Death Penalty

02/16/2002

DEATH PENALTY REMAINS UNDECIDED

Yesterday the State Duma clearly let know that it is not ready to abolish the death penalty in Russia.

Deputies adopted the appeal to the president: they ask the head of the state not to demand impossible things and not to insist on the posit
02/15/2002

The parliament of Russia does not want abolition of the death penalty

RUSSIA, Moscow. The State Duma adopted today the appeal to the president Vladimir Putin about untimeliness of abolition of the death penalty in the country.

In the resolution adopted by 266 voices against 85, the deputies oppose the ratificati
02/06/2002

Death Penalty Has Some Uneasy

TOKYO -- On a cold winter's morning six weeks ago, Toshihiko Hasegawa was told without warning that it was the last day of his life.

By noon, the 51-year-old death row inmate at Nagoya Detention House, west of Tokyo, had been hanged.

02/01/2002

DEATH PENALTY IN RUSSIA

Death penalty is the exceptional measure of punishment stipulated by the article 59 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, it is prescribed for perpetration of especially grave crimes trespassing to the person.

The question of cancell
01/26/2002

Critics seek 'transparency' in Japan's death penalty system

TOKYO, Jan. 26, Kyodo - A Japanese lawmaker and a visiting Italian campaigner against capital punishment called Friday for ''more transparency'' in Japan's death penalty system.

Nobuto Hosaka from the opposition Social Democratic Party and Em
01/13/2002

Major Death Penalty Appeal Accepted

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 — The Supreme Court agreed today to decide a potentially far-reaching challenge to the constitutionality of the death penalty laws in nine states where judges rather than juries determine whether to sentence a killer to death.
11/27/2001

Parliamentary question by Olivier Dupuis (NI) to the Commission and answer given by Mr Nielson on behalf of the Commission



Parliamentary questions
WRITTEN QUESTION P-3337/01
by Olivier Dupuis (NI) to the Commission
(27 November 2001)

Subject: Nigeria


On 9 October 2001 an Islamic court in Sokoto State, in northern Nigeria, sentenc
11/21/2001

DEATH PENALTY: NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR ASSURES SAFIYA WILL NOT BE EXECUTED

Rome, November 21, 2001: Etim Okpoyo, Nigerian Ambassador to Rome, assured Hands Off Cain that the Federal Government will not allow Safiya Hussaini to be stoned to death.
“The Federal government will not allow Safiya to be killed. The government
11/20/2001

HANDS OFF CAIN WILL PROTEST AGAINST THE DEATH SENTENCE GIVEN TO SAFIYA HUSSAINI, A NIGERIAN WOMAN CONDEMNED TO STONING FOR PRE-MARITAL SEX AND AG

November 20, 2001

A demonstration will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 21 November at 11.00 CET in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Via Orazio 14, Rome.

Safiya Hussaini, a pregnant 30-year-old woman, was sentenced to death by
11/20/2001

Parliamentary question by Olivier Dupuis (NI) to the Council and reply



Parliamentary questions
WRITTEN QUESTION E-3338/01
by Olivier Dupuis (NI) to the Council
(20 November 2001)

Subject: Nigeria


On 9 October 2001 an Islamic court in the state of Sokoto (northern Nigeria) senten
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