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ZAMBIA: ‘UPHOLD DEATH SENTENCE’

January 17, 2013: In Zambia, delegates to the Luapula Province constitution convention adopted Article 28 (3) which prescribes the death sentence for people convicted of murder and other capital offences. During a heated debate, provincial constitution convention chairperson Katele Kalumba put the clause to a vote and 74 delegates voted in favour of capital punishment while 20 did not want it to be included in the final draft document.
“The clause stands,” Dr Kalumba ruled.
Article 28 (3) of the draft constitution states: “A person may be deprived of life if that person has been convicted of a capital offence and sentenced to death.”
Delegates to the Muchinga Province constitution convention have adopted the death penalty clause in the first draft document.
Article 28, clause 3 of the draft constitution states that a person may be deprived of life if that person has been convicted of a capital offence and sentenced to death.
The clause was retained after elections in which 71 delegates voted in favour of the clause while 21 rejected it. Seven votes were spoiled. (Sources: daily-mail.co.zm, 18/01/2013)

INDONESIA: BRITISH WOMAN GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED IN PUBLIC
BANGLADESH: WAR TRIBUNAL GIVES DEATH SENTENCE IN FIRST RULING
ALGERIA: AL-QAEDA BOSS SENTENCED TO DEATH
SWAZILAND: GOVERNMENT WANTS TO APPOINT HANGMAN
BANGLADESH TO DROP DEATH PENALTY PLANS FOR COUNTERFEITING
SOMALIA: AL SHABAAB MILITANTS KILL FRENCH AGENT
SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT EXECUTES 2 SOLDIERS CONVICTED OF MURDER AND RAPE
SOUTH KOREA: TOP COURT REJECTS DEATH PENALTY IN BRUTAL MURDER
IRAN: SIX PRISONERS EXECUTED IN ONE DAY
USA: 77 PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 2012
GUYANA: SIX DEATH ROW INMATES’ SENTENCE COMMUTED TO LIFE
UAE: 17 INDIANS AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE IN MURDER CASE TO BE RELEASED
VIRGINIA (USA): ROBERT GLEASON JR. EXECUTED IN ELECTRIC CHAIR
MARYLAND (USA): GOVERNOR O'MALLEY MAKES DEATH PENALTY REPEAL A PRIORITY
MALDIVES: COURT SENTENCES LANCE CORPORAL ADAM HALEEM’S MURDERER TO DEATH
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH FOR MURDER, RAPE
QATAR: SRI LANKAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA: MORE THAN 45 FOREIGN MAIDS ON DEATH ROW
INDIA: LAW MINISTER AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
IRAN: DEATH SENTENCES OF FIVE AHWAZI ARABS UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT
INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR RAPIST, MURDERER OF TEENAGED GIRL
CHINA: SERIAL KILLER EXECUTED IN YUNNAN PROVINCE
AFGHANISTAN: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER OF HUSBAND
SAUDI ARABIA: SRI LANKAN MAID RIZANA NAFEEK EXECUTED
USA: DEATH PENALTY SUPPORT STABLE AT 63%
MALAYSIA: INDONESIAN WOMAN TO HANG FOR TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS
MALAYSIA: TWO FISHERMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TRAFFICKING IN CANNABIS
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN SAYING ''HIS CONDUCT IN JAIL WAS NOT SHOWN TO BE UNWORTHY OF CONCESSION.''
IRAN: TWO HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

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