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RUSSIA: UPPER HOUSE SPEAKER DOESN’T SUPPORT DEATH PENALTY FOR TERRORISTS

March 31, 2010: Sergei Mironov, speaker of the Federation Council upper house of Russian parliament, does not support death penalty for terrorists. He argued that because of blunders in a number of judicial processes, innocent people may be sentenced to death.
Mironov told reporters, “The proposal of Lyskov, the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Judicial and Legal Affairs, for death penalty for terrorists whose actions caused many deaths is his personal opinion.”
The speaker made assurances that “such legislative initiatives are not envisaged” in the Federation Council and “there is no working group on the matter.”
As to Mironov’s personal stand, it “remains constant: punishment must be unavoidable.”
The speaker holds that there must be life imprisonment for criminals instead of death penalty, and there must be a supplement to legislation precluding pardon. Life imprisonment “should not be mitigated for any reason, including ill health,” Mironov added.
He also pointed out that because of blunders in a number of judicial processes, innocent people may be sentenced to death. (Sources: ITAR-TASS, 31/03/2010)

NORTH KOREA: OFFICIALS EXECUTED OVER CURRENCY BUNGLE
TAIWAN: PRESIDENT FAILS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE MINISTER ON ABOLITION DEATH PENALTY
TEXAS (USA): CONVICTED COP KILLER EXECUTED
IRAN: ONE MAN HANGED IN PUBLIC
EGYPT: PAIR EXECUTED AMID QUESTIONS OVER MURDER CONVICTION
IRAN: TWO MEN HANGED IN QOM
TAIWAN: JUSTICE MINISTER THREATENS TO RESIGN RATHER THAN APPROVE EXECUTIONS
CHINA: NIGERIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG DEALING
IRAN: TWO HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
OHIO (USA): HOURS BEFORE EXECUTION INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN CELL
CHINA: 198 CONVICTED FOR UNREST IN XINJIANG
IRAN: PROSECUTOR SAYS VALIAN DEATH SENTENCE NOT CARRIED OUT, STILL AWAITING APPEAL
IRAN: MAN HANGED IN PRISON WEST OF TEHRAN
LEBANON: DEATH SENTENCES FOR 12 EXTREMISTS
SAUDI ARABIA: SUDANESE MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
NORTH KOREA: MAN EXECUTED FOR CALLING SOUTH KOREA
IRAN: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH FOR OPPOSITION ACTIVIST
IRAN: AMPUTATION SENTENCE OF ONE PERSON AND PUBLIC FLOGGING OF ANOTHER CARRIED OUT IN KHUZESTAN
DR CONGO: 'REBEL LEADER' GIVEN DEATH SENTENCE
BANGLADESH: HC DECLARES MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY UNCONSTITUTIONAL
TEXAS (USA): MAN EXECUTED FOR BRAZILIAN MAN'S MURDER
BANGLADESH: CABINET OKAYS BILL WITH DEATH PENALTY CLAUSE
UGANDA: GAY BILL CRITICS DELIVER ONLINE PETITION
IRAN: EIGHT MEN HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING

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