inmates on death row. China has the primacy of death sentences in the world. But so far at least 139 countries have abolished it.
Bishops: Capital punishment is government's thirst for death
25/03/2016 10:15:00 JAPAN
Two executions in Japan. Msgr. Kikuchi: If you invite Pope Francis, you should also listen to him
This morning the Minister of Justice confirmed the hanging of a serial killer and a nurse, who killed patients for the insurance money. The bishop of Niigata and President of Caritas Asia: "It is very sad that this happens in the Paschal Triduum, and moreover on Good Friday. But the attitude of the government is especially surprising. They seriously and insistently invite Francis to the country, but totally ignore his appeals for a moratorium on the death penalty".
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