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Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

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ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism, the collection of beliefs for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The revision says the church would work “with determination” for the abolition of capital punishment worldwide.
“I think this will be a big deal for the future of the death penalty in the world,” said John Thavis, a Vatican expert and author. “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church,” he added.
Sergio D’Elia, the secretary of Hands Off Cain, an association that works to abolish capital puni…

Qatar court sentences Nepali man to death for murdering Qatari national

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June 4, 2018-A court in Qatar has sentenced death penalty to a Nepali man by a firing squad for murdering a Qatari national Umair Mohammed Umair Al Ramzani Al-Nauimi.

A joint bench of Primary Court (Criminal) presided by Judge Mustafa Al Bedahewi sentenced the capital punishment to Anil Chaudhary of Aurahi-1, Mahottari. 

Chaudhary was arrested on the first week of April, 2017 for his alleged involvement in the murder of a Qatari national.

Meanwhile, the Nepali Embassy in Qatar has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court of Qatar seeking to save the life of the convicted.

Prior to the incident, Chaudhary was working at a car ash company as a general labour. He is now being kept at the Central Jail.

Likewise, the Nepali Embassy in Qatar has sought 30,000 Riyal (around Rs 600,000) from the Nepal government as fees to defend Chaudhary at the Supreme Court. 

The Foreign Ministry has forwarded the request to Labour Ministry which has forward it to Foreign Employment Promotion Board where the matter is being discussed.

This is the 1st instance of a Nepali killing a local in Qatar. However, 10 Nepali migrant workers convicted of killing fellow Nepalis are serving their respective jail sentences at various prisons.

Source: Kathmandu Post, June 4, 2018


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