The penalty of death
by stoning violates international human rights standards, including prohibitions on torture and cruel and unusual treatment, and should be abolished.
Indonesia has extremely strict drug laws and convicted smugglers are executed, with the crime carrying a maximum penalty of death
by firing squad.
If found guilty, she faces a maximum penalty of death
by firing squad.
Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak formally requested a penalty of death
by hanging for Mubarak and several of his fellow defendants Thursday, an attorney at the court said.
bishops' 2005 statement "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death
," the theologians' statement says that while church teaching does not outlaw capital punishment, it recognizes that there are now other ways to "protect citizens from threats to the common good."
"Harsh penalty of death
is required in some cases, especially this one, and the court would be sending a wrong signal to society if any penalty less than death is given," the court said.
The seven are jointly charged under a firearms law that carries a mandatory penalty of death
The prosecution demanded the maximum penalty of death
but the judge gave all 12 life sentence, which is the first sentence in Oman given to pirates operating from foreign soil.
Those imams who preach that leaving the Muslim faith requires a penalty of death
, or those who advocate honour killings, should be considered guilty of murder as any of their flock who commit the act.
The court found that the penalty of death
was cruel and unusual punishment, in part because teenagers are irresponsible, immature and susceptible to peer pressure and often are capable of rehabilitation.
A police spokesman said the charges they faced included insurrection, which carries a maximum penalty of death
Insurrection, the legal equivalent of treason under Thai laws, carries a maximum penalty of death
or life imprisonment.