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PNG: JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS EXECUTIONS WILL GO AHEAD THIS YEAR

January 28, 2014: Papua New Guinea's Justice Minister says the execution of 13 people currently on death row will happen this year, despite vocal opposition from human rights groups.
Members of the country's Constitutional Law Reform Commission have recently returned from a tour to see how executions are carried out across the world.
Our correspondent in Papua New Guinea, Todagia Kelola, says that when Parliament resurrected the death penalty last year after a spate of sorcery-related killings and other violent crime, five methods of execution were written in: Lethal injection, electrocution, firing squad, deprivation of oxygen and hanging. He says the Constitutional Law Reform Commission has recently been touring countries including the United States, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to try and decide which one of those options is the best.
 "They basically went and checked out the death penalties and [saw] which one is the most appropriate one for Papua New Guinea to use."
Todagia Kelola says the commission is working on recommendations for their preferred method, and those will be given to the National Executive Council for it to decide.
"It just depends on cabinet. Once cabinet agrees on the method then they take it to parliament and parliament agrees and then a facility will be constructed for those who have been sentenced to death."
The justice minister, Kerenga Kua, says the 13 people currently sitting on death row have committed horrendous crimes, including one who slaughtered his family in a premeditated attack. (Sources: radionz.co.nz, 28/01/2014)

GAMBIA: MURDERER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HACKING MOTHER'S LOVER
SAUDI ARABIA: INDIAN WORKER BEHEADED FOR MURDER
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IRAN: 5 EXECUTIONS IN PRISON OF UREMIA
IRAN: TWO AHWAZI ACTIVISTS EXECUTED
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC IN QAZWIN
NORTH KOREA: PURGE OF JANG SONG THAEK ASSOCIATES CONTINUES
MISSOURI (USA): HERBERT SMULLS EXECUTED
IRAN: FOUR PEOPLE HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUGS
NORTH KOREA: KIM JONG-UN EXECUTED HIS UNCLE’S ENTIRE FAMILY
MEXICO: PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO SAYS TEXAS EXECUTION SETS 'BAD PRECEDENT'
TUNISIAN CONSTITUTION ENSHRINES RIGHT TO LIFE BUT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY
VIRGINIA (USA): ELECTRIC CHAIR BILL DIES ON TIE VOTE IN SENATE COMMITTEE
LEBANON: MINISTER OF JUSTICE, 'THE MORATORIUM ON EXECUTIONS CONTINUES'
IRAQ: 11 OTHERS HANGED FOR TERRORISM
BANGLADESH: MAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING WIFE IN CTG
PAKISTAN: BLASPHEMY ACCUSED SENTENCED TO DEATH
OKLAHOMA (USA): KENNETH EUGENE HOGAN EXECUTED
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED IN KERMANSHAH
KAZAKHSTAN: MPS SUGGEST REMOVING DEATH PENALTY FROM CRIMINAL CODE, GENERAL PROSECUTOR SAYS NO
MALDIVES: AN ORDER ISSUED TO USE LETHAL INJECTION FOR EXECUTION
UAE: SRI LANKAN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
IRAN: UN RIGHTS EXPERTS ‘ALARMED’ AT SHARP INCREASE IN HANGINGS, URGES HALT TO EXECUTIONS
NIGERIA: 23-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING RIVAL
TEXAS (USA): EDGAR TAMAYO EXECUTED DESPITE PLEAS FROM MEXICO
NIGERIA: POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING A BOY
INDONESIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLER SOLDIER UPHELD
VIRGINIA (USA): BILL TO ALLOW INCREASED USE OF ELECTRIC CHAIR PASSES HOUSE
INDIA: SC COMMUTES DEATH PENALTY OF 15 CONVICTS DUE TO DELAY, MENTAL ILLNESS
CHINA: 36-YEAR-OLD MAN EXECUTED FOR KEEPING, MURDERING SEX SLAVES

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