USA | Biden needs to act on growing anti-death penalty sentiments

The flattening of public discourse — political, social, moral and ethical — into a simplistic left-right binary is a disturbing trend that too few of us push back against. People are encouraged to live in their echo chambers through news outlets tailored to confirm their worldviews and social media feeds custom-designed to reinforce their biases. This polarized discourse has created a false narrative around the death penalty that relies on simplistic and overgeneralized notions of our country’s partisan divide. It is a narrative that, while easy to communicate, ignores the diversity of voices expressing serious concerns about how the death penalty operates in America. For instance, the authors of this op-ed belie that simplicity. One of us is a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin, a state that has not had the death penalty since 1853, and who has worked tirelessly throughout his public life to end the death penalty. The other is the former Republican-appointed United States a

Portugal | Third suspect linked to international terrorism fears death penalty if extradited

Following the bizarre story of two Daesh militants, living in Portugal and funded by the State since 2017, Correio da Manhã has reported on a third foreign citizen in preventive custody in Lisbon following SEF’s execution of an international arrest warrant for connections to and the financing of terrorism.

Authorities in India had a reward out on Iqbal Singh, 26, who fled the country ahead of a trial in which he was accused of trafficking over 530 kilos of heroin.

The money made from the sale of the heroin was believed to have served to finance terrorist organisations.

Back in July – when Singh was arrested in Loures – noticiasaominuto said the money went on the purchase properties that were used as ‘safe houses’.

Iqbal Singh was arrested after showing authorities a false passport.

He has been in preventive custody ever since.

His extradition hearing has finally come up for consideration.

The problem, says CM, is that he fears the death penalty if he is extradited.

From texts in the news today, it appears Singh is also wanted in Pakistan.

It is unclear how long he had been living ‘under cover’ in Portugal prior to his arrest.

Said CM in July, he had been trying to become legal here, using the false passport as an identity document.

Source: portugalresident.com, Natasha Donn, September 9, 2021

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