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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.
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
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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".
Let us defend the human dignity of North Koreans, says prelate
Mgr Boniface Choi Ki-san, chairman of the bishopsâ€™ Committee for Justice and Peace, urges the faithful to make a greater effort to defend society, especially the weakest, from suicide, abortion, capital punishment and the cloning of human embryo, which threaten human dignity.
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