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The letter below was received by Lisa Brown, mother of Christopher Vialva, who was executed by the federal government in September 2020 . Lisa was present and witnessed the execution. Sure, this is probably a part of the protocol, but its lack of recognition that she was there, and the very idea that they care one bit if anyone has questions or concerns, is just one more inconsiderate and insensitive jab at the families of the condemned... Click to enlarge Source:   Death Penalty Action , Staff, February 13, 2021 đźš© | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com . Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE! "One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Os

Pakistan | Senate committee passes bill on hanging child rapists publicly

Bill to be presented in Senate for approval

A bill seeking to hang child rapists in public across the country was passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Tuesday.

A member of the committee, PML-N law-maker Javed Abbasi, said that the bill proposes the death penalty for anyone arrested for raping a child.

It wants the high courts to conduct the trial of sexual offences against children which should be completed within 30 days. 

Two months should be given for adjudicating upon the appeals by the Supreme Court, it says.

Under the new bill, parents of the survivors and victims will be given the option of reaching a compromise. 

It was presented to the committee chairperson Rehman Malik.

The law proposed an amendment in Section 377 [unnatural offences] of the Pakistan Penal Code:

The amendment says “whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any boy under 18 years of age shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life without parole till death and shall also be liable to fine.”

It will be presented before the Senate for final approval.

“Current penalties are less compared to the magnitude of the crime. The bill aims to increase the punishment of rape as one of the deterrents to this heinous crime,” the objectives and aims of the bill read.

PTI’s Shehzad Waseem expressed his reservations against the law stating that the government was working on bringing a similar law through an ordinance and walked out of the session.

The committee also passed a bill on the mutilation of dead bodies. Anyone found guilty of the offense will be handed life imprisonment.

Source: samaa.tv, Staff, February 3, 2021


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