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NORTH CAROLINA (USA): PERDUE VETOES REWRITE OF RACIAL JUSTICE ACT

June 28, 2012: Gov. Bev Perdue today vetoed the bill that would have gutted the Racial Justice Act, the 2009 law that allows death-row inmates to try to convert their sentences to life in prison without parole by using statistical proof of racial bias.
“As long as I am Governor, I will fight to make sure the death penalty stays on the books in North Carolina,” Perdue said in a statement. “But it has to be carried out fairly – free of prejudice.”
This bill was the General Assembly’s 2nd attempt to get rid of the Racial Justice Act.
Perdue vetoed that bill and the Legislature couldn’t muster the votes to override it.
This time, however, the House had just enough votes to sustain an override. But it isn’t certain that the Democrats who crossed party lines to vote with Republicans, would also vote to override the governor.
The law had passed the Senate on June 20, and had passed the House on June 13. (Source: News & Observer, San Francisco Chronicle, 28/06/2012)

MALAYSIA: IRANIAN BUSINESSMAN TO HANG FOR DRUGS
SAUDI ARABIA COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE HANDED TO SIX IRANIANS
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY
IRAQ: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
ALGERIA: AL-QAEDA'S NORTH AFRICA CHIEF SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABSENTIA
MALAYSIA: FOUR SENT TO THE GALLOWS FOR TRAFFICKING CANNABIS
ARIZONA (USA): SAMUEL LOPEZ EXECUTED FOR 1986 MURDER
NIGERIA: TWO BROTHERS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR ROBBERY
INDIA: CLEMENCY FOR 3 DEATH ROW INMATES
CHINA: FOUR DRUG TRAFFICKERS EXECUTED
INDIA: LAW AND JUSTICE MINISTER FAVOURS ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
IRAN: WOMAN 'ADULTERER'S' SENTENCING TO DEATH BY STONING 'CANCELLED', SAYS LAWYER
INDIA: HC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF MAN WHO KILLED PREGNANT WIFE
VIETNAM: THAI GIRL GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUGS
USA: NO MORE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES, COURT RULES
UAE: DEATH SENTENCE FOR SELLING POT
INDONESIA MOVING TO REDUCE DEATH ROW POPULATION BY INCREASING RATE OF EXECUTIONS
JORDAN: DEATH SENTENCE ISSUED IN ROBBERY-MURDER
N. KOREA: FOUR RETURNED REFUGEES EXECUTED
CINA: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN IN BANK BLAST
INDIA: PRESIDENT PRATIBHA PATIL DEFENDS RECORD DEATH ROW PARDONS
IRAN: TWO PEOPLE AT IMMINENT DANGER OF EXECUTION FOR CONSUMING ALCOHOL
KUWAIT: DEATH SENTENCE AWARDED TO KUWAITI FOR MURDERING MAID
ARKANSAS (USA): SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN EXECUTION LAW
SUDAN: FORMER COMMISSIONER IN DARFUR SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER DISCOVERY OF MASS GRAVE
UGANDA: PRISON AUTHORITIES OPPOSE DEATH PENALTY
VIETNAM: YOUNG WOMAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
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