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Bishops: Capital punishment is government's thirst for death
Bishops ask presidential candidates to say "no" to death penalty
24/06/2016 13:39:00 PHILIPPINES
Trafficking in human beings "is the cruelest of crimes. But it should not be punished with execution"
The president of the Filipino bishops' Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People, Msgr. Ruperto Santos, responds to the new government that wants to include human trafficking in the list of crimes punishable with death. Trafficking "is a barbaric act that violates the very nature of man. But it is fought with serious investigation and severe punishment, up to life imprisonment. No man can kill another man in the name of the law".
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.
Filipino Catholics oppose return of the death penalty
Capital punishment was abolished in 2006. For the secretary of the Commission on Prison Pastoral Care, other means are available to prevent crimes and uphold the law, which is often broken because of the country’s high level of corruption and impunity.
21/04/2008 UAE - PHILIPPINES
Blasphemy: three Filipinos in jail in Sharjah, and one Turk faces death in Gedda
The three are accused, in the Emirates, of having ripped a page out of the Qur'an, according to an employee of the company that has fired them. In Saudi Arabia, the appeal process has opened for a barber condemned to death for blasphemy.
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