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ZAMBIA: OUTLAW DEATH PENALTY, URGES PRISON CHIEF

January 13, 2016: the Zambia Prisons Services submitted before the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs that the law on death penalty be abolished and substituted with progressive types of punishments. Senior Assistant Commissioner Chrispin Kaonga told the parliamentarians: “The way forward on death penalty in Zambia is that the Constitution has maintained it as necessary piece of law. However, on the administrative aspect with moratorium in place, to continue maintaining it is very unproductive and costly; it is my considered view that death penalty be abolished and substituted with progressive types of punishments that should address that which death penalty has failed to do.” He argued that since death was the end to one’s life there was no lesson to the one that was punished with a death sentence. “Death penalty has been used for quite some time in punishing criminals with capital offences as a way of deterring the would-be offenders; however, notwithstanding the presence of death penalty as punishment, criminals have continued to commit these crimes and overtime the numbers have increased, which casts doubt as to how effective the punishment is,” Dr Kaonga said. He said it was unfortunate that Zambia had not yet ratified the Second Optional Protocol on International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) of 1966 which provides for the abolition of the death penalty.
Dr Kaonga said article 6 of the ICCPR provides that every human being has the inherent right to life and that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of this life. He said the provision was fully recognised in Zambia despite not abolishing the death penalty and death sentence were imposed for capital offences in accordance with Zambian law.
Dr Kaonga said the challenges associated with the administration and dispensation of justice, in relation to offences that attract capital punishment include, among others, the moratorium on the execution of those on death roll and had completed their legal processes, which creates pressure on available resources. (Source: 14 january 2016, The Zambia Daily Nation)

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INDIA: APEX COURT STAYS EXECUTION OF TWO DEATH ROW PRISONERS
AFGHANISTAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING 8 MEMBERS OF A FAMILY IN NANGARHAR
EGYPT: PARLIAMENT ENDORSES CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-TERRORISM LAW
SOMALILAND: THREE CONVICTED OF MURDERS EXECUTED
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SAUDI ARABIA: YEMENI NATIONAL EXECUTED FOR MURDER
PAKISTAN: DEATH ROW PRISONER HANGED IN SIALKOT
IRAN: SIX PRISONERS HANGED IN ORUMIYEH
GAZA: FOUR GET DEATH PENALTY OVER SPYING FOR ISRAEL
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER
IRAN: INMATE EXECUTED ON 'ENMITY AGAINST GOD' CHARGE
PAKISTAN: TWO DEATH ROW CONVICTS HANGED
INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE FOR WOMAN, 3 OTHERS FOR MURDERING 6 OF FAMILY
U.S. SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN FLORIDA'S DEATH SENTENCING SCHEME
IRAN: 1,084 PEOPLE EXECUTED IN 2015
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SOMALILAND: THE GOVERNMENT EXECUTES SIX CONVICTED FOR MURDER
VIETNAM: TWO PERSONS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED
ZIMBABWE: 15 DEATH ROW INMATES HIRE BITI'S FOR CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FIGHT
SAUDI ARABIA: ETHIOPIAN WOMAN EXECUTED FOR AXE MURDER
SYRIA: ISIS EXTREMIST REPORTEDLY KILLS HIS MOTHER IN PUBLIC EXECUTION
BANGLADESH: THREE KILLERS OF JASAD LEADER KAZI AREF HANGED
FLORIDA: KILLER PUT TO DEATH IN FIRST US EXECUTION OF YEAR
IRAN: YOUNG PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC IN EAST AZERBAIJAN
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