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death penalty

UN rights boss welcomes Biden stance against death penalty
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UN rights boss welcomes Biden stance against death penalty

  • I welcome the pledge by the new US Administration to work towards ending the death penalty, both at federal and state level.
  • Deterrence is often an argument of those who oppose its abolition. However, there is no evidence that it deters crime more effectively than any other punishment.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 07:59pm
Virginia lawmakers to vote on abolishing death penalty
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Virginia lawmakers to vote on abolishing death penalty

  • The Senate passed the measure earlier this week, and Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, said he will sign a repeal into law.
  • "The ultimate punishment has to be available for the ultimate crime," Jason Miyares, a Republican, said, as he held up pictures of Virginia murder victims.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 05:42pm
Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty
World

Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

  • Executions were paused in Kazakhstan from 2003 but courts continued to sentence convicts to death in exceptional circumstances.
Published 02 Jan, 2021 04:32pm
Trump Administration has executed more Americans than all states combined: Report
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Trump Administration has executed more Americans than all states combined: Report

  • Under the Trump Administration, for the first time in United States history, the federal government has executed more American civilians than all the states combined, over the course of a year.
  • Despite the decline in the practice of the death penalty, the Trump Administration formally executed 10 prisoners in 2020, which was in stark contrast to all historical norms.
Updated 16 Dec, 2020 05:03pm